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The University of California, Davis is part of the UC system in the state of California. UC Davis provides hands-on research experience, internships, and faculty guidance. More than 700 students present their work at the annual Undergraduate Research, Scholarship and Creative Activities Conference.

Key Facts


  • #28 in National Universities according to US News & World Report 2023-24
  • #6 in Top Public Schools
  • #30 in Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs
  • #22 in Economics

Year founded

  • 1905

School type

  • Public, coed, no religious affiliation

Latest undergraduate enrolment

  • 31,532

Latest graduate enrolment

  • 8,155

Student-faculty ratio

  • 21:1

Freshman acceptance rate

  • 49%

Average SAT/ ACT for freshman entry

  • SAT 1460 / ACT 33

Average GPA for freshman entry

  • 3.96 – 4.25 (Weighted)

International student population

  • 4,160

Transfer GPA of Kings alumni

  • 3.7 – 3.9

Employment/ job placement rate

  • 80% employed or enrolled in graduate school within 6 months

Median starting salary of alumni

  • $57,900

Popular majors

  • Psychology, Biological Sciences, Economics, Managerial Economics

Tuition and Room & Board

  • $13,104/$17,880


About the university

Different colleges/ schools within the university include College of Arts and Sciences, UC Davis College of Biological Sciences, UC Davis College of Engineering, UC Davis College of Letters and Science, UC Davis Graduate Studies, Graduate School of Management, School of Education, School of Law, School of Medicine, School of Veterinary Medicine, Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing, UC Davis College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.

  • Over 100 majors within 4 Top Colleges
  • Over 800 student clubs and organizations
  • Famous alumni include Diane Bryant, Vice-President Intel Information Technology; Stephen Robinson, NASA Astronaut
Kings alumni at UC Davis

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