University of California, Davis

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School Overview

The University of California, Davis, commonly referred to as UC Davis, is a public, four-year research university located in Davis, California. The university was originally founded in 1905 as the agricultural extension of University of California, Berkeley, at which time it was called the “University Farm”. It was later converted into an independent university and its name was changed to University of California, Davis. UC Davis has the largest campus of all universities in the University of California system and has the third largest enrollment.

General Information

Admission Office

One Shields Ave

178 Mrak Hall

Davis, CA 95616

(530) 752-2971

Fax: (530) 752-1280



Contact: Pamela Burnett

Director of Undergraduate Admissions
Main Address

One Shields Avenue

Davis, CA 95616

(530) 752-1011

www.ucdavis.edu
Size

Total undergrads: 24,209

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 4,972

Degree-seeking undergrads: 24,017

Graduate enrollment: 4,085

Setting

Suburban setting

Small city (50,000 – 249,999)

Residential campus

Degrees offered:
Bachelor’s
Master’s
Doctoral
First Professional

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $60

Online application fee: $60
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 53%

Percent students who return sophomore year: 90%

Tuition & Fees

Estimated Expenses for Academic Year 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
Tuition and fees $8,124 $8,639 $10,003 $11,958 +19.54%
Books and Supplies $1,508 $1,544 $1,590 $1,601 +0.69%
Living Arrangement – On Campus
Room and Board $11,533 $11,978 $12,361 $12,498 +1.11%
Other $2,759 $2,854 $3,112 $3,240 +4.11%
Living Arrangement – Off Campus
Room and Board $7,609 $7,843 $8,164 $8,352 +2.30%
Other $3,585 $3,699 $3,984 $4,117 +3.34%
Total Expenses 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
In-state On Campus $23,924 $25,015 $27,066 $29,297 +8.24%
In-state Off Campus $20,826 $21,725 $23,741 $26,028 +9.63%
In-state with Family $9,632 $10,183 $11,593 $13,559 +16.96%
Average Graduate Student Tuition & Fees
Tuition for In-state Students $9,342
In-state Student Fees $1,809
Tuition for Out-of-state Students $24,444
Out-of-state Fees $1,809

Financial Aid

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Students Percent Amount Average Per Student
All students financial aid 3,420 70%
Grant or scholarship aid 2,866 59% $32,451,452 $11,323
• Federal grants 1,515 31% $6,779,905 $4,475
• Pell grants 1,469 30% $5,689,474 $3,873
• Other federal grants 1,269 26% $1,090,431 $859
State/local government grant or scholarships 1,639 34% $7,931,186 $4,839
Institutional grants or scholarships 2,771 57% $17,740,361 $6,402
Student loan aid 2,210 45% $11,492,215 $5,200
• Federal student loans 2,199 45% $10,585,907 $4,814
• Other student loans 130 3% $906,308 $6,972

