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Getting into
UC Davis

Whether you are looking at undergraduate, graduate or professional study, we have a long tradition of helping students like you launch rewarding careers based on their experiences here. Our university has world-ranked programs that can educate, connect and inspire you.

Freshmen admission statistics

All ranges reflect the middle 50% of students admitted as of July 22, 2020.

weighted and unweighted freshman gpa requirements
46% admit rate

You’re more than your GPA

After looking at the statistics above, students sometimes wonder: Do I have to achieve that high a GPA to get into UC Davis? Or, if I meet or exceed the GPA shown, is that a guarantee that I’ll be admitted? In both cases, not necessarily. College fit is about more than GPA, and our admission selection process is about more than that, too. We admit well-rounded students who show they are prepared for university life through a combination of academic excellence, leadership, extracurricular activities and a demonstrated ability to overcome challenges and think outside the box.


Transfer admission statistics

3.96-4.25 is the weighted gpa requirment for transfers

Transfer GPA details

You must earn at least a 2.40 GPA in your UC-transferable classes to meet UC requirements; California non-residents must earn at least a 2.80 GPA. However, UC Davis requires a minimum 2.80 GPA to be selected for admission, and many of our most popular programs may require a higher GPA. Strive to achieve your highest possible GPA in order to be most competitive.


55% transfer admit rate

Admission Resources

The admission process can be stressful. UC Davis has an abundance of resources to help you take the first step toward becoming an Aggie!

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