University of California, Davis - Rankings

The University of California, Davis (UCD) is a top ranking public research university located in Davis, California (USA), offering more than 100 undergraduate majors and 60 graduate programs.

The university is organized into the following schools and colleges:
- College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
- College of Biological Sciences
- College of Engineering
- College of Letters and Science
- Graduate School of Management
- School of Education
- School of Law
- School of Medicine
- School of Veterinary Medicine
- The Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing

Rankings:

- 28th in the US News Law School Ranking 2011.

- 42nd nationally among the Tier 1 National Universities (U.S. News & World Report 2010). It is also rated highly in the "America's Best Graduate Schools 2010", placed in the Top 20 for the following doctoral programs:
   - 4th for Biological Sciences: Ecology/Evolutionary Biology
   - 10th for Sociology: Sex and Gender
   - 11th for Paleontology
   - 13th for Fine Arts: Ceramics
   - 13th for Engineering: Environmental/Environmental Health
   - 14th for History: U.S. Colonial History
   - 18th for Geology

- UC Davis School of Law is placed 35th among the "Best Law School" in the country. UCD is placed 33rd in the ranking of best graduate schools for engineering (USNWR 2010).

- Rated 11th best public university in the nation, and the 4th best of the UC schools (USNWR 2009). Overall it is placed 42nd nationwide. It is also rated 17th most racially and ethnically diverse large national research university.

- 5th for biological and agricultural engineering undergraduate program; 35th overall undergraduate programs; and among top 23 in university writing programs (USNWR 2009 "America's Best Colleges").

- Listed as one of 100 higher education institutions on the "Best Value Colleges for 2009" list (The Princeton Review 2009).

- 14th of 50 top U.S. universities evaluated in best return on tuition investment (Smart Money 2009).

- 42nd among the top 4000 universities in the world by the Webometrics Ranking of World Universities (January 2008).

- 44th in Engineering/Technology and Computer Sciences, 21st in Life Sciences, 39th in Social Sciences, 46th in Natural Science & Math (Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University 2008). Overall it was placed 43rd in the world.

- 89th in the world and 28th for Life Sciences & Biomedicine (Times Higher Education - QS World University Rankings 2008). It is placed 108th overall in 2009.

- 4th among American universities in the number of international scholars (Open Doors 2008 Report on International Educational Exchange).

-  96th globally in The Times Higher Education Supplement Rankings 2007.

- The UC Davis Medical Center is placed among the top 50 hospitals in America, according to annual surveys by U.S. News & World Report and the Leapfrog Group.

- Joint 2nd in the US News Ranking of Top Veterinary Medicine Schools (2008).

- 1st nationally in Ecology and Evolution (USNWR Graduate School Rankings 2006).

- 8th in The Washington Monthly National College Ranking 2007.

- 10th in research funding among U.S. public universities (National Science Foundation 2006-2007 fiscal year).

- According to The Chronicle of Higher Education's "Top Research Universities Faculty Scholarly Productivity Index 2007", it is placed in the Top 5 for the following doctoral programs:
   - 1st in Soil Science
   - 1st in Spanish and Literature
   - 1st in Entomology
   - 2nd in Plant Pathology
   - 2nd in Evolutionary Biology
   - 2nd in Agricultural and Resource Economics
   - 3rd in Animal Biology
   - 3rd in Horticulture and Agronomy
   - 3rd in Human Development
   - 4th in Mathematics
   - 4th in Biological Sciences
   - 5th in Germanic Languages and Literatures