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University of California: Davis

Davis, CA

At A Glance

Main Address

1 Shields Ave

Davis, CA 95616-5270

www.ucdavis.edu

Admission Office

178 Mrak Hall, One Shields Ave

Davis, CA 95616

(530) 752-2971

Fax : (530) 752-1280

undergraduateadmissions@ucdavis.edu

Contact : Walter Robinson

Assoc Vice Chancellor

Type of School

Large

Public

university

4-year school

Coed

Regionally Accredited

Western Association of Schools and Colleges

College Board Member

College Board Code: 4834

Quick Facts

Regular Application Deadline : November 30

Percentage of students graduating within 6 years : 87.0%

Total undergraduates : 30,982

First-time degree-seeking freshmen : 5,982

Percentage of financial need met (average) : 82.0%

Average financial aid package : $24,494.00

In-State Tuition : $14,597.00

Out-of-State Tuition : $43,223.00

School Calendar

Quarter

Degrees Available

Bachelor's

Master's

Doctoral

Setting

Small City (50-250k)

Suburban

Residential campus

Deadlines

Admission

Regular application due: Nov 30

Priority application due : --

College will notify student of admission : Mar 31

Student must reply to acceptance by : May 1

Housing deposit due : --

Tests

SAT Reasoning/ACT Score report due : Dec 31

SAT subject score report due : Dec 31

Financial Aid

Financial Aid Application due : --

Financial Aid Priority Application due : Mar 2

College will notify student : --

Student must reply : --

Transfer Students

Transfer Application closing date : --

College will notify student of transfer decision by : --

Transfer priority application date : --

Transfer student must reply : --

Transfer deadline for filing financial aid forms : --

Transfer priority financial aid deadline : --

College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about : --

Student must reply to financial aid decision by : --

Major and Learning Environment

Learning Environment

Calendar type : Quarter

Degrees Offered in : Bachelor's, Master's, Doctoral degrees

Graduating in 6 years : 87.0%

Returning for sophomore year : 92.0%

Accreditation and Associations

Regionally Accredited

Western Association of Schools and Colleges

College Board Member

Most Popular Majors

Bachelor's
Biology : 17.0%
Social Sciences : 17.0%
Psychology : 13.0%
Engineering : 11.0%
Agriculture : 7.0%
Visual and Performing Arts : 5.0%

All Majors

Levels at which colleges offer undergraduate majors are designated by these letters :

A = Associate degree, B = Bachelor's degree, C = Certificate degree, D = Doctor degree, M = Master degree

Agriculture & Related Sciences
Agricultural Economics D M
Agronomy and Crop Science B
Animal Sciences, General B D M
Food Science B D M
International Agriculture B M
Plant Protection and Integrated Pest Management M
Range Science and Management B
Soil Science and Agronomy, General B

Architecture & Related Programs
City/Urban, Community, and Regional Planning B M
Landscape Architecture B

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies
African Studies B
African-American/Black Studies B
American Indian/Native American Studies B D M
American/United States Studies/Civilization B
Asian-American Studies B
East Asian Studies B
Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies B
Women's Studies B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences
Animal Behavior and Ethology D
Biology/Biological Sciences, General B
Biophysics D
Biostatistics D M
Biotechnology B
Botany/Plant Biology B D M
Cell Physiology D M
Cell/Cellular Biology and Histology B D M
Ecology D M
Entomology B D M
Environmental Toxicology B
Epidemiology D M
Evolutionary Biology B
Exercise Physiology and Kinesiology B M
Genetics, General B D M
Immunology D M
Microbiology, General B D M
Molecular Biochemistry B D M
Neurobiology and Anatomy B
Neuroscience D M
Pathology/Experimental Pathology D M
Pharmacology and Toxicology D M
Plant Pathology/Phytopathology D M
Population Biology D M
Zoology/Animal Biology B D M

Business, Management, Marketing, & Related Support
Business Administration and Management, General M
Transportation/Mobility Management D M

Communication, Journalism & Related Programs
Speech Communication and Rhetoric B M

Computer & Information Sciences, Support Services
Computer Science B D M

Education
Agricultural Teacher Education M
Education, General D M

Engineering
Aerospace, Aeronautical, and Astronautical/Space Engineering, General B
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering B D M
Chemical Engineering B D M
Civil Engineering, General B
Computer Engineering, General B
Electrical and Electronics Engineering B D M
Engineering Physics/Applied Physics B
Engineering, General D M
Materials Engineering B D M
Mechanical Engineering B D M

