University of California, Davis

Davis, CA

University of California, Davis

Davis, CA

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Tuition & Fees

$14,653

$44,407

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
17%
600-699
46%
500-599
29%
400-499
5%
300-399
0
700-800
38%
600-699
32%
500-599
23%
400-499
4%
300-399
0
30-36
41%
24-29
37%
18-23
18%
12-17
2%
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undergraduateRatios

39%

male

61%

female

1

teacher

20

students

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Very Selective

38%

acceptance rate

Accepted 30,001
Declined 47,151
Total Received 77,152
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Public

30,982

undergraduate students

7,652

graduate students

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Location

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.

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Public
Campus enrollment 38,634
Established in 1908
Coeducational Coeducational

5,300-acre campus in Davis (population: 68,986), 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.

  • Metropolitan area: San Francisco
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Sacramento International

University of California, Davis
1 Shields Avenue
Davis
95616

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
32%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing

Top Events

  • Picnic Day
  • Whole Earth Festival
  • Cultural Days

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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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Marching band
  • Choral groups
  • National fraternities on campus
  • Local fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus
  • Local sororities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Student patrols
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances
  • Other security measures
  • Campus Violence Prevention Program (CVPP)

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
17%
600-699
46%
500-599
29%
400-499
5%
300-399
0
700-800
38%
600-699
32%
500-599
23%
400-499
4%
300-399
0
30-36
41%
24-29
37%
18-23
18%
12-17
2%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $70
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 4.06

Very Selective

38%

acceptance rate

Accepted 30,001
Declined 47,151
Total Received 77,152

Admissions Factors

Very Important

application essay
academic GPA
rigor of secondary school record

Important

extracurricular activities
character/personal qualities
talent/ability
volunteer work

Considered

first generation
state residency
standardized test scores
work experience

Not Considered

alumni/ae relation
level of applicant's interest
geographical residence
interview
racial/ethnic status
class rank
recommendation(s)
religious affiliation/commitment

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International Facts

Accepts International Baccalaureate no
Offers English as a second language yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-country running
Field hockey
Football
Golf
Gymnastics
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming and diving
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball
Water polo

Intramural Sports Men

Table tennis

Intramural Sports Women

Ice hockey, Table tennis

Club Sports Men

Archery, Badminton, Crew, Equestrian sports, Fencing, Ice hockey, Racquetball, Riflery, Rugby, Sailing, Skiing (cross-country), Skiing (downhill)

Club Sports Women

Archery, Badminton, Crew, Equestrian sports, Racquetball, Riflery, Sailing, Skiing (cross-country), Skiing (downhill)

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division 1

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering
African-American/Black Studies
Agricultural Business and Management, Other
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences, Other
American Indian/Native American Studies
American/United States Studies/Civilization
Animal Sciences, General
Animal Sciences, Other
Anthropology
Apparel and Textiles, General
Applied Mathematics, General
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Asian-American Studies
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Biotechnology
Botany/Plant Biology
Cell/Cellular Biology and Histology
Chemical Engineering
Chemistry, General
Chinese Language and Literature
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning
Civil Engineering, General
Classical, Ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern Studies and Archaeology
Comparative Literature
Computational Mathematics
East Asian Studies
Ecology, Evolution, Systematics and Population Biology, Other
Economics, General
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Engineering, Other
English Language and Literature, General
Entomology
Environmental Studies
Environmental Toxicology
Exercise Physiology
Film/Cinema/Video Studies
Fine/Studio Arts, General
Food Science
French Language and Literature
Genetics, General
Geology/Earth Science, General
German Language and Literature
Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies
History, General
Human Development and Family Studies, General
Hydrology and Water Resources Science
International Agriculture
International Relations and Affairs
Italian Language and Literature
Japanese Language and Literature
Landscape Architecture
Linguistics
Materials Engineering
Mathematics, General
Mechanical Engineering
Microbiology, General
Molecular Biochemistry
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Music, General
Natural Resources and Conservation, Other
Natural Resources/Conservation, General
Neurobiology and Anatomy
Nutrition Sciences
Philosophy
Physical Sciences, Other
Physics, General
Physics, Other
Political Science and Government, General
Political Science and Government, Other
Psychology, General
Religion/Religious Studies
Russian Language and Literature
Sociology
Soil Science and Agronomy, General
Spanish Language and Literature
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Statistics, General
Urban Forestry
Visual and Performing Arts, Other
Women's Studies
Zoology/Animal Biology
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Programs Offered

  • English as a second language
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Accelerated degree
  • Freshman honors college
  • Honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Internships
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees

Other Programs

  • Post-bachelors certificate
  • Doctoral degree - professional
  • Doctoral degree research/scholarship

38,634

total students

NA%

in-state

NA%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

80%

30,982
students

Female
61%
18,840

Male
39%
12,142

20%

7,652
students

Female
56%
4,294

Male
44%
3,358

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

97%

30,171
students

Female
62%
18,410

Male
38%
11,761

3%

811
students

Female
54%
430

Male
46%
381

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 92%
Student 4 year graduation rate 63%
Student 5 year graduation rate 21%
Student 6 year graduation rate 3%

Student Break-down

16%
Nonresident aliens
2%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
27%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
23%
Hispanic/Latino
22%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
5%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

3,068

Transfer students enrolled

8%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment no
Summer transfer enrollment no
Accepts CLEP subject tests no
Accepts CLEP general tests no
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES no
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred no

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: November 30

Transfer difficulty

Very difficult

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Counseling services

  • Group career
  • Individual career
  • Learning disability
  • Legal
  • Personal/Psychological
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

Not reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni Network
  • Career Library
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Health clinic
  • Women's center

Special programs for physically disabled students

Not Reported

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