University of California, Davis

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#148, overall score 42.5/100

Fun Fact:

The Office of Student Health and Counseling Services has created a Nap Map listing the best places to catch some z’s on campus. Number one: The “Mind Spa,” which also has therapy dogs to pet.

CAMPUS INFORMATION

  • Location: Davis, Calif.
  • Region: West
  • Campus type: College town
  • Public/Private: Public
  • Undergraduate enrollment: 29,546
  • Jewish undergraduate enrollment: 2,500
  • Jewish population share: 8%
  • Student origin: 95% in-state / 5% out-of-state
  • Student newspaper: The California Aggie
  • NCAA Division: I
  • NCAA team: Aggies
  • Ultimate Frisbee teams: Dogs / Rogue

COST & AID Score: 7.5/15

  • Score: 7.5/15
  • In-state tuition: $14,382
  • Out-of-state tuition: $42,396
  • Room & board costs: $16,136
  • Average annual scholarship/grant package: $18,042
  • Average loan debt: $19,124
  • Starting median salary: $56,700
  • Scholarship for Jewish students: Malcolm R. Stacey Memorial Scholarship

ACADEMICS Score: 5/20

  • Score: 5/20
  • Acceptance rate: 44%
  • Student/faculty ratio: 19:1
  • Median SAT range: 1120-1360
  • Jewish Studies program: Yes
  • Jewish Studies major: Yes
  • Hebrew major: No

ISRAEL Score: 7.67/20

SAFETY Score: 8.67/11

  • Score: 8.67/11
  • Anti-Semitic incidents in 2017: 0
  • Campus crime rate: 3.18/1,000 students (medium-low)
  • City crime rate: 26.04/1,000 people (medium-low)
  • LGBT center: Yes

JEWISH LIFE Score: 13.67/34

  • Score: 13.67/34
  • Hillel: Hillel at Davis & Sacramento
  • Chabad: Chabad of Davis
  • OU-JLIC: No
  • Jewish fraternities: AEPi, ΣAM, ZBT
  • Jewish sororities: SAEPi
  • Synagogues within 10 miles: 1 (0 Orthodox, 0 Conservative, 1 Reform)
  • Eruv: No

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