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  • Best Value College 2014
    Princeton Review, Best Value Colleges for 2014
  • No. 1 in the world for teaching and research in agriculture and forestry, as well as veterinary sciences
    QS World University Rankings 2015
  • Top 5 worldwide for sustainability
    UI GreenMetric World University Ranking 2014
  • Top 10 U.S. institutions granting degrees to students of color
    Diverse Issues in Higher Education, Top 100 Degree Producers 2014
  • Top 15 universities in the world for studying environmental sciences
    QS World University Rankings 2015
  • Top 50 public institutions for return-on-investment
    Payscale 2015
  • Top 55 world universities
    Times Higher Education, World University Rankings 2014-15
  • Top 75 Best Colleges in the nation, scoring in the top 100 for athletics, future earnings, academics and campus quality
    Newsweek Daily Beast, College Rankings 2014
  • Top 50 Research Universities in America
    Forbes, America's Top Colleges 2015
  • Top 100 Universities in the nation, with an overall grade of A and strengths in friendliness, housing and dining, safety, transportation, athletics and diversity
    Niche (formerly College Prowler), Niche Rankings 2015
  • Top-ranked world research university
    Shanghai Jiaotong University, Academic Ranking of World Universities 2014
  • 6th among national universities for escalating career mobility
    CollegeNet and Payscale Social Mobility Index 2014
  • 8th among universities with most creative students
    Business Insider 2014
  • 9th among public research universities nationwide and 38th among public and private research universities
    U.S. News & World Report's 2014 "America's Best Colleges"
  • 10th among U.S. universities in the number of international scholars
    Open Doors 2013 Report
  • 19th among national public universities based on our contributions to society
    Washington Monthly 2014
  • 32nd among universities nationwide in engineering
    U.S. News & World Report 2014
  • One of only 20 universities in the nation and the only UC campus making writing a priority at all levels of instruction and across the curriculum
    U.S. News & World Report's 2014 "America's Best Colleges"
  • One of America's most disability-friendly colleges
    College Success for Students With Physical Disabilities 2012
  • Among Greenest Colleges in the United States
    Princeton Review, 2014 Guide to 332 Green Colleges
  • For additional rankings and general campus facts, visit the UC Davis facts page.


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