Alumni Stats

UC Davis: by the numbers

312,711 living alumni with degrees
40,850 undergraduate, graduate and professional students
33,299 faculty and staff on and off campus

Alumni and Affiliate Relations is proud to represent all UC Davis alumni, including our loyal members: 

34,154 life Cal Aggie Alumni Association members
3,833 annual Cal Aggie Alumni Association members
1,767 Aggie Parent and Family Association members
606 Student Alumni Association members

Rankings: highlights

UC Davis ranks high across the board, according to many outside measures that assess university reputation. Take a closer look at our stellar student body, our faculty’s productivity and national and international rankings for the academic disciplines.

  • 1st in the nation and 2nd in the world in veterinary science (QS World University Rankings 2024)
  • 1st in the nation and 2nd in the world in agriculture (QS World University Rankings 2024)
  • 2nd in the world in animal sciences (U.S. News & World Report 2020)
  • 2nd most international public institutions in the U.S. (U.S. News & World Report 2022)
  • 2nd in the nation for biological and agricultural engineering programs (U.S. News & World Report 2022)
  • 4th best public university in the nation (Forbes America's Top Colleges 2021)
  • 4th best university in the state for social mobility (Washington Monthly 2020)
  • 5th most sustainable university (2023 UI GreenMetric World University Rankings)
  • 5th in the world in environmental engineering (ShanghaiRanking's Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2020)
  • 5th in the nation in environmental sciences (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2021)
  • 5th among best business/managerial economics college in the state (College Factual 2021)
  • 7th best public university in the nation for the public good (Washington Monthly 2021)
  • 8th most transformative college in the country (Money)
  • 9th best public university in the nation for diversity and internationalization (QS World University Ranking 2021)
  • 10th among public universities nationwide (U.S. News & World Report 2022)
  • 10th among best medical schools in the nation for primary care (U.S. News & World Report)
  • Top 10 drama and theater art school in California (College Factual 2019)
  • One of 15 public four-year colleges with high graduation rates leading to high incomes (College Scorecard, U.S. Department of Education)
  • 16th best research universities in the U.S. (Best College Reviews 2021)
  • 16th best college for veterans in the nation (U.S. News & World Report 2022) 
  • 46th among best nursing schools in the nation for master’s degrees (U.S. News & World Report)
  • Top 20 "Coolest School" in the nation for sustainability efforts (Sierra Magazine 2021)
  • UC Davis Medical Center and UC Davis Children’s Hospital consistently rank among the nation’s top 50 hospitals (U.S. News & World Report)