A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    A
  5. Athletics
    A-
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    A
  8. Location
    A
  9. Dorms
    A-
  10. Campus Food
    A+
  11. Student Life
    A
  12. Safety
    B+
University of California - Davis is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-AA
Athletic Conference
Big Sky Conference
Address
One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616

University of California - Davis Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
40%
SAT Scores Range
1070-1340
ACT Scores Range
25-31
Application Fee
$70
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Will You Get In?

Test Scores and GPA for University of California - Davis

Cost

Net Price
$16,231/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $10,492/ year
  • $30-48k
    $11,625/ year
  • $49-75k
    $14,696/ year
  • $76-110k
    $21,513/ year
  • $110k+
    $29,226/ year

Academics

Professors
A
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
18:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
77%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.264 responses
43%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.267 responses
47%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.267 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
26,810Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
5%
Pell Grant
37%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 164 responses
Report
  • Studious, but fun
    52%
  • Studious and driven; passionate about something
    21%
  • Studious
    9%
  • Competitive at certain majors, individualistic
    5%
  • Asian
    4%
  • Bicyclist
    2%
  • Capitalist hippies
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
67%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.311 responses
Poll
55%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.390 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 176 responses
Report
  • Bikes
    39%
  • Environmental
    16%
  • Community
    13%
  • Academic
    12%
  • Beautiful
    11%
  • Unique
    3%
  • Fulfilling
    2%

After University of California - Davis

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$57,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
83%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
89%
National
83%
72%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.185 responses

University of California - Davis Reviews

4,043 reviews
All Categories
The linguistics department at Davis is phenomenal. Amazing, caring teachers and great education! The campus is gorgeous and there are a lot of activities. Unfortunately, the administration is terrible. They are hard to work with, they don't have great communication between departments and they really don't care about students as individuals. There is a lot of red tape and a ton of hoops to jump through if you ever need individual attention from the administration. I am so glad I went to Davis because I had great life experiences, made great friends and received a fantastic education. However, you are a small fish in a big pond and if something major happens during your education (in my case, the death of a parent), the administration is not supportive.
Review University of California - Davis
UC Davis has a beautiful campus, and is one of the best to come to when you are interested in agricultural/environmental sciences because of all the hands-on experience available. There are many opportunities for involvement through volunteer work, clubs and internships, and plenty of resources for help, such as the Dean's office, major advising, and fellow students. Academic wise, classes will be difficult no matter where you go, and Davis is no exception, so my advice is don't give up (tutoring services available). Time management is big since quarters pass by so quickly, so stay organized.
Choosing a college that is a "perfect fit" is difficult, so I feel visiting for a tour is a great way to get a feel for the campus vibe (Davis is big on bikes due to the large campus). Researching what majors they have to offer, location, and anything else you find important for your college experience is also great way to start. Good luck finding your match whether or not it is at UC Davis!
The University of California-Davis is friendly and beauty university. Campus is very large and it recommended you ride a bike to get to class, almost everyone does. Bike traffic does exist, so be careful! In addition, there are many great resources on campus, such as the mind and body spa, to help you relax before finals, or the SCC which is a safe space for all students. Classes are pretty large but get smaller as they become more major-specific. Professors are a great resource for internships and research opportunities. Overall, the campus is great!