Just over a century old, the University of California-Davis is one of the ten major campuses in the University of California education system. UC Davis was originally founded as an outpost of its northern neighbor, UC Berkeley, and became a separate entity in 1908. While its origins lie in its establishment as an education center for farming, today the university offers a complete schedule of academic pursuits.
University of California-Davis is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, and is supervised by the California Board of Regents, headed by none other than former Terminator and current Governator Arnold Schwarzenegger.
UC Davis offers more than 100 undergraduate majors in a far-flung array of academics-a number greater than any other university in the California higher education system. With world-class faculty and an impressive research budget, University of California-Davis continues to improve its standing on the national academic stage.
Specific degree-granting institutions within the University include the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, the College of Engineering, and the College of Letters and Sciences. UC Davis also has a number of professional schools designed to ready students for the work force, including the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing, the School of Veterinary Medicine, and the School of Education.
UC Davis has an endowment of more than 650 million dollars, and receives annual gifts totaling more than 200 million dollars. Dedicated to research, the school supplies ample funding to valuable endeavors, totaling nearly 600 million dollars in 2007-08. As an example of the innovation constantly occurring on the UC Davis campus, one has to look only as far as the new Winery, Brewery, and Food Science Laboratory: while the research is progressive, the building its being conducted in is revolutionary, as its construction conforms to strict LEEDS environmental standards.