Total Cost of Attendance
The University of California Davis has several noteworthy programs, including veterinary medicine and agriculture. In 2021/22, UC Davis tuition was $14,645 for in-state students and $44,399 for out-of-state students. The national averages for public four-year schools are $10,740 for in-state students and $27,560 for out-of-state students.
Costs for 2021-22
Generally, financial aid is monetary assistance awarded to students based on personal need and merit. Students that qualify for financial aid can use it to pay for college costs like tuition, books, and living expenses.
The federal government is the largest provider of student financial aid. However, aid can also be given by state governments, colleges and universities, private companies, and nonprofits. The different types include:
- Scholarships: These can be awarded by schools and other organizations based on students’ academic excellence, athletic achievement, community involvement, job experience, field of study, and financial need.
- Grants: Generally based on financial need, these can come from federal, state, private, and non-profit organizations.
- Work-study: This federal program provides qualifying students with part-time employment to earn money for expenses while in school.
- Federal student loans: This is money borrowed directly from the U.S. Department of Education. It comes with fixed interest rates that are typically lower than private loans.
Colleges, universities, and state agencies use the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to determine financial aid eligibility. The FAFSA can be completed online, but note that state and federal and school deadlines may differ.
You can find other financial aid opportunities on databases such as:
- US Department of Education – Search for grants from colleges and universities by state
- College Scholarship Service Profile (CSS) – A global college scholarship application used by select institutions to award financial aid
Private Student Loans
Private loans are funded by private organizations such as banks, online lenders, credit unions, some schools, and state-based or state-affiliated organizations. While Federal student loans have interest rates that are regulated by Congress, private lenders follow a different set of regulations so their qualifications and interest rates can vary widely.
What’s more, private loans have variable or fixed interest rates that may be higher than federal loan interest rates, which are always fixed. Private lenders may (but don’t always) require you to make payments on your loans while you are still in school, compared to federal student loans which you don’t have to start paying back until after you graduate, leave school, or change your enrollment status to less than half-time.
Private loans don’t have a specific application window and can be applied for on an as-needed basis. However, if you think you may need to take out a private loan, it’s a good idea to submit your FAFSA first to see what federal aid you may qualify for as it generally may have better rates and terms.
If you’ve missed the FAFSA deadline or you’re struggling to pay for school throughout the year, private loans can potentially help you make your payments. Just keep in mind that you will need enough lead time for your loan to process and for your lender to send money to your school.
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Projected 4-Year-Degree Price
Here’s some California Student Loan & Scholarship Information for you.
Undergraduate Tuition and Fees
Costs for 2021-22
UC Davis tuition, fees, room, and board for the 2021/22 school year totaled $31,663 for in-state students and $61,417 for out-of-state students.
Graduate Tuition and Fees
Costs for 2021-22
The University of California Davis offers many well-respected graduate programs. UC Davis tuition for grad school is $13,608 (in-state) or $28,710 (out-of-state). This is much less than the average cost for a Master’s degree at a four-year public institution in the U.S., which is $54,500. There are graduate loans available to help with these costs.
Cost per Credit Hour
UC Davis does not offer the ability to pay per credit hour, even if students attend part-time. Part-time students pay half of the full-time tuition.
Campus Housing Expenses
Costs for 2021-22
*Based on one bedroom pricing. Average rate based on available apartments on UC Davis’ off-campus housing website in 2022.
Freshmen are not required to live on campus, though more than 90% choose to do so. There are three residence halls and two apartment buildings for students to live in.
There are many options near campus for students who choose to live in apartments or houses, either on their own or with roommates.
University of California – Davis Acceptance Rate
The UC Davis acceptance rate is 46%, which means that close to half of the students who apply are accepted.
Here’s what’s required (and what’s optional) when applying at UC Davis.
- High school transcript and GPA
- College preparatory program
- SAT or ACT scores
The deadline for applications to UC Davis is November 30. You can apply to UC Davis here.
SAT and ACT Scores
No SAT or ACT scores are required with applications through the fall of 2024, and scores won’t be considered for scholarships during this period. However, for your review, here are the test scores at the 25th and 75th percentile.
Popular Majors at the University of California Davis
UC Davis offers over 100 majors and programs. Here are the most popular majors at UC Davis.
Undergraduate degrees in 2020-21: 780
2. Managerial Economics
Undergraduate degrees in 2020-21: 644
Undergraduate degrees in 2020-21: 586
4. Neurobiology, Physiology & Behavior
Undergraduate degrees in 2020-21: 518
5. Biological Sciences
Undergraduate degrees in 2020-21: 364
6. Animal Science
Undergraduate degrees in 2020-21: 342
7. Human Development
Undergraduate degrees in 2020-21: 337
8. Computer Science
Undergraduate degrees in 2020-21: 329
9. Political Science
Undergraduate degrees in 2020-21: 249
Communications students learn about communications processes at different levels and delve into digital media and cross-cultural communications. They will also study communication theory, specific communication processes, and the role and effects of mass media. They will also have the chance to intern in their field.
Undergraduate degrees in 2020-21: 246
- 4 years: 64%
- 6 years: 86%
Post-Graduation Median Earnings
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