If I were not a physicist, I would probably be a musician. I often think in music. I live my daydreams in music. I see my life in terms of music. ... I get most joy in life out of music.

— Albert Einstein


Freshman Year (2016-17)

Tuition: $16,790​
Registration Deposit: $1,100 (non-refundable)
Total: $17,890​+ a minimum pledge of $1,800

Parents are asked to make a 4-year, tax-deductible pledge of $1,800 per year or more to bridge the gap between the actual cost of an O’Dowd education and the tuition charged. Those who are unable to donate that amount will be asked to make an appointment to discuss their contribution to the Parent Pledge Program. Families who qualify or receive serious consideration for financial aid will be asked to pledge at a level commensurate with their particular financial situation.

In addition to the costs detailed above, other fees and expenses may be incurred for optional activities such as participation on athletic teams and clubs.

Please visit the Parent Pledge Program  for more information.

Returning Students (2016-17)​

Tuition: $16,790
Registration Deposit: $900(non-refundable)
Total: $17,690​+ continuation of 4-year pledge

Additional costs may be incurred for books and for optional student activities like athletics, co-curricular clubs, and student programs.

Please visit the Parent Pledge Program for more information.

New International Student Tuition (2016-17)

Tuition: $26,000
Registration Deposit: $5,000(non-refundable)
Total Tuition: $31,000

Returning International Student Tuition (2016-17)

Tuition: $30,000
Registration Deposit: $1,000(non-refundable)
Total Tuition: $31,000



Nancy MacKinnon
Business Manager, Tuition & Tuition Assistance
(510) 577-9100 ext. 171

Finding God in All Things

9500 Stearns Ave | Oakland, CA 94605 | Phone: (510) 577-9100 | Fax: (510) 638-3259