YOU are an investment.

Students talking together outside the Segundo Residence Halls.

While paying for college can feel overwhelming at first, a UC Davis education is financially attainable. And it’s an investment that’s worth it. In fact, UC Davis has been recognized as a "best value" college by Smart Money magazine, The Princeton Review and Kiplinger's.

In addition, UC Davis is ranked in the Top 10 worldwide when it comes to sustainability, 1st in the world for agriculture and forestry, 1 of 20 universities in the nation making writing a priority across the board and 8th among universities with the most creative students.

And UC Davis students have a wide array of extracurricular activities from which to choose: more than 600 student-run clubs; multiple NCAA Division I, intramural and sport club teams; and one of the largest internship and career centers in the nation. UC Davis Aggies not only receive a top-notch education inside the classroom, they put their knowledge and passions to work outside the classroom.

Employers tell us that one of their favorite things about hiring a UC Davis student is the loyalty and commitment an Aggie brings to the job as well as their excellent critical thinking and writing skills. And nearly 90 percent of UC Davis students who choose to pursue advanced degrees are admitted by their first- or second-choice institution. Whether your future will find you in the working world or attending graduate or professional school, UC Davis offers a foundation for your future that you can’t find anywhere else. 

Listen to the stories of a few current Aggies to learn how they pay for their education and why they believe UC Davis is worth the investment.

Daniel Enriquez

To pay for school and to learn skills outside of the classroom, Daniel works at the UC Davis Internship and Career Center and at a local business in downtown Davis.

Mai Moua Vang

Mai is a first-generation student who believes that UC Davis is the best thing that has happened to her. She benefits from grants, scholarships and the Blue and Gold Opportunity Plan to support her UC Davis education. Mai's younger brother also attends UC Davis.

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UC Davis Financial Aid Office
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