After being accepted to both schools, I'm torn on which to choose. I have been leaning towards UCSD lately after hearing that it had a better economics program and an overall better ranking. But, because I live in the Bay Area, UCSD is quite far from home, while UC Davis is far, but close enough so that transportation costs home is a lot less.
I am planning on majoring in economics, and would like to have a career in finance/sales. I'm just planning to get a Bachelor's right now, probably an MBA sometime in the distant future.
I have visited Davis's campus and really liked it. I loved the bicycle-centric community, but I disliked the rural feel.
I have never visited San Diego's campus, and I may be able to before May 1st, but not guaranteed. I've been to three UC campuses so far (UCB, UCSC, and UCD) and I've liked them all, so I don't think the campus itself will be a major problem for me. One thing I am worried about is the supposedly boring social life? I'm not that shy but not super outgoing either, and I've read that there aren't many activities in San Diego.
So what it comes down to for me is(most important to least important):
1) Quality of education and availability of job opportunities in the future
2) Social Life, general "feel" of the campus, activities
3) Distance from home (is it that bad? I'm not really one to get homesick, but still)