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Rankings

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

Overall Rankings for UC Davis

Number 10 for Top Public Universities, number 16 for social mobility, and number 38 among National Universities

America's Best Graduate Schools 

Several College of Letters and Science graduate programs rank among the top in the nation: 

  • 8th Earth Sciences: Environmental Sciences (2023)
  • 9th History: U.S. Colonial History (2014)
  • 9th Psychology: Developmental Psychology (2023)
  • 10th Sociology: Sex & Gender (2014)
  • 11th Psychology: Cognitive Psychology (2023)
  • 12th Psychology (2023)
  • 13th Statistics (2023)
  • 15th Fine Arts: Studio Art, Design, Dramatic Arts and Creative Writing (2021)
  • 15th Political Science: Comparative Politics (2014)
  • 15th Political Science: Political Methodology (2014)
  • 16th Economics: International Economics (2023)
  • 19th Earth Sciences (2023)
  • 24th History (2021)
  • 24th Statistics: Biostatistics (2023)
  • 25th Earth Sciences: Geochemistry (2023)
  • 25th Political Science (2021)
  • 26th Economics (2023)
  • 26th English (2021)
  • 30th Chemistry (2023)
  • 31st Sociology (2021)
  • 32nd Mathematics (2023)
  • 32nd Physics (2023)
  • 43rd Computer Science (2023)

More UC Davis rankings here. 

 

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