Engineering Technologies/Technicians
Laser and Optical Technology/Technician B

English Language, Literature & Letters
English Language and Literature, General B D M

Family, Consumer & Human Sciences
Apparel and Textiles, General B M
Human Development and Family Studies, General B D M
Human Nutrition M

Foreign Language, Literatures & Linguistics
Chinese Language and Literature B
Comparative Literature B D M
French Language and Literature B D
German Language and Literature B D M
Italian Language and Literature B
Japanese Language and Literature B
Linguistics B D M
Russian Language and Literature B
Spanish Language and Literature B D M

Health Professions & Related Clinical Sciences
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist M
Medical Informatics M
Public Health, General M

History
History, General B D M

Mathematics & Statistics
Applied Mathematics B D M
Computational Mathematics B
Mathematics, General B D M
Statistics, General B D M

Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies
Classical, Ancient Mediterranean, and Near Eastern Studies and Archaeology B
Medieval and Renaissance Studies B
Natural Sciences B
Nutrition Sciences B D M
Science, Technology and Society B

Natural Resources & Conservation
Environmental Studies B
Natural Resources/Conservation, General B
Urban Forestry B

Philosophy & Religious Studies
Philosophy B D M
Religion/Religious Studies B

Physical Sciences
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General B D M
Chemistry, General B D M
Geology/Earth Science, General B D M
Hydrology and Water Resources Science B D M
Physics, General B D M

Psychology
Psychology, General B D

Security & Protective Services
Forensic Science and Technology M

Social Sciences
Anthropology B D M
Economics, General B D M
Geography D M
International Relations and Affairs B
Political Science and Government, General B D M
Sociology B D M

Visual & Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation B M
Art/Art Studies, General M
Design and Visual Communications, General B
Drama and Dramatics/Theater Arts, General B D M
Fiber, Textile and Weaving Arts M
Film/Cinema/Media Studies B
Fine/Studio Arts, General B
Music, General B D M

Learning outside the classroom

Many colleges offer special programs like the opportunity to study abroad or participate in internships to get on-the-job training. Nearly all colleges provide extra academic help or tutoring to students who need it.

Special Study Options

Accelerated Program

Cross-Registration

Double Major

Dual Enrollment of High School Students

English as a Second Language (ESL)

Honors Program

Independent Study

Internships

Student-Designed Major

Teacher Certification

Off-Campus Study Options

Study Abroad

Washington Semester

ROTC Available

ROTC, Army

Extended Class Availability

Extensive evening or early morning classes

Campus Life

Campus General Information

Size : Large

Unique Facilities : arboretum, equestrian center, craft center, marine laboratory, nuclear laboratory, primate research center, natural reserves, raptor center, veterinary school, center for the performing arts, museum of art

Geographic Location : 15 miles from Sacramento, 72 miles from San Francisco.

Small City

Suburban

Residential Campus

Total undergraduates : 30,982

First-time degree-seeking freshmen : 5,982

Degree-seeking undergrads : 30,982

Graduate enrollment : 7,652

Student General Information

All students average age : 21

Full time students average age : 21

In state students : 95.0%

Out of state students : 5.0%

Part Time students : 3.0%

Percentage of males : 39.0%

Percentage of females : 61.0%

Race/Ethnicity

Two or more races : 6.0%

Black African American : 2.0%

Asian : 28.0%

Hispanic/Latino : 23.0%

Race Ethnicity Unknown : 2.0%

White : 23.0%

Non-Resident Alien : 17.0%

Other Activities & Organizations

Other Activities & Organizations : Residents and visitors must abide by state and university alcohol regulations. No Alcohol delivery by outside vendors permitted. Behavioral problems while under the influence of alcohol may be subject to disciplinary action. Tobacco use is prohibited on University property.

Student Newspaper : The California Aggie

Student Newspaper URL : www.theaggie.org/

Housing Policies

First-year students living in college housing : 92.0%

All undergraduates living in college housing : 25.0%

Housing Options

Apartments For Married Students

Apartments For Single Students

Wellness Housing (alcohol/drug/smoke-free)

Women's Housing

Special Housing For Disabled Students

Theme Housing

Coed Housing

Additional Housing Options

Housing deposit : $500.00

Housing deposit is refundable in full if student does not enroll.

