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Aggie Extras Help You Achieve

Here you will see that being an Aggie means you are the kind that strives for better, the kind that breaks new ground. Achieving here prepares you to achieve anywhere. And, you start your career with a moderate-to-zero debt load. Learn how these strengths are reflected in our rankings, facts and statistics:

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Jobs are a UC Davis outcome

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Our students are winners

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Education for a diverse society

  • 9th in the Washington Monthly magazine rankings among 303 public and private national universities in contributions to the “public good” — social mobility (recruiting and graduating low-income students), research (producing cutting-edge scholarship and Ph.D.s) and service (encouraging students to give something back to their country)
  • 4.5 on 5.0 scale for university commitment to LGBTQ-inclusivity (Campus Pride Index)
  • 1st in the nation for our share of transfer students entering an undergraduate program, at 37 percent, which includes a high proportion of low-income, first-generation, veterans and non-traditional students (Washington Post analysis)
  • 1st among U.S. academic institutions in the number of undergraduate degrees for minority students in biological/biomedical sciences and agriculture, agricultural operations and related sciences (“Top 100 Minority Degree Producers 2016,” Diverse Issues in Higher Education)
  • 1st in the nation for launching women into science, technology, engineering and mathematics professions ("The 13 Most Important STEM Universities for Women," Forbes 2016)

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More rankings and facts we’re proud of

  • 7th for student health services (2017 Princeton Review "The Best 381 Colleges")
  • 11th among national universities for hosting the most international scholars (2016 Institute of International Education Open Doors report)
  • 54 percent of our alumni surveyed say their work makes the world a better place (2016-17 PayScale College Salary Report)
  • More 600,000 hours of community service annually by UC Davis students, faculty and staff volunteers
  • Key campus services and events are run by students, including the Unitrans bus system and Picnic Day
  • Our Internship and Career Center is one of the largest internship programs in the country