Over forty percent of the UC Davis student population are Bay Area natives. Oakland, San Francisco, and San Jose serve as anchor cities for the nine-county region (Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano, Sonoma).

Though the region is heavily populated, the Bay Area is renowned for maintaining much of its natural beauty. The bay, pacific coastline, and diverse geography create a spectacular urban setting. The fringes of the Bay Area can be reached in about an hour from Davis driving west on Interstate 80.

Student Body

Percentage of UC Davis undergrad student body from some Bay Area Counties: (source)

  • 11.3% Santa Clara
  • 10.2% Alameda
  • 8.1% Contra Costa
  • 6.5% San Francisco
  • 4.7% San Mateo
  • 3.5% Solano

Bay Area Activities for Davisites

  1. San Francisco

  • East Bay

  • See Adventures Outside of Davis for some other Bay Area activities.


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    2004-12-12 06:49:13   GREAT photo! - BevSykes

    2004-12-12 09:31:56   Contra Costa WHUT WHUT - RaynatoCastro

    2004-12-12 11:33:19   I don't consider Solano County part of the Bay Area (I grew up in Alameda) - KenjiYamada

    2004-12-12 13:03:46   I think the East Bay begins with Richmond. I mean, how can you have Bay Area without BART? - JaimeRaba

    2004-12-12 17:10:10   Traditionally the Bay Area is defined by the nine county region: Napa, Sonoma, Contra Costa, Solano, Napa, Alameda, Santa Clara, San Francisco, San Mateo. Although it is true Vallejo/Benicia are the boundary part with Fairfield being a stretch. - JamesDawe

    2005-02-27 00:15:57   was this picture taken from that place on top of the world above the Lawrence Hall of Science in the Berkeley hills next to a cell phone tower? Just wondering, that place was the site of many a highschool shenanigan, it RULEXORS! —ChrisKadi

    2005-04-10 23:04:09   ALAMEDA!!!!! —PatrickSing

    2008-04-14 20:20:25   east bay —boristheblade

    2008-04-14 23:03:43   Berkeley!!!! —CurlyGirl26

    2008-04-15 06:12:21   St. Pete! (Wait... wrong Bay Area... nevermind...) —JabberWokky