About UC Davis

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Visit UC Davis

Welcome to UC Davis! Visit us to see what makes this campus special. Located in Davis on the largest University of California campus, we are known for our commitment to sustainability, standout academics and unmatched school spirit.

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As a leading global university, UC Davis and its community of faculty, students and staff are dispersed throughout the state, nation and world. Here are the primary locations.

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Learn why UC Davis ranks No. 9 among the nation’s top public research universities. One of 10 campuses in the University of California — the world’s pre-eminent public university system — UC Davis is known for its academic excellence and global impact.

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Our principles

With a mission to advance the human condition through improving the quality of life for all, UC Davis uses a framework that connects its land-grant history to a transformative vision for the 21st century.

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Administration and faculty

Led by Chancellor Linda P.B. Katehi, UC Davis maintains a shared governance between the faculty and the administration. Our distinguished faculty is known for its stellar research and strong commitment to teaching students.

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Over more than 100 years, UC Davis has transformed from a pioneering “ag” school into a university that is ranked among the top 10 public universities in the nation.

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Public service

Whether providing hope to parents of autistic children or identifying ways to feed the planet more sustainably, UC Davis is a major public resource. Our faculty, students and staff are involved locally, throughout the nation and internationally.

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UC Davis Today

Learn about our university with stories about students, professors and the campus community.

‘Choosing UC Davis’

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Videography by Joe Proudman/UC Davis
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2020 Initiative

2020 Initiatve

The ambitious plan will go forward to build on the institution’s excellence, create a more diverse community of scholars and achieve financial stability.

Sustainable 2nd Century

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The Sustainable 2nd Century celebrates UC Davis’ long-term commitment to environmental, economic and social sustainability.