University Of California Davis

University Of California Davis

University of California - Davis, also referred to as UC Davis, is a coeducational public institution under the University of California. It was established in 1905 as the University Farm and was reestablished as a general University of California campus in 1959. The institution enrolls over 25,000 students each year. UC Davis offers a wide selection of degrees from the fields of engineering, science, agricultural science and management, and liberal arts.

The institution's sports teams are called the UC Davis Aggies. The official mascot of the team is Gunrock the Mustang. Sports include track and field, baseball, basketball, football, and many others.

The most distinguished alumni of the institute include astronaut Steve Robinson, who transmitted the first ever podcast from space in 2005, and Emmy winners Steve Mcfreely and Chris Markus.

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University of California-Davis
One Shields Avenue
Davis , CA 95616-8678
General Phone: (530) 752-1011

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UC Davis Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts1,832American studies, East Asian studies, Native American studies, Hispanic-American studies, Asian-American studies, women's studies, area and Cultural studies, linguistics, comparative literature, ...
Science1,678biology, biochemistry, biophysics, molecular biochemistry, botany, plant pathology, cell biology, microbiology, immunology, ...
Engineering658engineering, aerospace engineering, bioengineering, biomedical engineering, chemical engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering, materials engineering, mechanical engineering, ...
Therapy and Counseling611psychology
Agricultural Science and Management456agriculture, agricultural economics, agricultural business, international agriculture, food science, various agricutural courses
Medicine255neuroscience, pre-veterinary, medicine, public health, veterinary medicine, veterinary sciences
Education and Teaching228education, educational administration, teacher ed, teacher education
Media216communication studies
Law212law, foreign lawyers, legal professions
Family and Social Work208human nutrition, family studies
Business and Management151business management
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy146nutrition sciences
Computer Science and Engineering129computer science, computer engineering
Design126design and visual communication
Animal Science and Care124animal science, various animal sciences courses
Mathematics118mathematics, applied mathematics, statistics
Architecture and Planning118urban planning, environmental design, landscape architecture
Fine Arts94fine arts, art history and criticism
Conservation and Resource Management73conservation, environmental studies, urban forestry, natural resources courses
Religion and Philosophy53philosophy, religion
Drama and Performing Arts48drama, stagecraft, various performing arts
Landscaping and Horticulture32agronomy, pest management, various plant science courses, soil science, various soil sciences courses
Construction Trades32apparel and textiles
Nursing and Emergency Medicine28nurse practitioner
Security and Law Enforcement13forensic science
Photography and Commercial Art13film studies
Art Studies2art studies

Number of programs and degrees for UC Davis in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree5,78593
Master's degree87378
Doctor's degree50062
Postbaccalaureate certificate1332
First-professional degree4003

UC Davis Student Body

In 2007-2008, UC Davis had a total enrollment of 29,796 students (28,764 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 41%
Women 59%
Full-Time 97%
Part-Time 3%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 80%
Graduate 16%
First Professional 5%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 37%
Black 3%
Hispanic 11%
Asian 36%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 8%
(Foreign Students) 5%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 2%
18-19 32%
20-21 29%
22-24 17%
25-29 11%
30-34 5%
35-39 2%
40-49 1%
50-64 0%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

(International Students)2%

UC Davis Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 91 %
Part-Time 85 %

UC Davis Room and Board (2007)

UC Davis offers campus housing for 6,026 of its 28,764 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Davis, California for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other California Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

UC Davis Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal490630
SAT Math540660
SAT Writing500630
ACT Verbal2027
ACT Math2229
ACT Composite2127

Application Requirements:

Class Ranknot required
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Recommendationsnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT98%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT36%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required

UC Davis Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 8,635
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 29,243
Room and board $ 11,978
Books and supplies $ 1,544
Other expenses $ 2,854

Financial Aid:
UC Davis participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 131300)

UC Davis Faculty

UC Davis has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track156116
Non-tenured and not on tenure track430239

