Location
Davis, CA
Undergrads
24,787
Tuition (in-state)
$36,755 ($13,877)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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4 College Sophomore

Transportation: People mostly bike in Davis, but the campus run Unitrans buses are convenient and available for those who don't.

3 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: There is a lot of housing in Davis, but if you want to live close to campus, housing can be expensive and hard to find, you have to deal with numerous landlord agencies.

3 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Davis campus and town are pretty poorly lit. they really need to install emergency call poles.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Davis is not a big party school. People will go out on the weekends and drink, but it is not common to be going out on weekdays constantly

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Academics: This is an academically rigorous school, so the classes can be hard if you are in a difficult major.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: Davis is a great little college town. Downtown is beautiful and cute, and always populated by students.

4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I am greek, but greek life is very laid back in Davis. Being greek is almost the only way to have a social life, but greek life is not snobby or catty. It is very laid back, with it being very easy to get into chapters. The greek life is very involved in school, and does not party constantly.

2 College Sophomore

Scholarships: They are terrible dealing with FAFSA, you really have to hound them.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There are a lot of dining choices, the only complaint would be that the popular restaurants are always really busy.

3 College Sophomore

Weather: The weather is typical weather with seasons. It doesn't snow, but it does get windy with some rain in the winter. In the spring it is usually really nice, and can get warm. The summer can get really warm/hot.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The housing is pretty good, the only problems would be the cost and the fact that they do not have a roommate matching service.

4 College Sophomore

Diversity: There is a lot of acceptance of diversity on campus

4 College Freshman

Transportation: The Yolo Bus and Unitrans system are great for students. They are a useful and efficient way to get around Davis.

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Athletics: The athletics at our school are definitely appreciated, however they are not a huge part of campus life. Football, basketball and baseball games are attended and the crowds cheer the teams on, however the games are not as big as at other schools.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Health & Safety: The health center is convenience, easy to make appointment and the doctors are helpful.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: It convenience with varying kinds of food. But not really taste well but okay.

2 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: The price is so high outside the compus.

4 College Junior

Academics: I think the economic history of school is awesome. All great professors and stimulate my interest.

4 College Junior

Majors: Try your best. Every one can do it.

3 College Junior

Majors: Students can take an variable unit as an tutor for their internship. Cross cultural center is a place to look for more community staff.

4 College Junior

Scholarships: The admission is so strict and make my tuition high as international students.

3 College Junior

Nightlife: The last bus line is until 10:00.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: I am not living in the campus, but it's near though.

4 College Junior

Transportation: Even though many bus line are provided by asud, I rarely take that. I just use my car and bike for flexible schedule.

4 College Junior

Athletics: You can always see many people play ball games and practice at night near silo.

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Amy Knowland
Hometown
Irvine, CA
Major
English
Grad Year
2014
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Davis may not have the most thriving social scene or reside in a busy and bustling city, but this college town provides a unique experience that the students love. With the bi-weekly farmers' markets, plethora of bikes, and variety of ethnic restaurants downtown, it is impossible not to fall in love with the small-town atmosphere. The laid-back vibe and the friendly community make students take pride in their school. The Davis students have a great relationship with the community, and events like Picnic Day and Whole Earth Festival celebrate the unity and diversity of Davis. Davis can be described as a "hidden gem." Its location is a little isolated, and it has the rep for being a cow town, but the atmosphere and friendliness of the people make the school a welcoming and fun place. And if the laid-back, small-town vibe is not satisfying enough, San Francisco, Tahoe, Napa, and Sacramento are only a short car ride away. The school provides the best of all worlds.

Studying at Davis will no doubt provide a unique college experience. It has a larger population of bikes than people, and the view from the dorm rooms consists of cows and stretching cornfields. The course load can be overbearing at times, but the benefits of graduating with a diploma from Davis are worth the extra hours spent in the library. Davis is perfect for a student looking for diversity and change, and almost all of the students that graduate from here are more than pleased with everything that Davis and the town have to offer.

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