Welcome Global Achievement students
UC DavisUC Davis Distinctions

The campus's reputation attracts a distinguished faculty of scholars and scientists in all fields, providing a rich learning experience.

Comprehensive Education

  • A leader in interdisciplinary study, offering more than 100 academic majors and 94 graduate programs
  • The largest undergraduate, engineering student population in the UC system, offering the most accredited majors
  • A national leader in graduate and undergraduate biological sciences education, prolific in enrironmental and ecological study
  • 1 “Coolest School” in America for our efforts in advancing sustainability knowledge and practices (Sierra Magazine, August 2012)

Global Impact

  • More than 4,900 international scholars and students studied and conducted research at UC Davis in 2011-2012
  • Ranked fifth in all U.S. institutions hosting international scholars in 2012, offering a broad range of innovative global study experiences for more than 2,217 undergraduates
  • Active international alumni groups on six continents

Scientific Achievement

  • A leader in interdisciplinary research aimed at finding innovative solutions to problems facing the world in the critical fields of health sciences, energy, transportation, agriculture and the environment
  • Research powerhouse, receiving $750 million in research funding in 2011-2012 (ranked #14 of all U.S. public universities in research funding by the National Science Foundation)
  • Leads the nation in the academic quality of graduate and undergraduate education in biological sciences, and tops the charts in numbers of doctoral and bachelor degrees conferred in biological sciences
  • Innovator in energy research: renewable energy, alternative vehicle fuels and lighting technology
  • Ranked 5th in biological and agricultural engineering programs by U.S. News & World Report's 2009 "America's Best Colleges"
  • On the cutting-edge of stem cell research, as one of only two centers in the country funded by the National Institutes of Health to translate human stem cell research into therapie

California Impact

  • Ranked 8th among U.S. universities based on contributions to society (Washington Monthly, 2011)
  • Contributes more than $3 billion each year to the California economy and returns $5 for every state dollar received
  • Research has fueled the growth of the $61.5 billion-a-year California wine industry and is recognized for its worldwide leadership in enology and viticulture

Student Experience

  • Nearly half of all undergraduates participate in research. Students run a host of key campus services and events, including the Unitrans bus system, the campus post office and the annual Picnic Day, drawing more than 50,000 alumni, parents and friends
  • The Internship and Career Center helps more than 6,000 students obtain internships each year, making it one of the largest campus-wide academic internship programs in the country
  • 10th happiest U.S. College campus (Newsweek College Rankings, 2011)
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