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year204$140,13867$126,059
Associate professorcalendar year41$94,71430$96,105
Assistant professorcalendar year40$98,04945$97,176
Lecturercalendar year2*6$100,483
No academic rankcalendar year0*2*
All faculty totalcalendar year287$127,513150$109,108

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year330$127,608109$113,798
Associate professoracademic year88$87,00769$78,621
Assistant professoracademic year128$73,64377$74,284
Lectureracademic year80$71,36060$65,836
All faculty totalacademic year626$103,678315$87,298

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

UC Davis Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Other
Basketball Big West Conference
Baseball Big West Conference
Track Big West Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports87167254

UC Davis Degree Programs (2007)

Agricultural Science And Management
Agricultural Business and Management, Other
Agricultural Economics
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences, Other
Agriculture, General
Food Science
International Agriculture

Animal Science And Care
Animal Sciences, General
Animal Sciences, Other

Architecture And Planning
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning
Environmental Design/Architecture
Landscape Architecture (BS, BSLA, BLA, MSLA, MLA, PhD)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Engineering, General
Computer Science

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Studies
Natural Resources and Conservation, Other
Natural Resources/Conservation, General
Urban Forestry

Construction Trades
Apparel and Textiles, General

Design and Visual Communications, General

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other
Visual and Performing Arts, Other

Education And Teaching
Education, General
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels
Teacher Education/Profess Development, Levels & Methods, Other

Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering
Agricultural/Biological Engineering and Bioengineering
Biomedical/Medical Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering, General
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
Engineering, General
Engineering, Other
Materials Engineering
Mechanical Engineering

Family And Social Work
Human Development and Family Studies, General
Human Nutrition

Fine Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Landscaping And Horticulture
Agronomy and Crop Science
Plant Protection and Integrated Pest Management
Plant Sciences, Other
Soil Science and Agronomy, General
Soil Sciences, Other

Law (LLB, JD)
Legal Professions and Studies, Other
Programs for Foreign Lawyers (LLM, MCL)

Liberal Arts
American Indian/Native American Studies
American/United States Studies/Civilization
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, and Gender Studies, Other
Asian-American Studies
Chinese Language and Literature
Classical/Ancient Mediterranean/Near Eastern Studies & Archaeology
Comparative Literature
East Asian Studies
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
French Language and Literature
German Language and Literature
Hispanic-American,Puerto Rican & Mexican-American/Chicano Studies
History, General
International Relations and Affairs
Italian Language and Literature
Japanese Language and Literature
Medieval and Renaissance Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Political Science and Government, General
Political Science and Government, Other
Russian Language and Literature
Spanish Language and Literature
Speech and Rhetorical Studies
Women's Studies

Applied Mathematics
Mathematics, General
Statistics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric

Medicine (MD)
Pre-Veterinary Studies
Public Health, General (MPH, DPH)
Veterinary Medicine (DVM)
Veterinary Sciences/Veterinary Clinical Sci, Gen (Cert,MS,PhD)

Music, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Family Practice Nurse/Nurse Practitioner

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Nutrition Sciences

Photography And Commercial Art
Film/Cinema Studies

Religion And Philosophy
Religion/Religious Studies

Animal Behavior and Ethology
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Botany/Plant Biology
Cell Physiology
Cell/Cellular Biology and Histology
Chemistry, General
Ecology, Evolution, Systematics and Population Biology, Other
Environmental Toxicology
Exercise Physiology
Genetics, General
Geology/Earth Science, General
Hydrology and Water Resources Science
Microbiology, General
Molecular Biochemistry
Neurobiology and Neurophysiology
Pathology/Experimental Pathology
Pharmacology and Toxicology
Physical Sciences, Other
Physics, General
Physics, Other
Physiology, General
Plant Pathology/Phytopathology
Population Biology
Zoology/Animal Biology

Security And Law Enforcement
Forensic Science and Technology

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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