UC Davis is one of the nation's top public research universities and is part of the world's pre-eminent public university system. The campus is set in the heart of the Central Valley, close to the state capital and San Francisco Bay Area. As one of the last ''small-town universities,'' we cherish our close relationships on campus and within the Davis community.
Academics at UC Davis challenge, stimulate and inspire. We offer more than 100 undergraduate majors and 60 graduate programs — the largest variety on any University of California campus. Many of our programs are nationally ranked — not surprising when you consider the number of internationally known, award-winning faculty who bring their knowledge and enthusiasm to the classroom.
Our researchers address some of today's most pressing challenges: West Nile virus, food safety, autism and cleaner fuel technologies. From building California into an agricultural powerhouse to melding dance and theatre into a new art form, our faculty members and their students continue to transform the state, the nation and the world.