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Reviews 3786 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Davis has a no tobacco policy, but I have experienced other people using drugs on campus. I have not noticed anyone drinking on campus. but I have seen people come back to the dorm or wandering around campus already drunk.

4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: I haven't heard of any drug related disasters. There are a lot of stoners here though.

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3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Davis is a great school and I love it here but it isn't a great place for me to be for my career. I'm trying to work in the fashion industry.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Graduating from UC Davis looks amazing on job applications. It's a highly valued degree.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: There are good support systems in Davis for health and safety. The student health center is a great place to go to receive medical attention.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Living in the dorms is alright. I live in segundo and its close to my classes and the dining commons, which is nice.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life at Davis isn't huge but it's difficult to meet normal friends if you don't join. Since Davis is a very academic school it can be hard to meet people who aren't entirely devoted to their studies. Joining Greek life is the only guarantee that you'll have parties to attend every weekend.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: There isn't very much school spirit on campus. I wish that school spirit was more prevalent. The recreational facilities are nice and so are the athletic facilities.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Davis has a beautiful campus and the people here are nice. However, there isn't much to do in the town and it feels kind of isolated from the outside world.

4 College Freshman

Diversity: There are a diverse amount of students on campus. Almost everyone is unique and accepted.

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3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: The university is strict on smoking and drug use.

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4 College Freshman

Academics: There are many courses that are available at this university. Ranging from science to critical thinking.

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4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: We have a safe shuttle system if you do not feel safe going home.

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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I love it here. Office hours need to be used more

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: They have many programs to boost experience and give you a greater idea of what you want to do

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: It is expensive but is well kept and the apartments are close to campus and convenient

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3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I haven't experienced really anything from Greek life

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: I love the free admission to games. It makes it easy to get involved

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Davis is Beautiful. The people are all nice and helpful

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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I feel very safe on campus, considering we have a health center and police station on campus.

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Other than a few notably bad professors, most of the classes and professors I've had were pretty good. I hope they really take our professor reviews into consideration though.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I imagine that a UC degree helps in job hunting, but I hope the recent Chancellor incident does not tarnish our image.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The dorms are nice because of their location and convenience. I'm also glad that I don't have to clean the bathroom. They are fairly costly though.

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3 College Freshman

Greek Life: I personally despise the Greek life idea, so I don't participate in it.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: I am not personally into sports, but I know that there is a good IM program.

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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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