UC Davis is known for innovative learning. Many programs are offered through graduate groups, which allow students and faculty to collaborate across disciplines to broaden their intellectual experiences, explore complex research questions and address real-work challenges.
The campus is an international leader in the physical, life and environmental sciences. Researchers at the Institute of Transportation Studies shape public policy and consumer attitudes on issues ranging from fuel-saving technologies to emission reduction. In fact, Davis researchers pioneered plug-in hybrid electric cars.
At UC Davis, you'll have support for achieving your life goals. You can take advantage of individual professional development opportunities to help launch your career after you complete your studies.
Life on campus
Davis is the quintessential college town. You'll enjoy a safe and environmentally friendly community, and if you have a family, your children will attend one of the best school districts in California.
Davis is located just up the highway from California's state capital, Sacramento. In two hours or less, you can drive to the Sierra Nevada mountains, Lake Tahoe, Napa Valley wine country or the San Francisco Bay Area.
But you don't have to leave town to have fun. The campus offers limitless enjoyment, including a state-of-the-art recreational facility, performing arts center, miles of bicycle trails and more.
- Student body: 31,215 total;
6,545 graduate students
- Graduate programs: 90+
- Setting: Suburban
Undergraduate research programs
Completing a research project before you apply to graduate school can help you be a competitive applicant. You don't have to be a UC Davis student to take advantage of the campus's programs.