University of California-Davis.

University of California-Davis

Davis, CA4 year degree
Out-of-state tuition
Acceptance rate

About University of California-Davis

The University of California, Davis (UC Davis, UCD, or Davis) is a public research university and land-grant university located near Davis, California. It is one of the ten campuses of the University of California system, and has the third-largest enrollment in the system after UCLA and UC Berkeley. The institution was first founded as an agricultural branch of the system in 1905, and became the seventh campus of the University of California in 1959. The university is classified as an R1 university, meaning that it engages in a very high level of research activity. The UC Davis faculty includes 23 members of the National Academy of Sciences, 30 members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 17 members of the American Law Institute, 14 members of the Institute of Medicine, and 14 members of the National Academy of Engineering. Among other honors, university faculty, alumni, and researchers have won two Nobel Prizes, a Presidential Medal of Freedom, three Pulitzer Prizes, three MacArthur Fellowships, and a National Medal of Science.Founded as a primarily agricultural campus, the university has expanded over the past century to include graduate and professional programs in medicine (which includes the UC Davis Medical Center), law, veterinary medicine, education, nursing, and business management, in addition to 90 research programs offered by UC Davis Graduate Studies. The UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine is the largest veterinary school in the United States and has been ranked first in the world for five consecutive years (2015–19). UC Davis also offers certificates and courses, including online classes, for adults and non-traditional learners through its Division of Continuing and Professional Education.The UC Davis Aggies athletic teams compete in NCAA Division I, primarily as members of the Big West Conference with additional sports in the Big Sky Conference (football only) and the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation. In its first year of full Division I status, 11 UC Davis teams qualified for NCAA post-season competitions.


  • Offers bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees
  • 30,046 students
  • 0.45 faculty staff per student
  • Campus housing available

Notable programs at University of California-Davis

Agricultural Economics
Most popular degree

The most popular degrees are Agricultural Economics, Animal Sciences, Food Science, Soil Science, Fine Arts, Environmental Science, Biology, and Botany.

Acceptance Rates

Acceptance Rate in 2017
Avg SAT Scores in 2017

30,762 students out of 70,952 applicants were accepted into University of California-Davis. They had an average SAT score of 1286. 81% of people submitted their SAT score along with their applications while 56% chose to submit their ACT score.

Tuition and costs

Out-of-state undergraduate tuition (2017)
In-state undergraduate tuition (2017)

In 2017, the out-of-state cost of tuition at University of California-Davis was $42,433, while for in-state students it was $14,419. After taking into account financial aid, the costs of books and supplies, room and board, and general living expenses, the average cost for out-of-state students was $45,045.

The average financial aid at University of California-Davis is $18,698. After factoring this in, out-of-state students pay $23,735 for undergraduate tuition on average.

Financial aid available at University of California-Davis

Family Income Level

Average Discount

Of undergrads receive grants
Of undergrads receive federal loans

67% of undergraduate students at University of California-Davis received grants or loans in 2017.

The average award discount is the ratio between the average grant or scholarship value, and the cost, which is the sum of out-of-state tuition, room, board, book, supplies, and other living expenses.

Average student living expenses at University of California-Davis

Room & board
Books & supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of California-Davis was of $16,136 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,253.

Diversity at University of California-Davis

Ethnic Mix, 2017

Student Gender Mix, 2017