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IPEDS ID: 110644
OPE ID: 00131300
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University of California-Davis
One Shields Avenue, Davis, California 95616-8678
General information:  (530) 752-1011
Type:  4-year, Public
Awards offered:  Bachelor's degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Master's degree
Post-master's certificate
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Doctor's degree - professional practice
Campus setting:  Suburb: Small
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  33,307 (26,533 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  17 to 1
Carnegie Classification
Research Universities (very high research activity)
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC (Army, Navy, Air Force)
Teacher certification
Distance education opportunities - undergraduate level
Distance education opportunities - graduate level
Study abroad
Student Services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for students' children
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2013Full timePart time
Total faculty3,492793
Research and public service1,396398
Total graduate assistants-3,251
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
Tuition and fees
Books and supplies$1,601$1,589$1,602$1,6201.1%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$12,498$12,697$13,503$13,9613.4%
Off Campus
Room and board$8,352$8,167$8,247$8,3361.1%
Off Campus with Family
Total Expenses2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
On Campus$29,297$31,199$32,168$33,0662.8%
Off Campus$26,028$27,634$27,888$28,4271.9%
Off Campus with Family$22,903$24,542$24,759$25,2662.0%
On Campus$52,176$54,077$55,046$55,9441.6%
Off Campus$48,907$50,512$50,766$51,3051.1%
Off Campus with Family$45,782$47,420$47,637$48,1441.1%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2013-2014
In-state tuition$11,220
In-state fees$1,889
Out-of-state tuition$26,322
Out-of-state fees$1,889
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2012-2013
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid13,96377%————
Grant or scholarship aid3,51868%$57,731,195$16,410
Federal grants1,90137%$8,661,909$4,557
Pell grants1,90037%$8,655,780$4,556
Other federal grants30%$6,129$2,043
State/local government grant or scholarships1,94238%$23,131,623$11,911
Institutional grants or scholarships3,48067%$25,937,663$7,453
Student loan aid2,30745%$12,859,946$5,574
Federal student loans2,29144%$11,737,035$5,123
Other student loans1132%$1,122,911$9,937
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid117,92270%$272,423,919$15,201
Pell grants11,02943%$49,288,638$4,469
Federal student loans11,46445%$60,413,642$5,270
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
Average net price$14,072$14,877$15,641
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2010-20112011-20122012-2013
$0 – $30,000$8,701$9,374$9,573
$30,001 – $48,000$10,188$10,575$10,786
$48,001 – $75,000$13,444$13,932$13,956
$75,001 – $110,000$21,130$20,829$21,835
$110,001 and more$26,287$27,381$28,976
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
  • Under UC’s Blue and Gold Opportunity Plan, undergraduates with a family income up to $80,000 who meet other eligibility requirements receive grants or scholarships to cover in-state tuition and systemwide fees. For more information about financial aid at UC, see In addition, UC Davis students with incomes from $80,000-$120,000 may qualify for the Aggie Grant Plan. For details, visit
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Fall 2013
Total enrollment33,307
Undergraduate enrollment26,533
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment3,087
Graduate enrollment6,774
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 97%
Part-time: 3%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 44%
Female: 56%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 35%
Black or African American: 2%
Hispanic/Latino: 17%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 31%
Two or more races: 5%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 2%
Non-resident alien: 6%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 94%
25 and over: 6%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 92%
Out-of-state: 2%
Foreign countries: 6%
Unknown: 0%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2012.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 91%
Part-time: 9%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 0%
Enrolled in some distance education: 0%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 100%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 0%
Enrolled in some distance education: 0%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 100%
Undergraduate application fee (2013-2014): $70
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2012
Number of applicants49,82023,01026,810
Percent admitted45%41%48%
Percent admitted who enrolled23%22%24%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
Test Scores: Fall 2012 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
Test Scores25th Percentile*75th Percentile**
*  25% of students scored at or below
** 25% of students scored above
  • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
  • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission.
SAT Critical Reading510640
SAT Math560680
SAT Writing530650
ACT Composite2329
ACT English2230
ACT Math2430
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Student retention:
Full-time students: 93%
Part-time students: 80%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2012 and Returned in Fall 2013
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 62 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2013.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 81%
(*) Transfer-out rate:
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
  • (*) Not all institutions report transfer-out rates.
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rates

Bachelor’s degree graduation rates measure the percentage of entering students beginning their studies full-time and are planning to get a bachelor’s degree and who complete their degree program within a specified amount of time.

