Basics: UC Davis, is a public research university that’s part of the University of California system. The university has a comprehensive medical program and very high research activity. The university’s motto is “Let there be light”. The university’s library system is home to over 3.5 million volumes.
Academics: UC Davis was ranked tied for the 11th best public university and tied for 41st overall in the US, in the 2016 US News & World Report. The university has 104 undergraduate majors and 96 graduate programs. The campus is highly acclaimed for its top-rated Agricultural and Resource Economics programs and the large Department of Animal Science.
Demographics: The campus, located just west of Sacramento, encompasses 7,309 acres of land. The administrative staff rounds up to about 21,000 while there are about 36,000 students, of which 28,000 students are undergraduates and 8,000 students are graduates.
Collegiate Sports: The UC Davis Aggies compete in NCAA Division I sports in the Big West Conference. The university colors are Aggie blue and gold. The university mascot is Gunrock the Mustang. The UC Davis Men’s Crew Club is one of the most successful clubs in the West. For football, the Aggies compete in Division IFCS and are members of the Big Sky Conference.
Student life: The student life at UC, Davis is amazing. The undergraduate student government of UC Davis has an annual operating budget of 11.1 million dollars, making it one of the largest-funded student governments in the US. The university has over 500 registered student organizations. Other student activities include a student-run bus system, student radio, a student-run United States Postal Service Contract Station.