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  • More than 3,000 — including Apple, Amazon, Wells Fargo, Dupont and Genentech, seek UC Davis graduates
  • ranks Davis the 3rd "and 18th among the "Top 100 Best Places to Live" in the country
  • 55 percent of our undergraduates take two or more internships
  • More than 500 each year looking to hire our graduates
  • 6th among universities nationwide with the most in and around Silicon Valley (Business Insider 2015)
  • 20th among public universities nationwide (and 72nd among all) for (2016-17 PayScale College Salary Report)
  • And we’re the (USA Today)
  • Why UC Davis is a best value

    • Top-ranked UC in value added to 10 years after enrollment (Brookings Institute 2015)
    • 3rd among top U.S. colleges for "" for our commitment to economic diversity (College Access Index, New York Times 2017)
    • One of 15 public 4-year colleges with (College Scorecard, U.S. Department of Education)
    • 17th among “Best Colleges” noted as “affordable school that produces results” (Money Magazine 2016)
    • 47 percent of our students awarded a bachelor’s degree in 2015-16 graduated without student debt
    • Named a 2017 "" (U.S. News and World Report)
    • 9th among "" (Best Value Colleges 2017, Forbes

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    Our students are winners

    • 1st place winners of the international Data Mining Cup for developing a statistical model that predicts new orders and returns for online fashion retail
    • Grand prize in the international Genetically Engineered Machines (IGEM) competition for a bio-sensor machine that can detect fraudulent or rancid olive oil
    • 1st in at Big Ideas@Berkeley Competition for “Clean Water for Crops: As Simple as Sand and Seeds”
    • 1st in North American competition at the

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    Education for a diverse society

    • 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)
    • 4.5 on 5.0 scale for university commitment to LGBTQ-inclusivity ()
    • 1st in the nation for our share of , at 37 percent, which includes a high proportion of low-income, first-generation, veterans and non-traditional students (Washington Post analysis)
    • 1st among U.S. academic institutions in the number of in biological/biomedical sciences and agriculture, agricultural operations and related sciences (“Top 100 Minority Degree Producers 2016,” Diverse Issues in Higher Education)

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    More rankings and facts we’re proud of

    • 7th for student health services (2017 Princeton Review "The Best 381 Colleges")
    • 11th among national universities for hosting the most international scholars (2016 Institute of International Education )
    • 54 percent of our alumni surveyed say their work makes the world a better place ()
    • More 600,000 hours of community service annually by UC Davis students, faculty and staff volunteers
    • Key campus services and events are run by students, including the and
    • typically facilitates 10,000 internship opportunities per year.