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Why UC Davis

For students who seek graduate study in ecology and evolution, the answer is simple: UC Davis graduate programs in Ecology and Population Biology consistently rank among the best in the US. Our faculty do research at the cutting edge of science and are skilled mentors recognized for their work with students.

In addition to hands-on research, EEGAP scholars will take a GRE prep course, receive detailed written comments on statements of purpose, and network with current UC Davis graduate students and faculty to prepare for graduate school applications.

During the summer program at UC Davis, EEGAP scholars will live in comfortable, up-to-date campus housing, with a meal plan, accident coverage, access to UC Davis’ superb student recreation facilities, and a rented bicycle.

Davis, a college town centrally located in northern California, has convenient public transportation to Sacramento and San Francisco for weekend excursions. For those who seek outdoor recreation, Davis has miles of bike paths, pleasant trails for walking and running, and a UC Davis student organization, Outdoor Adventures, that provides guided weekend excursions to the coast and mountains.

Davis’ Mediterranean climate and location near the Sacramento River Delta generally lead to warm, dry days with a cool evening breeze. Residents enjoy summer concerts both outdoors and at the Mondavi Center, a Farmer’s Market that has received national recognition, and downtown conveniently near the UC Davis campus.

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EEGAP scholars meet with members of the UC Davis Black Grad and Professional Student Association.

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Open rec basketball, © UC Davis

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Band at the Farmer’s Market, ©Davis Farmer’s Market

GRADUATE ADMISSIONS

"When I received the announcement, I almost couldn't even believe it. It's been an interesting week with the UCD PhD acceptance and midterms, but I am truly excited about finally being able to do what I love full-time."