University of California, Davis (UC Davis)

Davis, CA

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University of California, Davis

University of California, Davis Student Essentials

University of California, Davis Student Essentials
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

About UC Davis

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.

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UC Davis Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating:

Rated 4.5 of 5 Stars 7 Reviews

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

Student Ratings

Alumnus - Grad Year 1999

Overall Rating

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

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.


UC Davis Map & Location

University of California, Davis
1 Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616


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Getting Around UC Davis

Walkability

Good walkability. We think you’ll enjoy walking in this area.

5/10
walk

Transit

Some transit. This area has limited public transportation.

6/10
rail

Weather

Seasonal average temperatures for Davis, CA

Winter
Dec
54
38
Jan
54
38
Feb
60
41
Spring
Mar
66
44
Apr
73
46
May
81
52
Summer
Jun
89
56
Jul
94
57
Aug
93
56
Fall
Sep
89
54
Oct
79
49
Nov
65
43

UC Davis Students

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

Ethnic Diversity:

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

Undergraduate 78%
Graduate 22%
Full-Time 93%
Part-Time 7%
Women 58%
Men 42%
International 5%
Domestic 95%

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