University of California, Davis


UC Davis, founded in 1905, is a public, comprehensive university. Programs are offered through the Colleges of Agricultural and Environmental Science, Engineering, and Letters and Science; and the Graduate School of Management. Its 5,200-acre campus is located in Davis, 15 miles from Sacramento, the capital of California.


Entrance Difficulty: Very difficult
Overall Admission Rate: 46% of 45,806 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered: No
Early Decision Offered: No
Regular Admission Deadline: November 30

Factors Considered for Selection of Students

Academic GPA: Very Important
Standardized Tests: Very Important
Essay: Very Important
Extracurricular Activities: Important

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA: 3.9
SAT Math: 625 average  570-690 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading: 579 average  520-650 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing: 592 average  540-670 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite: 26 average  24-30 range of middle 50%


Cost of Attendance: In-state: $32,168  Out-of-state: $55,046
Tuition and Fees: In-state: In-state: $13,877 Out-of-state: $36,755
Room and Board: $13,503
Average Percent of Need Met: 83%
Average Freshman Award: $21,614
Average Indebtedness of 2010 Graduates: $18,386


Academic Calendar System: Quarter
General Education/Core Curriculum: Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates: 1,422
Regular Class Size: 2-9 students: 11% of classes
10-19 students: 21% of classes
20-29 students: 29% of classes
30-39 students: 9% of classes
40-49 students: 5% of classes
50-59 students: 13% of classes
Over 100 students: 12% of classes

Financial Aid Office Contacts

Web Site: Financial Aid Web Site

Financial Aid Application Process

Application Deadline: Priority deadline March 2
Award Notification: On a rolling basis beginning March 16
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid: Federal Methodology
Forms Required: Cost to File
FAFSA Code is 001313: Free

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