University of California-Davis

Public, Four-years School Located in Davis, CA

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How much is the UC Davis tuition? For the academic year 2023-2024, UC Davis's tuition & fees is $15,247 for California residents and $46,024 for out-of-state students.
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 $38,945 for California residents and $69,722 for out-of-state students when a student lives on-campus.

UC Davis Tuition & Expenses

2022-2023 Rate
California Residents Tuition & Fees$15,247
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$46,024
Books & Supplies Costs$1,221
On-campus Room & Board$17,692
On-campus Expenses$4,785
Off-campus Room & Board$12,068
Off-campus Expenses$5,243
2023-2024 Projection
California Residents Tuition & Fees$15,274
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$46,300

How Much Does it Cost to Go to UC Davis for 4 Years?

For the class of 2027, who entering colleges in 2023, the 4 years tuition & fees is $195,579 at UC Davis. 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 $293,130. After receiving financial aid including grants, scholarships, and/or student loans, the 4 years COA is down to $207,910.
The following table computes the 4 years tuition and COA by class of year.
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2023-24)$47,145$70,361$49,819
Sophomore (2024-25)$48,293$72,273$51,231
Junior (2025-26)$49,468$74,238$52,683
Senior (2026-27)$50,673$76,257$54,178
4 Years Total$195,579$293,130$207,910
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2024-25)$48,293$72,273$51,231
Sophomore (2025-26)$49,468$74,238$52,683
Junior (2026-27)$50,673$76,257$54,178
Senior (2027-28)$51,907$78,333$55,716
4 Years Total$200,341$301,101$213,807
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2025-26)$49,468$74,238$52,683
Sophomore (2026-27)$50,673$76,257$54,178
Junior (2027-28)$51,907$78,333$55,716
Senior (2028-29)$53,171$80,466$57,298
4 Years Total$205,219$309,295$219,875
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2026-27)$50,673$76,257$54,178
Sophomore (2027-28)$51,907$78,333$55,716
Junior (2028-29)$53,171$80,466$57,298
Senior (2029-30)$54,465$82,659$58,927
4 Years Total$210,216$317,716$226,119
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2027-28)$51,907$78,333$55,716
Sophomore (2028-29)$53,171$80,466$57,298
Junior (2029-30)$54,465$82,659$58,927
Senior (2030-31)$55,791$84,913$60,603
4 Years Total$215,334$326,372$232,544

Average Tuition By School Type and Comparison

Compared to four-years schools nationwide, UC Davis' tuition is much higher than the average tuition of $12,960. Compared to public, four-years colleges in California, its tuition is much higher than the average tuition of $13,259.
University of California-Davis$15,247$46,024
U.S. Four-years Colleges$18,672
Public Schools$7,199$12,960
Private Schools$20,937
California Four-years Colleges$20,867
Public Schools$4,034$13,259
Private Schools$23,111

Compare Similar School's Tuition

The next table compares the tuition & fees between UC Davis and similar schools. The similar colleges are selected by school type & level (public, four-years), ranking, and comparison frequency by our users. The comparison is based on 2022-2023 tuition rate.
University of California-DavisDavis, CA$15,247$46,024
University of California-IrvineIrvine, CA$14,237$45,014
University of California-Santa BarbaraSanta Barbara, CA$14,965$45,742
University of California-San DiegoLa Jolla, CA$15,265$46,042

Financial Aid and COA

At University of California-Davis, 20,505 students (65%) 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 $20,054.
After receiving financial aid, the cost of attendance (COA) at UC Davis is $49,668 for students living on-campus and $44,502 for students living off-campus.
For beginning students (i.e. first-time freshmen), 4,642 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 $20,548 and the average amount of student loans is $5,965.
The financial aid data is based on 2021-2022 statistics from IPEDS.
California ResidentsOut-of-State
COA (on-campus)$38,945$69,722
COA (off-campus)$33,779$64,556
Tuition & Fees$15,247$46,024
Indirect Costs (on-campus)$23,698$23,698
Indirect Costs (off-campus)$18,532$18,532
COA (on-campus) after Receiving Aid$18,891$49,668
COA (off-campus) after Receiving Aid$13,725$44,502
Average Financial Aid$20,054$20,054
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship20,50565%$20,054
Pell Grants10,38233%$5,518
Federal Student Loan7,10622%$5,182
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Financial Aid4,64263%-
Grants or Scholarships4,17857%$20,548
Federal Grants3,63549%$4,734
Pell Grants1,97227%$5,442
Other Federal Grants3,63449%$1,782
State/Local Grants2,77438%$10,980
Institutional Grants3,71150%$10,289
Student Loan Aid1,79624%$5,965
Federal Student Loans1,71723%$4,340
Other Student Loans70710%$4,614
Income LevelNumber of StudentsNumber of Students AwardedAverage Amount Aid Awarded
All level2,8082,618$21,301
110,001 or more562383$5,400

Admission Stats and Requirements to Apply

UC Davis's acceptance rate is 48.75%. A total of 87,120 applicants applied to and 42,475 students were accepted. Of the admitted students, 7,482 enrolled finally, and the yield (i.e. enrollment rate) is 17.62%.
To apply to UC Davis, 4 items are required - Secondary school GPA, Secondary school record, Completion of college-preparatory program and TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language).
Acceptance Rate48.75%44.51%52.47%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)17.62%16.95%18.11%
Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankNeither Required Nor Recommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of college-preparatory programRequired
RecommendationsNeither Required Nor Recommended
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither Required Nor Recommended
Admission test scoresNeither Required Nor Recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither Required Nor Recommended

Student Population

University of California-Davis has a total of 39,679 students including 31,532 undergraduate and 8,147 graduate students. By gender, there are 16,285 male students and 23,765 female students attending UC Davis. The school offers online degree programs and 353 students enrolled online exclusively (0.89% of all students).
Total40,050 16,28523,765
Undergraduate31,657 12,61019,047
Graduate8,393 3,6754,718

Directory & Academic Information

Directory Information
AddressOne Shields Avenue, Davis, CA
Degree & Programs
DegreeUndergraduate, Graduate
Program Offered327 Programs
Graduate Program Offered191 Graduate Programs
Academic Stats
Acceptance Rate37.34%
Student Population39,679
Graduation Rate86%
Retention Rate92% (Full-time), 75% (Part-time)
Students to Faculty Ratio Rate21 to 1
Faculty & Staffs
Number of Faculties2,678 (Full-time), 448 (Part-time)
Number of Staffs12,210 (Full-time), 1,545 (Part-time)
Average Faculty Salary$143,378
Average Staff Salary$78,573