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University of California, Davis

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United States
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Go-getters, change makers, problem solvers

Founded in 1905, UC Davis is the most academically comprehensive university on the West Coast. The university is known for working across disciplines to solve the world’s most pressing problems and for its commitment to artistic and cultural expression. The 5,300-acre campus is in Davis, a vibrant college town and community of about 68,000. The state capital is nearby as are world-class destinations like the San Francisco Bay Area, Lake Tahoe and the Napa Valley.

UC Davis is ranked first in the world in veterinary science and in agricultural economics and policy. It’s ranked first in the nation in agriculture and in plant and animal programs, first among best-value colleges for women in STEM, and second among top producers of minority undergraduate degrees in biological and biomedical sciences. These are just a few of the top rankings that reflect UC Davis’ commitment to fostering a culture of innovation, diversity and inclusion.

The university’s four Colleges and six professional schools offer more than 100 undergraduate majors and 96 graduate programs. UC Davis graduates more California alumni than any other UC campus and contributes more than $8.1 billion each year to the state’s economy. In 2017–18, UC Davis filed 177 records of invention and 159 patent applications, negotiated 77 license agreements, and helped establish 16 startups.

UC Davis Health serves a 33-county area and includes the region’s only Level I adult and pediatric trauma centers, National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center, comprehensive full-service children’s hospital, transplant services, heart and vascular centers, institute for neurodevelopmental disorders, and a world-renowned telemedicine network.

UC Davis is home to the world-famous Robert and Margrit Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, the Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art, the Tahoe Environmental Research Center, the UC Davis Bodega Marine Laboratory, the California Lighting Technology Center and the UC Davis Institute of Transportation Studies, among many other centers of innovation and culture across the institution.


At UC Davis, you will make your mark. By forging great friendships, joining clubs, playing sports and taking part in campus life, you will make the most of your time as a college student — and find out who you are. This campus is rich with traditions like Picnic Day and Homecoming, but you will also be part of our biggest Aggie tradition — doing things your way while transforming our university and making the world a better place. You’ll pick up life skills along the way, like leadership. And you’ll find UC Davis is one of a kind, like you. Learn more about campus life.

Whether you are looking at undergraduate, graduate or professional study, we have a long tradition of helping students like you launch a rewarding career based on your experiences here. Our university has world-ranked programs that can educate, connect and inspire you. Learn more about UC Davis admissions.

Whether you are a prospective college student or a current undergraduate, it's important to learn about college majors and what kind of careers you can pursue with them. In our popular "What Can I Do with my Major?" blog, you’ll hear from Aggie alumni about their career paths, and we’ll help you develop your own using our many academic programs.

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University Highlights

Total students - 35,430


International students - 7,236


Total faculty staff - 2,999


Total students - 35,430


International students - 7,236


Total faculty staff - 2,999


Undergraduate Program

14,000 - 16,000
42,000 - 44,000

Postgraduate Program

12,000 - 14,000
28,000 - 30,000
The fees above are an indicative annual course fee in US dollars. Please note that course fees will vary. Always check the exact cost of the program and bear in mind likely additional expenses.
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