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Kiplinger's Best College Values

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University of California, Davis (Davis, CA)

ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT: 68%
Applicants who took ACT: 32%
SAT I Verbal score 600-699: 36%
SAT I Verbal score 700+: 11%
SAT I Verbal score 600+: 47%
SAT I Math score 600-699: 37%
SAT I Math score 700+: 28%
SAT I Math score 600+: 64%
ACT score 24-29: 45%
ACT score 30-36: 36%
ACT score 24+: 81%
Students applied: 60,506
Students admitted: 24,541
Admission rate: 41%
Students per faculty: 18
4-year graduation rate: 54%
6-year graduation rate: 0%

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment: 27,728
Full-time enrolled men: 11,523
Full-time enrolled women: 15,791
Part-time enrolled men: 196
Part-time enrolled women: 218
Freshmen retained: 93%

ANNUAL COSTS

Tuition (in state): $11,220
Fees (in state): $2,731
Tuition (out of state): $35,928
Fees (out of state): $2,731
Room and board: $14,517
Est. book expense: $1,576
Total cost (in state): $30,044
Total cost (out of state): $54,752
Cost after need-based aid
(in state):
$13,051
Cost after non-need-based aid
(in state):
$24,418
Cost after need-based aid
(out of state):
$37,759
Cost after non-need-based aid
(out of state):
$49,126
Average debt at graduation: $19,705

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met: 78%
Average need-based aid: $16,993
Average non-need-based aid: $5,626

SOURCE: Peterson's Undergraduate Database. (© 2015 Peterson's/Nelnet LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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