Rankings

Amber Boyston, political science professor with app she created for 2012 election

The College of Letters and Science at UC Davis is proud to demonstrate its excellence in education, teaching, enrichment, research, and impact. 

U.S. News & World Report Rankings

USNWR Overall for UC Davis

  • No. 39 among National Universities 
  • No. 11 Top Public Schools
  • No. 9 Top Performer for Social Mobility
  • No. 34 for Undergraduate Research/Creative Projects

U.S. News & World Report’s "America's Best Graduate Schools" rank several graduate programs among the top in the nation: 

  • 9th History: U.S. Colonial History (2014)
  • 10th Sociology: Sex & Gender (2014)
  • 13th Mathematics: Topology (2010)
  • 15th Fine Arts: Studio Art, Design, Dramatic Arts and Creative Writing (2021)
  • 15th Political Science: Comparative Politics (2014)
  • 15th Political Science: Political Methodology (2014)
  • 17th Geology (2010)
  • 17th Political Science (2018)
  • 20th English (2018)
  • 24th Earth Sciences (2019)
  • 26th Psychology (2018)
  • 28th Physics (2019)
  • 29th Economics (2018)
  • 30th Sociology (2018)
  • 31st Statistics (2019)
  • 32nd Chemistry (2019)
  • 32nd History (2018)
  • 34th Mathematics (2019)
  • 37th Computer Science (2019)

More UC Davis rankings here.