|Setting:||Small Town Setting|
|Size:||Very Large (+10,000 Undergrad)|
|On-Campus Housing Available:||Yes|
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.
57% of students gave University of California, Davis 4 stars overall.
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.
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.
University of California, Davis
One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616
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Good walkability. We think you’ll enjoy walking in this area.
Some transit. This area has limited public transportation.
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|Full-Time Undergrad Students||27,171|
|Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students)||34,072|
- Latino: 16%
- African American: 3%
- Caucasian: 34%
- Asian: 39%
- Unknown and Other: 7%
|Unknown and Other||7%|
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