All Degrees and Programs

Program Completions for Most Recent Year BA/BS MA/MS Doctor AA/AS CERT
Total of All Education Programs 7050 869 887 216
Agriculture 587 85 22
Agricultural Business and Management, Other 326
Agricultural Economics 24 9
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences, Other 40 12 5
Agronomy and Crop Science 3
Animal Sciences 131
Animal Sciences, Other 15 9
Food Science 62 7 3
International Agriculture 9 16
Plant Sciences 1
Plant Sciences, Other 16 1
Soil Science and Agronomy 1
Soil Sciences, Other 1 3
Architecture and Related Services 105 12
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning 68 12
Environmental Design/Architecture 1
Landscape Architecture 36
Area, Gender, Cultural, Ethnic, and Group Studies 169 1 5
American Indian/Native American Studies 2 1 1
American/United States Studies/Civilization 19
Asian-American Studies 40
East Asian Studies 9
Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies 74 4
Near and Middle Eastern Studies 4
Women’s Studies 21
Biology and Biomedical Sciences 1400 55 141
Animal Behavior and Ethology 1 1
Biochemistry 2
Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology, Other 3
Biology and Biological Sciences, General 463
Biophysics 4
Biostatistics 3 2
Biotechnology 85
Botany/Plant Biology 4 2 8
Cell Physiology 3 7
Cell/Cellular Biology and Histology 38 3 5
Ecology 7 27
Ecology, Evolution, Systematics and Population Biology, Other 26
Entomology 5 4 1
Environmental Toxicology 23
Epidemiology 1 7
Exercise Physiology 157 5
Genetics 72 4 11
Immunology 3 5
Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology 1
Microbiology 45 12
Molecular Biochemistry 239 1 12
Neurobiology and Anatomy 200
Neuroscience 1 8
Pathology/Experimental Pathology 4 10
Pharmacology and Toxicology 9
Plant Pathology/Phytopathology 5 5
Population Biology 1 3
Zoology/Animal Biology 40 7 1
Business, Administration, Management, Marketing, etc. 160
Business Administration and Management 160
Communication and Journalism Programs 352 6
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 352 6
Computing and Information Sciences 46 27 25
Computer Science 46 27 25
Education 104 25 140
Education 96 140
Educational Leadership and Administration 16
Special Education and Teaching 2
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other 9
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels 6
Engineering 558 144 74
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering 43
Agricultural Engineering
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering 69 14 10
Chemical Engineering 54 15 10
Civil Engineering 142 42 16
Computer Engineering 54
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 2 36 19
Engineering 68
Engineering, Other 2 6 5
Materials Engineering 6 1 6
Mechanical Engineering 118 30 8
English Language, Composition and Literature/Letters 246 16 10
English Language and Literature 246 16 10
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 305 18 20
Chinese Language and Literature 34
Comparative Literature 23 1 2
French Language and Literature 28 3 3
German Language and Literature 12 1 4
Italian Language and Literature 15
Japanese Language and Literature 27
Linguistics 38 10 6
Russian Language and Literature 12
Spanish Language and Literature 116 3 5
Health Services and Allied Health Sciences 8 51 216 74
Environmental Health 1
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing 73
Medical Informatics 2
Medicine 89
Pre-Veterinary Studies 8
Public Health 22
Veterinary Medicine 127
Veterinary Sciences/Veterinary Clinical Sciences 27
History 191 5 7
History 191 5 7
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services 7
Forensic Science and Technology 7
Legal and Law Studies 34 195
Law 195
Legal Professions and Studies, Other 17
Programs for Foreign Lawyers 17
Mathematics and Statistics 79 9 12
Applied Mathematics 10 4 5
Computational Mathematics 2
Mathematics 43 3 4
Statistics 24 2 3
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies 180 10 20
Classical, Ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern Studies and Archaeology 8
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 18 4 4
Nutrition Sciences 149 6 16
Science, Technology and Society 5
Natural Resources and Conservation 140 2
Environmental Science 3
Environmental Studies 22
Natural Resources and Conservation, Other 35
Natural Resources Conservation and Research, Other 2
Natural Resources/Conservation 67
Urban Forestry 13
Physical Sciences 123 31 50
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology 3 6 3
Chemistry 71 4 32
Geology and Earth Science 16 4 4
Hydrology and Water Resources Science 3 3
Optics/Optical Sciences 3
Physical Sciences, Other 2
Physics 21 14 11
Physics, Other 4
Psychology 698 23 17
Psychology 698 23 17
Social Sciences 1310 25 41
Anthropology 80 7 5
Economics 453 5 11
Geography 5 10
International Relations and Affairs 265
Political Science and Government 260 3 6
Political Science and Government, Other 7
Sociology 245 5 9
Visual and Performing Arts 325 28 2
Art History, Criticism and Conservation 32 4
Art/Art Studies 10
Design and Visual Communications 149
Drama and Dramatics/Theater Arts 16 13
Dramatic/Theater Arts and Stagecraft, Other 1
Film/Cinema/Video Studies 34
Fine/Studio Arts 43
Music 33 1 1
Visual and Performing Arts, Other 18
Work and Family Studies 228 18 5
Apparel and Textiles 30 3
Human Development and Family Studies 198 7 5
Human Nutrition 8

Above data represent first majors only.

(-) Indicates that program is not offered at this award level.


Undergraduate Majors

Agriculture & Related Sciences

Agricultural Management and Rangeland Resources B
Agronomy/Crop Science B
Animal Sciences B
Animal Science & Management B
Avian Sciences B
Food Science B
International Agriculture B
Managerial Economics B
Range Science/Management B
Soil Science and Agronomy B
Viticulture and Enology B

Architecture & Related Programs

City/Community/Regional Planning B
Landscape Architecture B

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies

African Studies B
African-American Studies B
American Studies B
Asian American Studies B
East Asian Studies B
Hispanic-American Studies B
Native American Studies B
Women’s Studies B

