Tuition & Fees

$11,502

$39,516

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

41%

59%

male

female

1
-

teacher

students

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Selective

42%

acceptance rate

Accepted 28,617
Declined + 38,855
Total Received 67,472
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Public

29,546

undergraduate students

6,895

graduate students

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
9%
600-699
31%
500-599
39%
400-499
18%
300-399
3%
700-800
25%
600-699
34%
500-599
27%
400-499
12%
300-399
2%
700-800
11%
600-699
37%
500-599
34%
400-499
15%
300-399
3%
30-36
33%
24-29
45%
18-23
20%
12-17
2%
30-36
34%
24-29
36%
18-23
23%
12-17
7%
30-36
30%
24-29
48%
18-23
17%
12-17
5%
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Fun Facts

  • Students can opt to shack up in the cozy, domed, sustainability-driven yurt housing community at University of California, Davis, officially known as Baggins End. (Yup, like Bilbo.)
  • During finals University of California, Davis partners with the local SPCA to provide students "Therapy Fluffies" with certified therapy dogs and rescue pets.
  • Sleepy University of California, Davis students can keep their minds and bodies fresh with hammocks on the quad and a "campus nap map" with all the best places to catch a few ZZZs.

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School Facts

University of California -- Davis, founded in 1908, is a public, comprehensive university. Programs are offered through the Colleges of Agricultural and Environmental Science, Engineering, and Letters and Science; and the Graduate School of Management. Its 5,200-acre campus is located in Davis, 15 miles from Sacramento.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 36,441
Established in 1908
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  ADiA (American Dietetic Association)
•  ASLA (American Society of Landscape Architects)
•  WASC (Western Assn. of Schools and Colleges)

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Davis, CA

5,300-acre campus in Davis (population: 68,111), 15 miles from Sacramento. Served by bus and train; small airport on campus; major airport serves Sacramento. School operates transportation to Sacramento Medical Center. Public transportation serves campus.

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

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
25%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
92%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
9%
600-699
31%
500-599
39%
400-499
18%
300-399
3%
700-800
25%
600-699
34%
500-599
27%
400-499
12%
300-399
2%
700-800
11%
600-699
37%
500-599
34%
400-499
15%
300-399
3%
30-36
33%
24-29
45%
18-23
20%
12-17
2%
30-36
34%
24-29
36%
18-23
23%
12-17
7%
30-36
30%
24-29
48%
18-23
17%
12-17
5%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $70
Common application accepted no
Application deadline November 30
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Required of some
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Considered if submitted
SAT or ACT Required

Selective

42%

acceptance rate

Accepted 28,617
Declined + 38,855
Total Received 67,472

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Essay
Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Important

Character/ personal qualities
Extracurricular activities
Particular talent/ability
Volunteer Work

Considered

Geographical residence
State residency
Work Experience

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Class rank
Interview
Minority affiliation
Recommendations
Religious affiliation/commitment

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Admissions Contact

Walter Anthony Robinson
Director of Undergraduate Admissions
P: 530 752-2971
F: 530 752-1280
undergraduateadmissions@ucdavis.edu

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $59,687,386
State $107,949,273
Institutional $141,562,830
Other external $4,634,861
Total $313,834,350

Non-need-based

Federal $2,817,673
State $608,428
Institutional $6,697,744
Other external $5,828,070
Total $15,951,915

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
field hockey
football
golf
gymnastics
lacrosse
soccer
softball
swimming
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball
water polo

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Big West Conference, Mountain Pacific Sports Federation, Pacific-10 Conference, Great West Football Conference, Western Water Polo Association, Western Intercollegiate Rowing Association, NorPac Field Hockey Conference
Mascot
Gunrock (Mustang)
School colors
blue and gold
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Administration
Aeronautical Science/Engineering
African-American/African Studies
Agricultural Management/Rangeland Resources
Agricultural/Biological Engineering
Agricultural/Environmental Chemistry
Agricultural/Environmental Education
Agricultural/Resource Economics
American Studies
Animal Behavior
Animal Biology
Animal Science
Animal Science/Management
Anthropology
Applied Mathematics
Applied Physics
Art
Art History
Art Studio
Asian American Studies
Atmospheric Science
Atmospheric Sciences
Avian Sciences
Biochemical Engineering
Biochemistry/Molecular Biology
Biological Sciences
Biological Systems Engineering
Biomedical Engineering
Biophysics
Biotechnology
Cell Biology
Cell/Developmental Biology
Chemical Engineering
Chemical Engineering/Materials Science/Engineering
Chemistry
Chicana/Chicano Studies
Child Development
Chinese
Civil Engineering
Civil/Environmental Engineering
Classical Civilization
Clinical Nutrition
Communication
Community Development
Community/Regional Development
Comparative Literature
Comparative Pathology
Computational Applied Science
Computer Engineering
Computer Science
Computer Science/Engineering
Crop Science/Management
Cultural Studies
Design
Dramatic Art
East Asian Studies
Ecology
Economics
Education
Electrical Engineering
Electrical Engineering/Materials Science/Engineering
Endocrinology
Engineering
Engineering/Applied Science
English
Entomology
Environmental Biology/Management
Environmental Horticulture/Urban Forestry
Environmental Policy Analysis/Planning
Environmental Toxicology
Environmental/Resource Sciences
Epidemiology
Evolution/Ecology/Biodiversity
Exercise Biology
Exercise Science
Fiber/Polymer Science
Film Studies
Food Science
French
Genetics
Geography
Geology
German
History
History of Art
Horticulture/Agronomy
Human Development
Hydrologic Sciences
Hydrology
Immunology
International Agricultural Development
International Relations
Italian
Japanese
Landscape Architecture
Law
Linguistics
Managerial Economics
Materials Science/Engineering
Mathematical/Scientific Computation
Mathematics
Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering/Materials Science/Engineering
Medical Informatics
Medicine
Medieval/Early Modern Studies
Microbiology
Music
Native American Studies
Natural Sciences
Nature/Culture
Neurobiology/Physiology/Behavior
Neuroscience
Nutrition
Nutrition Science
Optical Science/Engineering
Pharmacology/Toxicology
Philosophy
Physics
Physiology
Plant Biology
Plant Pathology
Plant Protection/Pest Management
Political Science
Population Biology
Preventive Veterinary Medicine
Psychology
Public Health
Religious Studies
Russian
Science/Technology Studies
Sociology
Sociology/Organizational Studies
Soil Science
Soil/Water Sciences
Spanish
Statistics
Technocultural Studies
Textile Art/Costume Design
Textiles
Textiles/Clothing
Transportation Technology/Policy
Undeclared/Life Sciences
Veterinary Medicine
Viticulture/Oenology
Wildlife/Fish/Conservation Biology
Women's Studies
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Undergraduate

81%

29,546
students

Female
59%
17,558

Male
41%
11,988

Graduate

19%

6,895
students

Female
53%
3,685

Male
47%
3,210

undergraduateFull-time

98%

29,111
students

Female
60%
17,317

Male
40%
11,794

undergraduatePart-time

2%

435
students

Female
56%
241

Male
44%
194

Student Break-down

13%
Nonresident aliens
2%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
30%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
20%
Hispanic/Latino
26%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
5%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

58%

Transfer applicants accepted

35%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.40
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Not Required/Recommended
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Required of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: November 30

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

70

quarter hours

Minimum transfers must complete

35

quarter hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Co-op education
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Other
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Day care
  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service
  • Women's Center

Special programs for physically disabled students

Not Reported

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