University of California-Davis Reviews

4.05 out of 5 stars
(75 Reviews)
  • Davis (CA)
  • Annual Tuition: $43,394
93% of 75 students said this degree improved their career prospects
99% of 75 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

4.6 out of 5 stars
Angelina Crayne - 6/30/2019
Degree: Human Services
Graduation Year: 2018
"I had the best experience at UC Davis. I felt welcomed and supported by all members of the university. My major had plenty of opportunities for me to do field work. Because of this opportunity for field work, I was able to find a job coming straight out of college."
3.7 out of 5 stars
Amrinder Bhandal - 3/13/2019
Degree: Economics
Graduation Year: 2018
"The college/degree does a very good job in stimulating and fostering the skills of critical thinking, advanced writing, and public speech. The topics regarding economics are covered very well. I assumed some of the job matches for me with this degree would be an accountant or loan officer; however, the curriculum doesn't involve any accounting which is required for these jobs. This degree will definitely help with sales or banking and maybe some managing experience. The school doesn't focus heavily on providing internship opportunities for those in this major. Although, the school is heavily focused on providing internships for STEM majors, but that shouldn't deter you from finding experiences by yourself."
4.9 out of 5 stars
George Yang - 9/6/2018
Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2018
"I highly encourage those who don't know what they want to attend a community college prior to a 4-year. It allows you to figure out what you want without a lot of debt. I love my degree. I am good at the subject and it will help me later on in my health profession. I studied enzymatic processes and biochemical pathway which will help when I study metabolic diseases in the future."
3.8 out of 5 stars
Billie Valdez - 5/16/2018
Degree: History
Graduation Year: 2011
"The University of California at Davis was a dream. The campus is beautiful and like an 80's movie about what a college should look like. I worked on campus as well as attended and both endeavors I wish I could do again. First the History Department: yes, yes I know, history is boring... WRONG. History is amazing. The teachers at Davis are genuinely interested in their subjects! They even write the books that OTHER colleges use for their lectures. I still own all the books that Professor Rauchway wrote on modern america, including "Killing McKinley" among others. The English Department was so much fun and office hours are where to be for an English Major. The teachers get to know you, and your likes and dislikes. They take those into account during grading and book selection. Take the Jane Austen Seminar. It was amazing. Campus is beautiful, and the Quad and Memorial Union are the best places to meet people, study and grad a delicious bite to eat."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Anonymous - 4/24/2018
Degree: Film Production
Graduation Year: 2013
"I absolutely adore UC Davis. The town is very involved with the campus so outside events are hosting in the community that way you never fully feel like an outsider. Additionally, the courses are very informative and help me to this day. I cannot begin to describe how much I loved taking all the courses outside my major for my GE. Finally, the dorms, I loved living there and I made some lifelong friends in the process!"
3.0 out of 5 stars
Aaron Saltzman - 4/14/2018
Degree: Political Science
Graduation Year: 2007
"Whatever university you attend, make sure to do it with a purpose. In that vein, UC Davis is no exception. As with other large public universities, undergraduates are both afforded myriad opportunities to explore various interests both academic and extracurricular but are also a very small fish in a very large pond. Some lecture halls hold over 300 people, so by design you are just a dot in the crowd. That is, unless you try to stand out. That said, the campus is gorgeous. It has a distinct agricultural feel (UC Davis started an agricultural satellite for UC Berkeley), and the city around the university is very much a "college town". There are more bicycles per capita than any city in the world, and because the area is largely flat you won't need to peddle up many steep hills."
4.0 out of 5 stars
Amber Flores - 3/3/2018
Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2017
"As a student coming from a large city, adjusting to the town of Davis was difficult at first. Large cities offer this bustling lifestyle that provides a constant range of activities, as well as this sense of anonymity/privacy when doing them. However, after finding a good group of friends, the town will eventually morph into your second home. I truly miss being a part of the Davis community now. Also, unlike other small town colleges, UC Davis is an hour outside San Francisco, and only 30 minutes away from Sacramento. Both of these cities will give any big-city dweller the fix they need. As far as academics, UC Davis has many resources to ensure the success of their students. From free tutoring, to professor's office hours, to CAPS (counseling services), to the ARC (gym free to students) you are guaranteed to find an outlet that will help you in any aspect you may be struggling with. That being said, it is up to you as an individual to ensure you are utilizing the resources. Since UC Davis has over thirty-five thousand students, there is not going to be anyone looking after you, besides yourself. It is easy to fall by the wayside if you do not have the personal motivations or friends by your side. One of my favorite aspects of UC Davis is how the city is structured to be as bike-friendly as possible. Even the amateur-cyclist will feel safe biking around the town (but definitely brush up on your bike etiquette aka know how to signal). Overall, UC Davis is a wonderful university that will surely give you a renowned education and memories that you will cherish for a lifetime."
4.4 out of 5 stars
Matthew Dobbs - 12/29/2017
Degree: Political Science
Graduation Year: 2017
"The University of California, Davis offers a unique hands-on learning experience that incorporates face-to-face interactions with professors as well as the ability to have dialogue with other students. This learning style greatly enhances the ability of individuals to quickly master the materials at hand, while simultaneously gaining a new understanding of difficult subject matter that would be a struggle for most."
4.4 out of 5 stars
William Stauffet - 11/30/2017
Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2016
"The rigorous academics and various opportunities provided by UC Davis has opened a plethora of doors for me to pursue a career in medicine. I was able to earn my Bachelors degree in addition to working as a firefighter and teach human anatomy off cadavers. The relationships that I developed at UC Davis will forever be valuable assets as I work towards my future goals and aspirations as a physician."
4.6 out of 5 stars
Ariana Cesare - 11/30/2017
Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2017
"UC Davis is an incredibly challenging but amazing school. I just graduated, and I miss it already. The people here are amazing, and I've made some of the best friends I've ever had here. Once you get through your GE requirements you will meet some incredible professors and have some amazing classes. As interesting as everything is, its a lot of work to do well here. However, that's the point, it's college. Work hard, play hard, and graduate a cut above anyone else in your field."