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Study at 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.

Profile of University of California Davis

Davis, California is home to UC Davis. Davis is a small suburb. The school is a public institution. Degrees at UC Davis go up to the Doctoral degree.

Course Topics

Students at the school can choose among many degree programs. Students commonly pursue studies in engineering, science, agricultural science and management, and liberal arts.

UC Davis Selectivity

Prospective students are advised that admissions are not open to all; the school selects from among qualified applicants. Three quarters of students in 2007 had SAT verbal scores of at least 490. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 540 and 660.


The school has a tenure system for senior faculty. The full-time faculty at UC Davis is well-paid, which often goes with faculty quality.

Student Enrolment

The school has 29, 796 enrolled students . UC Davis has a large minority student population.

Student Life

A lot of students at the school attend part-time. UC Davis values student athletics, and belongs to the Big West Conference and Other.

UC Davis Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts1, 983economics, sociology, political science, English, international relations, history, anthropology, Spanish language, . . .
Science1, 680biology, molecular biochemistry, neurobiology, exercise physiology, genetics, chemistry, physics, microbiology, . . .
Engineering714mechanical engineering, civil engineering, biomedical engineering, engineering, chemical engineering, electrical engineering, various engineering courses, materials engineering, . . .
Therapy and Counselling635psychology
Agricultural Science and Management448agricultural business, various agricutural courses, food science, agricultural economics, international agriculture, agricultural management
Media243communication studies
Medicine240veterinary medicine, medicine, veterinary sciences, public health, neuroscience, pre-veterinary, pre-med
Law224law, foreign lawyers, legal professions
Family and Social Work214family studies, human nutrition
Computer Science and Engineering153computer science, computer engineering
Business and Management133business management
Animal Science and Care129animal science, various animal sciences courses
Design115design and visual communication
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy111nutrition sciences
Education and Teaching108education, educational administration, teacher ed
Mathematics105mathematics, statistics, applied mathematics, computational mathematics
Architecture and Planning103urban planning, landscape architecture
Conservation and Resource Management101natural resources courses, conservation, environmental studies, urban forestry
Fine Arts75fine arts, art history and criticism
Religion and Philosophy53philosophy, religion
Drama and Performing Arts46drama, various performing arts, stagecraft
Construction Trades35apparel and textiles
Landscaping and Horticulture29various plant science courses, various soil sciences courses, soil science, agronomy, pest management
Medical Support and Technology21clinical lab tech
Photography and Commercial Art13film studies
Security and Law Enforcement12forensic science
Art Studies6art studies

Contact: UC Davis

University of California Davis

One Shields Avenue

Davis, California 95616-8678

General Phone: (530) 752-1011


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