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art History/Criticism/Conservation B
Design/Visual Communications B
Drama/Theater Arts B
Film Studies B
Fine/Studio Arts B
Music – General B
Technocultural Studies B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology B
Biotechnology B
Botany B
Cellular Biology/Histology B
Entomology B
Environmental Toxicology B
Evolution, Ecology and Biodiversity B
Exercise Physiology B
Genetics B
Microbiology B
Molecular Biochemistry B
Neurobiology/Physiology B
Zoology B

Communications & Journalism

Communications/Rhetoric B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Science B

Engineering

Aeronautical/Aerospace Engineering B
Biomedical Engineering B
Chemical Engineering B
Civil Engineering B
Computational applied science B
Computer Engineering – General B
Electrical/Communications Engineering B
Materials Engineering B
Mechanical Engineering B

Engineering Technologies

Laser/Optical Technology B

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B

Family & Consumer Sciences

Clothing/Apparel/Textile Studies B
Human Development/Family Studies B

Foreign Language & Literature

Chinese B
Comparative Literature B
French B
German B
Italian B
Japanese B
Linguistics B
Russian B
Spanish B

History

History – General B

Mathematics

Applied Mathematics B
Computational Mathematics B
Mathematics – General B
Statistics B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

Classical/Ancient Mediterranean/Near Eastern Studies B
Medieval/Renaissance Studies B
Natural Sciences B
Nature and Culture B
Nutrition Sciences B
Science, Technology & Society B

Natural Resources & Conservation

Environmental Studies B
Natural Resources & Conservation – General B
Urban Forestry B
Wildlife, Fish and Conservation Biology B

Philosophy & Religion

Philosophy B
Religion/Religious Studies B

Physical Sciences

Applied Physics B
Atmospheric Sciences B
Chemistry B
Geology B
Hydrology/Water Resources B
Physics B

Psychology

Psychology – General B

Social Sciences

Anthropology B
Economics B
International Relations B
Political Science/Government B
Sociology B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

University of California-Davis Highlights

School Information

Phone Number:(530) 752-1011
Website:www.ucdavis.edu
Type of School:4-year, Public
Apply Online:universityofcalifornia.edu/admissions/undergrad_adm/apply/apply_online.html
Address:One Shields Avenue, Davis, CA 95616-8678
Setting:23
Campus Housing:Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population:36,460
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):81%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:20 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:Yes
Distance Learning Students*:36,221 (99% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered:Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition:$14,046
Out-of-state Tuition:$40,728
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:70%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$18,523

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

University of California-Davis Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at University of California-Davis.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences112106
Architecture and Related Services31
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies922
Biological and Biomedical Sciences162120
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services12
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs111
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services111
Education2132
Engineering10109
English Language and Literature/Letters211
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences231
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics955
Health Professions and Related Programs3171
History111
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service1
Legal Professions and Studies2
Mathematics and Statistics533
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies612
Natural Resources and Conservation15
Philosophy and Religious Studies1221
Physical Sciences1955
Psychology211
Social Sciences655
Visual and Performing Arts762
Grand total91119469

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

See the distance education degree programs that are offered at University of California-Davis.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at University of California-Davis and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$14,046
Out-of-state$40,728
Books and supplies$1,601

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$13,237
Out-of-state$28,339

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid3,72070%
Grant or scholarship aid3,32763%$18,523
Student loan aid2,05839%$5,367

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid19,15468%$16,421
Federal student loans10,40737%$4,969

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for University of California-Davis. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled University of California-Davis students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2017

TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants68,55331,31837,235
Percent admitted100%36%47%
Percent admitted who enrolled8%7%10%

Admissions Considerations

RequiredRecommendedOptional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Recommendations
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

University of California-Davis Enrollment, Fall 2017

Total Enrollment36,460
Undergraduate enrollment29,379
Graduate enrollment7,081

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

University of California-Davis Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
    • Didactic Program in Dietetics
  • American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar
    • Law (LAW) - Professional schools
  • American Veterinary Medical Association, Council on Education
    • Veterinary Medicine (VET) - Programs leading to a D.V.M. or D.M.V. degree (School of Veterinary Medicine)
  • Council on Education for Public Health
    • Public Health Programs (PHPG) - Graduate level program offered outside a school of public health
    • Public Health Programs (PHPG) - Graduate level program offered outside a school of public health
  • Liaison Committee on Medical Education
    • Medicine (MED) - Programs leading to the M.D. degree (Davis School of Medicine, Education Building)
  • Association for Clinical Pastoral Education, Inc., Accreditation Commission
    • (SCPE) - Clinical pastoral education (CPE) centers offering CPE and supervisory CPE programs

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. CollegeAtlas.org does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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