Overall Niche Grade
- Party SceneB+
- Campus FoodA+
- Student LifeA
University of California - Davis is ...
NCAA Division I-AA
Big Sky Conference
University of California - Davis Rankings
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High School GPA
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Student Faculty Ratio
Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.264 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.267 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.267 responses
Most Popular Majors
- Research and Experimental Psychology666Graduates
- Managerial Economics400Graduates
- Neuroscience and Neurobiology307Graduates
- Political Science and Government276Graduates
- Biochemistry and Molecular Biology250Graduates
- Human Development250Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
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Freshmen Live On-Campus
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- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.311 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.390 responses
After University of California - Davis
- Very Good1720
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!
- 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