University of California-Irvine

Public, Four-years School Located in Irvine, CA

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How much is the UCI tuition? For the academic year 2023-2024, UCI's tuition & fees is $14,237 for California residents and $45,014 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 $37,587 for California residents and $68,364 for out-of-state students when a student lives on-campus.

UCI Tuition & Expenses

2022-2023 Rate
California Residents Tuition & Fees$14,237
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$45,014
Books & Supplies Costs$1,346
On-campus Room & Board$17,699
On-campus Expenses$4,305
Off-campus Room & Board$14,964
Off-campus Expenses$5,268
2023-2024 Projection
California Residents Tuition & Fees$16,587
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$47,613

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

For the class of 2027, who entering colleges in 2023, the 4 years tuition & fees is $190,551 at UCI. 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 $287,142. After receiving financial aid including grants, scholarships, and/or student loans, the 4 years COA is down to $209,819.
The following table computes the 4 years tuition and COA by class of year.
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2023-24)$46,040$68,870$50,187
Sophomore (2024-25)$47,089$70,776$51,668
Junior (2025-26)$48,162$72,738$53,195
Senior (2026-27)$49,260$74,758$54,769
4 Years Total$190,551$287,142$209,819
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2024-25)$47,089$70,776$51,668
Sophomore (2025-26)$48,162$72,738$53,195
Junior (2026-27)$49,260$74,758$54,769
Senior (2027-28)$50,382$76,838$56,393
4 Years Total$194,894$295,110$216,025
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2025-26)$48,162$72,738$53,195
Sophomore (2026-27)$49,260$74,758$54,769
Junior (2027-28)$50,382$76,838$56,393
Senior (2028-29)$51,531$78,979$58,068
4 Years Total$199,335$303,313$222,425
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2026-27)$49,260$74,758$54,769
Sophomore (2027-28)$50,382$76,838$56,393
Junior (2028-29)$51,531$78,979$58,068
Senior (2029-30)$52,705$81,183$59,797
4 Years Total$203,878$311,758$229,027
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2027-28)$50,382$76,838$56,393
Sophomore (2028-29)$51,531$78,979$58,068
Junior (2029-30)$52,705$81,183$59,797
Senior (2030-31)$53,906$83,453$61,579
4 Years Total$208,524$320,453$235,837

Average Tuition By School Type and Comparison

Compared to four-years schools nationwide, UCI' 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-Irvine$14,237$45,014
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 UCI 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-IrvineIrvine, CA$14,237$45,014
University of California-DavisDavis, CA$15,247$46,024
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-Irvine, 21,912 students (74%) 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 $18,266.
After receiving financial aid, the cost of attendance (COA) at UCI is $50,098 for students living on-campus and $48,326 for students living off-campus.
For beginning students (i.e. first-time freshmen), 5,206 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 $17,411 and the average amount of student loans is $6,561.
The financial aid data is based on 2021-2022 statistics from IPEDS.
California ResidentsOut-of-State
COA (on-campus)$37,587$68,364
COA (off-campus)$35,815$66,592
Tuition & Fees$14,237$45,014
Indirect Costs (on-campus)$23,350$23,350
Indirect Costs (off-campus)$21,578$21,578
COA (on-campus) after Receiving Aid$19,321$50,098
COA (off-campus) after Receiving Aid$17,549$48,326
Average Financial Aid$18,266$18,266
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship21,91274%$18,266
Pell Grants11,15138%$5,469
Federal Student Loan6,19821%$5,509
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Financial Aid5,20680%-
Grants or Scholarships5,18180%$17,411
Federal Grants5,06078%$4,386
Pell Grants2,32236%$5,641
Other Federal Grants5,05578%$1,800
State/Local Grants2,98246%$11,483
Institutional Grants3,31951%$10,174
Student Loan Aid1,50123%$6,561
Federal Student Loans1,42022%$4,743
Other Student Loans3105%$10,041
Income LevelNumber of StudentsNumber of Students AwardedAverage Amount Aid Awarded
All level2,7932,652$22,305
110,001 or more404276$5,166

Admission Stats and Requirements to Apply

UCI's acceptance rate is 28.82%. A total of 107,950 applicants applied to and 31,110 students were accepted. Of the admitted students, 6,489 enrolled finally, and the yield (i.e. enrollment rate) is 20.86%.
To apply to UCI, 4 items are required - Secondary school GPA, Secondary school record, Completion of college-preparatory program and TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) and 1 items are recommended to submit - Secondary school rank.
Acceptance Rate28.82%26.37%31.00%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)20.86%19.38%21.98%
Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankRecommended
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-Irvine has a total of 35,937 students including 28,662 undergraduate and 7,275 graduate students. By gender, there are 16,883 male students and 19,622 female students attending UCI. The school offers online degree programs and 2,519 students enrolled online exclusively (7.01% of all students).
Total36,505 16,88319,622
Undergraduate29,449 13,36916,080
Graduate7,056 3,5143,542

Directory & Academic Information

Directory Information
Address501 Aldrich Hall, Irvine, CA
Degree & Programs
DegreeUndergraduate, Graduate
Program Offered309 Programs
Graduate Program Offered206 Graduate Programs
Academic Stats
Acceptance Rate21.15%
Student Population35,937
Graduation Rate86%
Transfer-out Rate6%
Retention Rate91% (Full-time), 75% (Part-time)
Students to Faculty Ratio Rate18 to 1
Faculty & Staffs
Number of Faculties2,125 (Full-time), 420 (Part-time)
Number of Staffs8,278 (Full-time), 1,052 (Part-time)
Average Faculty Salary$150,651
Average Staff Salary$83,463