University of California, Davis

Go-getters, change makers, problem solvers

Opened in 1908, UC Davis is the most academically comprehensive university on the West Coast. We’re known for working across disciplines to solve the world’s most pressing problems and for our commitment to artistic and cultural expression.

The 5,300-acre campus is in Davis, a vibrant college town and community of about 68,000. The state capital is nearby as are world-class destinations like the San Francisco Bay Area, Lake Tahoe and the Napa Valley.

UC Davis is ranked first in the world in numerous areas – sustainability, veterinary science, agricultural economics and policy, and plant and animal programs. It’s ranked first in the nation in agriculture, first among best-value colleges for women in STEM, and first among producers of graduate degrees in biological and biomedical sciences for under-represented students. These are just a few of the top rankings that reflect UC Davis’ commitment to fostering a culture of innovation, diversity and inclusion.

Global education for all  

UC Davis is ranked the 4th most international public institution in the U.S. by Times Higher Education. UC Davis Global Affairs brings the world to UC Davis, welcoming more than 8,400 international students, scholars and leaders, and hosting programs that inspire global curiosity, understanding and engagement. Compelled by the valuable outcomes of thinking globally, we make transformative opportunities a reality by supporting the thousands of students and faculty studying and researching internationally—and by facilitating groundbreaking collaborations to address global problems through more than 150 international partnerships.

Excellence in teaching, research and public service

UC Davis’ four colleges and six professional schools offer 102 undergraduate majors and 99 graduate programs. UC Davis graduates more California alumni than any other UC campus and contributes more than $8.1 billion each year to the state’s economy. In 2016–17, UC Davis filed 294 records of invention and 170 patent applications, issued 108 license agreements and helped establish 14 startups.

UC Davis Health serves a 33-county area and includes the region’s only Level I adult and pediatric trauma centers, National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center, comprehensive full-service children’s hospital, transplant services, heart and vascular centers, institute for neurodevelopmental disorders, and a world-renowned telemedicine network.

The university is home to the world-famous Robert and Margrit Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, the Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art, the Tahoe Environmental Research Center, the UC Davis Bodega Marine Laboratory, the California Lighting Technology Center and the UC Davis Institute of Transportation Studies, among many other centers of innovation and culture across the institution.