University of California-Davis


Highest Degree Offered: Doctoral

College Type: Public

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Academic Calendar: Quarter

State: California


UC Davis is one of the nation's top public research universities and is part of the world's pre-eminent public university system. The campus is set in the heart of the Central Valley, close to the state capital and San Francisco Bay Area. As one of the last "small-town universities," we cherish our close relationships on campus and within the Davis community.
UC Davis offers over 100 majors through its four colleges: the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, College of Biological Sciences, College of Engineering and College of Letters and Science.

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Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 30568
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Faculty: 2723

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 11:1
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Contact Information

One Shields Avenue
Davis California 95616


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Main Phone: 530-752-1011

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International Admissions Contact:
Undergraduate Admissions

Athletics Contact:
Greg Warzecka

Applying to Transfer

Transfer Agreements:

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Minimum GPA for Applying:
Minimum GPA: 2.4 for California residents, 2.8 for nonresidents. Higher GPA requirements vary by major.

Minimum Grades for Transfer:
In general, credit may be granted for courses when a grade of at least a D- has been earned.

Credits (Min/Max):
Minimum credits to apply as a transfer - 90 quarter credits. Maximum credits from a two-year institution - 105 quarter credits. No upper limits for credits from a four-year institution.

Test Scores for Applying:
Not required for general admissions consideration.

Letters of Recommendation Required:
Not required for general admissions consideration.

Essay(s) required:
A personal statement is required.

Application Fee:
$60 nonrefundable application fee ($70 for international applicants). Fee waivers are available to students who meet strict eligibility guidelines based on household size and family income.

Other Requirements:
All applicants must complete certain coursework in English composition, math and arts/humanities/sciences. If you're not a California resident, you must meet additional non-resident eligibility requirements. Additional requirements vary by major.

Fall Deadline:
November 30

Spring Deadline:
October 31

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Transfer Statistics

Transfers Applied: 11272

Transfers Accepted: 7495

Transfer Percentage Accepted: 66%

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Admissions Data From: Fall 2010



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General Financial Aid Information:
Apply for UC Davis scholarships when you complete the UC Application for Undergraduate Admission and Scholarships between November 1-30. For financial aid complete the FAFSA by March 2. Contact Financial Aid at 530-752-2390 or

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