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UC Davis

UC Davis
One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616

Official telephone: (530) 752-1011
Fax number: (530) 752-6363
UC Davis
Screen last updated on: February 2024

The admissions information below is valid for the 2023 academic year.

Is there an application deadline for fall? yes
Final filing date for fall: November 30
Application fee: $70
High school graduation is: required, GED is accepted
School has formalized early decision program: no
School has early action program: no
School has concurrent enrollment program for high school: no

Academic criteria:
  • secondary school report very important
  • class rank not considered
  • recommendations not considered
  • essay very important
Nonacademic criteria:
  • interview not considered
  • extracurricular activities important
  • particular talent/ability important
  • character/personal qualities important
  • alumni/ae relationship not considered
  • geographical residence not considered
  • state residency considered
  • religious affiliation/commitment not considered
  • minority affiliation not considered
  • volunteer work important
  • work experience considered
Average secondary school GPA: 4
Percent of freshmen who submitted GPA: 100%

Number of completed applications received: 76,225
Number of applicants offered admission who enrolled: 35,304
School has a waiting list policy: yes
Number accepting place on waiting list: 4,960
Number of those on waiting list who were enrolled: 3,919
Percent of freshmen who came from out of state: 5%
Admission may be deferred: yes


Coming to UC Davis as a freshman allows you to experience all the best aspects of college life. You'll have immediate access to all our educational and recreational resources. And you'll get the chance to make friends for life in our residence halls.

Each year, we select our students from a large number of well-qualified applicants. We read all applications carefully as part of our comprehensive review process. In addition to academic criteria such as GPA and test scores, we also consider your extracurricular activities and life experiences in making our admissions decision. The highest-scoring applicants for each college/division are admitted based on the available spaces in the specific college/division.
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