University of California - Davis

3,896 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
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    B+
  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 ranks over 1,000 colleges based on more than 50 statistics and nearly 12 million opinions from college students.

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
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
18:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
80%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.189 responses
46%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.193 responses
56%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.193 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 93 responses
Report
  • Studious, but fun
    57%
  • Studious and driven; passionate about something
    20%
  • Studious
    10%
  • Competitive at certain majors, individualistic
    6%
  • Capitalist hippies
    3%
  • Weird
    2%
  • Intimidatingly smart
    1%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
68%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.250 responses
Poll
54%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.325 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 81 responses
Report
  • Bikes
    32%
  • Academic
    17%
  • Community
    15%
  • Beautiful
    14%
  • Environmental
    10%
  • Unique
    5%
  • 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%
67%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.90 responses

Reviews

3,896 reviews
  • Excellent
    613
  • Very Good
    1663
  • Average
    1411
  • Poor
    145
  • Terrible
    52
UCD was a great educational experience for me. I enjoyed the high level of academics, I made life long friends, and I continue to visit the campus at least once a year for field trips with my students or to enjoy picnic day with my family.
  • Alum
  • 17 days ago
I really like the school. Everyone is friendly and willing to lend a helping hand when struggling. The students and Staff are wonderful people who want to see everyone succeed.
  • College Freshman
  • 2 months ago
UCD has a great balance of work and play. I've been able to get lots of support, whether it be in my classes and career path or figuring out how to spend my weekend
  • College Sophomore
  • 2 months ago