Life at UC Davis

  • A basketball gymnasium filled with cheering students

    UC Davis is about school spirit. Maybe that's why our Aggie Pack is the nation's largest student spirit group.

  • Female basketball player with hands held high coming off court

    We have a lot to cheer about with 23 NCAA Division 1 athletic teams …

  • Basketball players on the court

    from baseball and basketball to …

  • Volleyball game with two players at the net

    … volleyball and water polo.

  • Woman in a ballet class

    UC Davis is a place where learning is an active experience. In the dance studio …

  • Male students examining a starfish

    … in biology labs …

  • Female lecturing in a hall filled with students

    … classrooms …

  • Male engineering student building a metal object

    … engineering clubs …

  • Male student inspecting a walking stick insect on his hand

    and science museums.

  • Two women in a dorm room

    On-campus housing is guaranteed for the first two years at UC Davis.

  • Coffee House bakery

    The Coffee House, located at the center of campus, is a popular place to eat …

  • People sitting in a dining commons eating

    … as are the residence hall dining commons.

  • Students sitting in an auditorium

    Education can mean many things at UC Davis: The classroom …

  • Students peering over a bannister at the California State Capitol

    … work experience through our internship program, the largest in California …

  • Student studying in a window bay

    … individual study …

  • Man and a woman in a lab interacting

    … learning in the lab …

  • Long-distance view of the library showing students at tables studying

    … hitting the books at the library …

  • Man and woman at a computer

    … peer tutoring and …

  • Professor sitting at a microscope and engaging with a male student while female students pass by

    … connecting the dots thanks to engaging professors.

  • Woman holding a potted plant

    What is it like to be a student at UC Davis? It's about caring for the environment …

  • View of buses

    … getting to your classes using our Unitrans bus system …

  • Women at a farmers market

    … going to the campus and city farmers' markets for fresh fruits and vegetables …

  • Inside of a large concert hall

    … attending world-class concerts at our magnificent Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts …

  • Bicyclist walking past a building with the trees in fall colors

    … enjoying the fall colors in a campus landscape renowned for its beauty…

  • A group of people at the side of a pool

    … taking a swim at the Rec Pool …

  • Women walking at night in a brightly lit downtown

    … or walking downtown for trivia night or frozen yogurt.

  • Facade of the UC Davis Activities and Recreation Center

    You can find our students exercising at the Activities and Recreation Center…

  • Woman running on an indoor track

    … in their own zone or …

  • Woman climbing a indoor climbing apparatus

    … climbing the heights of their endurance.

  • A circle of sousaphone players

    The Cal Aggie Band-uh! is a major contributor to the Aggie Spirit…

  • Student in blue and yellow face paint

    …as are our colorful students.

  • Woman in a cowboy hat with a horse

    Horse lovers can enjoy the only equestrian center in the University of California system.

  • Two padded students opposing each other in taekwondo

    Student-run sports clubs are very big at UC Davis, with nearly 40 clubs.

  • Group of men laughing and conversing

    UC Davis is a place where you develop lifelong friendships …

  • Female painter taking perspective with her brush

    … and passions.

  • Focus on a man in a group of people

    It's a place for one person …

  • Groups of people sitting on the lawn

    … to find inspiration and transformation through a community …

  • Students sitting on the UC Davis Welcome sign

    … that celebrates changing the world for the better.

A place for great academics and happy students

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If you are a high school senior or community college transfer looking at the next step in your education, UC Davis could be the university for you. You'll find a campus with world-class academic programs in a community known for happy students and the Aggie spirit.  

Our 5,300-plus acre campus is graced with a beautiful arboretum and state-of-the art facilities such as the Jess Jackson Sustainable Winery and the Sciences Laboratory Building.

We are one of a few small-town universities in the state, located in Davis, which is known as one of the nation’s best and smartest small towns in which to live.

You can also discover UC Davis through an immersive and interactive 360° virtual tour that will make you feel as if you were actually here. The tour is also available through mobile apps at iTunes and Google Play.

After your virtual tour, come visit us to find out why UC Davis is such a great place to study, work and play.  You can arrange tours through UC Davis Visitor Services for a guided tour.