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
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    A+
  11. Student Life
    A
  12. Safety
    B-
University of California - Davis is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FCS
Athletic Conference
Big Sky Conference
Address
One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616
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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
42%
Application Deadline
November 30
SAT Range
1050-1330
ACT Range
25-31
Application Fee
$70
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$16,039/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $10,048/ year
  • $30-48k
    $10,813/ year
  • $49-75k
    $14,186/ year
  • $76-110k
    $20,416/ year
  • $110k+
    $29,890/ year
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Academics

Professors
A
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
20:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
77%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.264 responses
45%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.282 responses
46%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.282 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
28,564Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
5%
Pell Grant
34%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 179 responses
Report
  • Studious, but fun
    50%
  • Studious and driven; passionate about something
    21%
  • Studious
    9%
  • Competitive at certain majors, individualistic
    6%
  • Asian
    4%
  • Bicyclist
    3%
  • 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.326 responses
Poll
55%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.405 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 191 responses
Report
  • Bikes
    39%
  • Environmental
    16%
  • Community
    13%
  • Academic
    12%
  • Beautiful
    10%
  • Unique
    5%
  • Fulfilling
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$56,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
85%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
90%
National
83%
72%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.185 responses
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Davis empowers its student body by encouraging cultural awareness by hosting International Week, providing study abroad programs (and financial aid), having gender-inclusive restrooms throughout campus and the Student Community Center with a Cross-Cultural Center and LGBTQIA Center, a safe place for all students to hang out or study. The campus also has a beautiful Arboretum with Putah Creek running through it for some relaxing vibes and nice strolls/picnic spot. UC Davis is one of the safest campuses with very little crimes, and people here are the friendliest, most welcoming and caring people!
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UC Davis is a very friendly environment with a diverse student body. The students here are very nice and you can easily find a family away from home. The students here are very passionate about their studies. You really do feel like you are in college because everyone takes their classes seriously. The professors here are also absolutely amazing. Sometimes their teaching style may not be what you like, but you just have to adapt to it. They really care about your success, so you can always go to their office hours to get help. The campus is beautiful and you get this natural feel when you're on campus. I actually enjoy being at school because of all these factors! Downtown Davis is about a two minute walk from campus, so it is very convenient that everything is close by. There are a wide variety of local restaurants with food from a large range of cultures. Sacramento is only a 15-20 minute drive as well just in case you want to get the big city experience as well!
Excellent, picturesque Campus with a plethora of on-campus resources making it one of the most innovative campuses in the UC system! Beyond that, the professors are working in the best interest of the students and have made it their top goal to make leaders of the future. School spirit is amazing compared to nearly 20 years ago when the mascot change occurred and sports teams were just developing. With multiple division 1 and 2 teams, collegiate events are nothing short of a blast! Speaking from the Department of Animal Science, I worked alongside some of the most skilled and knowledgeable researchers in the world equipping me with all the tools and experience I'll use in the real world.