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University of California-Davis Campus Life

Campus Size

Large Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 694 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 64 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

54% Women
46% Men


NCAA Division I-AA

Great West Conference

  • Football

Big West Conference

  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $98,304)
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $80,479)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
All Track Combined 60 84 Yes -
Baseball 35 - Yes -
Basketball 13 23 - Yes
Field Hockey - 27 Yes Yes
Football 105 - - -
Golf 10 7 - -
Gymnastics - 18 Yes -
Lacrosse - 29 Yes -
Soccer 31 31 Yes Yes
Softball - 20 Yes Yes
Swimming and Diving - 37 - -
Tennis 10 12 Yes Yes
Volleyball - 16 Yes Yes
Water Polo 22 35 Yes Yes
Badminton - - Yes -
Court Sports - - Yes Yes
Cycling - - Yes -
Equestrian - - Yes -
Fencing - - Yes -
Flag Football - - - Yes
Frisbee/Disc Sports - - Yes Yes
Ice Hockey - - Yes -
Martial Arts/Self Defense - - Yes -
Roller Hockey - - Yes -
Rowing - - Yes -
Rugby - - Yes -
Skiing - - Yes -
Table Tennis - - Yes -
Water Sports - - Yes -


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.7%
Asian/Pacific Islander 35.1%
Black/non-Hispanic 2.8%
Hispanic 12.0%
Non-resident alien 4.9%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 7.6%
Two or more races 0.0%
White/non-Hispanic 36.9%
Percent of students with disability 3% or less

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Daycare on campus for children of students
  • Library on campus
  • Hospital on campus
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, meals per week can vary

Clubs & Organizations

Musical Groups
  • Choral Groups
  • Concert Band
  • Jazz Band
  • Marching Band
  • Music Ensemble
  • Pep Band
  • Symphony Orchestra
Performance Arts
  • Dance
  • Drama Theater
  • Musical Theater
Journalism & Publications
  • Literary Magazine
  • Student Newspaper
  • Yearbook
  • Television Station
  • Radio Station
Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC
  • Navy ROTC
  • Air Force ROTC
  • International Student Organization
  • Model United Nations
  • Student Government
  • Campus Ministries

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 3
Drug Law Violation 15
Liquor Law Violation 38
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 14
Property Crime 87
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Michelle from San Jose, CA
  • 4
  • Students should take advantage of living in the dorms freshman year. It is a great way to make friends and also experience college with those who are of the same…

  • May-15-2012 Read More
  • UCD Student
  • 2
  • My dorming experience at Cuarto, a building called Emerson, went from good to bad, mostly because my roommates and I couldn't get along due to cleaning issues. …

  • May-10-2012 Read More
  • Kaitlyn from San Jose, CA
  • 4
  • There are many new dorm buildings and the old ones are being remodeled. The dining commons are convenient and have some of the best food at any University I've ever…

  • Apr-11-2012 Read More
  • Kaci from Santee, CA
  • 4
  • Dorm living is a great way to meet new people, get involved with great extracurriculars, and eat delicious food at the same time. The dorms provide the social spectrum any…

  • Jan-05-2012 Read More
  • Anonymous
  • 3
  • Many of the dorms are brand new! Make sure you get a good roommate and to not be on the themed floors. They're usually more quiet and not as outgoing.…

  • Jan-06-2012 Read More


Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 4
  • Farah O.
  • Jul-11-2014 I am a current student here

    There are a variety of food served at the dining commons. Each dorm has a different theme. Cuarto is known for the healthy options.

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  • 5
  • Jaclyn from Fremont, CA
  • Jul-03-2014 I am a current student here

    Rated one of the top dining services in the nation, with healthy and nutritious entrees every meal and fresh-from-the-farm salad bar every day. Despite the rumors of the Freshman 15, I lost 10 pounds by eating healthily in the dining commons.

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  • 4
  • Me from Sacramento
  • Jun-27-2014 I am a past student here

    There are plenty of good places to eat around the city of davis not too far from campus. Dining halls offer a good variety of food however it isn't all that great some days are better than others depending on the selection. But for the best food off campus dining is the way to go.