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Bachelor's degree rate:
4-year: 51%
6-year: 82%
8-year: 83%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
Male: 79%
Female: 83%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 73%
Asian: 83%
Black or African American: 70%
Hispanic/Latino: 72%
White: 85%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 85%
Non-resident alien: 70%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2012-2013
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramBachelorMasterDoctorPostgraduate
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences
Agricultural Business and Management, General---0
Agricultural Business and Management, Other5---
Agricultural Economics-2610-
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences, Other016-
Agroecology and Sustainable Agriculture5---
Animal Sciences, General167---
Animal Sciences, Other287--
Food Science58126-
International Agriculture1416--
Plant Sciences, General16---
Plant Sciences, Other-209-
Soil Science and Agronomy, General1-1-
Soil Sciences, Other-72-
Viticulture and Enology4212--
Category total336101340
Architecture and Related Services
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning6722--
Landscape Architecture42---
Category total10922--
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
African-American/Black Studies10---
American Indian/Native American Studies601-
American/United States Studies/Civilization9---
Asian-American Studies20---
East Asian Studies7---
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other-14-
Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies34---
Near and Middle Eastern Studies7---
Women's Studies11---
Category total10415-
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Animal Behavior and Ethology-18-
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology-117-
Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology, Other-35-
Biology/Biological Sciences, General362---
Botany/Plant Biology815-
Cell Physiology-39-
Cell/Cellular Biology and Histology3503-
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology22---
Environmental Toxicology33---
Exercise Physiology1883--
Genetics, General5524-
Microbiology, General45012-
Molecular Biochemistry258---
Neurobiology and Anatomy290---
Pathology/Experimental Pathology-622-
Pharmacology and Toxicology-510-
Plant Pathology/Phytopathology-24-
Population Biology-18-
Zoology/Animal Biology4439-
Category total1,40054178-
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business Administration and Management, General-161--
Business/Managerial Economics281---
Category total281190--
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Communication, General2452--
Category total2452--
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer Science902725-
Category total902725-
Agricultural Teacher Education7---
Education, General-118-140
Educational Leadership and Administration, General--10-
English/Language Arts Teacher Education---2
Special Education and Teaching, General-0--
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other--13-
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels-0--
Category total711823142
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering15---
Agricultural Engineering-116-
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering79817-
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering12---
Chemical Engineering57416-
Civil Engineering, General1649617-
Computer Engineering, General42---
Electrical and Electronics Engineering42518-
Engineering Physics/Applied Physics-17-
Engineering, General70---
Materials Engineering9311-
Mechanical Engineering1463611-
Transportation and Highway Engineering-74-
Category total598191107-
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General219149-
Rhetoric and Composition2---
Category total221149-
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Apparel and Textiles, General144--
Human Development and Family Studies, General24766-
Human Nutrition-0--
Category total261106-
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Chinese Language and Literature13---
Comparative Literature1211-
French Language and Literature1032-
German Language and Literature402-
Italian Language and Literature7---
Japanese Language and Literature20---
Russian Language and Literature9---
Spanish Language and Literature7256-
Category total1791814-
Health Professions and Related Programs
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist-13--
Environmental Health---0
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing---29
Medical Informatics-12--
Nursing Science-23--
Pharmaceutical Sciences72---
Public Health, General-31--
Veterinary Medicine--134-
Veterinary Sciences/Veterinary Clinical Sciences, General-20--
Category total729923429
History, General144914-
Category total144914-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Forensic Science and Technology-19--
Category total-19--
Legal Professions and Studies
Legal Professions and Studies, Other-6--
Programs for Foreign Lawyers-33--
Category total-39196-
Mathematics and Statistics
Applied Mathematics, General988-
Computational Mathematics4---
Mathematics, General4756-
Statistics, General37145-
Category total972719-
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Classical, Ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern Studies and Archaeology8---
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other3-0-
Nutrition Sciences147417-
Science, Technology and Society13---
Category total171417-
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Science71---
Environmental Studies2---
Natural Resources and Conservation, Other62---
Natural Resources Conservation and Research, Other---0
Natural Resources/Conservation, General68---
Urban Forestry13---
Category total216--0
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Religion/Religious Studies13---
Category total53120
Physical Sciences
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General114-
Chemical Physics2---
Chemistry, General546390
Geology/Earth Science, General3155-
Hydrology and Water Resources Science933-
Optics/Optical Sciences2---
Physical Sciences, Other3---
Physics, General351919-
Physics, Other8---
Category total14534700
Psychology, General01114-
Research and Experimental Psychology, Other734---
Category total7341114-
Social Sciences
Economics, General44599-
International Relations and Affairs201---
Political Science and Government, General22976-
Political Science and Government, Other27---
Category total1,2643936-
Visual and Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation198--
Art/Art Studies, General-6--
Design and Visual Communications, General127---
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General218--
Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other-11-
Film/Cinema/Video Studies19---
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other-2--
Fine/Studio Arts, General48---
Music, General3305-
Visual and Performing Arts, Other21---
Category total288256-
Grand total7,0151,0551,009171
2012-2013 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division I-AA MenWomen
All Track Combined61102
Field Hockey30
Swimming and Diving42
Water Polo2524
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities 4/30/1954 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar
Law (LAW) - Professional schools1/1/1968 -  Accredited
American Dietetic Association, Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education
Didactic Program in Dietetics10/24/2008 -  Accredited
American Veterinary Medical Association, Council on Education
Veterinary Medicine (VET) - Programs leading to a D.V.M. or D.M.V. degree7/1/1972 -  Accredited
Council on Education for Public Health
Public Health Programs (PHPG) - Graduate programs offered outside schools of public health6/11/2005 -  Accredited
Liaison Committee on Medical Education
Medicine (MED) - Programs leading to the M.D. degree7/1/1967 -  Accredited
2012 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201020112012
Illegal weapons possession331
Drug law violations151215
Liquor law violations384129
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Illegal weapons possession120
Drug law violations334
Liquor law violations503
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible142215
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault415
Motor vehicle theft985
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible10512
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault203
Motor vehicle theft000
  • (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year20102009
Default rate4.1%3.0%
Number in default192131
Number in repayment4,6424,336
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)
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