University of California, Davis

University of California, Davis


The University of California, Davis (also referred to as UCD, UC Davis, or Davis), is a public research university located in Davis, California, just west of Sacramento. It encompasses 5,300 acres of land, making it the second largest UC campus in terms of land ownership, after UC Merced. UC Davis also has the third-largest enrollment in the UC System after UCLA and UC Berkeley.

The 2015 U.S. News & World Report college rankings named UC Davis as the 9th best public university, 38th nationally, and 4th of the UC schools, following UC Berkeley, UCLA, and UC San Diego.[8] UC Davis is one of 62 members in the Association of American Universities.[9]

The Carnegie Foundation classifies UC Davis as a comprehensive doctoral research university with a medical program, and very high research activity. UC Davis faculty includes 23 members of the National Academy of Sciences, 25 members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 17 members of the American Law Institute, 14 members of the Institute of Medicine, and 14 members of the National Academy of Engineering.  Among other honors, university faculty, alumni, and researchers have won the Nobel Peace Prize, Presidential Medal of Freedom, Pulitzer Prize, MacArthur Fellowship, National Medal of Science, and Presidential Early Career Award in Science and Engineering. 


  • Phone: (530) 752-1011

  • Location: California, United States

  • Famous graduates: Anna Escobedo Cabral, Ann Margaret Veneman, Luis Alejo

  • Year founded: 1905

  • Worldwide rank: (not reported)

  • No. of undergraduate students: 26,693

  • International students: 8.00%

  • No. of postgraduate students: 4,200

  • International students: 34.00%


Application Statistics

  • Number of undergraduate applications received:55,895

  • No. of undergraduate students accepted:21,998

  • Undergraduate acceptance rate:

  • 39.36%

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Standardized Test Requirements

SAT Subject Tests are not required and UC Davis will consider submitted SAT Subject Test scores only if they benefit the applicant.

% of freshman submitting SAT scores: 68%
% of freshman submitting ACT scores: 32%

SAT Percentiles

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Cost of attendance

Tuition and fees$36,774
Room and board$14,218
Books and supplies$1,560
Estimated personal expenses$1,522
Transportation expenses$620

Application Fee

Availability of Exchange program:Yes

Employment Rate(within one year)



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