UC Davis Description

The University of California campus in Davis, California, is recognized for its breadth of academic programs, global leadership in sustainability and commitment to research and servicing society’s needs.

College life at UC Davis is about making friends and making a difference. Students may become involved in many of the school’s clubs, organizations and Greek life opportunities. The school also has its own Experimental College, a place where students conduct classes in everything from yoga to fire walking to martial arts, providing educational resources outside of the classroom.

The Activities and Recreation Center offers indoor athletic activities, like aerobics, cardio workouts and more. The Craft Center’s well-equipped laboratories and facilities are home to classes run by students and faculty in more than 80 subjects from bookbinding to welding and other handcrafts.

Academics at the school include more than 100 traditional undergraduate degree and interdisciplinary programs in the colleges of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Biological Sciences, Engineering and Letters and Science. More than 90 graduate programs are available in Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities, Education and more.

The school is proud of its diversity, welcoming more than 5,000 international students from more than 100 countries. To uphold its commitment to internationality, the school offers study abroad programs.

Admissions require students to satisfy high school academic prerequisites and take the ACT plus writing or SAT Reasoning Test. To be considered for scholarships, California students must have maintained a high school GPA of 3.0, while out-of-state students must have earned a 3.4 or better.

Financial aid at UC Davis is available to eligible students who file a FAFSA through institutional scholarships, grants, loans and work-study employment.

Quick Facts about University of California, Davis

Region

Southwest

Setting

Small Town Setting

Type

Public

Affiliation

Not applicable

Size

Very Large (+10,000 Undergrad)

Mascot

Aggies

Nickname

UC Davis

Website

www.ucdavis.edu

On-Campus Housing Available

Yes

Selectivity

Highly Selective

In-State Tuition

$10,152

Out-of-State Tuition

$33,030

Retention Rate

92%

Enrollment

30,843

Year Established

1908

UC Davis Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating: 4.5

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57% of students gave University of California, Davis 4 stars overall.

Alumnus - Grad Year 1999

Overall Rating:
4

Detailed Ratings

The campus is incredible. The academics where first class. The athletic programs are well run and organized but highly focused on academics. Professors were the best in their class and great teachers.

Alumnus - Grad Year 1997

Overall Rating:
4

Detailed Ratings

UC Davis is a great place to go to undergrad, especially if you are looking to be in a college town. It's very much a small town feel that is centered on the university. The students who go they are smart and good all around people. If you are looking to be in a big city, this is not the place, but the proximity to Lake Tahoe and the Bay Area is nice. The main downside is a lack of big-time (Division I) college sports as well as a strong undergrad business program (at least when I was there). Overall, I'd recommend UC Davis to any student that is looking for a solid education in a small college town.

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UC Davis Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students
24,188
Freshman Class
4,983
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students)
30,843

Undergraduate vs. Graduate

Undergraduate
78%
Graduate
22%

Full-Time vs. Part-Time Students

Full-Time
93%
Part-Time
7%

Gender of Students

Women
58%
Men
42%

Ethnic Diversity

Latino
13%
African American
3%
Caucasian
39%
American Indian or Alaska native
1%
Asian
36%
Unknown and Other
8%

International Students

International
5%
Domestic
95%

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