University of California-Davis in Davis

Davis, CA

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University of California-Davis offers 825-degree programs. Student-to-faculty ratio is 18:1. 2 high safety сampuses. Acceptance Rate is 40%. The most popular test is SAT - 88% of students submitted it in comparison to 48% of students who submitted ACT. 43.9% are women, and 56.1% are men. 10% percents of international students. University of California-Davis is a member of 6 athletic associations. The average annual total cost of attendance at University of California-Davis is 15514$, that is above national average. Total price of living is between $25604 and $33759 per year. 82% of full-time University of California-Davis students completed their education program in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is above national average. Average salary after attending is $56,400, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The University of California-Davis is a public and non-academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and pay in-state tuition and receive Title IV aid.


By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, University of California-Davis students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$10,492
$30,001 - $48,000$11,625
$48,001 - $75,000$14,696
$75,001 - $110,000$21,513

Admission considerations


  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school record
  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Admission test scores
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)


    Neither required nor recommended:

    • Secondary school rank
    • Recommendations
    • Formal demonstration of competencies



    • Typical room charge for academic year: -

    • Typical board charge for academic year: -

    • Combined charge for room and board: 14517


    Percent of students with financial aid


    Types of financial aids


    19773 of University of California-Davis undergraduates were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 72 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes University of California-Davis number 3 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in California.

    Students at University of California-Davis awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a any financial aid.

    Family IncomeNumber awarded grant and scholarship aidAverage amount of grant and scholarship aid awarded
    $0 - $30,000
    $30,001 - $48,000
    $48,001 - $75,000
    $75,001 - $110,000

    Salary After Attending


    According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

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    Academic/career counseling service

    Employment services for students

    Living & meal

    Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

    Institution provide on-campus housing

    Institution provides board or meal plan

    Veteran Services Available

    Yellow Ribbon Program

    Disability services


    Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

    Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

    Graduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

    Alternative tuition plans

    Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

    Tuition payment plan

    Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

    Special learning opportunities

    Here are the learning opportunities available in University of California-Davis.


    ROTC - Army

    ROTC - Navy

    ROTC - Air Force

    Study abroad

    Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)

    Teacher certification: approved by the state for initial certification or licensure of teachers

    ROTC - Reserve Officers' Training Corps, a college program offering scholarships for training commissioned officers covering college tuition.

    Study abroad - programs and arrangements providing students a possibility to complete part of the college program studying in another country.

    Teacher certifications programs are designed to prepare students to meet the requirements for certification as teachers in elementary, middle/junior high, and secondary schools.

    Athletic associations

    • Member of National Athletic Association
    • Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
    • NCAA/NAIA member for football
    • NCAA/NAIA member for basketball
    • NCAA/NAIA member for baseball
    • NCAA/NAIA member for cross country/track

    Graduation Rate


    University of California-Davis graduation rate is above the national average.

    82% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to University of California-Davis completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

    The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

    Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes an extensive number of students. This index doesn’t consider students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading perception. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare schools.

    Applying information

    Average number of applicants to one enrolled

    12 : 1

    Admission considerations


    • Secondary school GPA
    • Secondary school record
    • Completion of college-preparatory program
    • Admission test scores
    • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)


      Neither required nor recommended:

      • Secondary school rank
      • Recommendations
      • Formal demonstration of competencies

      Acceptance Rate

      The percentage of students given offers out of all those that applied.


      In comparison to National Average

      University of California-Davis acceptance rate is below national average.

      In comparison to state Average

      Average acceptance rate for institutions in state is 67%, so acceptance rate value is below state average for 27%.


      In comparison to an average acceptance rate in of colleges in $10k - $20k price range

      Average acceptance rate for all institutions in state in the same net price range is 68%, so University of California-Davis acceptance rate value is below state net price average for 28%.


      Admissions yield

      Of those that receive offers to enroll, this is the percent of students that actually do enroll. It is equal to the number of students that enroll divided by the number of accepted students multiplied by 100.



      Full time


      Part time

      Retention rate

      Full-time retention rate


      Part-time retention rate


      The University of California-Davis full-time retention rate is 93% and part-time retention rate is 63%.

      Retention rate is the percentage of the institution's first-time first-year undergraduate students who continue at that institution the next year. E.g., full-time students who study in the fall semester and keep on studying in the same program next fall semester are included in the retention rate.

      Retention rate is an important indicator: if it is high, it shows that school offers quality curriculum, good student environments and cultures as more students choose to continue their studies.

      SAT/ACT scores

      SAT scores

      Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking University of California-Davis students submitting SAT scores


      Composite SAT Range (25th - 75th):
      1600 - 1990

      SAT Range by section (25th - 75th)
      Critical Reading: 510 - 630
      Math: 560 - 710
      Writing: 530 - 650

      SAT Test Score Range


      ACT scores

      Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking University of California-Davis students submitting ACT scores


      Composite ACT Range (25th - 75th):
      25 - 31

      ACT Range by section (25th - 75th)
      English: 25 - 32
      Math: 25 - 31
      Writing: 0 - 0

      ACT Test Score Range


      SAT Score Converter

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      Most students in the Class of 2016 will take the old SAT, and most colleges will convert new SAT scores to old SAT scores.

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      Student Body

      The student-to-faculty ratio at University of California-Davis is 18:1, that means that for every 18 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

      Student-to-faculty ratio



      Number of international students


      Percent of international students

      Race/ethnicity breakdown


      Students enrollment in distance education


      In University of California-Davis the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

      Distance education location breakdown


      Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at University of California-Davis and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in not reported location.

      Campus Safety

      The percentage of crimes on Main Campus

      The campus located by One Shields Avenue address in Davis, California.


