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University of California--Davis is a public institution that was founded in 1905. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 25,096, its setting is city, and the campus size is 5,300 acres. It utilizes a quarter-based academic calendar. University of California--Davis's ranking in the 2013 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities, 38. Its in-state tuition and fees are $13,877 (2012-13); out-of-state tuition and fees are $36,755 (2012-13).
The University of California—Davis, one of 10 schools in the University of California system, was originally established as a farm school for UC—Berkeley. Located just 15 miles from Sacramento, UC Davis’s campus contains an airport, fire department, and a collection of outdoor sculptures called Eggheads. There are nearly 500 student organizations on campus in addition to a sizeable Greek community that comprises more than 40 fraternity and sorority chapters. All freshmen are guaranteed housing, and after their first year students typically move off campus or live in university apartments. The UC Davis Aggies field more than 25 NCAA Division I teams, and students can join the Aggie Pack, the largest student spirit organization in the country.
UC Davis offers a wide range of academic options within its undergraduate, graduate, and professional schools and colleges. Among the school’s graduate programs are the highly ranked Graduate School of Management, School of Law, School of Medicine, College of Engineering, and School of Veterinary Medicine. Other notable programs include the School of Education and the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing. Undergraduates can study in the College of Letters and Science, College of Engineering, College of Biological Sciences, or College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences. The UC Davis Arboretum, technically a public park, encompasses 100 acres of gardens that stretch along a waterway.
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The University of California, Davis, makes a difference in the lives of people every day. Fueled by learning and energized by discovery, the UC Davis tradition of engagement with the local community, the nation and the world guides all that it does. The university's commitment to providing an attentive and research-enriched education creates a supportive learning environment for both students and faculty. UC Davis is a pioneer in interdisciplinary problem-solving, and its four colleges, five professional schools, more than 100 academic majors and 86 graduate programs make it the most comprehensive of all the University of California campuses.
|School type||public, coed college|
When applying to University of California--Davis, it's important to note the application deadline is November 30. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due January 31. The application fee at University of California--Davis is $70. It is most selective, with an acceptance rate of 46.0 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2011 acceptance rate||46.0%|
|Application deadline||November 30|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||January 31|
The student-faculty ratio at University of California--Davis is 16:1, and the school has 32.6 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 91.8 percent.
|4-year graduation rate||53|
|Five most popular majors for 2011 graduates|
University of California--Davis has a total undergraduate enrollment of 25,096, with a gender distribution of 45.0 percent male students and 55.0 percent female students. University of California--Davis is part of the NCAA I athletic conference.
|Student gender distribution|
|Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity||N/A|
|Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority||N/A|
|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA I|
Campus Info & Services
University of California--Davis offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, day care, health service, and health insurance. University of California--Davis also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at University of California--Davis.
|Students who have cars on campus||N/A|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||No|
Paying for School
At University of California--Davis, 64.6 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $16,072.
Paying for college doesn't have to be difficult or devastating. Go to the Paying for College knowledge center to get advice on raising cash and reducing costs.
|In-state tuition and fees||$13,877 (2012-13)|
|Out-of-state tuition and fees||$36,755 (2012-13)|
|Room and board||$13,503 (2012-13)|
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* Overview details based on 2011 data