Campus & Student Life at University of California - Davis

Home to about 31,162 undergraduates in 2020, UC Davis is a very large, public university located in Davis, California. A safe, suburban environment can offer many of the amenities of city living without the constant hum. Should you tire of the campus however, UC Davis offers a “study abroad” program. Please note, some classes/degrees offered by UC Davis can be taken “online” so keep that in mind when reviewing this report. For more context, you might also check out our UC Davis Guide to Distance and Online Learning.

UC Davis Has a Disability Services Site

For more information on policies and accommodations that the university provides to ensure all students get the opportunity to participate, you can visit UC Davis Disability Services.

UC Davis for the Military

While not a "service academy", UC Davis does offer support for veterans and those seeking a career in the armed forces. Undergraduates have access to one or more ROTC programs. For more information on policies related to veterans, you can visit UC Davis Veteran Services . For more information, check out our UC Davis for Veterans Guide.

UC Davis offers On-Campus Day Care

For students with young families, UC Davis does offer some day care. Programs like this are often in very high demand, so be sure to inquire as soon as you can.

Freshmen Living Arrangements at University of California - Davis

UC Davis offers on-campus housing, but freshmen are not required to take advantage of it. In the end though, most do choose to live in the dorms.

Freshmen Living Arrangements at University of California - Davis

* Data compiled from students who received financial aid, including loans.

Full-time vs. Part-time Studies at University of California - Davis

UC Davis has a comparatively very large, student body. There were 31,162 undergraduates in 2020. Full-time attendance was 30,186 (96.9%). Part-time attendance was 976 (3.1%).

Full-timePart-timeTotal
30,18697631,162

University of California - Davis is Ranked #390 for Overall Diversity

Compared to other colleges and universities across the nation, UC Davis receives top marks for overall diversity. We rank UC Davis #390 out of 3,451.

The chart below shows each element that we looked at to determine this ranking, and how that metric compares to the national average. 100 would indicate excellent diversity in each category, and 1 would mean poor diversity.

Overall Diversity at University of California - Davis

You can learn more about the diversity of the student body at UC Davis by looking closer at the ethnic,  genderage, and geographic diversity metrics from the UC Davis Diversity Guide.

University of California - Davis Competes in the NCAA

UC Davis has a total of 628 student athletes, 286 men and 342 women who compete in inter-collegiate athletics.

Athletics Financing

Total Revenue (all teams)$22,338,978
Total Expenses (all teams)$22,338,978
Net$0

For more information about athletics including per-team sizes, coaching and scholarships check out our Guide to University of California - Davis Athletics

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