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  2. Value
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  3. Diversity
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  4. Campus
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  5. Athletics
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  6. Party Scene
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  7. Professors
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  8. Location
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  9. Dorms
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  10. Campus Food
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  11. Student Life
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  12. Safety
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UC Davis is a highly rated public university located in University of California-Davis, California in the Sacramento Area. It is a large institution with an enrollment of 29,284 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the UC Davis acceptance rate is 43%. Popular majors include Research and Experimental Psychology, Economics, and Managerial Economics. Graduating 85% of students, UC Davis alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $37,600.
About University of California - Davis...
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
43%
Application Deadline
November 30
SAT Range
1130-1360
ACT Range
25-32
Application Fee
$70
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

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Cost

Net Price
$16,446/ 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
    $10,316/ year
  • $30-48k
    $11,181/ year
  • $49-75k
    $14,398/ year
  • $76-110k
    $19,409/ year
  • $110k+
    $29,443/ year
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Academics

Professors
A
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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
44%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.298 responses
45%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.298 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
29,284Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
6%
Pell Grant
33%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 195 responses
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  • Studious, but fun
    48%
  • Studious and driven; passionate about something
    21%
  • Studious
    8%
  • Competitive at certain majors, individualistic
    7%
  • Asian
    4%
  • Bicyclist
    3%
  • Studious, fun, and passionate
    3%

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.342 responses
Poll
56%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.421 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 207 responses
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  • Bikes
    39%
  • Environmental
    15%
  • Community
    13%
  • Academic
    11%
  • 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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UCD has a beautiful campus with nature and art to explore. Being a big UC, there's construction, indefinitely, but also a good amount of resources. i.e. Student Community Center, housing the Cross-Cultural Center, etc.
There's definitely room to improve, especially since the student population is so large/has increased, and room to ask for it, even protest.
Academically, I've studied subjects I generally like, but there is not an urban studies/planning specific major. Being close to agriculture is cool though, and student farm production is great for feeding us healthy fruits and veggies! I also recommend the student co-ops!
There is a primate research lab that is unnecessarily cruel, and bad science, that they should shut down (and the public needs to be more aware of this).
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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!
University of California Davis is one of my top choices for college. I love that it's a small city with great food places nearby. However because it's only about 2 hours away from San Francisco, I can always take a short trip there with friends. In addition, though it isn't located in San Francisco or Los Angeles, there are still so many great opportunities that can be found at Davis as long as you have the drive to search and pursue them. I also love how accepting everyone is on campus. Overall a great school!