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What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

One thing I am most proud of about my school is that it is exceptionally diverse. There are people from all different backgrounds, races, economic standings, etc. This creates a culture of mutual respect and acceptance among the students. There are students who are studying at UC Davis as international students and many American students who are studying all over the world. This is helpful in providing a safe community on campus and embracing diversity as a value in each student and faculty member. It is inspiring to see such cooperation within a campus that has so much diversity.

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How closely-knit and friendly the campus community is. UC Davis is the kind of place if you were to spill coffee, other students would rush to get paper towels for you. The school also places a high emphasis on students giving back to the community and being enviromentally and socially conscious . Not only was it simply a hard research university, in addition to our academic education, we learned how to be civically responsible. I felt like there was a strong emphasis on learning to be a good citizen- which contributed to our amiable campus environment.

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When I tell people I attend Davis, I always get praise . Davis is known for being prestigious and a competitve institution. My family is pround that I attend Davis; but they can not afford to keep me there. My roommate also told me that she admires that I work part time and go to school.I come from a poverty striken family from Stockton, ca, I worked very hard to be accepted into a prestigious college. I know very wealthy people who come from privelliged backgrounds who cant say that they attend an ivy league university like I do.

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The people at Davis are really great. I broke my ankle a month after I moved in, and I needed a lot of help. I learned the Student Disability Service and the Escort Service were very helpful, but beyond that people often opened doors for me, or gave up their seat on the bus for me. So not only do you get the high academic atmosphere, you get friendly people who make the campus enjoyable. I have heard about and witnessed other high-academic classes that have a very uptight, almost cold atmosphere, but that is not the case here.

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Ironically, I find that I brag most about the very thing that I sometimes dislike about U.C. Davis, it's curriculum. My high school didn't challenge my fellow classmates and I and as a result I found that I had lost some of my passion for learning. Though the classes here can be challenging, I come out feeling like I haven't just been given knowledge to retain, but that I've worked for the knowledge. U.C. Davis has given me the opportunity to own my education and to explore my passions practically.

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University of California, Davis has many attributes to be bragged over. Being a Freshman, I cannot mention them all. One of the ones I am aware of is Theodosius Dobzhansky. This man was one of the men responsible for combining Gregory Mendel and Charles Darwin's theories into one solid Theory of Evolution. Dobzhansky finished his reports while teaching on Davis grounds. Being an Anthropology major, that just makes me believe that I made the correct decision when I chose to attend Davis.

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I think that UCD has great school spirit with its Aggie Pack, is very welcoming for freshman, and is very bike-friendly. It is the number one bike city in the world which contributes to how green our university is. The town is very college-oriented and an affordable place to live when not living on campus. The gym is a great place to work out at, the library is very large and open for studying, and there are numerous extra-curricular activities and clubs to join in on here.

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According to US News, UC Davis is a top-50 university in the country. I am very proud that I got into UC Davis and I'm pretty sure 9/10 students feel the same way. Everyone is really proud of Davis' accomplishments and know that it's a school for kids that worked hard in high school to get where they are today. I, also, think that Davis is the right combination of social and academic life. However, it's easy for academics to get in the way of your socia life.

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I brag about how NOT cutthroat the competition is. I chose UC Davis over UCLA. And I feel that it's the best decision I could have ever made. It's not very difficult to balance a good social life with excellent grades. And your friends are genuinely happy for you if you do well on exam(even if they failed it). Nobody is ridiculed for struggling with classes, and instead, we all work together to help each other pass.

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When I talk about Davis, I brag about the eco-friendly atmosphere and the nature-oriented campus. I think Davis is special because it really prides itself on its wildlife and the preservation of natural life on campus and close by. I would also advertise that Davis is cleaner than your average campus and we have the second greatest bike population on the planet, only behind a city in China!

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