National Universities USA – 2016 – University of California-Davis – Rank 44/100
University of California-Davis
University of California–Davis is a public institution that was founded in 1905. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 27,728, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 5,300 acres. It utilizes a quarter-based academic calendar. University of California–Davis’s ranking in the 2016 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities, 41. Its in-state tuition and fees are $13,951 (2015-16); out-of-state tuition and fees are $38,659 (2015-16).
The University of California—Davis, one of 10 schools in the University of California system, was originally established as a farm school for UC – Berkeley. Located just 15 miles from Sacramento, UC Davis’s campus contains an airport, fire department and a collection of outdoor sculptures called Eggheads. There are more than 500 student organizations on campus in addition to a sizeable Greek community that comprises about 65 fraternity and sorority chapters. All freshmen are guaranteed housing, and after their first year students typically move off campus or live in university apartments. The UC Davis Aggies field more than 20 NCAA Division I teams, and students can join the Aggie Pack, the largest student spirit organization in the country.
UC Davis offers a wide range of academic options within its undergraduate, graduate and professional schools and colleges. Among the school’s graduate programs are the highly ranked Graduate School of Management, School of Law, School of Medicine, College of Engineering and School of Veterinary Medicine. Other notable programs include the School of Education and the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing. Undergraduates can study in the College of Letters and Science, College of Engineering, College of Biological Sciences or College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences. The UC Davis Arboretum, technically a public park, encompasses 100 acres of gardens that stretch along a waterway.
The University of California, Davis, makes a difference in the lives of people every day. Fueled by learning and energized by discovery, the UC Davis tradition of engagement with the local community, the nation and the world guides all that it does. The university’s commitment to providing an attentive and research-enriched education creates a supportive learning environment for both students and faculty. UC Davis is a pioneer in interdisciplinary problem-solving, and its four colleges, five professional schools, more than 100 academic majors and 86 graduate programs make it the most comprehensive of all the University of California campuses.