The University of California, Davis (also referred to as UCD, UC Davis, or Davis) is a public teaching and research university located in Davis, California just west of Sacramento. The campus covers 7,309 acres (2,958 ha), making it the largest within the 10 campus University of California system and the second largest in California (behind California Polytechnic State University). UC Davis also has the third largest enrollment in the UC System after UCLA and UC Berkeley.
Howard and Matthew Greene named UC Davis a Public Ivy in 2001, with highly-ranked programs in the agricultural and biological sciences. The programs in engineering, the social sciences, physical sciences, mathematics, and humanities and the arts are also prestigious. In 2013, U.S. News and World Report ranked UC Davis as the 8th best public university in the United States, 38th nationally, and tied for 3rd best of the UC schools with UC San Diego, following UC Berkeley and UCLA.UC Davis is also one of 62 members in the Association of American Universities.