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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

Big West Conference

  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Great West Conference

  • Football

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
  • Devin from Fremont, CA
  • 5
  • Dorm life is the best thing ever. I've met so many people and the residence halls are so incredibly nice. I love living on campus.…

  • Dec-29-2014 Read More


Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 4
  • Anonymous
  • Feb-21-2018 I am a current student here

    The food was pretty good. I didn't go often though, which I regret now. I'm not sure how it is right now, but I've heard several aspects of it have changed. Late night cookies are absolutely amazing. I highly suggest you go for that.

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  • 4
  • atg
  • Feb-20-2018 I am a current student here

    There is a lot of variety with the foods offered here on campus. In addition, UC Davis is very close to Downtown Davis, which holds many delicious spots to eat!

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  • 5
  • Anonymous
  • Jan-20-2018 I am a current student here

    DC is life!!! They have great places like the CoHo and other restaurants around campus...pretty cheap:)

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  • 3
  • Karla from Sylmar, CA
  • Dec-18-2017 I am a current student here

    At first you will think that the food is amazing and it is for a couple of weeks. Soon you will realize other words, and get over it pretty soon. They serve the same things which makes it a bit boring.

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  • 5
  • Grace from San Rafael, CA
  • Sep-14-2017 I am a current student here

    The food in the town is pretty boring, there are only a few good spots. But, in terms of cafeteria food this is one of the best places for yummy meals...not that that's a super surprising prospect, we basically go to school on one giant farm. The veggies are all super fresh and yummy, I really love the selections and snacks here!

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  • 5
  • Jillian
  • Jul-05-2017 I am a current student here

    The Dining Commons are great, but don't overdo it your first week. Eat with moderation and I highly recommend getting a "to-go" box so you can fill it up with late night cookies. Also the CoHo is a great place to eat, study, and hang with friends.

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  • 5
  • Amy from Montclair, CA
  • May-16-2017 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    The food in the dining halls meet the student's special needs (kosher, vegan). Additionally, the warmth of traditional foods of different cultures are implemented, along with the cultural American foods (pizzas, hot dogs, fruit salads). The dining is quick to check students (and guests) into the hall; the line might be long, but the wait is only for a short amount of time.

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  • 5
  • Viktoria from Fontana, CA
  • Dec-24-2016 I am a current student here

    As a first year, my only option was the dining common. I thought I would get sick of the food over time or get bored of their options, but they change their menu on a daily basis to keep everything new and fresh. The food tastes incredible and it's definitely worth eating. Just gotta be careful of the freshman 15!

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  • 5
  • Camilla
  • Dec-21-2016 I am a current student here

    Probably one the best of the UC. Great choice, vegan, vegetarian, normal in summary, healthy.

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  • 4
  • Christina from Glenn, CA
  • Dec-08-2016 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    How good can college food really be? I say 4 stars just because the meal plan is easy to work with, even though the food is average.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Grace from San Rafael, CA
  • Sep-14-2017 I am a current student here

    There is Greek Life at Davis, but it is really small and unlike huge schools. I went Greek and it is rewarding as all get out. If you are considering rushing, go for it, you don't lose anything by at least checking it out.

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  • 0
  • Viktoria from Fontana, CA
  • Dec-24-2016 I am a current student here

    I'm not personally part of Greek life, but from what I've heard, the Greek life is great. The sororities and frats are tailored to individual student needs based on academics and just social needs. If you're into Greek Life, Davis is a great choice.

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  • 0
  • chelsea from santa clarita, ca
  • Jun-08-2016 I am a past student here

    didn't bother. their parties, while fun, are still pretty much a joke. pregame and go in. you need to pay to be involved in a sorority / frat and it just didn't interest me.

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  • 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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