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UC Davis - SAT Scores, Costs and Admissions Data


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UC Davis Description:

UC Davis, the University of California at Davis, is frequently ranked among the top 20 public universities in the United States. The school's excellent in research and teaching has earned it membership in the Association of American Universities. The school's 5,300-acre campus, located west of Sacramento, is the largest in the UC system. UC Davis offers over 100 undergraduate majors, and the university's strengths are diverse -- arts, humanities, biological sciences, and engineering. The UC Davis Aggies compete mostly in the NCAA Division I Big West Conference.

Admissions Data (2012):

Enrollment (2012):

  • Total Enrollment: 32,354 (25,666 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 45% Male / 55% Female
  • 98% Full-time

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Costs (2012 - 13):

  • Tuition and Fees: $13,877 (in-state); $36,755 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,602
  • Room and Board: $13,503
  • Other Expenses: $3,186
  • Total Cost: $32,168 (in-state); $55,046 (out-of-state)

UC Davis Financial Aid (2011 - 12):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 80%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 73%
    • Loans: 49%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $16,253
    • Loans: $5,460

Most Popular Majors:

Agricultural Business and Management, Biology, Communication Study, Economics, English, History, Human Relations, International Relations, Molecular Biochemistry, Neurobiology, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology

Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 92%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 52%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 81%

Data Source

National Center for Educational Statistics

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UC Davis Mission Statement:

full mission statement available at the official UC Davis website "The central purpose of UC Davis, as a comprehensive research university, is the generation, advancement, dissemination and application of knowledge. In this, UC Davis is committed to developing and sustaining leading programs in:
  • the arts, humanities, biological and physical sciences, and social sciences—disciplines at the core of all universities;
  • agricultural and environmental disciplines and engineering;
  • professional studies in education, law, management, medicine, and veterinary medicine.
In these programs, the campus integrates three purposes: teaching students as a partnership between faculty mentors and young scholars, advancing knowledge and pioneering studies through creative research and scholarship, and applying that knowledge to address the needs of the region, state, nation, and globe. UC Davis is committed to the tradition of the land-grant university, the basis of its founding. This tradition—built on the premise that the broad purpose of a university is service to people and society—guides today the campus' special commitments and emphases."

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