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University of California - Davis Overview

Located in Davis, California, University of California - Davis is a public institution. The suburban atmosphere of Davis makes it a great place for students who want the amenities of city life without actually living in the middle of a constant hustle and bustle.

What Is University of California - Davis Known For?

0 Undergraduate Awards
$47,510 Avg Cost After Aid
49% Acceptance Rate
  • The 1% student loan default rate at UC Davis is better than the national rate of 10.1%. That's a good sign that you may be able to pay off student loans easier than your peers at other schools can.
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the doctor's degree is the highest award a student can attain at UC Davis.
  • In <nil>, 86% of the faculty were full-time.
  • Students who graduate from UC Davis with a bachelor's degree make about $74,305 a year. That's 82% more than those who graduate from other schools.

Where Is University of California - Davis?


Contact details for UC Davis are given below.

Contact Details
Address: One Shields Avenue, Davis, CA 95616-8678
Phone: 530-752-1011

How Do I Get Into UC Davis?

You can apply to UC Davis online at:

Admission Requirements for UC Davis

Submission Required?
High School GPA Required
High School Rank Neither required nor recommended
High School Transcript Required
College Prep Program Required
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
SAT or ACT Scores Neither required nor recommended
TOEFL Required

How Hard Is It To Get Into UC Davis?

49% Acceptance Rate
57% Of Accepted Are Women
The acceptance rate of University of California - Davis is 49%. While it may not be as selective as some schools, it does screen its applicants very carefully. Do what you can to stand out among others in the pool of applicants!

Approximately 43% of accepted students are men and 57% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 45%, and the acceptance rate for women is 52%.

Can I Afford University of California - Davis?

$47,510 Net Price
23% Take Out Loans
0.9% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of UC Davis is $47,510. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At UC Davis, approximately 23% of students took out student loans averaging $5,427 a year. That adds up to $21,708 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UC Davis is 0.9%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

University of California - Davis Undergraduate Student Diversity

30,782 Full-Time Undergraduates
60% Women
62% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 31,657 undergraduate students at UC Davis, with 30,782 being full-time and 875 being part-time.


There are also 8,393 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 30,782 full-time undergraduates at UC Davis, 40% are male and 60% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of University of California - Davis students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 9,142
Black or African American 592
Hispanic or Latino 7,288
White 6,546
International Students 4,791
Other Races/Ethnicities 2,423

Geographic Diversity

California students aren't the only ones who study at University of California - Davis. At this time, 36 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 108 countries are represented at UC Davis. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, India, and South Korea.

Online Learning at University of California - Davis

706 Took All Classes Online
8,598 Took At Least One Class Online
9,518.3% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2020-2021, 8,598 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at UC Davis has changed over the last few years.


Online Growth Rankings of UC Davis

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at University of California - Davis was 9,518.3%. This is the #30 largest growth rate of all schools that are mostly online. This refers to all students at UC Davis regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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