Living in Davis
UC Davis offers the best of both worlds: the resources of an internationally renowned university and the appeal of a true college town.
Davis residents are active in political causes, the arts, and community organizations. Much of their attention goes to enhancing the quality of life. With a population of 65,000, the City of Davis has a reputation for environmental awareness, energy conservation, excellent schools, and exceptional parks and recreational programs. More than 50 miles of bicycle and jogging paths link neighborhoods with the campus and with Davis’ vibrant downtown. The region’s temperate climate gives you the chance to enjoy yourself outdoors all year long.
Only 15 minutes away is downtown Sacramento, one of America’s most diverse cities and the capital of the state of California—where policy and regulations decisions are made that impact the world’s eighth largest economy. This gives UC Davis MBA students access to a large metropolitan area with a thriving business community and growing green technology sector that also offers a wide range of social and recreational activities. The urban diversity of San Francisco, Silicon Valley’s innovation hub, Napa Valley’s internationally famous wine country, and Lake Tahoe’s challenging ski slopes are just a short drive away.