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UC Davis Rankings based on STEM Areas of Study

Agricultural Science

  • 1st in Agricultural Sciences (Thomson Reuters ScienceWatch 2011)
  • 2nd in Agriculture and Forestry (QS World University Rankings 2016)
  • 1st in food science and nutrition (Thomson Reuters ScienceWatch 2010)

Animal Science

  • 2nd in Animal Sciences (S. News & World Report’s “America’s Best Graduate Schools” 2015)

Biological Sciences

  • 19th in (S. News & World Report’s “America’s Best Graduate Schools” 2015)
  • 31st in biological sciences (QS World Ranking 2016)
  • 3rd in Ecology (S. News & World Report’s “America’s Best Graduate Schools” 2015)

Computer Science

  • 34th (S. News & World Report’s “America’s Best Graduate Schools” 2015)
  • 24th worldwide (Academic Ranking of World Universities, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China)

Data Sciences

  • 27th in Statistics (S. News & World Report’s “America’s Best Graduate Schools” 2015)

Engineering

  • 33rd best College of Engineering (S. News & World Report’s “America’s Best Graduate Schools” 2017)
  • 7th in Biological/agricultural (S. News & World Report’s “America’s Best Graduate Schools” 2017)
  • 30th in Chemical Engineering (S. News & World Report’s “America’s Best Graduate Schools” 2016)
  • 12th in Civil Engineering (U.S. News & World Report’s “America’s Best Graduate Schools” 2016)
  • 13th in Environmental Engineering (U.S. News & World Report’s “America’s Best Graduate Schools” 2016)

Environmental sciences

  • 13th in environmental sciences (QS World University Ranking 2016)

Mathematics

  • 34th (U.S. News & World Report’s “America’s Best Graduate Schools” 2015)
  • 29th worldwide (Academic Ranking of World Universities, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China)

Medicine

  • 15th in rural medicine (S. News & World Report’s “America’s Best Graduate Schools” 2013)
  • 37th in primary care (S. News & World Report’s “America’s Best Graduate Schools” 2017)
  • 47th in research (S. News & World Report’s “America’s Best Graduate Schools” 2017)

Natural sciences

  • 20th in earth sciences (S. News & World Report’s “America’s Best Graduate Schools” 2015)
  • 34th in earth and marine sciences (QS World University Rankings 2016)

Physical sciences

  • 35th in Chemistry (S. News & World Report’s “America’s Best Graduate Schools” 2015)
  • 38th worldwide for Chemistry (Academic Ranking of World Universities, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
  • 29th in Physics (S. News & World Report’s “America’s Best Graduate Schools” 2015)

Social sciences

  • 32nd in Economics (S. News & World Report’s “America’s Best Graduate Schools” 2014)
  • 21st in Psychology (S. News & World Report’s “America’s Best Graduate Schools” 2014)
  • Between 7th and 26th among 105 programs in Political Science (National Research Council 2010)

Veterinary medicine

  • 1st for veterinary science (QS World University Ranking 2016)
  • 1st among the nation’s veterinary schools (S. News & World Report’s “Best Graduate Schools” 2016)

Diversity in STEM

  • University of California, Davis came in at #1 on the list of best value colleges for women in STEM, with 56% female enrollment and 29% of the student body specializing in STEM. (Forbes)
  • In 2012-2013, UC Davis also led the nation in the number of Hispanics receiving a bachelor’s degree in engineering with 16%.  Read more
  • UC Davis ranked #3 among top 50 engineering schools for percentage of female faculty. (US News, 2014)
  • UC Davis has the highest percentage of STEM female undergraduates of any other UC campuses with over 51 percent for the past five academic years. As of 2014-2015, 54 percent of undergraduate STEM majors are female at UC Davis. (UC Davis Budget & Institutional Analysis)
  • In the overall national rankings, UC Davis was listed as the 16th best university in the nation, one of six UC campuses to be rated in the top 20. According to Washington Monthly, these ratings are based on a school’s contribution to the public good in three broad categories:

Social Mobility (recruiting and graduating low-income students)
Research (producing cutting-edge scholarship and PhDs)
Service (encouraging students to give something back to their country).

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Source: University of California Infocenter

More UC Davis STEM Statistics

  • With 4 colleges, UC Davis offers over 100 majors, most of which are in STEM.
  • Over 56 percent of UC Davis undergraduates major in STEM.
  • New York Times called University of California an “upward mobility machine” for having six campuses in the top seven spots in its ranking of economic diversity at the nation’s top colleges. UC Davis placed 2nd on NYT Access Index.  Read more
  • UC Davis STEM faculty makes up over 60 percent of total faculty at the University. Read more
  • UC Davis established the nation’s first environmental toxicologydepartment outside of a medical school. Read more
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Source: UC Davis Budget & Institutional Analysis

Sustainability at UC Davis

  • In the annual GreenMetric rankings published by the University of Indonesia, an international survey of over 400 colleges placed UC Davis #3 in the world for its leadership in environmental sustainability through teaching, research, campus lifestyle, and management. Read more
  • The University of California, a national leader in sustainability, has pledged to become carbon neutral by 2025.
    • A newly constructed SunPower 16.3-megawatt (AC) solar power plant, located on a 62-acre site south of Interstate 80. The largest of its kind in the UC system and on a college campus in northern America, the plant will generate an estimated 14 percent of the campus’s electricity needs. The plant is part of UC Davis’s plan to obtain 60 percent of its electricity from renewable, carbon-free, sources by 2017. Read more
  • UC Davis faculty and staff designed and tested the nation’s first designated bikeways. Read more
  • UC Davis is the nation’s first campus to introduce adaptive, networked exterior lighting. Read more
  • UC Davis campus recycling, composting and reuse efforts have diverted 64 percent of campus waste from landfills. Read more

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