Rank: 9

University of California-Davis

Median SAT/ACT
1210/28
Enrollment
29,568
One of several highly ranked public universities in California, the University of California-Davis has made a name for itself as an affordable school that produces results. About 43% of the student body is considered low-income, but the university still has a six-year graduation rate of 85%, well above the average for schools with a comparable population of students. Students can...
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costs
Est. Full Price 2017-2018
$36,300
% of students who get any grants
72%
Est. price for students who receive aid
$18,200
Average price for low-income students
$10,000
Financial Aid from the College
% of students with need who get grants
96%
% of need met
78%
% of students who get merit* grants
4%
Average merit grant
$6,200
student success
Graduation rate
85%
Average time to a degree
4.4 years
Average student debt
$12,999
Average salary within 5 years
$53,000
% of low-income students who become upper middle class
52%
admissions
Acceptance rate
38%
Median SAT/ACT Score
1210/28
SAT/ACT required?
Yes
key deadlines
Early decision application
N/A
Regular application
30-Nov

* Share of full-time undergraduates who had no financial need and were awarded grants.

Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson's, PayScale.com, MONEY/College Measures calculations, Equality of Oppourtunity Project.

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The linguistics department at Davis is phenomenal. Amazing, caring teachers and great education! The campus is gorgeous and there are a lot of activities. Unfortunately, the administration is terrible. They are hard to work with, they don't have great communication between departments and they really don't care about students as...
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The University of California-Davis is friendly and beauty university. Campus is very large and it recommended you ride a bike to get to class, almost everyone does. Bike traffic does exist, so be careful! In addition, there are many great resources on campus, such as the mind and body spa,...
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I enjoyed attending UC Davis. The campus is wonderful and the bus system is great. I highly recommend becoming involved with student organizations, research projects, or other similar opportunities on campus. Make sure to look into which classes are required for the major you are looking at and their descriptions...
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* Share of full-time undergraduates who had no financial need and were awarded grants.

Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson's, PayScale.com, MONEY/College Measures calculations, Equality of Oppourtunity Project.

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