The University of California, Davis is a public teaching and research university established in 1905 and located in Davis, California. Its campus is the largest campus in the UC system by land area, spanning over 5,500 acres across two counties. In 2010, the university had a population of 5,786 with racial makeup of 2,443 (42.2%) White, 144 (2.5%) African American, 22 (0.4%) Native American, 2,443 (42.2%) Asian, 7 (0.1%) Pacific Islander, 364 (6.3%) from other races, and 363 (6.3%) from two or more races.
UC Davis is considered as a Public Ivy. In 2013, U.S. News and World Report ranked UC Davis as the 8th best public university in the United States, 38th nationally. The university has 102 undergraduate majors and 87 graduate programs. The campus is noted for its top-rated Agricultural and Resource Economics programs and the large Department of Animal Science.