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University of California, Davis

Davis, CA

UC Davis, founded in 1905, 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, the capital of California.

Institution TypePublic
Undergraduate Students29,546
   Women17,558 (59.4%)
   Men11,988 (40.6%)
Graduate Students6,895


Entrance DifficultyVery difficult
Overall Admission Rate42% of 67,472 applicants were admitted
Early Action OfferedNo
Early Decision OfferedNo
Regular Admission DeadlineNovember 30
Selection of Students
FactorVery ImportantImportantConsideredNot Considered
Academic GPAX
Standardized TestsX
Extracurricular ActivitiesX
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA3.99
SAT Math540-700 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading510-630 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing520-650 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite24-30 range of middle 50%


Cost of AttendanceIn-state: $35,003
Out-of-state: $61,685
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $14,046
Out-of-state: $40,728
Room and Board
Average Percent of Need Met82%
Average Freshman Award$23,648
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates


Academic Calendar SystemQuarter
General Education/
Core Curriculum
Full-Time Faculty
Teaching Undergraduates
Regular Class Size2-9 students: 13% of classes
10-19 students: 22% of classes
20-29 students: 26% of classes
30-39 students: 7% of classes
40-49 students: 6% of classes
50-99 students: 11% of classes
Over 100 students: 16% of classes


Davis Population65,993
Nearest Metropolitan AreaSan Francisco
Freshman Housing GuaranteeFreshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 93% of freshmen, 25% of all students
Athletic ConferencesNCAA Division I


Ethnicity of Students from U.S.0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
34.6% Asian
2.6% Black/African-American
23.2% Hispanic/Latino
6.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.6% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
30.6% White
2.2% Unknown
International Students13.3%
First-Year Students Returning92.7%
Students Graduating
Within 4 Years
Graduates Offered Full-Time
Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing
Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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Average 3.65 3.98 669 651 29
Low 2.57 2.91 470 480 18
High 4.00 4.80 800 790 35
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• The UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine is consistently the largest veterinary school in the nation in terms of courses, faculty, hospital patients and federal funding dollars.

• The UC Davis marching band, called the "Cal Aggie Marching Band-uh!," is one of the few student-run college bands in the nation.

• The Memorial Union Games Area offers 16 lanes of bowling, 10 billiard tables and 50 video games.

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