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UC Davis SAT Scores

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SAT scores needed to get into University of California Davis

Average Score and SAT Requirements

Average SAT Score 1280

The average composite SAT score for admitted University of California Davis freshman is 1280 out of 1600. UC Davis students have the 136th highest average SAT score in the United States. For perspective, a 1280 is in the 86th percentile of all SAT test takers.

SAT Score Range 1160 to 1400

The middle fifty percent of incoming students have SAT composite scores ranging from 1160 to 1400. The 75th percentile score is 1400 while the 25th percentile score is 1160.

Minimum SAT score requirement

The lowest SAT score accepted is not reported by UC Davis but we estimate it to be around a 1040 total composite SAT score.

Average SAT Math Score 660

The average score for UC Davis students on the math portion of the SAT is 660 out of 800. The 25th percentile of students score a 590 and the 75th percentile score 730.

Average SAT Reading Score 620

The 25th and 75th percentile range for SAT reading scores range from 570 to 670 and the average score for University of California Davis students is 620.

Number of Students Submitting SAT Scores

87 percent of students submit SAT scores with their application to University of California Davis

Admission Chances by SAT Score

Below are estimated chances of being accepted at University of California Davis based on SAT score ranges and the overall admission rate of 46.4%. These chances assume you have an average GPA for the school, around 4.0.

Can I get into UC Davis with a 1400 SAT?

  • Score competitiveness Very Good

An SAT score of 1400 or higher is very competitive at UC Davis and is a better score than three quarters of students who are accepted. You have an above average chance of acceptance, around 62% or higher.

Can I get into UC Davis with a 1280 SAT?

  • Score competitiveness Above Average

Scores between 1280 to 1390 are above average giving you an advantage over most applicants. You have a slightly above average chance of acceptance, around 46% to 61% but admission is competitive.

Can I get into UC Davis with a 1160 SAT?

  • Score competitiveness Below Average

SAT scores between 1160 to 1270 are still in the middle range of accepted students a but a little lower than the average. You can get in and have about a 31% to 45% percent chance of being admitted.

Can I get into UC Davis with a 1040 SAT?

  • Score competitiveness Reach

SAT scores from 1040 to 1150 are on the very low end of the range where students are accepted. Scores in this range are not competitive with most other applicants but you still have a chance. We estimate scores in this range have less than a 30% chance of admission to UC Davis. SAT scores below 1040 likely fall out of the range where students are regularly accepted.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class
Admission chances to University of California Davis by SAT score
SAT Score Admission Chances
1600 83%
1590 82%
1580 81%
1570 80%
1560 79%
1550 78%
1540 77%
1530 76%
1520 75%
1510 74%
1500 73%
1490 72%
1480 71%
1470 70%
1460 69%
1450 68%
1440 67%
1430 66%
1420 64%
1410 63%
1400 62%
1390 61%
1380 59%
1370 58%
1360 57%
1350 55%
1340 54%
1330 53%
1320 51%
1310 50%
1300 49%
1290 47%
1280 46%
1270 45%
1260 43%
1250 42%
1240 41%
1230 39%
1220 38%
1210 37%
1200 36%
1190 34%
1180 33%
1170 32%
1160 31%
1150 30%
1140 29%
1130 28%
1120 27%
1110 26%
1100 25%
1090 24%
1080 23%
1070 22%
1060 21%
1050 20%
1040 19%
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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=110644 IPEDS survey data for University of California Davis.