Skip to content. | Skip to navigation

Sections
You are here: Home About Us News Center Reputation and Rankings

Reputation and Rankings

Reputation

As one of the leading public research universities in the United States, UC Davis gets high marks by others for our emphasis on public service and a sustainable conscience. This is a university where international scholars are welcome, excellence is emphasized in both teaching and research, and students get good value for their dollar.

Overall reputation

Specific distinctions

Faculty research excellence

UC Davis faculty excellence is directly related to its research productivity as measured by the number of citations and publications in peer-reviewed journals. According to ScienceWatch.com, a site maintained by Thomson Reuters, this campus consistently places top among its peer universities and among international research organizations with significantly larger budgets whose missions are limited to research.

  • 1st among national universities for the number of papers published in environment/ecology 2005-09 (ScienceWatch)
  • 1st among national universities for the number of papers in peer-reviewed journals in agricultural sciences (ScienceWatch)
  • 1st among national universities for the number of papers in peer-reviewed journals in food science and technology (ScienceWatch)
  • 1st among national universities for the number of citations in peer-reviewed journals in plant and animal sciences (ScienceWatch)
  • 1st among national universities for the number of papers in peer-reviewed journals in soil sciences (ScienceWatch)
  • 1st among national universities for the number of papers in peer-reviewed journals in veterinary sciences (ScienceWatch)
  • 3rd among global organizations for the number of citations in peer-reviewed journals in plant and animal sciences — surpassed only by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the INRA, the national research organization of France (ScienceWatch)
  • 3rd among national universities for the number of citations per paper in peer-reviewed journals in social psychology (2005-09) (ScienceWatch)
  • 7th among international institutions for number of citations in peer-reviewed journals in the field of oil spills (ScienceWatch)