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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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Cindy from Riverdale, CA
  • 4
  • There are four residence areas on campus. Each has a set number of buildings with a dining common and convenient store nearby. The areas are called Primero (for non-freshman undergrads,…

  • Apr-28-2015 Read More
  • Lauren from Marina, CA
  • 3
  • Quiet hours start at 11, which can be a challenge if you're hanging out with friends in the common area- sound travels everywhere. The dorms themselves are nice, and there…

  • Feb-06-2015 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


Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 2
  • emily from sunnyvale, ca
  • May-13-2016 I am a past student here

    i only went to the dining halls a few times, but the food was the same every time i went and i know i would have tired of everything pretty quickly.

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  • 5
  • Your gal Sal
  • Mar-23-2016 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    Food is wide and available with walking distance everywhere for the most part.

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  • 5
  • MAR
  • Dec-30-2015 I am a current student here

    The food is great! In the Tercero Dining Commons, the food is as great as the people who you share a meal with. There are special days/ events where the kitchen staff prepare a feast fit for a king! The food and the entire dining experience is definitely a plus for us hungry and studious students!

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  • 3
  • Kirthi from Clovis, CA
  • Dec-27-2015 I am a current student here

    The Dining Commons was good at first, but then it gets tiring as you realize that the only food being served is carbs. Every day in the Segundo DC is a variation of pizza, pasta, Mongolian grill, burgers always, salad bar, variation of dessert, and sometimes Thai or Indian but usually Mexican food. Star ginger, the thai food truck has good thai tea. The Silo has a crepe place, carl's jr, taco bell, pizza hut, starbucks, and then a little to-go section. The coffeehouse has coffee, dessert, pizza, pho, sushi, sandwiches, tex-mex, and chinese food I believe. Downtown has lots of different asian, american, mexican, and indian food varieties amongst others. The dumpling house is really affordable, and pho king is at the entrance of downtown when leaving campus. A new place called sharetea is really good for boba milk tea, but going down further lazi cow is better.

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  • 3
  • Kumar from United Arab Emirates
  • Dec-24-2015 I am a current student here

    A LOT of options, but honestly I hardly like the food there. There's late night dinner every day of the week which has warm cookies - probably the best thing they have. Breakfast is really the best among all the meals. However, the menu for breakfast hardly ever changes. There's a store called Trudy's which is like a very-mini-supermarket. You get sandwiches, coffee, noodles etc. there. People usually go to Trudy's if they're running late.

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  • 4
  • Emerald from Alhambra, CA
  • Dec-22-2015 I am a current student here

    UC Davis definitely has a lot of healthy food. We're next to a tomato farm! The dining commons does a really good job of making Italian and American foods. Mexican food and Asian fusion foods are a hit or miss. Desserts, especially the cookies, are amazing. They're super sweet and filling (I got cavities after my first quarter). There are occasionally food trucks, and the food is amazing for the price. The on-campus convenience stores can be pretty pricey, so save your swipes and Aggie cash. You can also use your Aggie Cash at the CoHo (Coffee House). I love the pizza there. There sushi's not bad either. The one place there isn't a line is for the sub sandwiches, perfect when you're hungry and in a rush.

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  • 5
  • Kristen
  • Dec-01-2015 I am a current student here

    The tood trucks we have on campus add great variety to the selection of food at the dining commons and small restaurants. The salad bar at the dining commons is always stocked with fresh produce and flavorful salad dressings. The dining experience at UC Davis is pleasant because the staff really cares about serving good food.

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  • 5
  • Cindy from Riverdale, CA
  • Apr-28-2015 I am a current student here

    I've only been to one other college, but from that experience and what I've heard from others, I've concluded that the food and dining here is pretty good. There is quite a variety of options at the student dining commons. Aside from that there are two Starbucks, at least 2 other coffee places, student convenience stores, a Pizza Hut, Carl's Jr, and Taco Bell as well as other small restaurants on campus. The system used here is Meal Swipes and Aggie Cash, which is very convenient because it's in your ID card and you can use it at any dining place on campus.

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  • 5
  • Zicron From California
  • Mar-02-2015 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    The dining options at Davis vary and they are all very clean and appealing. They are also very welcoming places that allow student life to continue to be as rich an prosperous as it is.

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  • 3
  • Lauren from Marina, CA
  • Feb-06-2015 I am a current student here

    DC food is great, at first. A fair amount of variety, you don't have to do dishes, you don't even have to get your own portions- plates of food are ready and waiting. The novelty wears off after about a quarter. Luckily, there is the Memorial Union, a building full of food that you can use your meal plan on. In addition, there are convenience stores in each living area that have basic foods and a plethora of snacks. The Silo, which houses the campus Carl's Junior and one of two Starbucks, is another great place to grab a bite to eat. If you're a coffee person, the Bio Brew, both Starbucks, and Swirlz- the Memorial Union coffee shop- have what you need.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Lauren from Marina, CA
  • Feb-06-2015 I am a current student here

    Greek life is not huge here, but there is a fair variety. Delta Lamda Phi, the gay/bi/progressive fraternity, is particularly active with Davis Is Burning, one of the biggest Drag shows in Northern California.

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  • 0
  • Danielle from Napa, CA
  • Jan-06-2015 I am a current student here

    Plenty of opportunity here, especially if you're a transfer student, don't be shy, remember they were once in your shoes and understand!

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  • 0
  • Lauren from Davis, CA
  • Dec-09-2014 I am a current student here

    I, personally, am in the greek system, so my social calendar tends to be a bit more greek orientated. Greek life is prevalent for the parties thrown during welcome week and the large houses along the edge of campus, but overall greek life is fairly relaxed. About 20% of students are part of some sort of org so there is definitely is a presence on campus, but that number is made of students in not just Panhellenic and IFC orgs. I am in a social sorority, and I have been so thankful for my experience. I found a family and bonds for life. I found a support system I never thought possible outside my immediate family. My greek experience in Davis has been beyond the saying buying your friends. Davis can get a little lackluster, what I've bought is the opportunities to make memories with my friends. I'd be friends with these girls even if I left the org, the cost is simply to keep having fun. I'd recommend greek life to anyone who is interested (plus we have some killer parties) Fun fact too: Greeks at UCD have a higher overall GPA than non-greeks

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  • 0
  • The Writer
  • Dec-01-2014 I am a current student here

    Sorry, I can't offer much advice here, but from what I've heard the Greek life here is pretty good and everyone mostly gets along. When you're a part of a sorority or frat, all the Greeks are connected.

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  • 0
  • Sammy from Central Valley of California
  • Nov-18-2014 I am a current student here

    I personally am not apart of the Greek Life or participate in it, but plenty of students say it is wonderful. Just enough to satisfy your want for Greek Life but not too much where you become overwhelmed in it . I do appreciate the fact though that they are all off campus and that there are plenty with actual purposes such as community service, medical, and even law.

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  • 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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