Car is not allowed for freshman

Pet is not allowed in the Dorm

General Athletics

Team Name : Aggies

Sport Member : NCAA

Sport's Levels Available

Intramural

Club

Intercollegiate

NCAA Division I

NCAA Division IAA

Scholarship

Counseling And Wellness

Career counseling

Employment services for undergraduates

Health services

On-campus daycare

Personal counseling

Placement services for graduates

Adult (re-entering) student services/programs

Veteran's counselor

Economically disadvantaged students services

Financial aid counseling

Legal services

Minority students services

Women's services

Alcohol/substance abuse counseling

Chaplain/spiritual director

Additional Programs for Students with Disabilities

Services and/or facilities for hearing impaired

Services and/or facilities for speech or communications disorders

Services and/or facilities for visually impaired

Wheelchair Accessibility

Comprehensive services for students with learning disabilities

Activities

Y indicates available and N indicates not available

Activity Name

Available on Campus

Campus Ministries

Y

Choral Groups

Y

Concert Band

Y

Dance Activity

Y

Drama/Theater

Y

Film Society

Y

Fraternities

Y

Government or Political Activity

Y

International Student Organization

Y

Jazz Band

Y

Literary Magazine

Y

Marching Band

Y

Model United Nations

Y

Music Ensembles

Y

Musical Theater

Y

Opera

N

Pep Band

Y

Radio Station

Y

Sororities

Y

Student Newspaper

Y

Symphony Orchestra

Y

Television Station

Y

Yearbook

Y

Sports

Sport Name

Levels Available

Archery

Men's Club

Women's Club

Badminton

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's Club

Women's Club

Baseball

Men's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Men's NCAA Division I

Basketball

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's NCAA Division I

Women's NCAA Division I

Bowling

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's Club

Women's Club

Cheerleading

Men's Club

Women's Club

Cross-Country

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's NCAA Division I

Women's NCAA Division I

Diving

Women's Intercollegiate

Women's Scholarship

Equestrian

Men's Club

Women's Club

Fencing

Men's Club

Women's Club

Field Hockey

Women's Intercollegiate

Women's Scholarship

Women's Club

Women's NCAA Division I

Football

Men's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Men's NCAA Division IAA

Golf

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's NCAA Division I

Women's NCAA Division I

Gymnastics

Women's Intercollegiate

Women's Scholarship

Men's Club

Women's Club

Women's NCAA Division I

Ice Hockey

Men's Club

Women's Club

Judo

Men's Club

Women's Club

Lacrosse

Women's Intercollegiate

Women's Scholarship

Men's Club

Women's Club

Women's NCAA Division I

Racquetball

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's Club

Women's Club

Rodeo

Men's Club

Women's Club

Rowing (Crew)

Men's Club

Rugby

Men's Club

Women's Club

Sailing

Men's Club

Women's Club

Skiing

Men's Club

Women's Club

Soccer

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's Club

Women's Club

Men's NCAA Division I

Women's NCAA Division I

Softball

Women's Intercollegiate

Women's Scholarship

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Women's Club

Women's NCAA Division I

Squash

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Swimming

Women's Intercollegiate

Women's Scholarship

Women's NCAA Division I

Table tennis

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Tennis

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's NCAA Division I

Women's NCAA Division I

Track and Field

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Track: Indoor

Women's NCAA Division I

Track: Outdoor

Men's NCAA Division I

Women's NCAA Division I

Triathlon

Men's Club

Women's Club

Ultimate Frisbee

Men's Club

Women's Club

Volleyball

Women's Intercollegiate

Women's Scholarship

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's Club

Women's Club

Women's NCAA Division I

Water Polo

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's Club

Women's Club

Men's NCAA Division I

Women's NCAA Division I

Applying

General Applying Information

Application Fee: $70.00

Application fee notes: Paper/Online

Application Fee Waiver Available: Yes

Total applicants : 77,152

Admitted : 30,001

Enrolled : 5,956

Very selective 39.0% of applicants admitted

Applied early admission : --

Admitted early admission : --

Applied early action : --

Admitted early action : --

Offered place on waitlist : 10,639

Number accepting place : 3,458

Accepted from list : 1,953



Admission stats are based on first-time, degree seeking freshmen from Fall 2016 and Fall 2017.

Very Important

Academic GPA

Application Essay

Rigor of secondary school record

Important

Character/Personal Qualities

Extracurricular Activities

Talent/Ability

Volunteer Work

Considered

First generation college student

Standardized Test Scores

State Residency

Work Experience

Test Policies for Admission Decisions

Considered if submitted: SAT Subject Tests

Test Policies for placement

SAT Reasoning Test

ACT

SAT Subject Tests

AP

Institution's own exam

SAT score use policy

Please contact college for information about its use of SAT scores

Other Test Policies

Applicants must arrange to have their official scores sent by December to be available by January 31. If admitted and submit SIR, then all test scores must be received by July 15.

