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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 05-11-2010, 08:51 PM Thread Starter
 
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UC Davis or UC Santa Barbara?

I got accepted into a few schools for the fall quarter of 2010. I'm stuck between UC Santa Barbara and UC Davis. I also got into UC Irvine and UC Santa Cruz. I have visited UCI and UCSB. I'm planning on going to Davis this weekend. I was wondering what people on Jemsite think. I have till June 1st to make up my mind.
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 05-14-2010, 12:28 PM
 
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Re: UC Davis or UC Santa Barbara?

Davis is pretty boring as far as nightlife and such. It's great for AG though, or pre-med. I went to Cal-Poly SLO, so I'm biased, but if I were you I would go to Cal-Poly.
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post #3 of 12 (permalink) Old 05-14-2010, 01:41 PM
 
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Re: UC Davis or UC Santa Barbara?

You are a lucky man to have all those choices. They are all great schools. I went to Davis and loved it. I grew up in LA so going to Davis was a bit of a shock at first, but in a good way. As the other poster noted, there is not much going on there, but if your goal is to get good grades, that is not a bad thing. There is actually a lot going on there if you like sports (intramural, bicyling, etc.). If you like hanging out with friends, there are lots of good restaurants and coffee shops. The only negative can be the weather--hot in the summer, cold and foggy in the winter. But I even enjoyed the weather because it was different than what I was used to.

I have visited both Santa Barbara and Santa Cruz. I liked both campuses. As far as location goes, both are completely different than Davis. Yet they are still a bit isolated in comparison to say UCLA or Cal. Santa Barbara has a party reputation, and Santa Cruz has a counter-culture reputation.

Like I said, they are all great schools. I think you just need to figure out which one fits your personality best. Note that Davis is about an hour from San Francisco and Oakland, so it is not that far to go to get your music fix (and of course there is music in Davis and Sacramento too).
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Re: UC Davis or UC Santa Barbara?

Santa Cruz has the strongest mathematics department.

I've no idea if that's relevent to you.
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I got accepted into a few schools for the fall quarter of 2010. I'm stuck between UC Santa Barbara and UC Davis. I also got into UC Irvine and UC Santa Cruz. I have visited UCI and UCSB. I'm planning on going to Davis this weekend. I was wondering what people on Jemsite think. I have till June 1st to make up my mind.
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Santa Cruz has the strongest mathematics department.

I've no idea if that's relevent to you.
I'm a history major
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I'm a history major
Ok then, not relevent to you!
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post #8 of 12 (permalink) Old 05-19-2010, 03:59 PM
 
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Re: UC Davis or UC Santa Barbara?

Mt friend reckons UC Santa Cruz
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post #9 of 12 (permalink) Old 05-21-2010, 07:06 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: UC Davis or UC Santa Barbara?

i'm at UC Davis right now checking out the campus.
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Ok then, not relevent to you!

Sad they don't also have a decent English department
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going to Davis
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post #12 of 12 (permalink) Old 06-07-2010, 01:05 PM
 
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Re: UC Davis or UC Santa Barbara?

Excellent choice!
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