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your expectations

UC Davis is one of the most prestigious public universities in the world for a reason. The university and the amazing college town of Davis are designed to help you grow beyond even your own expectations.

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Why choose UC Davis?

UC Davis combines all the prestige of a top tier public research university with an uncommonly collaborative academic culture. Plus we have an exciting, safe and friendly community. We hope you’ll join us.

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Applications open

August 1

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November 30

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Top academics
at an affordable cost

UC Davis ranks second among affordable elite colleges, and the City of Davis offers a low cost of living and numerous discounts to students to make the student experience accessible to all.

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