My college search has been a two-year long journey. I looked at, and traveled to, colleges all over the United States looking for places where I felt that special “Aha” moment. Compared to most kids, I applied to a ton of school because I wanted to keep my options open. And the crazy thing is, I wouldn’t change my college search process for anything. Because this long journey has led me to the college where I am meant to be for the next four years: The University of California, Davis.
I received my email that I had been admitted into UC Davis about two weeks ago. And to be honest, it wasn’t an email I was waiting to receive. I had already heard back from the majority of my schools and made a top list of the schools I was considering. The reason that UC Davis wasn’t in my “top” list was because I really didn’t know much about the school. I applied on a whim – not really knowing what the outcome would be.
Once I was accepted at UC Davis, I asked friends of mine that lived in California about the school. Once person told me, “UC Davis is like a hidden gem.” After seeing the school for myself, I have to say, that statement couldn’t be truer. Once I walked on campus, I was struck with an overwhelming feeling of happiness. My first thought was “I feel so lucky” and that’s when I knew that this is where I was meant to be.
There are so many things I already love about this school, such as: the friendliness of the students and faculty, the adorable town of Davis filled with coffee shops, farmers markets, and stores, the beautiful campus filled with trees and flowers, the prestige of UC Davis, the areas of study that align with my interests, the CA lifestyle offered, the location near Sacramento and San Francisco, and so much more.
Overall, I am thrilled to say that I will be attending the University of California Davis, Class of 2022! Now I just need to buy a bike…
The majority of the photos below are from the arboretum on campus.