Student Experience at UC Davis

Student Experience

Welcome to the College of Engineering

The UC Davis College of Engineering is a proud leader in research addressing some of the world's most important issues. Our highly ranked undergraduate and graduate programs prepare the next generation of engineers to lead in cutting-edge research and technology. With a dozen undergraduate majors and ten graduate programs, our students impact a wide-ranging field of areas in energy, aerospace, transportation, computer science, medicine and more.

Watch the video below to learn about Vanessa and Victoria's student experience at the College of Engineering.

Why choose UC Davis?

  • #1 University in the Nation for Inclusiveness, Diversity and Internationalization (QS USA University Rankings, 2021)
  • #1 Campus Sustainability in the U.S. (UI GreenMetric World Ranking, 2019)
  • #1 Best Value College for Women in STEM in the U.S. (Forbes, 2016)
  • #2 Biological and Agricultural Engineering Undergraduate Program in the Nation (U.S. News and World Report, 2022)
  • #2 Affordable Elite College in the Nation (Washington Monthly, 2019)
  • #3 Doing the Most for the American Dream (NY Times College Access Index, 2017)
  • #3 Biological and Agricultural Engineering Graduate Program in the Nation (U.S. News and World Report)
  • #4 Best Public University in the Nation (Forbes, 2021)
  • #4 Best College for Your Money (Money Magazine, 2020)
  • #5 Best Public U.S. University (Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education, 2022)
  • #6 University Nationwide with the Most Students Hired by Top Companies In and Around Silicon Valley (Business Insider, 2015)
  • #8 Best Public University and Most Transformative College in the Country (Money Magazine, 2018)
  • #9 Best Environmental Engineering Graduate Program in the Nation (U.S. News and World Report)
  • #10 Best Public University in the Nation (U.S. News and World Report, 2022)
  • #13 Environmental Engineering Undergraduate Program in the Nation (U.S. News and World Report, 2022)
  • #14 Civil Engineering Undergraduate Program in the Nation (U.S. News and World Report, 2022)
  • #15 Civil and Structural Engineering Program in the Nation (QS World University Rankings, 2021)