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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
  • 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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  • 5
  • Carlos from Bell Gardens, CA
  • Sep-27-2016 I am a current student here

    The food in the dining halls tastes very good and has a diverse choice group. They have chefs cooking in every station and even take requests if you need something made special (say due to a food allergy).

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  • 5
  • chelsea from santa clarita, ca
  • Jun-08-2016 I am a past student here

    the food in davis is phenomenal! there's so many cultures mixing around the area you can find authentic (i mean the owner is the chef and hardly speaks english) cuisine from any region. no kidding. since this town is hippie central there's also a ton of vegetarian / vegan options. the food in the dining commons is about average. all you can eat. vegetarian / vegan options. it's good food, but for the price i'll go downtown and grab some bomb korean bbq or nepalese.

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  • 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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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 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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  • 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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