I wonder if the smaller size of Davis means smaller first-year classes and more contact with profesors. Any ideas? I don't have the stats on hand but I believe the average section size at Hastings is much larger.
Thanks for the responses. When I wrote that Hastings has a larger section size, I got mixed up - I was actually thinking of the student-faculty ratio, which I have as being 21:1, as opposed to Davis's 13.5:1. I was just wondering if that bore out in terms of professor accessibility.I also imagine that Davis would be a little more tightly-knit, being in a smaller town. Overall I have the impression of Hastings as more competitive (between students) and corporate, and Davis more collegial and public interest-focused. Is there any truth to those generalizations?