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UC Davis Admission Chances


Acceptance Rate

38%
Admission Difficulty for University of California Davis
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsExceptional
Applicant CompetitionHigh

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.

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SAT Requirements

SAT Range
1160-1400
Applicants Submitting SAT
88%
SAT Scores for University of California Davis
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 580
SAT Math 25th 580
SAT Composite 25th 1160
SAT Scores for University of California Davis
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 690
SAT Math 75th 740
SAT Composite 75th 1400
SAT Scores you need to get in

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.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

University of California Davis admission chances by SAT score
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 Requirements

ACT Range
25-31 
Applicants Submitting ACT
48%
ACT Scores for University of California Davis
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 25
ACT Math 25th 25
ACT Composite 25th 25
ACT Scores for University of California Davis
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 32
ACT Math 75th 31
ACT Composite 75th 31
ACT Scores needed to get accepted

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.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

University of California Davis admission chances by ACT score
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%

Estimated GPA Requirements

Avg. High School GPA
3.99
Typical High School Grades
A-

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.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted University of California Davis students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 89% Good
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

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Admission Statistics

University of California Davis admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 35,031 29,571 64,602
Accepted 14,678 9,840 24,518
Acceptance Rate 42% 33% 38%
Enrolled 3,397 1,972 5,369
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 23% 20% 22%

Fall 2018 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Nov 30, 2017
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2018 has passed. Applications were due on Nov 30, 2017.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to University of California Davis and what considerations affect admission decisions?

University of California Davis Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
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

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at University of California Davis
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
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.