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 University of Delaware and Florida State University, its acceptance rate is average (the average acceptance rate of the schools is 42.50%).
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 30.20%).

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 1,370). 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 Rankings1,34130
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

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