University of California, Davis

  • Undergraduate Students
  • Postgraduate Students

World Rankings

  • QS World University Ranking (2018–19) 100
  • THE World University Ranking (2018–19) 59


  • University of California at Davis (UC Davis) was first established in 1905, when Governor George Pardee signed an act to establish a university farm school for the University of California (at the time, Berkeley was the sole campus of the University). 
  • In 1959 the campus was declared as the seventh general campus in the University of California system.

Notable Alumni and Famous Faces

  • Bonnie Bassler – Professor of Molecular Biology, Princeton University, MacArthur Fellowship.
  • Tracy Caldwell – astronaut.
  • Lewis J. Feldman – Professor of Plant Biology at the University of California, Berkeley.
  • Lynn Kimsey – Professor of Entomology.
  • Frederick Murphy – co-discoverer of the Ebola virus.
  • Iyabo Obasanjo-Bello – Nigerian epidemiologist.
  • H. Michael Shepard – cancer biologist and discoverer of Herceptin.
  • David Hurst Thomas – archaeologist and anthropologist.


University of California, Davis, One Shields Avenue, Davis, CA 95616, USA