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Every Question You Had About Becoming or Being a Student at UC Davis

UC Davis is one of the best schools in the world. 

Two Cool things about UC Davis that few PEOPLE know

As with most large universities, it is easy for students to feel overwhelmed and most students find it difficult to find a sense of community in their first quarter. UC Davis has community resource and retention centers that help students learn about student organizations and find their communities. The Center for Student Involvement website has a get involved section where you can search and learn about more than 800+ student-run organizations. 

UC Davis wants to train future leaders. The Center for Leadership Learning (CLL) offers a variety of programs to help undergraduate students develop their leadership and professional skills. Best of all, the CLL programs are free for UC Davis undergraduate students.


Why should you go to school at
UC Davis?

UC Davis is one of the best schools in the World (the 2022 Times higher education ranking has UC Davis ranked as the 59th best University in the World), some of the strengths of UC Davis include:


If you like sports the Aggies won, the Big West Conference women’s basketball tournament in 2019 and 2021. But, we am not done, UC Davis ranks between the 2-5th best 4-year college for your money (depending on the year) out of more than 700 colleges. So, if you want great value for your money, have a look at UC Davis.

When was UC Davis started?

UC Davis was founded in 1908 to serve the state of California.

What is the enrollment at UC Davis?

In Fall 2019, the enrollment was 39,629 students.

Of these, the number of degree-seeking undergraduates was 30,982.


Where do students who attend UC Davis come from?

Students come from 57 California counties, 50 states, and 112 countries.

How many undergraduate majors does UC Davis offer?

UC Davis has 107 academic majors as of Jan 2020.


How many different types of graduate degrees UC Davis offers?

As of Jan 2021, UC Davis offers 101 graduate degrees.


Does UC Davis have professional schools?

Yes, UC Davis has 6 professional Schools: School of Education, Graduate School of Management, School of Law, School of Medicine, School of Veterinary Medicine, and Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing.


What is the student-to-faculty ratio?

The student to faculty ratio is 20:1.


What are some fun facts about UC Davis?

On any given day, there are over 22,000 bikes on the UC Davis campus.

UC Davis athletics name is “ The Aggies,” which is a reference to UC Davis’s agricultural beginning.

UC Davis has a 150,000 square foot fitness center

UC Davis has over 800 student clubs and organizations.

UC Davis is a 5,300 acre campus, making it a large campus.


Is UC Davis good at sports?

UC Davis competes in 25 division I sports.

Fun things to do at UC Davis

Weekly Farmers’ Market

Annual Picnic Day

UC Davis Arboretum

Have fun at the Craft center (textiles, glassblowing, ceramics and lots more).

The Manetti Shrem Museum

The Design Museum

The C.N. Gorman Museum (Native American and Indigenous art)


Yes, UC Davis offers international education opportunities for a summer, quarter or full-year term in more than 40 countries. The program is called UC Davis Study Abroad. If interested, attend one of the study abroad workshops and apply for one of the scholarships and awards available.


Does UC Davis offer experiential learning for students?

Yes, about 50% of undergraduate students conduct research and creative projects outside the classroom.


Does UC Davis have good research facilities?

Yes, UC Davis offers  world-class research, and received $941 million in research funding in 2019-2020

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