A note from the college

Scholastic achievement most important, followed by school and community activities, academic interests, special circumstances, special achievements and awards.

GPAs of incoming freshmen

3.5 - 3.74 : 6.0%

3.25 - 3.49 : 1.0%

SAT Evidence Based Reading & Writing

700 - 800 : 18.0%

600 - 699 : 46.0%

500 - 599 : 30.0%

400 - 499 : 6.0%

For the SAT, we don't yet have information on the percent of freshmen in each score range. We'll post that information when it's available in spring 2017.

SAT Math

700 - 800 : 39.0%

600 - 699 : 33.0%

500 - 599 : 24.0%

400 - 499 : 4.0%

For the SAT, we don't yet have information on the percent of freshmen in each score range. We'll post that information when it's available in spring 2017.

ACT Composite

30 - 36 : 42.0%

24 - 29 : 38.0%

18 - 23 : 18.0%

12 - 17 : 2.0%

ACT Math

30 - 36 : 32.0%

24 - 29 : 42.0%

18 - 23 : 19.0%

12 - 17 : 7.0%

ACT English

30 - 36 : 46.0%

24 - 29 : 30.0%

18 - 23 : 18.0%

12 - 17 : 6.0%

Advanced Placement Program (AP) Information

Offers credit for AP Exams : Yes

Offers placement into higher-level courses for AP Exams : Yes

Offers sophomore standing for qualifying AP scores : Yes

AP credit policy depends on student’s major, school, or program : Yes

From the college: Transfer credit is granted for each College Board Advanced Placement (AP) examination completed with an official score of 3, 4 or 5. The credit will be part of the minimum 180 quarter units you need in order to receive a bachelor's degree. The credit from the AP examinations may also be used to satisfy specific degree requirements.

High school Coursework

High School diploma required, GED accepted

Course Name

Required

Recommended

Visual/Performing Arts

1

1

English

4

4

Math

3

4

Science

2

3

Science Lab

2

3

Social Studies

1

1

Foreign Language

2

3

Academic Electives

1

1

History

1

1

TEST Scores

Percent who submitted SAT scores : 76.0% and Percent who submitted ACT scores : 24.0%

Test Subjects

Middle 50% of First-Year Students

SAT Math

580 - 740

SAT Evidence Based Reading & Writing

570 - 680

ACT Composite

25 - 31


AP & Admission Policy

Exam

Min Score Required

Number of Credits (By quarterly credits)

Equivalent Course(s)

Applicable Program

2-D Art and Design

3

8

--

All

3-D Art and Design

3

8

--

All

Art History

3

8

--

All

5

8

Art History 1A, 1B, 1C

All

Biology

3

8

Biological Sciences 10

All

Calculus AB

3

4

Mathematics 16A, 17A or 21A

All

4

4

Math 12, 16A, 17A or 21A

All

Calculus BC

3

8

Math 12, 16A, 17A or 21A

All

5

8

Math 12, 16AB, 17AB or 21AB

All

Chemistry

3

8

Chemistry 10

All

5

8*

Chemistry 2A

All

Chinese Language and Culture

3

8

--

All

Comparative Government and Politics

3

4

--

All

Computer Science A

3

2

--

All

Computer Science Principles

3

8

Engineering Computer Science 15

All

Drawing

3

8

--

All

English Language and Composition

3

8

--

All

4

8

English 3, University Writing Program 1

All

English Literature and Composition

3

8

--

All

4

8

English 3, University Writing Program 1

All

Environmental Science

3

4

Environmental Science and Policy 10

All

European History

3

8

History 4B, 4C

All

French Language and Culture

3

8

French 3

All

4

8

French 21

All

5

8

French 22

All

German Language and Culture

3

8

German 3

All

4

8

German 20

All

5

8

German 21

All

Human Geography

3

4

--

All

Italian Language and Culture

3

8

Italian 3

All

4

8

Italian 4

All

5

8

Italian 5

All

Japanese Language and Culture

3

8

--

All

Latin

3

4*

Latin 2

All

Macroeconomics

3

4

Economic 1B

All

Microeconomics

3

4

Economic 1A

All

Music Theory

3

8

Music 3A

All

Physics 1

3

8

--

All

4

8

Physics 1A, 1B

All

Physics 2

3

8

--

All

4

8

Physics 1A

All

Physics B

3

8

--

All

4

8

Physics 1A & 1B

Engineering

Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism

3

4

--

All

Physics C: Mechanics

3

4

--

All

Psychology

3

4

--

All

5

4

Psychology 1

All

Spanish Language and Culture

3

8

Spanish 21

All

4

8

Spanish 22

All

5

8

Spanish 23

All

Spanish Literature and Culture

3

8

Spanish 23

All

4

8

Spanish 24

All

Statistics

3

4

--

All

4

4

Statistics 13

All

United States Government and Politics

3

4

--

All

United States History

3

8

History 17A & 17B

All

World History: Modern

3

8

--

All

*Check with the related academic department at the college for more information.


