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University of California-Davis

Davis, California
Many students use bicycles to get around the 7000-acre campus. credit: Shea
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Overview
Public
28,564 Undergraduates
42% Admissions Rate
Suburb: Small
Public
Region: West
Division 1
Size: Big
Doctoral
University of California-Davis
One Shields Avenue
Davis, California
95616-8678
(530) 752-1011
www.ucdavis.edu

The University of California, Davis, or UC Davis, is one of the top 50 colleges in the U.S., as well as a public research, land-grant and space-grant university. Located west of Sacramento in Davis, California, it was originally called University Farm and established by the State Legislature in 1905. The campus size is 5,300 acres, making it the biggest UC campus, and it has the third largest student body out of all the UC schools. Its official motto is “Fiat lux” or “Let there be light.” UC Davis alumni and faculty members have been award Nobel Prizes, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the MacArthur Fellowship and the National Medal of Science. Notable alumni include astronauts Stephen Robinson and Tracy Caldwell Dyson, Chief Justice of California Tani Cantil-Sakauye, chef Martin Yan, mayor of Sacramento Darrell Steinberg and American mixed martial artist Urijah Faber. The school’s colors are Aggie blue and gold, and its mascot is Gunrock the Mustang. Its sporting affiliation is NCAA Division I FCS – Big West, and varsity sports offered there include men’s baseball, basketball, tennis, soccer, football and cross country, and women’s golf, lacrosse, basketball, beach volleyball, water polo and equestrian.

Location

Davis, formerly known as Davisville, is a city in the U.S. state of California and the most populous city in Yolo County. It had a population of 65,622 in 2010, not including the on-campus population of the University of California, Davis, which was over 9,400 in 2016. As of 2016, there were 35,186 students enrolled at the university. More from Wikipedia...

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Students
41%

Men

59%

Women

21

Average Age of Entering Students

3561

New Transfer Students

Admissions
42%

Acceptance Rate

20%

Enrollment Yield

1050-1330

SAT Range

68,553

Applicants in 2016

Costs
$16,039

Typical Cost

$42,433

Out-Of-State (published)

$14,419

In-State (published)

70%

Recieve Financial Aid

76%

Have Loans

$12,500

Median Debt

Academics
20.0 to 1

Student to Faculty Ratio

Doctoral

Highest Degree Offered

553

Doctorates Awareded

Psychology

Top Major

12

Faculty Awards

45

National Academy Members

765

Post Docs Employed

Campus Life

Dorm Food:

Standard

Clubs & Extracurriculars:

Important, more than 750 clubs to join

Greek Life:

Important, 68 chapters at the school

Party Scene:

Standard, mostly on the weekends
Athletics
Football Conference:

Big Sky Conference

Basketball Conference:

Big West Conference

Track & Field Conference:

Big West Conference

Football Division:

1

Basketball Division:

1

Track Division:

1

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