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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:  35,186 (28,257 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  18 to 1
Carnegie Classification
Doctoral Universities: Highest 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 2015Full timePart time
Total faculty3,623780
Research and public service1,410372
Total graduate assistants-3,344
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 year2012-20132013-20142014-20152015-2016% change 2014-2015 to 2015-2016
Tuition and fees
Books and supplies$1,602$1,620$1,560$1,5761.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$13,503$13,961$14,316$14,5711.8%
Off Campus
Room and board$8,247$8,336$8,201$8,2831.0%
Off Campus with Family
Total Expenses2012-20132013-20142014-20152015-2016% change 2014-2015 to 2015-2016
On Campus$32,168$33,066$33,759$34,3771.8%
Off Campus$27,888$28,427$28,797$29,2431.5%
Off Campus with Family$24,759$25,266$25,604$26,0331.7%
On Campus$55,046$55,944$56,637$59,0854.3%
Off Campus$50,766$51,305$51,675$53,9514.4%
Off Campus with Family$47,637$48,144$48,482$50,7414.7%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2015-2016
In-state tuition$11,220
In-state fees$1,944
Out-of-state tuition$26,322
Out-of-state fees$1,944
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2014-2015
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 aid14,02576%————
Grant or scholarship aid3,72370%$63,705,546$17,111
Federal grants2,01038%$10,039,831$4,995
Pell grants2,00838%$9,522,719$4,742
Other federal grants1322%$517,112$3,918
State/local government grant or scholarships2,52647%$25,826,265$10,224
Institutional grants or scholarships3,42164%$27,839,450$8,138
Student loan aid2,19841%$11,313,245$5,147
Federal student loans2,18341%$10,321,751$4,728
Other student loans641%$991,494$15,492
  • 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 aid119,77372%$307,417,150$15,547
Pell grants11,36441%$52,424,494$4,613
Federal student loans10,84139%$54,356,668$5,014
  • 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.
  • Under UC’s Blue and Gold Opportunity Plan, undergraduates with parent incomes up to $80,000 who meet other eligibility requirements receive grants or scholarships to cover in-state tuition and systemwide fees. Many students receive grants to help cover costs in addition to tuition and fees, and many students with parent incomes above $80,000 also qualify for financial aid. For more information about financial aid at UC, see

  • 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$15,641$16,231$16,841
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 Income2012-20132013-20142014-2015
$0 – $30,000$9,573$10,492$9,986
$30,001 – $48,000$10,786$11,625$11,025
$48,001 – $75,000$13,956$14,696$13,961
$75,001 – $110,000$21,835$21,513$21,041
$110,001 and more$28,976$29,226$29,289
  • 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.
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Fall 2015
Total enrollment35,186
Undergraduate enrollment28,257
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment2,928
Graduate enrollment6,929
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 97%
Part-time: 3%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 41%
Female: 59%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 32%
Black or African American: 2%
Hispanic/Latino: 19%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 28%
Two or more races: 5%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 1%
Non-resident alien: 11%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 94%
25 and over: 6%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 84%
Out-of-state: 4%
Foreign countries: 12%
Unknown: 0%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2014.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 92%
Part-time: 8%
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 (2015-2016): $70
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2015
Number of applicants64,60229,57135,031
Percent admitted38%33%42%
Percent admitted who enrolled22%20%23%
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 2015 (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 Reading510630
SAT Math560710
SAT Writing530650
ACT Composite2531
ACT English2532
ACT Math2531
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: 63%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2014 and Returned in Fall 2015
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, 64 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2015.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2009
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 85%
(*) 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:
[Began in Fall 2007]
4-year: 51%
6-year: 81%
8-year: 84%
[Began in Fall 2009]
4-year: 58%
6-year: 85%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2007 or Fall 2009
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: 83%
Female: 87%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2009 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: 89%
Asian: 88%
Black or African American: 72%
Hispanic/Latino: 77%
White: 87%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 89%
Non-resident alien: 81%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2009 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2014-2015
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, Other4---
Agricultural Economics-359-
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences, Other026-
Agroecology and Sustainable Agriculture26---
Animal Sciences, General1830--
Animal Sciences, Other162--
Food Science7786-
International Agriculture1421--
Plant Sciences, General18---
Plant Sciences, Other-1610-
Soil Science and Agronomy, General0-0-
Soil Sciences, Other-126-
Viticulture and Enology4110--
Category total379106370
Architecture and Related Services
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning799--
Environmental Design/Architecture4---
Landscape Architecture37---
Category total1209--
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
African-American/Black Studies8---
American Indian/Native American Studies404-
American/United States Studies/Civilization10---
Asian-American Studies16---
East Asian Studies6---
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other-04-
Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies31---
Near and Middle Eastern Studies3---
Women's Studies15---
Category total9308-
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Animal Behavior and Ethology-25-
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology-010-
Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology, Other-64-
Biology/Biological Sciences, General357---
Botany/Plant Biology1829-
Cell Physiology-48-
Cell/Cellular Biology and Histology4601-
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology28---
Environmental Toxicology29---
Exercise Physiology1440--
Genetics, General94510-
Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology0---
Microbiology, General5819-
Molecular Biochemistry250---
Neurobiology and Anatomy307---
Pathology/Experimental Pathology-614-
Pharmacology and Toxicology-510-
Physiology, General0---
Plant Pathology/Phytopathology-24-
Population Biology-04-
Zoology/Animal Biology4475-
Category total1,46061150-
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business Administration and Management, General-185--
Business/Managerial Economics398---
Category total398232--
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Communication, General21801-
