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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.

First-year admission statistics

All ranges reflect the middle 50% of students admitted as of Aug. 1, 2023

The GPA statistics for the average successful First-Year student from 2023. Weighted GPA 4.03-4.27, Unweighted 3.82-4.0
A graph showing the first-year admit rate for UC Davis as 41.9%

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. UC Davis considers 13 holistic review factors to review your achievements and personal qualities in light of the opportunities available to you and your demonstrated capacity to contribute to the intellectual life at the University of California, Davis

Transfer admission statistics

The average Transfer GPA from the 2023 admit cycle was 3.43-3.89

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.


A graph showing the transfer admit rate for the 2023 cycle to be 64.5%

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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