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.

Website: www.ucdavis.edu/

Public
Co-ed
30,145
Undergraduate
Students
(59.5%) 17,942 Women
(40.5%) 12,203 Men
7,133
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Very difficult
Overall Admission Rate
44% of 70,214 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
November 30

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.99
SAT Math
570-710 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
550-650 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
25-31 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
In-state: $35,361
Out-of-state: $64,356
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $14,463
Out-of-state: $43,458
Room and Board
$15,765
Average Percent of Need Met
84%
Average Freshman Award
$25,819
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$19,124
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Quarter
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
Not reported
Regular Class Size
2-9 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
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Campus Life

Davis Population
65,993
Nearest Metropolitan Area
San Francisco
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
25% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
 
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
33.5% Asian
2.6% Black/African-American
25.3% Hispanic/Latino
6.1% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.5% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
29.7% White
2.1% Unknown
International Students
15.6%
First-Year Students Returning
92.7%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
57.8%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Very Difficult: More than 50% of freshmen were in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1230 on the SAT I or over 26 on the ACT; about 60% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is required

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 3 4
Science 2 3
Foreign Language 2 3
Social Studies 1  
History 1  
Academic Electives    

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required January 31
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only Considered if submitted
SAT Essay Component Policy Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Writing component required
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: Used for advising
ACT: Used for admission

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
One Shields Avenue
City, State, Zip
Davis, CA 95616
Phone
(530) 752-2971
Fax
(530) 752-6363
E-mail
undergraduateadmissions@ucdavis.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
November 30
Application Fee
$70
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
March 15
Accept Offer of Admission
May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student cannot defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
 
Early Action Notification
 

Application Form

Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
 
Other
High school subject requirements required for freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
44% of 70,214 applicants were admitted
Women
47% of 38,053 applicants were admitted
Men
39% of 32,161 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
9,185 (30%) of 30,573 admitted students enrolled
Women
5,372 (30%) of 18,023 admitted students enrolled
Men
3,813 (30%) of 12,550 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
8,263
Students Accepting Wait List Position
2,922
Students Admitted From Wait List
435

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.99
3.75 and Above
85%
3.50 - 3.74
10%
3.25 - 3.49
2%
3.00 - 3.24
1%
2.50 - 2.99
1%
2.00 - 2.49
1%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
570-710 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
29%
Score of 600 - 700
36%
Score of 500 - 600
29%
Score of 400 - 500
6%
Score of 300 - 400
1%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
550-650 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
10%
Score of 600 - 700
44%
Score of 500 - 600
38%
Score of 400 - 500
8%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
25-31 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
37%
Score of 24 - 29
47%
Score of 18 - 23
15%
Score of 12 - 17
2%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
 
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
In-state: $35,361
Out-of-state: $64,356
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $14,463
Out-of-state: $43,458
Room and Board
$15,765
Books and Supplies
$1,136
Other Expenses
$3,997
Payment Plans
 

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
undergradfinaid@ucdavis.edu
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 2
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning March 10
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal and Institutional Methodologies
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 001313
Free
State Aid Form  

Profile of 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
4,154 (71.5%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
3,235 (77.9%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
3,191 (98.6%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
798 (25.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
84%
Average Award
$25,819
Need-Based Gift
Received by 3,122 (97.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $21,987
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,858 (58.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,846
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 90 (2.8%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
265 (4.6%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $6,040

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
20,459 (69.9%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
17,702 (86.5%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
17,444 (98.5%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
3,787 (21.7%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
81%
Average Award
$21,951
Need-Based Gift
Received by 17,090 (98.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $18,761
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 9,690 (55.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,167
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 366 (2.1%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
1,060 (3.6%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $6,623

Borrowing

2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
49%
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$19,124
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
Available
Other Loans
College/university loans

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships, The UC Davis Aggie Grant Plan (for middle-income California students)
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Agriculture, Area/Ethnic Studies, Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Engineering/Technologies, English, Foreign Languages, Health Fields, Home Economics, Humanities, International Studies, Mathematics, Premedicine, Religion/Biblical Studies, Social Sciences
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported
Academic Calendar System
Quarter
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • 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
Most Popular Disciplines
Biological/life sciences, Social sciences, Psychology
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
None
Special Programs
Student-designed major, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
Not reported

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Not required

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
Not reported
Part-Time Faculty
Not reported
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
Not reported
Regular Class Size
2-9 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
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 7% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 24% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 42% of discussion sections/labs
30-39 students: 14% of discussion sections/labs
40-49 students: 9% of discussion sections/labs
50-59 students: 4% of discussion sections/labs
Over 100 students: 1% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Not accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
5,676,811
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
Not Reported
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Offered
Tutoring
Not reported
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Agriculture and Management, Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Fine Arts, Master of Science, Master of Advanced Study, Master of Business Administration, Master of Preventive Veterinary Medicine, Master of Laws, Master of Arts, Master of Professional Accountancy, Master of Engineering

