University of California, Davis

School Overview: Acceptance Rate, Tuition, and More

Davis, CA

$14,597

Avg in-state tuition

$44,351

Avg out-of-state tuition

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About University of California, Davis

School Type: Public

Status: Non-profit

Accreditation: Regional

Religious Affiliation: N/A While the student experience is largely unaffected at most schools with religious affiliations, some schools place more of an emphasis on religion. Learn how religious affiliations may impact students' experience.

Military Friendly: YesMilitary-friendly schools are Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges, offer the Yellow Ribbon Program, and have a dedicated point of contact to support veterans, military service members, and their families. Explore our college guide for service members and veterans to learn more.

The University of California, Davis is a large public university located on a suburban campus in Davis, California. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 39,074, and admissions are very selective, with an acceptance rate of 46%. The university offers 135 bachelor's degrees, has an average graduation rate of 86%, and a student-faculty ratio of 20:1. Tuition and fees for in-state students are $14,597, while tuition and fees for out-of-state students are $44,351.

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Admissions Breakdown

Acceptance Rate Insight

This school has a competitive acceptance rate.

This school is a little more selective about its students. Competitive acceptance schools welcome 15-50% of all applicants.

46% of students were accepted during the 2020-2021 school year. Sometimes schools with midrange acceptance rates have higher standards of entry but are still accessible to many students who apply.

Retention Rate Insight

Students remain enrolled in this school at a higher rate than other schools.

This typically means students are happy with their school selection and wish to continue their education there.

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93% of full-time students stayed to continue their studies the following academic year. These students started in Fall 2019 and returned in Fall 2020.

Graduation Rate Insight

Students graduate from this school at a higher rate than other schools.

This is typically an indication of a school's quality and means most students finish their degree in a timely manner.

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86% of students graduated out of all full-time, first-time students who began their studies in Fall 2014. Keep in mind many students who enroll are not typically first-time students, as most are adult learners. Therefore, the number of first-time students is traditionally low.

Test scores Required

High school rank Not required or recommended

High school GPA Required

Completion of college prep program Required

High school transcript Required

Letter of recommendation Not required or recommended

Open admission No

Test of English as a foreign language (TOEFL) Required

SAT & ACT

Students who attend this school typically have higher standardized test scores than students at other schools.

While test scores can be an important aspect of college applications, schools determine admission based on several factors, and these test scores are only a suggested range.

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ACT 25th-75th Percentile 25-33

SAT 25th-75th Percentile 1160-1400

Learning Environment

Student Body Stats

This school has a student body of more than 15,000 students.

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39k

Students enrolled

90%

Online student enrollment

20:1

Student to faculty ratio

Ways Students Can Learn

On-campus Check Bold
International Online classes are available for students around the world. Check Bold

Demographics

Asian

26%

White

25%

Hispanic

22%

Non-U.S. Citizen

17%

Two or more races

6%

Unknown

2%

Black

2%

American Indian/Alaska Native

0%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

0%

Female student population

60%

Socio-economic diversity

33% of students received an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

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Financial Breakdown

Students Receiving Aid

Federal Grant Aid

35%

State Grant Aid

46%

Institution Grant Aid

61%

Pell Grant

33%

Average Aid Awarded

Federal Grant Aid $5,016
State Grant Aid $11,168
Institution Grant Aid $8,775
Pell Grant Aid $4,889

Financial Outlook

$13k

Average student debt after graduation

$45k

Average salary 6 years after starting school

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Data collected from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), [2020-2021]. In the absence of IPED data, information was collected directly from the school and is accurate as of the date of collection. Contact the school directly for the most current and complete information.