UC Davis: Admission Statistics 2024

When embarking on the college search process, it’s essential to gather accurate and reliable information about prospective universities. One valuable resource for this purpose is the Common Data Set (CDS) but navigating through a college’s Common Data Set can be a time-consuming task. In this blog post, we have compiled the essential information from University of California – Davis’ latest admission statistics to allow you to grasp quickly and save time. 

Understanding the Common Data Set (CDS)

The Common Data Set is a standardized questionnaire that collects essential information about colleges and universities. It covers a wide range of areas, including admission statistics, enrollment figures, student demographics, financial aid, academic programs, and more. The CDS is collaboratively maintained by higher education institutions and is designed to provide accurate and comparable data for prospective students, parents, and researchers. It simplifies the college search process by providing standardized information in a consistent format, allowing for easier comparison and informed decision-making. 

UC Davis Common Data Set 

Quick facts:

  • Location: 1 Shields Ave, Davis
  • State: California
  • Institution: Public
  • Undergraduate Institution: Coeducational
  • Academic year calendar: Quarter
  • Retention Rate: 93%
  • Total Undergraduate Students Enrolled: 31,162
  • SAT and ACT Policies: Optional 
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 20:1

Factors in Admission Decisions


Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Application Essay
Standardized test scores


Extracurricular Activities
Character/personal qualities
Volunteer work
First Generation
State Residency
Work experience

GPA Breakdown

64.7% of enrolled students have a GPA of 4.0 

21.2% of enrolled students have a GPA between 3.75 and 3.99

8.8% of enrolled students have a GPA between 3.50 and 3.74

3.6% of enrolled students have a GPA between 3.25 and 3.49

1.2% of enrolled students have a GPA between 3.00 and 3.24

0.4% of enrolled students have a GPA between 2.50 and 2.99

0.1% of enrolled students have a GPA between 2.0 and 2.49

Admission Facts

  • Application Closing Date: November 30
  • Deferred Admission: Yes (Up to 1 year/3 quarters)

Student Life Information

Student Diversity

Total Undergraduates (Both degree-seeking and non-degree seeking, including first-year)

  • 5,128 International (nonresidents) students
  • 7,457 Hispanic/Latino students
  • 633 Black or African American, non-Hispanic students
  • 6,674 White, non-Hispanic students
  • 46 American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic students
  • 8,810 Asian, non-Hispanic students
  • 114 Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic students 
  • 1,755 students with two or more races, non-Hispanic
  • 545 students with race and/or ethnicity unknown


$70/$80 Application Fee

$11,442 In-state Tuition Fee

$41,196 Out-of-state/International Tuition Fee

$16,480 Room Only (On-campus)

Financial Aid

Total of Need-based Scholarship/Grants Awarded: $326,148,786

Total of Non-need-based Scholarship/Grants Awarded: $19,412,215

The data presented here was collected from the University of California – Davis Common Data Set 2020-2021.

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