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  • 4
  • Juhie from Gold River, CA
  • Jun-18-2014 I am a current student here

    Also ranked one of the top in the nation. Davis is all about healthy food and locally grown produce. You can taste the freshness of the cafeteria food and it's great to know that the school cares about their students. They use less oil and salt than many other places you could eat at. They have fun themed meals which are a great way to change it up once in a while. They even allow you to submit a family recipe for them to serve to the student body, how cool!

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  • 5
  • Marquez
  • Jun-16-2014 I am a current student here

    Freshman 15 is definitely not just a myth if you take it seriously! The dinning commons here have the best food ever! Especially desert, they are big on desert! (Late Night Cookies!) As an incoming freshman and part of your housing contract you are required to enroll in a dinning meal plan. There are five meal plans available: Unlimited, Prime Line, Frequent Diner, Aggie Advantage and Budget Saver. The only difference between the meal plans is the quantity of meal swipes. If you live close to the university and usually go home on weekends, it is recommended that you get the budget saver plan which has only 90 meal swipes in the all-you-can eat dinning common depending on what area you live. Now it is up to you to see how many meals you think you will need for 10 weeks worth of that quarter. There are 3 big dinning commons located in Tercero, Segundo, and Cuarto. The best one is Tercero, but all of them have there ups and downs. Great piece of advice for those who love eating desert, just make sure you go to the ARC (the Davis gym) try not gaining too much weight because even the thinnest do gain their freshman 15 with the all-you-can eat dinning commons.

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  • 4
  • Christian from Davis, CA
  • May-24-2014 I am a current student here

    The dining commons are much higher in quality than other universities, but they are ridiculously expensive. For people who are transfers (and other people who are not freshmen), make sure to take advantage of Freshmen selling their excess swipes for less money than the cafeteria charges. Freshmen no longer get Aggie Cash for their leftover swipes, so both parties benefit by having them sell their excess.

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  • 5
  • Rachael from Gainesville, VA
  • Apr-29-2014 I am a current student here

    The dining halls on campus are basically gourmet buffets. Students pay from $8-12 per meal to eat as much as they like. The dishes are usually pretty good, the atmosphere is clean and aesthetically pleasing, and it offers both solitary and group dining.

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  • 5
  • Katelaine from Lindsay, CA
  • Mar-04-2014 I am a current student here

    The menus are constantly changing with really good and interesting foods! The chefs on staff always make sure to mix it up when it comes to the types of cuisines that are made for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. There is always something delicious to eat when you go to the dining commons.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Farah O.
  • Jul-11-2014 I am a current student here

    Greek life is not too annoying. The parties are usually on weekends. Parties do not occur on school nights too often. There is hazing, but it is not as bad compared to past hazings.

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  • 0
  • Juhie from Gold River, CA
  • Jun-18-2014 I am a current student here

    Greek Life is big at Davis. Even if you don't think you aren't the fraternity or sorority type, you may discover a social, professional, ethnic, or service related greek organization that you may like. You'll never know if you don't try it!

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  • 0
  • Katelaine from Lindsay, CA
  • Mar-04-2014 I am a current student here

    With the clubs that are offered you can choose to pledge for a fraternity or a sorority. There many different types of sororities/fraternities on campus that range from focusing on religions to medical fields to organizations.

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  • 0
  • Ellarie from Davis, CA
  • Feb-23-2014 I am a current student here

    Make memories the Greek way and have fun with your brother and sisters of the numerous houses on and off campus.

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  • 0
  • Juan from Vista, CA
  • Feb-13-2014 I am a current student here

    Greek life is okay for average students, but it is great for socializing and meeting new people as well as finding new things to do and be involved in.

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  • 0
  • A Girl from LA
  • Dec-29-2013 I am a current student here

    Davis's greek life is really active because what else is there to do in the farm land? There is always some fun Philo event or party to go to, so i would suggest joining a sorority or fraternity is thats your thing.

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