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University of California, Davis

Bachelor's programmes

Applied Sciences & Professions (2)
Education & Training (1)
Journalism & Media (1)



We first opened our doors in 1908 as the University Farm, the research and science-based instruction extension of UC Berkeley. As the century evolved, our mission expanded beyond agriculture to match a larger understanding of how we should be serving the public. By 1959, UC Davis had grown into a general campus with its own personality and strengths.


Our 104 undergraduate majors and 96 graduate programs offer you the breadth and depth of opportunity to get an excellent education at one of the best public universities in the nation.


Whether UC Davis is predicting the next global virus before it happens or developing more nutritious wheat for a hungry world, our research is making the world a better place to live. Here is where you will improve health, enrich life and help feed the world. Come to one of the top public research universities to make your mark.

The Office of Research assists our campus by cultivating relationships with government and industry, helping faculty in developing research and scholarly studies, and in coordinating the patenting and licensing of intellectual property.


University of California, Davis offers an Internship and Career Center.

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University Ranking

QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
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QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
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World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
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ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
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Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.


Housing services

Student Housing offers two types of housing: residence halls and apartments.

Library services

Think of the extensive assets that you can use: 10 million items, including books, journals, databases, music, maps, and photos, among other resources in print and digital formats. Plus, you’ll have access to the whole UC library system – second only to the Library of Congress. You’ll have extensive borrowing privileges just by being a UC Davis student.

Medical services

Student Health and Counseling Services (SHCS) provides medical services, education, peer counseling and over-the-counter products.

Student Life

Campus life

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.

Sports facilities

If you are an athlete, a sports fan or both, UC Davis is a great university to attend. We’ve got intercollegiate varsity teams, intramural sports and on-campus sport clubs that deliver competition and fun.

Student clubs

Get active in one or more of our 800-plus student clubs. You’ll find several that line up with your interests, whether you are interested in cultural identity, religion, a future profession, artistic expression or giving service.


The University of California, Davis is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education and the U.S. Department of Education.

Student Reviews

UC Davis Review
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

Davis is a very large campus but still felt like a tight community and had great resources for students both socially and academically.

Good times
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

It was memorable experience. UC Davis is very nature friendly and its huge. It could be over whelming sometimes. There was lot to learn but I couldn't because it was my first time abroad. I was shy and not very outgoing. So, I missed it.

Davis, California, United States

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