About University of California, Davis:

The University of California, Davis (also referred to as UCD, UC Davis, or Davis), is a public research university and land-grant university as well as one of the 10 campuses of the University of California (UC) system. It is adjacent to Davis, California, west of Sacramento, and has the third-largest enrollment in the UC System after UCLA and UC Berkeley. The institution was founded as a branch in 1909 and became its own separate entity in 1959. It has been labeled one of the "Public Ivies", a publicly funded university considered to provide a quality of education comparable to those of the Ivy League. The Carnegie Foundation classifies UC Davis as a comprehensive doctoral research university with a medical program, and very high research activity. The UC Davis faculty includes 23 members of the National Academy of Sciences, 30 members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 17 members of the American Law Institute, 14 members of the Institute of Medicine, and 14 members of the National Academy of Engineering. Among other honors, university faculty, alumni, and researchers have won the Nobel Peace Prize, Presidential Medal of Freedom, Pulitzer Prize, MacArthur Fellowship, National Medal of Science, Blue Planet Prize, and Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers. Founded as primarily an agricultural campus, the university has expanded over the past century to include graduate and professional programs in medicine (which includes the UC Davis Medical Center), law, veterinary medicine, education, nursing, and business management, in addition to 90 research programs offered by UC Davis Graduate Studies. The UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine is the largest in the United States and has been ranked first in the nation for two consecutive years, 2015 and 2016. The UC Davis Aggies athletic teams compete in the NCAA Division I level, primarily in the Big West Conference as well as the Big Sky Conference (football only) and the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation. In its first year of full Division I status, 11 UC Davis teams qualified for NCAA post-season competition.



World University Rankings

2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
World University Rankings 35 32 32 29 30 29 29 31 32 35 41 51 54

ByField

Field 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Agriculture 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
Engineering 52 50 49 46 52 57 82 92 104 123 151 156
Life Sciences 42 39 32 45 36 36 37 38 41 40 44 47
Medicine 80 79 64 71 80 80 99 94 97 100 101 111
Natural Sciences 40 53 45 57 47 46 57 55 54 68 72 76
Social Sciences 43 41 34 37 43 49 55 55 54 58 69 65

BySubject

Subject 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Agricultural Sciences - 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 3 3
Biology & Biochemistry - - - - - - - - - 25
Chemical Engineering 82 90 99 109 158 160 160 165 190 207
Chemistry 75 81 72 79 88 94 117 132 135 135
Civil Engineering 6 6 16 27 24 18 25 42 50 64
Clinical Medicine - - - - - - - - - 130
Computer Science 39 53 58 48 64 68 89 98 126 130
Economics & Business - - - - - - - - - 86
Electrical Engineering 47 50 44 52 56 70 96 97 102 107
Environment / Ecology - 2 2 2 2 2 4 4 5 6
Geosciences 46 50 51 52 57 58 68 63 71 66
Immunology - - - - - - - - - 91
Materials Science 79 76 79 84 102 119 116 145 158 161
Mathematics 34 29 48 60 69 56 79 50 77 80
Mechanical Engineering 128 137 115 155 178 226 247 280 279 277
Microbiology - - - - - - - - - 28
Molecular Biology & Genetics - - - - - - - - - 45
Neuroscience & Behavior - - - - - - - - - 41
Pharmacology & Toxicolog - - 46 56 72 67 59 59 57 83
Physics 52 63 55 55 67 68 57 76 89 115
Plant & Animal Science - 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Psychiatry / Psychology - - - - - - - - - 34
Social Sciences, General - - - - - - - - - 59
Space Science - - - - - - - - - 56