33 Facts About UC Davis


University of California, Davis is a public land-grant research university near Davis, California.

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The UC Davis faculty includes 23 members of the National Academy of Sciences, 30 members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 17 members of the American Law Institute, 14 members of the Institute of Medicine, and 14 members of the National Academy of Engineering.

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UC Davis offers certificates and courses, including online classes, for adults and non-traditional learners through its Division of Continuing and Professional Education.

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UC Davis concentrated on things like soil science and fermentation that could be researched and taught in a university laboratory, supplemented by limited data gathering and experiments at agricultural experimental stations in the field.

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UC Davis felt that for such a farm to teach effectively, it would necessarily have to be a model farm with examples of the best of everything, without any reference to local profitability, climate, or circumstances, and such a thing was clearly infeasible.

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UC Davis was later honored as the "founder" of UC Davis in 1962, when the Shields Oak Grove on campus was named after him, and again posthumously in 1972 when the campus library was named after him.

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City of UC Davis is a college town, with the ratio of students to long-term residents estimated at 1:4.

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The UC Davis Arboretum is a public botanic garden with over 4, 000 kinds of trees and plants, including many California native plants, which has been developed over 100 acres along The Waterway.

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UC Davis Chancellor has overall responsibility for the leadership, management, and administration of the campus and reports to the President of the University of California system, a position currently held by the former president of Ohio State University, Michael Drake, whose predecessor was former Secretary of Homeland Security and Arizona Governor Janet Napolitano.

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The Design Department at UC Davis is the only comprehensive academic design unit of the University of California system.

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The Economics department of UC Davis was ranked 6th among public universities and 20th nationally according to the RePec Rankings in 2011.

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UC Davis has the following graduate and professional schools, the most in the entire UC system:.

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UC Davis is one of 62 members in the Association of American Universities, an organization of leading research universities devoted to maintaining a strong system of academic research and education.

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UC Davis is the only UC campus, besides Berkeley, that has a nuclear laboratory.

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Undergraduate student government of UC Davis is the Associated Students of UC Davis, and has an annual operating budget of $11.

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UC Davis has over 500 registered student organizations, ranging from political clubs to professional societies to language clubs.

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UC Davis has a road and mountain bike team which has won several national championship titles.

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UC Davis is well known for its bus service, Unitrans, and its trademark London double decker buses.

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UC Davis is one of the busiest stations of the Capitol Corridor intercity railroad service operated by Amtrak between the Bay Area and Sacramento.

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UC Davis publishes a weekly student newspaper, The California Aggie.

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At this point, UC Davis was considered the University Farm, an extension of UC Berkeley.

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Phi chapter of Alpha Gamma Rho was locally established May 1, 1923, at UC Davis, making it the first continuously running national fraternity on campus.

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UC Davis Aggies compete in NCAA Division I sports league in the Big West Conference.

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UC Davis students gather at sporting events to rally as the Aggie Pack, the largest student-run school spirit organization in the United States.

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UC Davis had a wrestling program, which competed in the Pac-10 at the Division I level.

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That same year, UC Davis finished within the top 25 for Division I collegiate wrestling programs in the country.

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Students at UC Davis are referred to as Aggies in honor of the school's origins in agricultural studies.

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UC Davis has implemented many environmentally sustainable features on campus.

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For its efforts in campus sustainability, UC Davis earned an A- on the 2011 College Sustainability Report Card, one of 27 universities to achieve this, the highest grade awarded.

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UC Davis became the first university to implement requiring payment of a fee for all single-use bags distributed on campus; it is working to become the first university campus to ban plastic bags entirely.

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UC Davis is home to the Agricultural Sustainability Institute, which is part of the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES).

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UC Davis hosted the Governors' Global Climate Summit 3, an international climate forum for the top leaders of local, regional, national and international entities, as well as those from academia, business and nonprofits.

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Notable alumni of UC Davis include two astronauts; scientist Charles Moen Rice, 2020 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine laureate and Katherine Jungjohann; US Treasurer Anna Escobedo Cabral; Chevron CEO John S Watson; entrepreneur Jason Lucash; and actor Matthew Moy.

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