University of California - Davis

4,000 reviews
  1. Davis, CA
  2. 4 Year
A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    A
  5. Athletics
    A-
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    A
  8. Location
    A
  9. Dorms
    A-
  10. Campus Food
    A+
  11. Student Life
    A
  12. Safety
    B+
University of California - Davis is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-AA
Athletic Conference
Big Sky Conference
Address
One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616

University of California - Davis Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
40%
SAT Range
1070-1340
ACT Range
25-31
Application Fee
$70
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$16,231/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $10,492/ year
  • $30-48k
    $11,625/ year
  • $49-75k
    $14,696/ year
  • $76-110k
    $21,513/ year
  • $110k+
    $29,226/ year

Academics

Professors
A
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
18:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
77%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.264 responses
43%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.267 responses
47%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.267 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
26,810Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
5%
Pell Grant
37%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 164 responses
Report
  • Studious, but fun
    52%
  • Studious and driven; passionate about something
    21%
  • Studious
    9%
  • Competitive at certain majors, individualistic
    5%
  • Asian
    4%
  • Bicyclist
    2%
  • Capitalist hippies
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
67%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.311 responses
Poll
55%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.390 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 176 responses
Report
  • Bikes
    39%
  • Environmental
    16%
  • Community
    13%
  • Academic
    12%
  • Beautiful
    11%
  • Unique
    3%
  • Fulfilling
    2%

After University of California - Davis

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$57,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
83%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
89%
National
83%
72%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.185 responses

Reviews

4,000 reviews
  • Excellent
    640
  • Very Good
    1720
  • Average
    1443
  • Poor
    145
  • Terrible
    52
The University of California-Davis is friendly and beauty university. Campus is very large and it recommended you ride a bike to get to class, almost everyone does. Bike traffic does exist, so be careful! In addition, there are many great resources on campus, such as the mind and body spa, to help you relax before finals, or the SCC which is a safe space for all students. Classes are pretty large but get smaller as they become more major-specific. Professors are a great resource for internships and research opportunities. Overall, the campus is great!
  • Junior
  • 6 days ago
As an Aggie, it's very hard to not catch the Aggie Pride bug, our Intramural Rugby team are 2015 National Champions and may look to be that way for this year as well. We're in league and have played some tough schools athletically speaking and as an UC we have some of the best facilities and professors in the world. The tough competition is present here, but there are ways to make it easier to adjust and insure your success by taking advantage of the many opportunities you can find, but you are responsible for your success here ultimately. This is a great school, very highly recommended but don't expect to coast, the quarter system will certainly teach you that, and apply for real-world experience! If you're successful at a UC, especially here, you'll do great after graduation!
  • Recent Alumnus
  • 7 months ago
I lived in Tercero so the living conditions could be very different from cuarto or segundo. Most Tercero building are new so everything looks gorgeous. The lounges are really spacious and nice so people like to go in there to study or chill; it's a great place to meet people. The bathrooms are also very nice. There's always 2-3 bathrooms(for your gender) per floor so you'll never really have a problem finding an unoccupied shower or bathroom stall. I didn't like the idea of having to share bathrooms with others at first, but the school has them cleaned every morning so it's not so bad! We definitely have the worst dining commons out of the 3 residence Halls but it gets the job done and I feel like i'm going to miss it next year when I have to cook for myself. The smell is definitely no myth. At night, it reeks of cow, but you honestly do get used to it within the first month. Overall, it's all about what you make of your situation; I know people who locked themselves in their room and hated their freshmen year experience, while others really put themselves out there and went to all the floor socials and tried to talk with everyone and loved Davis alot!
  • College Freshman
  • Mar 27 2015