The acceptance rate at UC Davis is 46%. It ranks #27 in California and #190 in the nation for lowest rate of acceptance. UC Davis is a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants. Last year, 35,645 out of 76,897 applicants were admitted.
The school has extremely high admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 26 percent (SAT 1160/1400 ACT 25/33). University of California Davis typically accepts and attracts "A/A+" average high school students with an average GPA around 4.0. 17% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.
The UC Davis application fee is $70 and applications are due by Nov 30.
You are required to submit admission test scores with your application. University of California Davis is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to confirm the most up to date testing requirements.
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||570|
|SAT Math 25th||590|
|SAT Composite 25th||1160|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||670|
|SAT Math 75th||730|
|SAT Composite 75th||1400|
|Average SAT Score||1280
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to University of California Davis?
University of California Davis typically prefers applicants to be in the top 31 percent of SAT test takers. 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 average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1280 out of 1600. UC Davis ranks #19 in California and #136 in the nation for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 87 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.
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|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||23|
|ACT Math 25th||23|
|ACT Composite 25th||25|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||32|
|ACT Math 75th||29|
|ACT Composite 75th||33|
|Average ACT Score||29
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. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 22 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 21 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 29 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 33 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #14 in California and #101 in the U.S. for highest average ACT composite score. 44 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of California Davis.
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What GPA do you need to get into University of California Davis?
Applicants require exceptionally good grades to get into UC Davis. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at University of California Davis was 4.0 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A/A+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #4 in California for highest average GPA. Even with a competitive GPA, admission to UC Davis will be challenging as the school denies more applicants than it admits.
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|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|3.75 to 3.99||21.2%||Avg -|
|3.50 to 3.74||8.8%||Reach|
|3.25 to 3.49||3.6%||Reach|
|3.00 to 3.24||1.2%||Reach|
|2.50 to 2.99||0.4%||Reach|
|2.00 to 2.49||0.1%||Low|
|1.00 to 1.99||0%||Low|
|less than 1.00||0%||Low|
GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||18%||16%||17%|
The application deadline for Fall 2022 has passed. Applications were due on Nov 30, 2022.
The cost for prospective students to apply to University of California Davis is $70.
What are the requirements for admission to University of California Davis and what student information is used for 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.
87% of students submit their SAT scores to UC Davis. 44% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
46% of those who apply are granted admission to UC Davis. Admission competition is low and the college has exceptional admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1160 and 1400. 87% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 25 and 33. 44% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.