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The University of California - Davis

How this student rated the school
Research QualityC+ Research AvailabilityD+
Research FundingD- Graduate PoliticsC
Errand RunnersD+ Degree CompletionC-
Alternative pay [ta/gsi]F Sufficient PayF
CompetitivenessD- Education QualityC-
Faculty AccessibilityC- Useful ResearchF
ExtracurricularsB+ Success-UnderstandingC+
Surrounding CityB Social Life/Environment-
"Individual" treatmentD FriendlinessC-
Safety- Campus BeautyB
Campus MaintenanceB- University Resource/spendingC-
Describes the student body as:
Friendly, Afraid, Approachable

Describes the faculty as:
Friendly, Arrogant, Unhelpful, Self Absorbed

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Alternative pay [ta/gsi]
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He cares more about Alternative pay [ta/gsi] than the average student.
Date: Dec 31 1969
Major: Engineering Department (This Major's Salary over time)
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.

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