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102 majors and 101 grad programs
20:1 undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio
50% of undergraduate students conduct research and creative projects beyond the classroom
58% of students have their tuition covered by grant and aid

Our university excels in education, global research and helping students succeed. Check out how we are known for being affordable and a good investment.

Extraordinary education

  • 102 undergraduate majors
  • 101 graduate programs, with more than half interdisciplinary
  • 38 percent of undergraduates conduct research, typically working directly with faculty, postdoctoral researchers and graduate students
  • 20:1 undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio
  • Our University Honors Program offers the experience of a selective liberal arts college with the resources and opportunities of a world-class research university
  • Our world-renowned faculty care about their students’ success and are focused on educating them for a competitive world
  • You’ll have access to 10 million items in the university's library, including books, journals, music and maps, in print and digital formats

Global focus

We are a global campus. Every UC Davis student can find global learning opportunities available on campus, in the region, and across all seven continents. UC Davis students can gain global experiences and skills through hundreds of study abroad programs, global internships and other global learning opportunities available in more than 50 countries.

UC Davis welcomes more than 10,000 international students, scholars faculty and researchers to our campus. Together, this diverse group represents more than 140 countries across six continents. We offer many services to help students achieve, including language programs for undergraduate and graduate students.

Friends, fun and community

Make your choice from more than 800 student clubs including academic groups, 70 fraternities and sororitiesstudent government, and ethnic and cultural organizations.

Into athletics? Check the 25 intercollegiate athletics teams (16 for women, 9 for men); 29 intramural teams and 39 club sport teams.

UC Davis students, faculty and staff volunteer more than 600,000 hours of community service per year.

We own sustainable

  • 10th among 629 schools in the  Princeton Review’s "Green Guide" 2017 for sustainability policies, practices and programs
  • 29 percent of food bought for the dining commons is sustainably grown
  • Our biodigester, invented here, has a daily capacity to turn 50 tons of waste into energy for the campus
  • The Tercero Phase 3 student housing project received the highest possible rating of platinum from the U.S. Green Building Council
  • Our West Village community is designed to generate all the energy the community needs, mostly through solar

We help you afford college

  • In 2017–2018, 58 percent of our California resident undergraduates received enough gift aid to fully cover their base tuition and fees

  • In 2017-2018, 52 percent of students awarded baccalaureate degrees did not take on student debt

  •  About 75 percent of aid to undergraduates comes in the form of grants and scholarships

It’s a great return on your investment

Alumni excel: We’re 24th among the top 50 U.S. universities and colleges for amount of money made over 20 years after earning a degree.

Recent alumni earn a median annual salary of $56,300, and experienced alumni earn $94,600.

We’re a public college “best value”: In the U.S., UC Davis is 35th for in-state tuition and 58th for those paying out-of-state tuition.

Find more statistics about UC Davis Budget & Institutional Analysis' campus data site.