The University of California at Davis grads are saying “we don,t need to push ourselves to be great” at the U.S. News & World Report college rankings.
According to the UCA grads, they’ve learned the hard way that a degree in the sciences doesn’t automatically mean you’re a successful professional.
The students say they’ve been “hurt, frustrated and disappointed” by the rankings.
The UCA group is comprised of a handful of graduate students from all disciplines at UC Davis, including social sciences, math, engineering and computing.
The group said in a statement that they’re “confident that we have a better idea of what we are capable of and the work we can do if we put our minds to it.”
The group’s statement added: “We have learned that being an accomplished professional in any field does not automatically lead to the kind of income, prestige, and professional status that a successful career in the field requires.”