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I've mostly experienced Cons while living in Davis Posted On: 6/28/2008 1:25:29 PM
I came to school here, naively knowing nothing about the town besides UCDavis was a "good school". Yes, UCD is a good, prestigious college but I can say that I have certainly not enjoyed living here. This school is geared towards predominately white, middle-class, inexperienced rich kids.It seems as if the entire town is obsessed with being Davis even though there is nothing adventurous to do here. We have to leave the area to have any fun. I have a spouse and a young child, but have felt isolated from my schoolmates because of being young (I am 23), and having a child. People are really snobby here. Also, and this is my biggest gripe, the water here is so gross-it is heavily contaminated by pesticides and other run-off (like sewage) as well as "dissolved solids". So, after about a year of not knowing the severity of the water, my skin and hair became extremely damaged and I have consistent painful break outs on my face as a result of the bad water and harsh dry environment, my son has also experienced eczema on his body too, as well as my boyfriend. I would not recommend moving here. I wish I had known how gross and conceited this place was, the school although prestigious is highly theoretical and close-minded. People here are not as nice as they seem. This is unfortunate, I can not wait to graduate just so I can move out of this place it is so miserable here (too hot and dry in the summer, and very monotone year round actually). Once we can move, we are never coming back. Thank god for that.