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
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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

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
44%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.274 responses
47%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.274 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
27,453Undergrads
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 171 responses
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  • 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.318 responses
Poll
55%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.397 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 183 responses
Report
  • Bikes
    38%
  • Environmental
    16%
  • Academic
    13%
  • Community
    13%
  • Beautiful
    10%
  • Unique
    4%
  • Fulfilling
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$57,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
85%
National
49%
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
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UC Davis is one of a kind. Although Davis is not a busy or bustling college town, the campus is very diverse, safe, amazing, and eco-friendly. Students here are very dedicated to making the campus waste free! The quarter system and workload are both rationally challenging, but there is a myriad of professors/TAs and resources around campus that can benefit students at a flexible schedule. Regardless of your culture, religion, sexual orientation, or political beliefs, UC Davis is very accepting to everyone. There are a variety of clubs, student organizations, and extracurricular activities. Bike traffic does exist on campus, so students have to be extra careful before crossing streets, but above all this UC Davis is the place to be!
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Only been here for a couple of weeks and already I can tell I'm going to thrive here. The campus is extremely beautiful, there is so much agriculture and life surrounding it that I never feel feel as though I'm not at home. The faculty here are great, even in the bigger classrooms I have the opportunity to talk to professors during their office hours. The dorm I'm staying in is brand new and the rooms are awesome, super spacious. The resources available here are enormous and there is support in nearly every corner of the school. Also the people here are super nice! I can talk to virtually everyone about anything. Overall awesome.
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.