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ACCEPTANCE RATE

38.87%

FINANCIAL AID RATE

67%

STUDENT TEACHER RATIO

20:1

FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.

$17,917

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Average Grants + Scholarship Aid Awarded to Undergraduate Students

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University of California – Davis

200 California Hall, Berkeley, CA

University of California - Davis (UCD), located in the northern city of Davis, California, offers the largest variety of degree programs among the University of California campuses.  UC Davis's programs are nationally ranked, thanks in part to the universities award-winning faculty.  UC Davis offers more than 180 undergraduate and graduate degree programs and specializations.

The agricultural and environmental sciences programs are particularly strong at UC Davis, and since its inception, it has continued to have a reputation as a good "farming school."

History

UC Davis was conceived in 1905 when Governor George Pardee signed into law an act to establish a university-level farm school of agricultural instruction and research within the University of California system.  In 1908, the first students of the University Farm School arrived in what was then known as "Davisville."

Academics

The academic calendar of University of California, Davis follows the academic quarter format, with fall, winter and spring quarters.  Summer sessions are also offered, and evening classes are offered through UC Davis Extension.

Colleges and Schools

The colleges and professional schools of University of California, Davis offer more than 100 undergraduate degree programs and 80 graduate degree programs.

  • College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
  • College of Biological Sciences
  • College of Engineering
  • College of Letters and Science
  • The Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing
  • Graduate School of Management
  • School of Education
  • School of Law
  • School of Medicine
  • School of Veterinary Medicine

Student Life

There are many campus activities and resources available for UC Davis students including numerous clubs and organizations, more than one campus student union, the Graduate Student Association, the Cal Aggie Marching Band, music ensembles, dance and athletic groups, and more.  There is student housing, and university dining services include a coffee house and a café and pub. Student amenities include a variety of health services and academic support services.

Fraternities and Sororities

There are many chapters of fraternities and sororities available at UC Davis, and the Student Housing Greek Life Office offers support.  The mission of the Office of Greek Life is to foster a diverse and inclusive Greek community, empower students to develop leadership skills, and build strong relationships between Greek organizations and with the surrounding community.

Athletics

The UC Davis "Aggies" athletics teams compete in many intercollegiate sports including:

Men's Sports:

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Track & Field
  • Water Polo

Women's Sports:

  • Basketball
  • Cross County
  • Field Hockey
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming and Diving
  • Tennis
  • Track & Field
  • Volleyball
  • Water Polo

Community Life

The city of Davis, California offers a full community calendar of activities including "Scrabble at Picnic in the Park," "Spring Plant Sale at the UC Davis Arboretum," as well as art exhibits, musical and dance performances, and more.

Admission Requirements & Details

The information regarding admissions below may give an overview of the applicants University of California – Davis accepts. The details may include application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP college credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

University of California – Davis has a total student population of about 38,000. The enrollment breakdown by academic level is 17% enrolling as graduate students and 80% as undergraduate students.

$15,700

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $15,700. In order to calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance check out their cost calculator here. There is also a $70 application fee for those applying to a program. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Tuition estimates per year:
    • In-State Tuition: $11,000-$14,000
    • Nonresident Student Tuition: $41,000-$49,440
  • On-campus housing and meals are estimated to cost around $19,000

Financial Aid Details

The table listed below helps break down the types of financial aid students receive and the percent receiving aid, as well as the average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid67%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships59%$20,415
Receiving Student Loans34%$5,201
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Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help students and alumni, University of California – Davis may offer services to students like those listed below:

  • Distance learning
  • Career path counseling
  • Employing students to lower education costs
  • Employment search assistance
  • Day care for children

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

Campus: UC Davis Medical Center

  • Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) & Supervisory CPE Program
    • * Accredited by the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education, Inc., Accreditation Commission (since 1988)
  • Graduate Level Public Health (Outside School of Public Health) Program
    • * Accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (since 2005)

Campus: University of California – Davis

  • Dietetics Program
  • Law Program
  • Medical (M.D.) Program
  • Graduate Level Public Health (Outside School of Public Health) Program
  • Veterinary Medicine (D.V.M.) Program

Intercollegiate Athletics

University of California – Davis is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports being in the NCAA Division I-FCS classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Baseball (Big West Conference)
  • Basketball (Big West Conference)
  • Track and Field (Big West Conference)
  • Field Hockey
  • Football (Big Sky Conference)
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming and Diving
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Water Polo
  • Beach Volleyball
  • Equestrian
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