The University of California, Davis, is No. 1 in the world for teaching and research in the area of agriculture and forestry, according to rankings released today by QS World University Rankings.
This is the first year that the organization—which provides annual rankings in 29 other subject areas—has produced rankings in agriculture and forestry.
UC Davis this year also placed 12th in environmental sciences and 25th in biological sciences in the worldwide university ranking. Both of these subject-area rankings reflect significant advances from 2012, when UC Davis ranked 39th in biological sciences and below the top 50 institutions in environmental sciences.
The college was founded in 1905 as the University of California’s University Farm. Today, it has more than 5,800 undergraduate students in 27 majors and more than 1,000 graduate students in 45 graduate groups and programs. More than 3,000 acres of UC Davis’ 5,000-acre campus are devoted to agricultural research.