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

4.0 out of 5 stars
M. Huey - 8/16/2017
Degree: Human Services
Graduation Year: 2014
"Having had difficulty connecting to the general subjects that were taught in my elementary through high school classes, growing up I did not enjoy school. However, my perspective on schooling shifted once I stepped on UC Davis' campus. The campus, students, and faculty all radiated with a welcoming energy to learn, teach, and grow as, not just individuals, but as productive members of society. I was immediately captivated by the infectious passion the students and faculty exuded both inside and outside of the lecture halls for the subjects that they were studying and teaching. The undergraduate courses I took in human development as well as the various internships I participated in at UC Davis have been the most intriguing, challenging, and thought-provoking courses I have taken in my educational career thus far and have made me excited to continue my exploration of the social, emotional, cognitive, and biological development across the human lifespan."
3.0 out of 5 stars
Alexa - 8/7/2017
Degree: Animal Science
Graduation Year: 2013
"UC Davis was a great option for me in terms of what I wanted to study, which was animal science. As being one of the top agricultural schools, I would strongly recommend UC Davis as an excellent choice in studying within the agricultural-related field. I enjoyed my animal science classes, as the professors were quite knowledgeable in their field as well as approachable. All animal science professors were kind and welcoming to students. But when it came down to networking or advising for future careers, it was poor. The major does have an advising office but I felt the Career Development Center in South Hall could have more informational advising in career options with the degree that you will graduate with, as well as in telling you what other campus resources you could look into that could help you prepare for the real world. If I hadn't volunteered in a lab out of my own interest and accord, I would not have gotten the job I have today. So if interested in a lab or in a topic a professor teaches, talk to them about it and ask them to volunteer in their lab! UC Davis, in my opinion, was not extremely diverse. I often felt lonely as not a lot of people of my same race. It was also often difficult to find a club with my same interests unless you saw a promotional sign for it on campus. You had to be very active about finding a club or activity you want to join. Otherwise I enjoyed my whole experience at UC Davis and am looking forward to continuing my education there."
4.5 out of 5 stars
George Herrera - 6/21/2017
Degree: Mechanical Engineering
Graduation Year: 2016
"Great school to attend if never been to Davis before. It is a small college town with plenty of bars and party events to attend when not studying. Regarding school, they have a great selection of classes, however, due to high enrollment you may not get into your class. Overall, they have great teachers all focused on their research and could really learn a lot about post-bachelor education."
3.5 out of 5 stars
Julia - 3/30/2017
Degree: Economics
Graduation Year: 2017
"Economics is a great opportunity and I suggest anyone who is at UC Davis to at least take one introduction to Economics course (1A/1B). UC Davis is a big school and difficult to get to know people unless you really put yourself out there and talk to other people; even more so on top of the Economics degree popularity. Really nice small college town/campus that you'll get familiar with quick and the friendliest people ever."
4.5 out of 5 stars
Alex Ly - 3/28/2017
Degree: History
Graduation Year: 2012
"I enjoyed my time at UC Davis which was an environment where I felt like I could thrive and learn. Academically, I felt challenged by the learning environment with professors that knew their material and were passionate about it. The town was the ideal college town with everything within a short bike ride. Davis is a environmentally progressive town, and you get the feeling that you are truly in a cutting edge town and college."
4.2 out of 5 stars
Asma Mahmood - 3/28/2017
Degree: Human Services
Graduation Year: 2016
"UC Davis is one of the most diverse and inclusive universities. It is a safe space for individuals from all sorts of backgrounds and religions and ethnicities not only within the classroom but also outside of it. The professors are very sensitive to each students individual needs and the student body is very welcoming no matter how many questions one might have. The campus is also beautiful and full of greenery; we take pride in our beautiful Arboretum, which is the ideal place for students to relax their minds and bodies at. UC Davis knows that life can be tiring at times or too fast-paced at times, so the parks and the Arboretum and the little downtown is a small gateway to finding inner peace and a moment of happiness."
4.5 out of 5 stars
Colleen Bryanson - 3/27/2017
Degree: Political Science
Graduation Year: 2010
"UC Davis was a great school for me to attend as an undergrad. As Davis, I felt safe, intellectually engaged, and involved. I had excellent TA's as well as lecturers and professors. I met life-long friends and was very well-prepared for my current career as a Spanish Teacher and International Program Director."
3.7 out of 5 stars
Joanna Kwong - 3/26/2017
Degree: Political Science
Graduation Year: 2016
"I enjoyed my undergraduate experience at UC Davis for the most part. College (and life in general) is definitely what you make of it. There are no professors or TAs who will hold your hand and drag you to learn, but they do give you all the resources needed for students to succeed and understand the material. Davis in particular was an amazing school because it's the definition of a college town, where everything is centered around the students and the campus community. There are numerous clubs and associations on campus in order to help students feel welcomed. There are also great networking events for a variety of fields for those who are interested in business, law, or tech."
4.0 out of 5 stars
Rebecca Lucas - 3/24/2017
Degree: Sociology
Graduation Year: 2013
"I absolutely loved going to school at UC Davis. While Sociology is not necessarily a degree that will ensure a direct job immediately upon graduating, I was able to find work in my field. I had fantastic professors, a wonderful school department, and an overall incredible experience."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Jane - 3/21/2017
Degree: English
Graduation Year: 2014
"The University of Dallas is a fantastic place to get a liberal arts education. I can't recommend it enough. Small class size allows for great teacher-student interaction, and the professors are knowledgeable and ready to help. The English degree, in particular, is a strong degree. Go here for the classic literature, comprehensive education, and small classes."