University of California, Davis
1 Shields Ave, Davis, CA 95616
The University of California, Davis is a public university in CA, founded in 1908 and offers Bachelor’s degrees for undergraduates and Master’s and Doctoral degrees for graduate students. The undergraduate enrollment is 31,162, and the graduate enrollment is 7,913. The University of California, Davis is a highly selective school, receiving 76,225 applications and accepting 46.3% of applicants. The University of California, Davis’s athletics teams compete at the club, intramural, and varsity levels. Additionally, the University of California, Davis employs 1,555 full-time instructional staff (94% of whom hold doctorate degrees) and has a 20:1 student to faculty ratio.
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Applicants applying to the University of California, Davis will apply through the University of California UC Application. Applicants will be required to write four responses of their choosing from the eight prompts provided. Each response is limited to a maximum of 350 words.
Deadlines For Submitting Applications
Regular Application Deadline
- Academic GPA - Very Important
- Rigor of Secondary School Record - Very Important
- Application Essay - Very Important
- Extracurricular Activities - Important
- Character/Personal Qualities - Important
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UC Davis is a top national university known for its campus sustainability and high value on student welfare. The school boasts that its student government, the Associated Students of UC Davis (ASUCD), is one of the most funded undergraduate student governments in the United States, with an annual operating budget of $11.1 million. The school also respects diversity which is evident within the student body in both the graduate and undergraduate degree programs.
The university has a rather strict admission system, accepting only an average of 46% of the total applicant each year. The university underscores good grades, SAT scores, and extracurricular activities while selecting the students to admit into their programs. The school also examines the essays and letters of recommendation to get insights into the student’s traits and general behavior.
- 32% of students live on campus
- Guaranteed housing for freshmen
The University of California, Davis, continues to provide affordable accommodation for its students within the campus. Over 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students benefit from this housing plan, and the majority of these students (up to 6,000) are accommodated in the residence halls. However, first-year university students constitute a high percentage of these numbers, as it is mandatory for this set of students to live within the school campus. Students of other levels are also considered for the on-campus accommodation as long as they meet the basic requirements, including applying within the speculated time.
Life as a Student
Life at the University of California, Davis is often very educational, but it is also fun and enlightening, as there is always something enjoyable to do around campus. Over 500 registered organizations at UC Davis offer inclusion to interested students. The organizations range from social clubs to political congresses to fraternities and other categories. The university also has a very formidable athletics team that has shown quality in several championships with honors. The team is known as the UC Davis Aggies, and they currently compete in Division 1 of the NCAA sports league.
Research and Experimental Psychology
Neuroscience and Neurobiology
Management Sciences and Information Systems
Nadine Burke Harris
J. T. O'Sullivan
Tracy Caldwell Dyson
Health and Safety
- 24-hour trained security on campus
- Student security patrol
- Late night ride/safe escort service available
- Campus violence prevention program (CVPP)
- Health Center
- Legal Advice
- Psychological Counseling
- Women's Center
Track and Field
Swimming and Diving
Track and Field
Swimming and Diving
FINANCIAL AID INFORMATION
UC Davis proudly enrolls students from all income levels, and 58% of UC Davis students have system-wide tuition and fees covered by gift aid. Additionally, the UC Davis Aggie Grant Plan available for students ensures that qualifying students will receive an appropriate amount of grant and/or scholarship funding, and eligible students with family incomes between $80,000 and $120,000 will have at least 25% of their base tuition and fees covered by gift aid.
*All costs below are estimates and may differ based on your circumstances.
- Tuition and Fees (On Campus, Resident) - $15,274, (On Campus, Out-of-State) - $46,300
- Books and Supplies - $1,221
- Room and Board - $17,880
- Personal Expenses - $1,410
- Transportation - $615
- Health Insurance - $2,841
- Total Estimated Cost of Attendance (On-Campus, Resident) - $39,241, (On-Campus, Out-of-State) - $70,267
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The University of California, Davis is a branch campus of the University of California system. It is a public land-grant research institution in northern California; the Davis location is the 7th of the 10 University of California campuses. When the regents and the university committee first founded the university in 1905, it was introduced as an agricultural branch of the University of California. Back then, the institution only offered short courses and didn’t award any degrees at the end of the courses. The non-degree vocational program didn’t attract many students, as it was a lot less motivational than the traditional degree program offered on the main campus. Instead, students from the Berkeley College of Agriculture would often only register for one semester in Davis to acquire practical knowledge.
However, the Davis institution was later induced fully into the system and was made to be a certified campus of the university in 1959—after a consensus decision from the board of regents to discontinue the non-degree vocational program. In 1961, the school’s Graduate Division was established, and the creation of the College of Engineering followed soon after, in the next year. The university recorded more growth in the later 1960s, beginning classes for law and medical students in 1966 and 1968, respectively. The Native American Studies Program also gained interest in the school following a rise in activism in 1969.
Today the University of California, Davis has developed into one of the top universities in the state. With several new buildings erected on the campus, the school now covers 5,300 acres. It also now offers a degree in 103 undergraduate academic majors and 101 graduate majors with a total enrollment of over 38,500 students. The university currently ranks 1st in agriculture among national universities and is also the 5th best public university in the nation. The university also is rated high for best colleges, with an overall ranking of #38 among national universities. The institution’s motto is “Fiat Lux,” Latin for “Let there be light.”