Can I get into UC Davis? The school has a 38% acceptance rate. Last year, 24,518 out of 64,602 applicants were admitted making UC Davis a highly competitive school to get into with a lesser chance of acceptance for average applicants. Academically, it has extremely high requirements for admission test scores. University of California Davis typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students. Only 22% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||580|
|SAT Math 25th||580|
|SAT Composite 25th||1160|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||690|
|SAT Math 75th||740|
|SAT Composite 75th||1400|
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to University of California Davis?
Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1160 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1040. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1280 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 88 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1400 and Above||Good||>51%|
|1280 to 1400||Avg +||38%-51%|
|1160 to 1280||Avg -||26%-38%|
|1040 to 1160||Reach||17%-26%|
|Less than 1040||Low||<17%|
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||25|
|ACT Math 25th||25|
|ACT Composite 25th||25|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||32|
|ACT Math 75th||31|
|ACT Composite 75th||31|
What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into UC Davis?
Admission data indicates that UC Davis regularly accepts students with ACT's of 25 and above. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 22 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 28 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 31 and above have very competitive chances. 48 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of California Davis.
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|31 and Above||Good||>51%|
|28 to 31||Avg +||38%-51%|
|25 to 28||Avg -||26%-38%|
|22 to 25||Reach||17%-26%|
|Less than 22||Low||<17%|
You will need exceptionally good grades to get into University of California Davis. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at University of California Davis was 3.99 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A- students are accepted and ultimately attend. Even with a competitive GPA, admission to UC Davis will be challenging as the school denies more applicants than it admits.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Admission Chances|
|3.50 to 3.75||8%||Reach|
|3.25 to 3.50||2%||Reach|
|3.00 to 3.25||1%||Reach|
|2.75 to 3.00||0%||Low|
|2.50 to 2.75||0%||Low|
|2.25 to 2.50||0%||Low|
|2.00 to 2.25||0%||Low|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||23%||20%||22%|
The application deadline for Fall 2018 has passed. Applications were due on Nov 30, 2017.
What are the requirements for admission to University of California Davis and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Neither required nor recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Required|
|Recommendations||Neither required nor recommended|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Neither required nor recommended|
|Credit for Life Experiences||No|
Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=110644 IPEDS survey data for University of California Davis.