Paying

Financial Aid Distribution & Stats

% of scholarship / grants : 86.0%

% of loans / jobs : 14.0%

% of freshmen with need who received financial aid : 98.0%

% Applied for need-based aid : 69.0%

% Judged to have need : 84.0%

% that were offered aid : 82.0%

% that had need fully met : 23.0%

% of need met : 82.0%

Average 1st year financial aid package : $24,494.00

Avg non need-based aid : $5,633.00

Avg need-based scholarship or grant award : $21,076.00

Avg need-based loan : $6,694.00

Avg indebtedness at graduation : $18,985.00

Financial Aid Deadlines

Financial Aid Priority Deadline : Mar 2

Contact Information

Financial aid contact name : Deborah Agee

Financial aid office phone : (530) 752-2390

Financial Aid Forms

Domestic first-year financial aid applicants must submit the following forms, if applicable:

FAFSA

State aid form

Financial Aid Policies

This school practices need-blind admissions.

Need-based financial aid determined by

Academics

Athletics

Non need-based financial aid determined by

Academics

Athletics

Work Study Programs

Nights

For part-time students

Weekends

Tuition payment plans

Credit card payment

Installment payment

Annual College Costs

Cost Category

On Campus

Off Campus

At Home

In-state tuition and fees:

$14,597.00

$14,597.00

$14,597.00

Out-of-state tuition and fees:

$43,223.00

$43,223.00

$43,223.00

Room and board:

$15,714.00

$10,228.00

$6,369.00

Books and supplies:

$1,136.00

$1,136.00

$1,136.00

Estimated personal expenses:

$3,605.00

$3,658.00

$3,895.00

Transportation expenses:

$392.00

$812.00

$1,472.00

Estimated Total In-state:

$35,444.00

$30,431.00

$27,469.00

Estimated Total Out-of-state:

$64,070.00

$59,057.00

$56,095.00

The prices listed above are probably not what you and your family will pay. Most college students receive financial aid, which reduces the amount the family actually pays. For U.S. colleges, use the college's net price calculator to get the best estimate of what your family will pay.


Athletic Scholarship Opportunities

Sport

Male

Female

Baseball

Available

Basketball

Available

Available

Cross-Country

Available

Available

Diving

Available

Field Hockey

Available

Football

Available

Golf

Available

Available

Gymnastics

Available

Lacrosse

Available

Soccer

Available

Available

Softball

Available

Swimming

Available

Tennis

Available

Available

Track and Field

Available

Available

Volleyball

Available

Water Polo

Available

Available

For Transfer Students

Credit Information

Minimum number of credits: 60

Minimum college GPA (on a 4.0 scale): 2.4

Lowest grade earned for course that may be transferred for credit (on a 4.0 scale): 0.7

Maximum credits/courses from a 2-year institution: 70

Maximum credits/courses from a 4-year institution: 80

Minimum credits transfers must complete to earn bachelor's degree: 35

Admission Requirements (Required)

College Transcript(s)

Essay or Personal Statement

Students who applied for transfer

Terms in which transfer students may enroll

Fall

Transfers accepted as

Special Requirements

Selective majors require completition of supplemental grade(s) and UC transferable coursework requirements with a letter grade with "C"higher. All selective major course requirements must be completed by the end of the spring term prior to fall enrollment. It is highly recommended students complete major preparatory requirements prior to enrollment.

For International Students

Admission for International Students

Application fee: --

Annual College Costs

Tuition and Fees: $43,223.00

Room & Board(on-campus): $15,714.00

Room & Board(off-campus): $10,228.00

Additional estimated expenses: --

Costs per credit hour: --

Financial Aid

International students eligible for need based aid

International students eligible for non-need based aid

Total Amount Awarded: $2,312,915.00

Number of enrolled international undergraduates received aid: 183

Non-resident aliens must submit the following financial aid forms:

Foreign Student Certification of Finances

Tests for International Students

TOEFL Required of non-resident alien applicants

TOEFL (internet-based test) average score: --

TOEFL (internet-based test) minimum score: --

TOEFL (paper) average score: --

TOEFL (paper) minimum score: --

Services for International Students