University of California, Davis

WORLD RANK

2011-12
38

Davis, United States

Region: North America

  • Overall score
    71.2
  • Teaching
    68.0
  • International outlook
    51.4
  • Industry income
    52.5
  • Research
    68.7
  • Citations
    83.4

Famous for its plethora of bicycles and bicyclists, as well as London double-decker buses ridden by many of its 31,000-plus students, Davis claims another distinction - best-funded student government in the US, with a $10.5 million annual operating budget. In 1909, its street address was renamed after its founder, State Agricultural Society secretary Peter J. Shields.