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The University of California - Davis

Total Grad Surveys 10
Females 6
Males 4
Avg years at University 3.0
Research Quality B- (6.3)
Research Availability B- (6.2)
Research Funding D+ (3.2)
Graduate Politics B- (6.0)
Not Errand Runners C (4.3)
Degree Completion B- (6.0)
Alternative pay [ta/gsi] C+ (5.0)
Sufficient Pay C (4.3)
Competitiveness B- (5.9)
Education Quality C+ (5.3)
Faculty Accessibility C+ (5.5)
Useful Research C (4.8)
"Individual" treatment C (4.5)
Friendliness B- (5.9)
Safety B (7.0)
Campus Beauty C (4.7)
Campus Maintenance B (6.9)
University Spending B (6.6)
Extracurriculars B- (6.2)
Scholastic Success C+ (5.6)
Surrounding City C- (4.0)
Social Life/ Environment C- (4.2)
Research FundingD+
Aug 24 2011Nutrition
This graduate program seems to primarily serve the function of providing cheap laboratory labor, not educating graduate students.
Davis is a very poor University townApr 10 2006Education
Davis is a very poor University town. Landlords are out to take full advantage of the student population - they do not respond to problems and they gouge students at every opportunity. Housing is inadequate in the town and that drives up the cost.

The Davis Police Department (the city police not the the UCD police) is one of the worst police organizations in the state. The Davis Police seems to enjoy bullying students and they apparently mistreat minorities.

My general impression is that the residents of Davis would prefer to have the UCD students to go away - they do not like the students and they demonstrate that always.Stay away from Davis

Aug 20 2004Mechanical Engineering
Davis sucks.
Research Topic(s): stuff
Davis has an amazing amount of coursework inJun 11 2004Biology
Davis has an amazing amount of coursework in plant biology and ecology. It has the advantage of multiple professors and resources in a variety of related areas of study. TA positions are realitively easy to get in entry level classes. If you want to head straight into research without any coursework, this may not be the place for you.
The Department of Applied Science is split primarilyNov 16 2002Engineering Department
The Department of Applied Science is split primarily between two locations: one at UC Davis, and at Livermore National Laboratories. As a result the department is weak, focusing on Livermore projects and not on students. Some classes must be taken by remote viewing, which can be frustrating.

Professors who work at security tightened Livermore are rarely available for interviews or to answer student questions, even though they are classified as department councilors. Because of this and the unorganized department, I was not properly consulted about out of state costs associated with the University of California, and I went deeply into debt with no assistantship.

It would be better if the Applied Science Department was totally at Davis, and the department satellite(s) at national laboratories were devoted entirely to post-graduate activities. A Davis graduate administrator said that students are better served at the Physics Department, which is entirely on the Davis campus. Furthermore, most of the required courses are offered through the Physics Department, not the Department of Applied Science.

If you're a painter,Jan 23 2002Art & Design Department
If you're a painter, or a sculptor, it's a fine place. If not, then you'll think it's hell. It's not an open program what so ever, the dept. discription in the catalog does not equate to what's actually here.
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