10 Interesting Facts about UC Davis

One of these facts about UC Davis might be one of the most important information you need if you want to continue your study into college. As you know, UC Davis is a public and research university which is located in Davis, California, just west of Sacramento. The campus covers about 7,209 acres, making it the largest within 10 campus University of California system. This university also has the third largest enrollment in the UC System after UCLA and UC Berkeley. In 2013, U.S. News and World Report ranked UC Davis as the 9th best public university in the United States, 39th nationally, and tied for 3rd best of the UC schools with UC San Diego, following UC Berkeley and UCLA. To get to know more about it, here are some other facts about UC Davis you might like.

Facts about UC Davis 1: Size and Location

The University of California, Davis campus is the largest campus in the UC system by land area, spanning 7,309 acres (2,957.8 ha) across two counties: Yolo and Solano. Though named after the City of Davis, the campus is technically located adjacent to the City of Davis in an unincorporated part of Yolo and Solano counties.

Facts about UC Davis 2: Campus Core/Quad

Towards the northeast end of campus is the Quad, a large rectangular field, which was the historic geographic center of campus. Earlier in the campus’ history, the few campus buildings surrounded the four sides of the Quad.

Facts about UC Davis - University Logo

Facts about UC Davis – University Logo

Facts about UC Davis 3: Artwork

There are five public art statues found around campus, collectively called The Egghead Series, sculpted by former art professor Robert Arneson who taught at Davis from 1962-1991 before his death in 1992. Additional pieces of Arneson’s work are part of the Fine Arts Collection maintained by the Richard L. Nelson Gallery located in the Art Building.

Facts about UC Davis 4: Student Housing

The northwest end of campus holds the majority of the Segundo undergraduate housing complex and various alternative non-undergraduate housing such as Orchard Park, Solano Park, Russell Park, and The Colleges at LaRue Apartments. The Activities and Recreation Center, or the ARC, is also located near the Segundo complex. Adjacent to the northwest corner of campus is the Cuarto undergraduate housing complex, which has one dining common.

Facts about UC Davis - Aggie Stadium

Facts about UC Davis – Aggie Stadium

Facts about UC Davis 5: Academics

The university has 99 undergraduate majors and 90 graduate programs. It has a Departement of Viticulture and Enology that has been and continue to be responsible for significant advancements in winemaking utilized by many Californian wineries. The campus is noted for its top-rated Agricultural and Resource Economics programs.

Facts about UC Davis 6: Rankings

UC Davis is considered a Public Ivy. In 2014, U.S. News and World Report ranked this university in the United States, 39th nationally, and tied for 3rd best of the UC schools with UC San Diego, following UC Berkeley and UCLA. Washington Monthly ranked UC Davis 17th in its 2012 National College Ranking based on the school’s contributions to society.

Facts about UC Davis - Athletics Logo

Facts about UC Davis – Athletics Logo

Facts about UC Davis 7: Admission

Admission to UC Davis is rated as “most selective” by U.S. News and World Report. For Fall 2013, UC Davis received 55,895 freshmen applications; 21,998 were admitted (39.4%).

Facts about UC Davis 8: Faculty and Research

UC Davis is also one of 62 members in the prestigious Association of American Universities. The Association of American Universities is an organization of leading research universities devoted to maintaining a strong system of academic research and education. It consists of sixty universities in the United States (both public and private) and two universities in Canada.

Facts about UC Davis - Library

Facts about UC Davis – Library

Facts about UC Davis 9: Faculty Honors

Its faculty includes 20 members of the National Academy of Sciences, 11 members of the National Academy of Engineering, 21 members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 17 members of the American Law Institute, 2 Pulitzer Prize winners, 2 MacArthur Fellows and one member of the royal Society.

Facts about UC Davis 10: Student Life

The undergraduate student government of UC Davis is the Associated Students of UC Davis (ASUCD), and has an annual operating budget of 11.1 million dollars, making it one of the largest-funded student government in the United States. This association includes an Executive, Legislative, and Judicial branch. Other than representing the student body on campus, the task of ASUCD is to lobby student interests to local and state government.

Facts about UC Davis - Marching Band

Facts about UC Davis – Marching Band

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