College Deliberately: University of California-Davis

University of California-Davis is a very large, public, four-year University that emphasizes research, culture and career located in a suburb of Davis, CA. It is known for Research and Experimental Psychology, Biology/Biological Sciences and Neurobiology and Anatomy.

University of California-Davis

place One Shields Avenue, Davis, CA 95616-8678
phone Phone: (530) 752-1011
web Web: http://ucdavis.edu/
  • University of California-Davis is also known as:
    University of California-Davis, UC Davis


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Institution Accreditation Agency Status First Accredited Next Review
University of California – Davis WASC Senior College and University Commission Accredited 1954-04-30 2024-06-28
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Student Centeredness

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The extent to which the institution’s website emphasizes students, as opposed to research, athletics or other pursuits, compared with peer institutions.

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Students with disabilities:
Less than 3% of students registered with learning or other disabilty.
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University of California-Davis is in NCAA Division I-Football Championship Subdivision. The largest three sports are:
Sport Total Athletes
Football Men’s 104
Baseball Men’s 37
Swimming and Diving Women’s 34

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Tuition for University of California-Davis is in the 51.8 percentile of all colleges and universities, which we classify as affordable.
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