English - UC Davis or UCI?

<p>Hi all,</p>

<p>This is my first post here, I'm a transfer student coming from San Jose State. I'm an English major, and I was accepted to UCD, UCI, UCSB and UCSC. I'm pretty torn between UCI and UCD right now, and seeing as how SIR is due tomorrow I'd like to know what you guys thought about my predicament.</p>

<p>I know that Irvine has better academics in my field, but visiting the two schools I found that I liked the social atmosphere of Davis a lot more. Are there any English students at Davis who have anything particularly swaying to say about the department? I'm leaning towards Irvine in terms of academics because of their Literary Journalism program (I'm thinking about double majoring), as Davis doesn't appear to have any Journalism. I'm also very into creative writing, and I hear that one has to apply to take Davis' creative writing classes. Is that because they're so heavily impacted that nobody can get in?</p>

<p>I've been on the fence about this for this entire month and it's driving me insane. I know, at this point I'm just whining about having choices that other people aren't as fortunate to have, but if you guys have any new information then that would really help me.</p>