Why Choose UC Davis?

Why Choose UC Davis?

UC Davis is one of the nation’s leading public universities and a top research institution

#6 in Top Public Schools
(tie with UC San Diego & Univ of FL)
#28 in National Universities 
(tie with UC San Diego, Univ of FL, USC)

UC Davis Statistics:

  • Our Statistics graduate program is one of the top in the country.  US News and World Report, ranks it at #13, tied with Cornell University, Texas A&M, University of Minnesota, University of Wisconsin-Madison and Yale University.
  • Our department’s strength is in theoretical research and the applied aspects of statistics, including modern data science and machine learning.
  • We have 26 faculty members with a wide range of research interests.  They are a balanced group of experts that play a major role in many campus activities and initiatives, such as transportation, genomics, machine learning, and the newly launched UC Davis TETRAPOD Institute of Data Science (UCD4IDS).
  • The UCD Statistics department benefits from UCD’s diverse programs that rely on expertise in data analysis and modeling.
  • Each student enjoys quality mentoring in a supportive (not competitive) environment with a designated academic advisor.
  • We have PhD students go on to academic positions at elite universities and other tenure-track positions and our MS graduates go on to pursue PhD degrees in Statistics and related disciplines.  Many of our MS and PhD students also go on to industry jobs at Amazon, Facebook and Google, among others.
College Life in Davis:
  • California’s College Town: Davis is a safe, suburban community with approximately 67,000 residents. It's warm and dry in Spring & Fall; cool with some rain in Winter (no snow!).  Davis is easy to get around with a bike or the bus and Downtown Davis is charming with lots of coffee, restaurants, shops and boba.
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  • Where is Davis?: In the middle of Everywhere!  Davis is about 20 minutes west of Sacramento and approximately 72 miles east of San Francisco. The wine-rich Sonoma and the Napa valleys are roughly an hour’s drive to the northwest, while Lake Tahoe and the Sierra Nevada are about two hours to the east. 
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