      Main Campus in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is the middle size campus of University of California-Davis with 0.32% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on Main Campus are burglary, motor vehicle theft, and forcible sex offense.

      The percentage of crimes on UC Davis Medical Center

      The campus located by 2315 Stockton Blvd. address in Sacramento, California.


      UC Davis Medical Center in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is the middle size campus of University of California-Davis with 0.09% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on UC Davis Medical Center are burglary, motor vehicle theft, and forcible sex offense.

      Academic Programs

      Number of degree programs offered

      University of California-Davis offers 825 programs in total: 318 are for Bachelor's degree, 264 - for Master's degree, 207 - for Doctor's degree-research/scholarship programs, 18 - for Postbaccalaureate certificate, and 9 are Post-master's certificate.

      This is the middle number of programs in comparison with other 748 universities in California state, with one of the highest number of Bachelor's degree and Doctor's degree-research/scholarship programs offered. University of California-Davis is one of the few institutions in California that offers a Postbaccalaureate certificate program.


      Total credit/contact hours

      Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the California state average data to help you compare.


      University of California-Davis provides coursework for undergraduate students, graduate students and students with doctors professional practice.

      In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 27319 students with 1229370 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period. The enrollment for graduates was 5341 with 192291 credit hours. The doctors professional practice enrollment was 1253 students.


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      Student Reviews and Ratings for University of California-Davis

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      The school takes to many students that they are not able to accommodate and it take so long to process your transcript, even after updating transcripts it still not correct. They also want to give equal priority to new students instead to everyone who attends. uc Davis deserves zero stars it overhyped and understaffed garbage school. Jammed pack office hours with ta and professors who give you no time to help you on a assignments because they only want to attend to students who they feel will do well.professors are very discouraging to black student i probably had one that I truly felt cared about seeing me do well despite there lies of saying that want to see me suceed. Professors told me that I can't pass a class despite the grade saying that I could still pass with a grade of atleast 66 but instead gave 40 grades. Had the same professors say I need to be in remedial writing class for non native English speakers. Also if you are black student be very very very cautious of your work because there are white teacher assistant who are the majority in most department here that will single you out for plagiarism and they feel this entitlement because it easy for them to do it because your the only black person in the majority of your classes and sometimes they grade on your plagiarism rather than focusing on content and then report you unexpectedly even when you think everything fine at the end. I had a professor literally after break report me for plagiarism for an exam that was done two weeks before break that was perfectly fine when It was handed back to me and the shady part was that I emailed him and he gave me the go ahead point to have me pass since it was pass no pass .In my 12 years of education I haven't had any problem with playgarism till I came here This school is for Berkeley rejects so if you don't get into ucb or ucla this is the perfect school for you. Don't let the good reviews fool you that UC Davis is a good school because it totally the opposite . The people who have done well at this school are the students who have access to past exams that proffesors end up using the the next quarter and then when they get a good grade they claim that uc davis is on par with berkeley our ucla which it is not the case at all. The point of college is to learn on your own I am really disappointed with the academics here at davis. . I wish i had stayed at my community college longer and then transfer to uc Berkeley our UCLA . Since i been here i have not gotten a single good grade so far despite the effort that i put in . I lost my acceptance to UCLA because of this terrible school. My best grades have come from uc Berkeley summer courses and I will most likely finish all of my elective requirement next spring summer and fall at UC Berkeley. My advice to prospective students is to stay away from this uc at all cost if your doing social sciences, choose Berkeley instead you wont regret it. Berkeley offers 45 upper division classes that are 5 units with a wide range of professors who have been teaching for 40years compare that to UC Davis 15 classes with the same professor who teaches 15 classes our a professor who probably is just coming as a adjunct proffesor for a quarter . so if you end up with a bad professor at uc Davis your screwed . i given this school a chance since transferring in 2016 and it fallen my expectation of what a uc education is suppose to look like as a non science major. Uc Davis spend a million dollars this year alone on a new scoreboard for there subpar football team instead of filling the sociology department with more upper division professors who can teach more than just 18 classes and the fact that they used are tuition money to hide the pepper spray incident. Also it takes a super duper long time for the school to update your record. Most of the student workers also dont know what they are doing

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      Overall Rating:

      Polite people.good place to study.and alot of events off campus.. moneymobb n..

      Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

      Overall Rating:

      This is indeed an atrocious university given their wealth, and it axiomatically receives zero stars. If you want to be constantly abused by the administrators, you may decide to work here. The starting salary for a lecturer is less than 60000, while the housing prices for a dilapidated house is over 2000 monthly in Davis, CA. Expect to pay at least 1000 for various deductions--tax, etc.--monthly. Also, some of the worst administrators include the deans and their associates, as they mercilessly and ignorantly implement "policies" and "practices" that never financially benefit the lecturers. Simply put, UC Davis comprises a terrible administration; please avoid it. While it boasts about its accomplishments, it is merely an antediluvian dinosaur with its bones left. AND REPORTING MY POST WILL NOT CHANGE ANYTHING!

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      Overall Rating:

      I loved my time at UC Davis. Great students, staff and academics. 💙💛

      Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

      Overall Rating:

      Perhaps I was attending the nearby special education facility while thinking I was at the UC? Certainly felt like that at more than a few points in my undergrad studies there.Something about the whole atmosphere was off (even if the swastika graffiti and "burn the witch" adult population are taken out of the equation), and I felt it from day one.I chose to ignore it in favor of what I thought was better judgement -- this was easily one of the ten worst mistakes of my life.

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      Location & Website

      Address: One Shields Avenue


      Religious affiliation: Not applicable

      Calendar system: Quarter

      General Phone Number: +5307521011

      Institution is active in current year: 1

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