University of California-Davis Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (62)
Davis was an amazing place to spend 4 years. The people are friendly, the faculty is helpful and knowledgable and you will come away with some tremendous experiences. There aren't too many places that allow you to go to class one day, Tahoe to ski the next day, and San Francisco whenever you feel like it.
I loved the experience of going to college, meeting people, and learning how to be an adult. I found that having a clear goal in mind for what I wanted to accomplish was very important to my experience, and that friends who did not have that inner motivation sometimes struggled during and after. Don't go to college to "discover yourself", there are cheeper and better ways to do that.
It was a wonderful college in a small town, with options of intimate classes at higher levels as well as large general education classes.
Great college. Dont be put off by the seemingly isolated appearance of the campus. You will grow to like the University and the surrounding community more than you would expect!
Wonderful college town, great school and great campus. I would recommend taking advantage of the study abroad program too, it's much more robust than the other UC's. There is a beautifully budding craft beer scene in the town with a great bottle shop in downtown, and a few beer bars. The philosophy program is amazing, especially at the higher levels, the teachers are old and well published, or young and eager, and the classroom setting is small and open to some great exploration and discussion. Obviously, not a super useful major, but it prepared me well for law school.
I really enjoyed going to UC Davis. It is a great university in a small town, but it has a great downtown, fabulous Farmers market, and is in a great location near to the bay but also near to the mountains.
UC Davis is a big, diverse school set in a safe and cozy town close to the large capitol city, Sacramento. There are plenty of opportunities and choices for involvement, for entertainment and for educational/professional/life aids. They offer plenty of choices for a major to make sure you can find what fits you best. Take advantage of all the help and advice and social connections UC Davis offers, because when you're busy, you're less likely to feel homesick.
It was the best 4 years of my life. Going away to college was one of the best decisions of my life. Davis is one of the few true college towns left in California. GO AGGIES!
Amazing professors and TAs. Not the most exciting area though!
I loved the atmosphere. Beautiful campus. Very friendly and helpful staff, and many different staff members I could go to for help whenever necessary. I have now been a student at three different universities (including another UC School), and UC Davis had by far the most helpful staff and the easiest system to navigate. I also enjoyed being able to choose from a huge variety of majors, as well as customise my own. Adding a minor or multiple degrees was easy as well.