How do I explain to my friend that UC Davis is actually not a super amazing school.
he seems convinced that he's going to a prestigious institution, when in reality is just barley above the state schools, and even then falls short of both cal poly's and SDSU.
Its the lowest tier UC besides Merced. Its in the middle of bumfuck nowhere and nobody has heard of it before.
>How do I explain to my friend that UC Davis is actually not a super amazing school.
>he seems convinced that he's going to a prestigious institution, when in reality is just barley above the state schools
What the fuck is a state school? How is UC Davis not a state school, it's called University of California, California is a state right?
i dunno show him some rankings. But as people have pointed out, it's less about prestige and more about what you put into it. That said I haven't met a single person from Davis undergrad at my grad school lol
Tell him literally nobody cares about where you went to undergrad.
It's all about the grad school or the work/internship experience you have. Nobody gives a fuck if you got into Berkeley if you haven't worked a day in your life and have a B.S. in Math.
Affirmative action ruined MIT as a hub for true brain power. Caltech is the one true untainted school left and even then I feel like the gender gap will catch up to them.
That being said, i'm sure MIT is a lot more pleasant to attend now that it's not a bunch of smelly basement dwelling neckbeards.