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UCD Animal Science Major program questions

GumbymomGumbymom 27673 replies152 threadsForum Champion UC Forum Champion
This discussion was moved from an unrelated dorm discussion. OP is @Sirius_BlackLion Has anyone attended UCD for an Animal Sciences or similar major? I'd love to hear about the program and would really appreciate any advice related to getting into UCD. Thanks!
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  • GumbymomGumbymom 27673 replies152 threadsForum Champion UC Forum Champion
    @Sirius_BlackLion:
    Since you are a Freshman, I would not focus on any particular school at this point.
    1) You should take classes that interest you, which will in turn help you excel in these classes.
    2) Increase your HS course rigor as you progress through HS but not at the expense of your grades.
    3) Find EC’s in which you enjoy doing/participating in over the next 4 years. If Animal Science/Vet school is a future career, then volunteer at a local Animal shelter and get some hands on experience.
    4) The summer before Junior year, do some ACT/SAT test prep.
    5) Most important is enjoy your time in High School and have fun.

    The landscape of UC admissions 4 years from now may be very different so just do your best and here is some UCD specific admission information.

    2019 UC capped weighted GPA averages:
    UCD: 4.13
    2019 Data:
    25th - 75th percentiles for SAT totals:
    UCD: 1230-1490
    25th - 75th percentiles for ACT composite + language arts
    UCD: 24-33

    UC admission rates for 2019:
    Freshman:
    UC Davis: 39.1%

    Admission Rates for California Applicants:
    UC Davis: 35.5%

    * DAVIS
    *
    * Very important: Academic GPA, Application essay, Rigor of secondary school record, Standardized test scores
    * 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.
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  • lkg4answerslkg4answers 1593 replies191 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    @Sirius_BlackLion I can't tell you what to do to get in but I might be able to answer questions about the majors. Was there something in particular that you want to know?

    From what I have heard, once you are at Davis, Animal Science is a more competitive major than Animal Biology.
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