Apply to UC Davis

Application Fee
$70
Graduate Application Fee
$105
Acceptance Rate
39%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)
20%
Freshmen Enrollment
5,957
SAT Scores
1,290
ACT Scores
28

2020 Acceptance Rate

A total of 78,093 students have applied and 30,358 students have allowed to admit to University of California-Davis (Acceptance rate: 38.87%). The yield, also known as enrollment rate, is 19.62 % where 5,957 students have finally enrolled out of 30,358 admitted students.
The acceptance rate of the school is lower (tighter to admit) compared to Public, 4-Years Colleges in California. Compared to similar schools in rankings such as Florida State University and Purdue University-Main Campus, its acceptance rate is slightly lower than average (relatively difficult to get in) (the average acceptance rate of the schools is 43.50%).
The yield of the school is higher (more admitted-students enrolled) compared to Public, 4-Years Colleges in California. Compared to similar schools in rankings, its yield is average (average yield is 33.20%).

Admission Statistics Charts

2020 Test Scores Comparison

For the academic year 2019-2020, the average SAT score is 1,290 and the average ACT score is 28 over scores submitted by enrolled first-time students. Compared to similar schools in college rankings, the admission score of University of California-Davis is average than the schools (average score is 1,390). You can check and compare the SAT and ACT scores by subject with tables and charts.
SAT/ACT Scores Comparison
SAT AverageACT Average
University of California-Davis1,29028
Similarly Colleges in Rankings1,36030
All U.S. Colleges112368
Public, 4-Years Colleges111267
4-Years Colleges112468
Public, 4-Years Colleges in California116770

SAT/ACT Scores by Subject

SATACT
At University of California-Davis, 5,325 students submitted SAT scores (89% of enrolled students).
The average SAT score is about 1,290 and it is average than average for Public, 4-Years Colleges in California. The following table shows the SAT average scores by subject and 25th/75th percentile.
SAT Scores by Subject
25th percentile75th percentile
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing580680
Mathematics590730
Total1,1701,410
At University of California-Davis, 2,312 students submitted ACT scores (39% of enrolled students).
The average ACT score is about 28 and it is lower than average for Public, 4-Years Colleges in California. The next table shows the ACT average scores by subject and 25th/75th percentile.
ACT Scores by Subject
25th percentile75th percentile
Reading2432
English2232
Mathematics2329
Total6993
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Admission Requirements

The following table summarizes the admission requirement to apply to University of California-Davis. The school requires 5 items to submit - Secondary school GPA, Secondary school record, Completion of college-preparatory program, Admission test scores and TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language).
Admission Requirements for Applying to University of California-Davis
Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankNeither required nor recommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of college-preparatory programRequired
RecommendationsNeither required nor recommended
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither required nor recommended
Admission test scoresRequired
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended

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