Master's Programs of Study

  • Accounting
  • Aerospace/Aeronautical Engineering
  • Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness
  • Agricultural Sciences--General
  • Agronomy and Soil Sciences
  • American Indian/Native American Studies
  • Animal Sciences
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Applied Science and Technology
  • Art History
  • Art/Fine Arts
  • Atmospheric Sciences
  • Biochemistry
  • Bioengineering
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Biophysics
  • Biostatistics
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Cell Biology
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Child Development
  • Civil Engineering
  • Clinical Research
  • Clothing and Textiles
  • Communication--General
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Cultural Studies
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Developmental Biology
  • Ecology
  • Economics
  • Education--General
  • Educational Psychology
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • English
  • Entomology
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Epidemiology
  • Exercise and Sports Science
  • Food Science and Technology
  • Forensic Sciences
  • Genetics
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • German
  • History
  • Horticulture
  • Hydrology
  • Immunology
  • Law
  • Linguistics
  • Materials Engineering
  • Materials Sciences
  • Maternal and Child Health
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Medical Informatics
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Music
  • Nutrition
  • Pathology
  • Pharmacology
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Physiology
  • Plant Biology
  • Plant Pathology
  • Political Science
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Statistics
  • Textile Design
  • Theater
  • Toxicology
  • Transportation Management
  • Transportation and Highway Engineering
  • Urban and Regional Planning
  • Veterinary Sciences
  • Viticulture and Enology
  • Writing
  • Zoology

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Doctor of Engineering, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Education, Doctor of Medicine, Juris Doctor

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Aerospace/Aeronautical Engineering
  • Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness
  • Agronomy and Soil Sciences
  • Allopathic Medicine
  • American Indian/Native American Studies
  • Animal Behavior
  • Animal Sciences
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Applied Science and Technology
  • Atmospheric Sciences
  • Biochemistry
  • Bioengineering
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Biophysics
  • Biostatistics
  • Cell Biology
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Comparative Literature
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Cultural Studies
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Developmental Biology
  • Ecology
  • Economics
  • Education--General
  • Educational Psychology
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • English
  • Entomology
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Epidemiology
  • Evolutionary Biology
  • Food Science and Technology
  • French
  • Genetics
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • German
  • History
  • Human Development
  • Hydrology
  • Immunology
  • Law
  • Linguistics
  • Materials Engineering
  • Materials Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Music
  • Neuroscience
  • Nutrition
  • Pathology
  • Pharmacology
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Physiology
  • Plant Biology
  • Plant Pathology
  • Political Science
  • Psychology--General
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Statistics
  • Theater
  • Toxicology
  • Transportation Management
  • Transportation and Highway Engineering
  • Veterinary Medicine
  • Viticulture and Enology
  • Writing

Location and Setting


Davis Population
65,993
Nearest Metropolitan Area
San Francisco
Campus Size
5,300 acres

Weather

Temperature
37.7 average low in January, 87.8 average high in September
Rain
58 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
1 mile(s) from campus in Davis
Nearest Train Station
1 mile(s) from campus in Davis

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Women only housing, coed housing, cooperative housing, disabled student housing
Students in College Housing
25% of all students
Housing Requirements
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
75%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
 

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
Campus Violence Prevention Program (CVPP)

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
 
School Colors
Blue and gold

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x x
Basketball x x x x
Cross-Country Running x x x x
Field Hockey x x    
Football     x x
Golf x x x x
Gymnastics x x    
Lacrosse x x    
Soccer x x x x
Softball x x    
Swimming And Diving x x    
Tennis x x x x
Track And Field x x x x
Volleyball x x    
Water Polo x x x x
Women's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Field Hockey x x
Football    
Golf x x
Gymnastics x x
Lacrosse x x
Soccer x x
Softball x x
Swimming And Diving x x
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball x x
Water Polo x x
Mens's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Baseball x x
Basketball x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Field Hockey    
Football x x
Golf x x
Gymnastics    
Lacrosse    
Soccer x x
Softball    
Swimming And Diving    
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball    
Water Polo x x
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
basketball, football, golf, ice hockey, soccer, softball, table tennis, tennis, volleyball

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
ROTC
Army ROTC offered on campus, Navy ROTC is offered off campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
30,145
Women
17,942 (59.5%)
Men
12,203 (40.5%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
29,362
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
33.5% Asian
2.6% Black/African-American
25.3% Hispanic/Latino
6.1% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.5% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
29.7% White
2.1% Unknown
International Students.
15.6%
Average Age
21
All Graduate Students
7,133

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
92.7%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
57.8%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
82.1%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
85.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Average Starting Salary
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Business 2%
Engineering 3%
Law 4%
Arts and Sciences 15%
Medicine 7%
Veterinary Medicine 1%
Education 9%

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