Welcome prospective Aggies. It’s that time of year again as the UC application has now opened and submission starts November 1. I am @Gumbymom one of the two UC Forum Champions/Moderators. My Co-Forum Champion is @lkg4answers and we are knowledgeable on the increasingly complicated UC admissions process and hopefully we can help any prospective UC applicants with their questions. We both have students that have attended UC Davis so please utilize our knowledge of the campus by posting your questions here.
UC Davis like all the UC’s are test blind this admission cycle and will use 13 areas of criteria to review Freshman applicants. Each campus will weight the various areas of criteria differently so one size does not fit all. The UC application website has plenty of information that can help determine if UC Davis is a good option when applying. Below is some admit information specific to the school. Best of Luck.
2021 Capped Weighted UC GPA Middle 25-75 percentile for admitted students: 3.95-4.25
- Very important : Academic GPA, Personal Insight questions, Rigor of secondary school record
- Important : Character/personal qualities, Extracurricular activities, Talent/ability, Volunteer work
- Considered : First generation college student, Geographical residence, State residency, Work experience
- Note : Scholastic achievement most important, followed by school and community activities, academic interests, special circumstances, special achievements and awards
Admission decisions are made based upon the qualifications of the applicant pool and the number of available spaces within each academic area:
• College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences admits by college
• College of Biological Sciences admits by college
• College of Letters and Science admits by division within the college
(Humanities, Arts and Cultural Studies; Mathematics and Physical Sciences; Social Sciences)
• College of Engineering admits by academic department
Students applying as “undeclared” or “undeclared/exploratory” are considered within the college/division to which they applied.
Applicants are encouraged to list an alternate major but not in the same area as the primary major. Admission to an alternate major is considered occasionally.