UC Davis is the home of the Aggies — go-getters, change makers and problem solvers who make their mark at one of the top public universities in the United States.
Founded in 1905, UC Davis is known for standout academics, sustainability, and Aggie Pride as well as valuing the Northern California lifestyle. These themes are woven into its 100-plus-year history and its reputation for solving problems related to food, health, the environment, education, and society.
UC Davis students, faculty, staff and alumni are community-minded and dedicated to improving the quality of life for all living things. Along with groundbreaking research, scholarship and innovation, they provide nationally renowned health care at UC Davis Health and the UC Davis Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital and volunteer more than 600,000 annual hours of community service. UC Davis contributes more than $8.1 billion and 72,000 jobs to the California economy each year.
In addition to its focus on teaching, research and public service, UC Davis is dedicated to promoting all aspects of the arts, offering museums filled with inspirational collections, moving music and dance performances, engaging theater, iconic public art and more.
- 1st in the world for sustainability (GreenMetric World University Ranking)
- 1st in the world in veterinary science (QS World University Rankings)
- 1st in the world in agricultural economics and policy (Center for World University
- 1st in the world in plant and animal programs (S. News and World Report)
- 1st in the nation and 2nd in the world in agriculture (QS World University Rankings; S. News and World Report)
- 1st among best value colleges for women in STEM (Forbes)
- 10th in the ranking of American universities based on contributions to society (Washington Monthly)
- 4 colleges: Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Biological Sciences, Engineering, Letters and Science
- 6 professional schools: Education, Law, Management, Medicine, Veterinary Medicine, Nursing
- Student enrollment: 37,395 (fall 2016)
- Faculty/academics: 4,200
- Staff: 15,300
- Undergraduate majors: 104
- Graduate programs: 99
- Intercollegiate sports teams: 23