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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
  • 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
  • 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


Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 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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  • 5
  • Danielle from Napa, CA
  • Jan-06-2015 I am a current student here

    There's everything here, when it comes to deciding what you should eat, don't worry the scents in the coho or the dining halls will lead you to a delicious decision every time and you won't regret it.

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  • 5
  • Devin from Fremont, CA
  • Dec-29-2014 I am a current student here

    The dining common's food is great in my opinion. I never get tired of it because there are always so many different options every day, and it tastes amazing.

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  • 5
  • Alena from Sebastopol, CA
  • Dec-28-2014 I am a current student here

    The food here is extremely good for a college campus. A lot of the veggies and meats are supplied by local farms, so the food you get is literally 'farm to table'--for instance, all the red marinara sauce made in the dining hall is made from locally grown tomatoes. The pastries ad coffee are decent, affordable, and located throughout campus so it is not difficult to grab a quick snack between classes. There are also chain restaurants like Carl's Jr., Taco Bell, Pizza Hut and Starbucks on campus, so options are plentiful.

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  • 4
  • Gina from Indio, CA
  • Dec-24-2014 I am a current student here

    Food is pretty good and pretty much available when you need it. Various areas to eat whether it is the dining commons or just buying food at a junction. The campus is pretty close to downtown, so it is possible to go out and get take out food.

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  • 3
  • Student at UC Davis
  • Dec-23-2014 I am a current student here

    Honestly, I don't care for the Tercero Dining Commons all that much. I'll admit sometimes the food is good, but other times, I'm searching for different proteins and end up eating a ton of carbs. There are other places on campus to get food though, like the Silo and the CoHo, where the food is better and there's way more options.

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  • 4
  • Lauren from Davis, CA
  • Dec-09-2014 I am a current student here

    Davis has so many options it's insane. I don't eat out that often as I'm a typical poor college kid, but I love downtown (G st). Extremely cute downtown with a lot of options. Food is reasonably priced and you can usually get lunch out of a meal for the next day.

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  • 3
  • The Writer
  • Dec-01-2014 I am a current student here

    Nothing beats a mother's cooking. The food here is decent and they change their menu per week, but they always have the usual Mongolian stir fried, pizza, salad bar, and cereal. In my opinion, the best DC (dining commons) is Segundo, but definitely give all three DCs a try. Also as long as you go to the ARC, freshmen 15 won't be real.

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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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  • 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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