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Parents and family members are an important part of college. Students whose family members are involved and supportive are more likely to enjoy greater academic rewards.

Start by getting to know us. Even the most academically powerful university may not be a perfect match for your son or daughter, so we encourage you to use our website to familiarize yourself with our academic and institutional strengths, then visit our campus to discover for yourself if UC Davis is a good fit. We think you'll find our campus safe and friendly, while offering all the benefits of a respected research university.

  • Campus visits
    Take a tour, attend a campus event, catch a show at the Mondavi, visit our campus farmers market or stroll through the UC Davis Arboretum.
  • Pre-college programs
    College readiness begins as early as 8th grade—take a look at some of our college preparation programs for students who are not quite ready to apply.
  • Beyond the classroom
    Here, learning exists beyond the confines of the lecture hall and comes from hands-on opportunities, undergraduate research, internships, campus jobs and more.
  • Only in Davis
    Discover Davis in a nutshell. Find out what makes Davis, California, the ideal place to attend college!
  • Student life
    Get a sense of what student life is like, from campus clubs to housing and our NCAA Division I Athletics.
  • Financial aid and scholarships
    Find out about the cost of attendance and why UC Davis is consistently named a "best value" college by publications like Money Magazine, Kiplinger's Personal Finance and Princeton Review.
  • Facts about UC Davis
    Learn more about test scores and GPAs of our admitted students, academic programs, rankings, statistics on post-graduation success rates, etc.

Like what you see? Take a look at our admission requirements, to make sure your son or daughter is on track and encourage your student to apply in November. And if you haven't already done so, complete our UC Davis interest page to stay up-to-date on admission deadlines and campus events.


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