UC-Davis

University of California - Davis

1 Shields Ave, Davis, United States
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  • Total Documents
    12,531
  • Class Notes
    8,852
  • Textbook Notes
    849
  • Study Guides
    2,818
  • Currently Enrolled
    5,753
  • Previously Enrolled
    4,305

Overview of University of California - Davis (UC-Davis)

About this school

UC Davis, founded in 1905, is a public, comprehensive university. Programs are offered through the Colleges of Agricultural and Environmental Science, Engineering, and Letters and Science; and the Graduate School of Management. Its 5,200-acre campus is located in Davis, 15 miles from Sacramento, the capital of California.
  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:30,145
    • Men:12,203 (40.5%)
    • Women:17,942 (59.5%)

Location

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Admission Information (UC-Davis)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to University of California, Davis is very difficult: more than 50% of freshmen were in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1230 on the SAT I or over 26 on the ACT; about 60% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is required

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
3
4
Science
2
3
Foreign Language
2
3
Social Studies
1
-
History
1
-
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
January 31
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
Considered if submitted
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Writing component required
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: Used for advising ACT: Used for admission

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
One Shields Avenue
City, State, Zip
Davis, CA  95616
Phone
(530) 752-2971
Fax
(530) 752-6363
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
November 30
Application Fee
$70
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
March 15
Accept Offer Of Admission
May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student cannot defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
-
Other
High school subject requirements required for freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
44% of 70,214 applicants were admitted
Women
47% of 38,053 applicants were admitted
Men
39% of 32,161 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
9,185 (30%) of 30,573 admitted students enrolled
Women
5,372 (30%) of 18,023 admitted students enrolled
Men
3,813 (30%) of 12,550 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.99
375 And Above
85%
3.50 - 3.74
10%
3.25 - 3.49
2%
3.00 - 3.24
1%
2.50 - 2.99
1%
2.00 - 2.49
1%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
570-710 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
29%
• Score 600 - 700
36%
• Score 500 - 600
29%
• Score 400 - 500
6%
• Score 300 - 400
1%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
Sat Critical Reading
550-650 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
10%
• Score 600 - 700
44%
• Score 500 - 600
38%
• Score 400 - 500
8%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
25-31 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
37%
• Score 24 - 29
47%
• Score 18 - 23
15%
• Score 12 - 17
2%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (UC-Davis)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - In-state: $14,463|Out-of-state: $43,458
  • Room & Board: - $15,765 (75.43784094171691%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,136 (5.4359268829553065%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $3,997 (19.126232175327782%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


University of California, Davis accepts

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 2
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning March 10
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal and Institutional Methodologies

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 001313
Free
State Aid Form
-

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
4,154 (71.5%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
3,235 (77.9%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
3,191 (98.6%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
798 (25.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
84%
Average Award
$25,819
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 3,122 (97.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $21,987
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,858 (58.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,846
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 90 (2.8%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
265 (4.6%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $6,040

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
20,459 (69.9%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
17,702 (86.5%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
17,444 (98.5%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
3,787 (21.7%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
81%
Average Award
$21,951
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 17,090 (98.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $18,761
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 9,690 (55.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,167
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 366 (2.1%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
1,060 (3.6%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $6,623

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
49%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$19,124
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships, The UC Davis Aggie Grant Plan (for middle-income California students)
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Agriculture, Area/Ethnic Studies, Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Engineering/Technologies, English, Foreign Languages, Health Fields, Home Economics, Humanities, International Studies, Mathematics, Premedicine, Religion/Biblical Studies, Social Sciences
Creative Arts/Performance
Not reported
Special Achievements/Activities
Not reported
Special Characteristics
Not reported

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

Academics & Instruction (UC-Davis)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Quarter

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Not required

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


Not reported

Part-Time Faculty


Not reported

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


Not reported

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 13% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 22% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 26% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 7% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 6% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 11% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 16% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 7% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 24% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 42% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 14% of discussion sections/labs
  • 40-49 students: - 9% of discussion sections/labs
  • 50-59 students: - 4% of discussion sections/labs
  • Over 100 students: - 1% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-59
Over 100 students
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Not accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
5,676,811

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
Not Reported
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Not reported

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


University of California, Davis provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


92.7%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


57.8%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


82.1%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


85.0%

Programs & Majors (UC-Davis)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (83)


  • Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering
  • African-American/Black Studies
  • Agricultural Business and Management, Other
  • Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences, Other
  • American Indian/Native American Studies
  • American/United States Studies/Civilization
  • Animal Sciences, General
  • Animal Sciences, Other
  • Anthropology
  • Apparel and Textiles, General
  • Applied Mathematics, General
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Asian-American Studies
  • Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General
  • Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Biotechnology
  • Botany/Plant Biology
  • Cell/Cellular Biology and Histology
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry, General
  • Chinese Language and Literature
  • City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Classical, Ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern Studies and Archaeology
  • Comparative Literature
  • Computational Mathematics
  • East Asian Studies
  • Ecology, Evolution, Systematics and Population Biology, Other
  • Economics, General
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Engineering, Other
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Entomology
  • Environmental Studies
  • Environmental Toxicology
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Film/Cinema/Video Studies
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Food Science
  • French Language and Literature
  • Genetics, General
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • German Language and Literature
  • Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies
  • History, General
  • Human Development and Family Studies, General
  • Hydrology and Water Resources Science
  • International Agriculture
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Italian Language and Literature
  • Japanese Language and Literature
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Linguistics
  • Materials Engineering
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Microbiology, General
  • Molecular Biochemistry
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music, General
  • Natural Resources and Conservation, Other
  • Natural Resources/Conservation, General
  • Neurobiology and Anatomy
  • Nutrition Sciences
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Sciences, Other
  • Physics, General
  • Physics, Other
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Political Science and Government, Other
  • Psychology, General
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Russian Language and Literature
  • Sociology
  • Soil Science and Agronomy, General
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Statistics, General
  • Urban Forestry
  • Visual and Performing Arts, Other
  • Women's Studies
  • Zoology/Animal Biology

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Not reported

Special Programs


Student-designed major, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Biological/life sciences, Social sciences, Psychology

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Agriculture and Management, Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Fine Arts, Master of Science, Master of Advanced Study, Master of Business Administration, Master of Preventive Veterinary Medicine, Master of Laws, Master of Arts, Master of Professional Accountancy, Master of Engineering

Master's Programs of Study (87)


  • Accounting
  • Aerospace/Aeronautical Engineering
  • Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness
  • Agricultural Sciences--General
  • Agronomy and Soil Sciences
  • American Indian/Native American Studies
  • Animal Sciences
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Applied Science and Technology
  • Art History
  • Art/Fine Arts
  • Atmospheric Sciences
  • Biochemistry
  • Bioengineering
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Biophysics
  • Biostatistics
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Cell Biology
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Child Development
  • Civil Engineering
  • Clinical Research
  • Clothing and Textiles
  • Communication--General
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Cultural Studies
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Developmental Biology
  • Ecology
  • Economics
  • Education--General
  • Educational Psychology
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • English
  • Entomology
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Epidemiology
  • Exercise and Sports Science
  • Food Science and Technology
  • Forensic Sciences
  • Genetics
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • German
  • History
  • Horticulture
  • Hydrology
  • Immunology
  • Law
  • Linguistics
  • Materials Engineering
  • Materials Sciences
  • Maternal and Child Health
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Medical Informatics
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Music
  • Nutrition
  • Pathology
  • Pharmacology
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Physiology
  • Plant Biology
  • Plant Pathology
  • Political Science
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Statistics
  • Textile Design
  • Theater
  • Toxicology
  • Transportation Management
  • Transportation and Highway Engineering
  • Urban and Regional Planning
  • Veterinary Sciences
  • Viticulture and Enology
  • Writing
  • Zoology

Campus Life (UC-Davis)

Location & Geography

Population


65,993

Nearest Metropolitan Area


5,300 acres

Environment


Suburban environment

Campus Size


San Francisco

Weather


Temperature
37.7 average low in January, 87.8 average high in September
Rain
58 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
22 mile(s) from campus in Sacramento
Nearest Bus Station
1 mile(s) from campus in Davis
Nearest Train Station
1 mile(s) from campus in Davis

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Women only housing, coed housing, cooperative housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


25% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


75%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
-
School Colors
Blue and gold

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Field Hockey
Football
Golf
Gymnastics
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball
Water Polo

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Field Hockey
Football
Golf
Gymnastics
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball
Water Polo

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, football, golf, ice hockey, soccer, softball, table tennis, tennis, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


University of California, Davis offers choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Army ROTC offered on campus, Navy ROTC is offered off campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


29,362

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
30,145
Women
17,942
Men
12,203

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 33.5% Asian
  • 2.6% Black/African-American
  • 25.3% Hispanic/Latino
  • 6.1% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.5% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 29.7% White
  • 2.1% Unknown

International Students


15.6%

Average Age


21

Number of Graduate Students


7,133

Student Resources (UC-Davis)