Charles R Drew University of Medicine and Science

Private, Four-years School Located in Los Angeles, CA

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How much is the CDU tuition? For the academic year 2022-2023, CDU's tuition & fees is $14,954 based on the NCES data.
With indirect costs not billed by school, such as room & boards and personal living expenses, the total cost of attendance for one academic year is $39,900 when a student lives off-campus.

CDU Tuition & Expenses

2022-2023 Rate
Tuition & Fees$14,954
Books & Supplies Costs$1,152
Off-campus Room & Board$17,782
Off-campus Expenses$6,012
2023-2024 Estimates
Tuition & Fees$15,764

How Much Does it Cost to Go to CDU for 4 Years?

For the class of 2027, who entering colleges in 2023, the 4 years tuition & fees is $68,362 at CDU. The estimated tuition rate is based on the changes over last 5 years. With room & board, books, and other personal expenses, the estimated 4 years costs of attendance is $68,354. After receiving financial aid including grants, scholarships, and/or student loans, the 4 years COA is down to $14,305.
The following table computes the 4 years tuition and COA by class of year.
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2023-24)$15,764$15,762$3,299
Sophomore (2024-25)$16,617$16,615$3,477
Junior (2025-26)$17,517$17,515$3,666
Senior (2026-27)$18,465$18,463$3,864
4 Years Total$68,362$68,354$14,305
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2024-25)$16,617$16,615$3,477
Sophomore (2025-26)$17,517$17,515$3,666
Junior (2026-27)$18,465$18,463$3,864
Senior (2027-28)$19,465$19,463$4,073
4 Years Total$72,063$72,055$15,080
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2025-26)$17,517$17,515$3,666
Sophomore (2026-27)$18,465$18,463$3,864
Junior (2027-28)$19,465$19,463$4,073
Senior (2028-29)$20,518$20,516$4,294
4 Years Total$75,964$75,956$15,897
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2026-27)$18,465$18,463$3,864
Sophomore (2027-28)$19,465$19,463$4,073
Junior (2028-29)$20,518$20,516$4,294
Senior (2029-30)$21,629$21,627$4,527
4 Years Total$80,077$80,069$16,758
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2027-28)$19,465$19,463$4,073
Sophomore (2028-29)$20,518$20,516$4,294
Junior (2029-30)$21,629$21,627$4,527
Senior (2030-31)$22,800$22,798$4,772
4 Years Total$84,412$84,404$17,666

Average Tuition By School Type and Comparison

Compared to four-years schools nationwide, CDU' tuition is lower than the average tuition of $20,449. Compared to private, four-years colleges in California, its tuition is lower than the average tuition of $22,481.
In-StateOut-of-State
Charles R Drew University of Medicine and Science$14,954
U.S. Four-years Colleges$18,259
Public Schools$7,023$12,740
Private Schools$20,449
California Four-years Colleges$20,202
Public Schools$3,888$12,488
Private Schools$22,481

Compare Similar School's Tuition

The next table compares the tuition & fees between CDU and similar schools. The similar colleges are selected by school type & level (private, four-years), ranking, and comparison frequency by our users. The comparison is based on 2022-2023 tuition rate.
LocationUndergraduateGraduate
Charles R Drew University of Medicine and ScienceLos Angeles, CA$14,954$28,264
Academy of Chinese Culture and Health SciencesOakland, CA$17,391$17,991
Emperor's College of Traditional Oriental MedicineSanta Monica, CA$19,480$20,108
Five Branches UniversitySanta Cruz, CA$19,048$19,363
Pacifica Graduate InstituteCarpinteria, CA$27,100$27,100
Life Chiropractic College WestHayward, CA--
Southern California University of Health SciencesWhittier, CA$14,563$36,420
Palo Alto UniversityPalo Alto, CA$23,096$47,668
Dongguk University Los AngelesLos Angeles, CA$8,414$8,414
Samuel Merritt UniversityOakland, CA$50,171$57,365
San Joaquin Valley College-VisaliaVisalia, CA$16,802-

Financial Aid and COA

At Charles R Drew University of Medicine and Science, 171 students (67%) received grant or scholarship from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources. The average amount of grant/scholarship received is $11,823.
After receiving financial aid, the cost of attendance (COA) at CDU is $28,077 for students living off-campus.
For beginning students (i.e. first-time freshmen), 11 students received any type of financial aid including grants/scholarship and student loans. The average amount of grant/scholarship for the first-time students is $11,419 and the average amount of student loans is $11,302.
The financial aid data is based on 2021-2022 statistics from IPEDS.
COA (off-campus)$39,900
Tuition & Fees$14,954
Indirect Costs (off-campus)$24,946
COA (off-campus) after Receiving Aid$28,077
Average Financial Aid$11,823
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship17167%$11,823
Pell Grants11846%$5,556
Federal Student Loan14958%$9,750
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Financial Aid1173%-
Grants or Scholarships1173%$11,419
Federal Grants1067%$6,876
Pell Grants1067%$5,851
Other Federal Grants853%$1,281
State/Local Grants640%$6,559
Institutional Grants320%$5,833
Student Loan Aid533%$11,302
Federal Student Loans427%$6,688
Other Student Loans17%$29,760

Admission Stats and Requirements to Apply

CDU's acceptance rate is 63.29%. A total of 1,185 applicants applied to and 750 students were accepted. Of the admitted students, 16 enrolled finally, and the yield (i.e. enrollment rate) is 2.13%.
To apply to CDU, 3 items are required - Secondary school GPA, Secondary school record and TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) and 1 items are recommended to submit - Completion of college-preparatory program. SAT and ACT scores are considered during the admissions process but are not required to be submitted.
TotalMenWomen
Applicants1,185332$853
Admitted750253$497
Enrolled163$13
Acceptance Rate63.29%76.20%58.26%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)2.13%1.19%2.62%
Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankNeither Required Nor Recommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of college-preparatory programRecommended
RecommendationsNeither Required Nor Recommended
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither Required Nor Recommended
Admission test scoresConsidered But Not Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither Required Nor Recommended

Student Population

Charles R Drew University of Medicine and Science has a total of 777 students including 246 undergraduate and 531 graduate students. By gender, there are 256 male students and 639 female students attending CDU.
TotalMaleFemale
Total895 256639
Undergraduate255 87168
Graduate640 169471

Directory & Academic Information

Directory Information
Address1731 E 120th St, Los Angeles, CA
Phone323-563-4800
WEBwww.cdrewu.edu
Degree & Programs
DegreeUndergraduate, Graduate
Program Offered15 Programs
Graduate Program Offered6 Graduate Programs
Academic Stats
Acceptance Rate80.46%
Yield2.09%
Student Population777
Retention Rate53% (Full-time), 100% (Part-time)
Students to Faculty Ratio Rate5 to 1
Faculty & Staffs
Number of Faculties63 (Full-time), 240 (Part-time)
Number of Staffs294 (Full-time), 324 (Part-time)
Average Faculty Salary$82,526
Average Staff Salary$79,004