University of California-Davis (UC Davis)

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University of California-Davis can be found in Davis, CA, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. The students enrolled at UC Davis number approximately thirty five thousand per year, and is one of the largest universities in the state.

Students can report either the ACT or SAT exam scores at this school. A score between 1600 to 1970 on the SAT exam, or 23 to 29 on the ACT exam is among the 25th - 75th percentile range among admitted students. By applying sampled GPA data from over 150 schools, we are able to estimate that the UC Davis average GPA ranges from 3.35 to 3.64 for accepted students. UC Davis has an acceptance rate of around 45 percent with 23 percent of applicants deciding to enroll. Using acceptance rate data from previous years, we can project that the UC Davis acceptance rate in 2015 is going to be around 47%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall UC Davis Acceptance Rate - Fall 2012


The overall acceptance rate for University of California-Davis was reported as 45.2% in Fall 2012 with over 49,800 applications submitted to UC Davis. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • UC Davis SAT Scores: 1600 - 1970
  • UC Davis ACT Scores: 23 - 29
  • UC Davis Average GPA: 3.35 - 3.64

How Hard Is It to Get into University of California-Davis?

Applicant Selectivity: High

The selectivity of applicants for undergraduate admissions to University of California-Davis is considered high, with many applicants scoring in the top percentiles on the SAT or ACT exam, as well as having an excellent high school GPA.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for UC Davis has been getting lower when compared to averages from previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2008-2009: 52.6%
  • 2009-2010: 47.4%
  • 2010-2011: 46.3%
  • 2011-2012: 48.3%
  • 2012-2013: 45.2%
  • Projected UC Davis Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 47.0%

How Does UC Davis Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for UC Davis is twenty-three percent lower than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
California State University-Sacramento69.7%
University of California-Berkeley18.0%
California State University-East Bay68.7%
University of San Francisco61.3%
San Francisco State University63.8%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2012)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to UC Davis (Fall 2012)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading510 - 640
Math560 - 680
Writing530 - 650
Total Score1600 - 1970
ACT®Score Range
English22 - 30
Math24 - 30
Composite Score23 - 29
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