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How your application is reviewed

During the selection process, UC Davis conducts a comprehensive review of every freshman application to ensure each applicant is assessed thoroughly and fairly.

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We evaluate every application using 14 criteria 500 Internal Server Error

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Admission decisions are made based upon the qualifications of the applicant pool and the number of available spaces within each academic area:

  • College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences admits by college
  • College of Biological Sciences admits by college
  • College of Letters and Science admits by college
    (Humanities, Arts and Cultural Studies; Mathematics and Physical Sciences; Social Sciences)
  • College of Engineering admits by academic department

Students applying as "undeclared" or "undeclared/exploratory" are considered within the college/division to which they applied.

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