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5 out of 5
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Degree: Sociology
Graduation Year: 2016

I absolutely loved my time at UC Davis. I met a diverse group of people who became my closest friends that I still see often, I learned a lot from my Sociology and Women's Studies professors, and I firmly believe I had a space to call my own at Davis.

3 out of 5
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Degree: Exercise Science
Graduation Year: 2016

UC Davis is a great university. The people are very friendly and there are a lot great opportunities available on campus. It easy to find some way to become involved and be passionate about something you find on campus. Classes are kind of large, but with the help of other classmates, you will succeed.

4 out of 5
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Degree: History
Graduation Year: 2016

UC Davis consumes the small northern California college town situated in the middle of the agricultural valley. Those looking for a home away from home will quickly find themselves comfortably navigating the flat roads of Davis by bicycle, surrounded by dozens of other students turned cyclists. It is a suburbia utopia, filled with kind, educated people, a charming downtown area, and most importantly, a passionate and respectful student body. Although I felt terribly lost as a first year, overtime I learned that at UC Davis, you have the freedom to construct your education. There is a great diversity of interests composing the Aggie campus, and success is possible with the support of invested faculty and dedicated peers. There is a real sense of community, but as a Latinx, I found it especially within multi-cultural student organizations and classes. I recall someone telling me that college is what you make of it, and they were right. UC Davis offers all an opportunity invest themselves in their passions, through its programs, student organizations, and events. I was extremely privileged to have studied at such a prestigious institution, where my experience was intellectually satisfying, to say the least. Rest assured that you will receive a top-quality and memorable education.

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3 out of 5
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Degree: Human/Medical Genetics
Graduation Year: 2015

I loved the environment on UC Davis's campus and surrounded city. Personally I could not have picked a better school to attend for my undergraduate and I feel extremely fortunate to have been accepted. It is a huge university so if you are looking for one on one support or feel lost in crowds of people, I don't recommend attending UCD. Undergraduate courses were tough, they seem to exist to scare off students who are not 100% ready to fight to learn. But I enjoyed my major classes very much and wish that students were able to take major courses earlier on in their academic career. Professors who teach upper division classes are inspirational and excited about their field, but professors who teach lower division courses and their Teaching Assistants really drop the ball. Often it felt like they didn't want to be there or they didn't care if their students did well. The friendly environment of the campus and surrounding community plus the huge network I was placed into help outweigh negatives I experienced at UCD. Make sure to join a club or organization so you don't get lost in the sea of people. Pick a field you feel ready to fight through so lower division classes don't destroy your spirit. Trust me the upper division courses will make you fall in love with your field! Within the health fields there are huge numbers of opportunities to get experience. There are internships at the med center, research positions, lab jobs, supportive faculty, and nation wide conferences on campus. Work hard and you'll enjoy your time.

5 out of 5
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Degree: Animal Science
Graduation Year: 2016

Everyone knows that UC Davis is the best school to go to for studying veterinary medicine. As an alumni having studied animal science at UC Davis, I can gladly say that their animal science program was very rewarding and insightful. The animal science teachers and council staff all have a love for teaching and advising students. They are always there to lend a helping hand and guide students towards the goals they aspire towards. I could not have chosen a better college to complete my undergraduate education at. Attending school at UC Davis prepared me for the amazing job I now have in two veterinary practices. My undergraduate education also prepared me for veterinary school, which I will be attending this fall. Overall, this school is amazing for all types of majors. I would recommend this school to everyone.

4 out of 5
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Degree: Sociology
Graduation Year: 2017

I love UC Davis, and would recommend it to any students looking for a relaxed but still rigerous and exciting environment. The professors push you to be the best you can, the community resource for students of color and LGBTQIA students are good, and there are lots of opportunities to grow.

4 out of 5
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2014

UC Davis was where I came to become my own person and learn about not only the subjects I was interested, but also the world. I come from a very small rural community in the Central Valley, and I believe that the University of California Davis was the right amount of "new" and "exciting" that I needed. I did not feel out of place, and I definitely did not feel like I had made the wrong decision in going there to complete my BS in Psychology. Because it is primarily a research university, there are an incredible amount of opportunities to intern, research and grow your own network in the academic field of your choice. Davis was amazing, and you will love it too.

4 out of 5
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Degree: Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Graduation Year: 2017

UC Davis is a wonderful school that offers many classes for many majors. It's rigorous courses make it one of the best public universities around. It offers a lot of support for all of its students including counseling services for not only your major but also your future career. As a striving doctor I took a lot of advice from the health professions advising and became involved with many student run clinics and hospital internships offered by the school. I'm happy with the quality of education I received from UC Davis and the opportunities it gave me.

5 out of 5
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Degree: Linguistics
Graduation Year: 2014

I loved my time at UC Davis. The campus itself is very welcoming (apart from the Deathstar, but that's still a nice place) and the staff and faculty are all pretty welcoming. The UC Davis linguistics program was informative and innovative. I really felt like all of my teachers genuinely enjoyed what they were researching and what they were teaching. They were so keen on making sure we understood the concepts they were presenting and were more than welcoming when I had any questions or concerns. The program itself is quite demanding, but if you love linguistics, you will do the work without much complaint (if you had your coffee). Linguistics is not just nonsense and it IS a science, and you learn the science behind language. You learn all the little nuances. You learn to break down languages into their units and how to tell what each unit means. You learn what makes languages unique. When you enter UC Davis at orientation, they tell you there's no such thing as an easy class here. It's true. the professors will make you work for your grade, but they will definitely push you in the right direction if you seek out help. If you are looking for a good, supportive linguistics program, definitely check out UC Davis.

3 out of 5
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Degree: Philosophy
Graduation Year: 2006

UC Davis is a beautiful, fun filled campus with just the right mixture of different programs and student groups. It has a relaxed atmosphere combined with challenging courses and an extremely competitive grading scale in the impacted programs. It feeds directly to its law school, veterinary school, medical school and other graduate programs and does adequately prepare students for further work in an academic arena. The student services are available but hard to access and busy so students must be good self advocates at this institution.

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