UC Davis is highly ranked in the nation and the world, according to influential university ranking publications like U.S. News & World Report (national and global), QS World University Rankings, the Times Higher Education World University Rankings and The Princeton Review.
The Wall Street Journal recognized UC Davis as the sixth-best public university in the United States in its inaugural Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Ranking (2017).
To view a full list of our graduate academic program rankings, visit the UC Davis rankings page.
1st in the nation for launching women into science, technology, engineering and mathematics professions ("The 13 Most Important STEM Universities for Women," Forbes 2016)
3rd in the world for campus sustainability practices (2017 UI GreenMetric World University Rankings)
3rd among top U.S. colleges for "doing the most for the American Dream" for our commitment to economic diversity (College Access Index, New York Times 2017)
4.5 on 5.0 scale for university commitment to LGBTQ-inclusivity (Campus Pride Index)
6th among universities nationwide with the most students hired by top companies in and around Silicon Valley (Business Insider 2015)
9th in the Washington Monthly magazine rankings among 303 public and private national universities in contributions to the “public good” — social mobility (recruiting and graduating low-income students), research (producing cutting-edge scholarship and Ph.D.s) and service (encouraging students to give something back to their country)