Category total21801-
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer Science1543227-
Category total1543227-
Agricultural Teacher Education9---
Education, General-130-154
Educational Leadership and Administration, General--14-
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-9--
Category total913927156
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering33---
Agricultural Engineering-56-
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering95714-
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering16---
Chemical Engineering7447-
Civil Engineering, General1365617-
Computer Engineering, General79---
Electrical and Electronics Engineering24421-
Engineering Physics/Applied Physics-02-
Engineering, General98---
Materials Engineering1342-
Mechanical Engineering1643413-
Transportation and Highway Engineering-122-
Category total71016684-
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General1851513-
Rhetoric and Composition1---
Category total1861513-
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Apparel and Textiles, General172--
Human Development and Family Studies, General24931-
Human Nutrition-2--
Category total26671-
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Chinese Language and Literature14---
Comparative Literature1045-
French Language and Literature322-
German Language and Literature520-
Italian Language and Literature3---
Japanese Language and Literature18---
Russian Language and Literature4---
Spanish Language and Literature5848-
Category total1532221-
Health Professions and Related Programs
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist-9--
Environmental Health---0
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing---31
Medical Informatics-13--
Nursing Administration--3-
Nursing Science-31--
Pharmaceutical Sciences124---
Public Health, General-28--
Veterinary Medicine--133-
Veterinary Sciences/Veterinary Clinical Sciences, General-7--
Category total1248824231
History, General11457-
Category total11457-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Forensic Science and Technology-18--
Category total-18--
Legal Professions and Studies
Legal Professions and Studies, Other-6--
Programs for Foreign Lawyers-55--
Category total-61186-
Mathematics and Statistics
Applied Mathematics, General2135-
Computational Mathematics3---
Mathematics, General4266-
Statistics, General39308-
Category total1053919-
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Classical, Ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern Studies and Archaeology3---
Marine Sciences1---
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other6-1-
Nutrition Sciences1621012-
Science, Technology and Society7---
Category total1791013-
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Science77---
Environmental Studies0---
Natural Resources and Conservation, Other71---
Natural Resources Conservation and Research, Other---2
Natural Resources/Conservation, General35---
Urban Forestry13---
Category total196--2
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Religion/Religious Studies11---
Category total40240
Physical Sciences
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General751-
Chemical Physics0---
Chemistry, General597430
Geology/Earth Science, General1955-
Hydrology and Water Resources Science3112-
Optics/Optical Sciences0---
Physical Sciences, Other1---
Physics, General371022-
Physics, Other10---
Category total13638730
Psychology, General01318-
Research and Experimental Psychology, Other607---
Category total6071318-
Social Sciences
Economics, General4591013-
International Relations and Affairs165---
Political Science and Government, General21874-
Political Science and Government, Other27---
Category total1,1893840-
Visual and Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation186--
Art/Art Studies, General-7--
Design and Visual Communications, General130---
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General205--
Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other-05-
Film/Cinema/Video Studies23---
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other-4--
Fine/Studio Arts, General45---
Music, General2702-
Visual and Performing Arts, Other21---
Category total284227-
Grand total7,1201,123978189
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Yellow Ribbon Program (officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
Educational Benefits, 2014-2015
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 180
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 42
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 0
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 0
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: $25,406
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: $61,588
Full-time students: 88%
Retention rate is the percentage of undergraduate students who began their studies in academic year 2013-14 and returned in academic year 2014-15
2014-2015 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division I-AA MenWomen
All Track Combined5683
Field Hockey27
Swimming and Diving40
Water Polo2623
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission4/30/1954 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
Didactic Program in Dietetics10/24/2008 -  Accredited
American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar
Law (LAW) - Professional schools1/1/1968 -  Accredited
American Veterinary Medical Association, Council on Education
Veterinary Medicine (VET) - Programs leading to a D.V.M. or D.M.V. degree(!)7/1/1960 -  Accredited
Council on Education for Public Health
Public Health Programs (PHPG) - Graduate level program offered outside a school of public health6/11/2005 -  Accredited
Liaison Committee on Medical Education
Medicine (MED) - Programs leading to the M.D. degree7/1/1967 -  Accredited
Agency / Program / DepartmentPeriods of AccreditationStatus
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
Professional Psychology (IPSY) - Predoctoral internship programs
Counseling and Psychological Services
4/18/1989 -  Accredited
Professional Psychology (IPSY) - Predoctoral internship programs
UC Davis Children's Hospital Psychology Internship
6/17/2003 -  Accredited
  • (!) Estimated date
2014 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201220132014
Illegal weapons possession124
Drug law violations1516
Liquor law violations294745
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201220132014
Illegal weapons possession010
Drug law violations400
Liquor law violations3100
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201220132014
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible1514
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)00
Statutory rape1
Aggravated assault564
Motor vehicle theft545
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201220132014
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible1212
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)00
Statutory rape1
Aggravated assault331
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.
  • As of the 2015 data collection (2014 data onwards), statistics for Sex offenses - Forcible and Sex offenses - Non-forcible are no longer collected. Rape, Fondling, Incest and Statutory rape statistics were not collected prior to the 2015 data collection.
  • 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 Year201320122011
Default rate2.6%2.7%3.8%
Number in default150154202
Number in repayment5,6875,6105,185
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)