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Official Imperial Applicants Thread (2012 Entry)

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    Anyone going to Civil Eng recruitment day on Wednesday 30th November?
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    (Original post by Martik)
    Do the majority of Physics applicants get interviews, or am I allowed to feel part of a chosen few?
    I'm guessing the interview is going to really challenge me. I've heard they're quite hard compared to last year..
    They said they interview around half of the applicants and receive around 1300+ applications for something like 230 places.
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    (Original post by Mike93L)
    They said they interview around half of the applicants and receive around 1300+ applications for something like 230 places.
    And across all subjects about 42% of Imperial offer-holders accept the offer. So if physics is on average then they interview about 650 for 550 offers. :dontknow:
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    (Original post by anyone_can_fly)
    And across all subjects about 42% of Imperial offer-holders accept the offer. So if physics is on average then they interview about 650 for 550 offers. :dontknow:
    Nice detective work

    Have some random figures in return! Imperial make offers to 57% of applicants across the university (excluding Medicine and other 15th October deadline courses). 46% of offer holders firm it, and 10% of them insurance it. 58% of firmers end up coming. Only 7% of insurancers do.

    source
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    (Original post by fluteflute)
    Nice detective work

    Have some random figures in return! Imperial make offers to 57% of applicants across the university (excluding Medicine and other 15th October deadline courses). 46% of offer holders firm it, and 10% of them insurance it. 58% of firmers end up coming. Only 7% of insurancers do.

    source
    I used your data in the first place to work it out! Though I misremembered the figure - it's 46%, not 42%.
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    (Original post by anyone_can_fly)
    I used your data in the first place to work it out! Though I misremembered the figure - it's 46%, not 42%.
    Wow. That makes my chances slightly better haha. They said they give out 250-300 offers but I thought that was quite underestimated since they'll inevitably lose many applicants to Oxbridge etc but I didn't think it was as high as 46%.
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    (Original post by Mike93L)
    Wow. That makes my chances slightly better haha. They said they give out 250-300 offers but I thought that was quite underestimated since they'll inevitably lose many applicants to Oxbridge etc but I didn't think it was as high as 46%.
    (Original post by anyone_can_fly)
    I used your data in the first place to work it out! Though I misremembered the figure - it's 46%, not 42%.
    My analysis would be as follows... (assuming Physics is typical of Imperial courses, which is quite a big assumption).

    0.46*0.58 + 0.1*0.07 = 27% of offer holders end up coming. Therefore for 230 spaces they'd give out 230/0.27 offers which is 850. Which is well over the half of applicants they interview. Therefore you're more than guaranteed an offer (Or perhaps more likely, the initial assumptions are wrong...)
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    (Original post by fluteflute)
    Nice detective work

    Have some random figures in return! Imperial make offers to 57% of applicants across the university (excluding Medicine and other 15th October deadline courses). 46% of offer holders firm it, and 10% of them insurance it. 58% of firmers end up coming. Only 7% of insurancers do.

    source
    Some of those figures are astounding!

    57% of applicants get offers?? 46% firm it? I would imagine most people would only firm Oxbridge over Imperial.

    And then only 58% of firmers go. Where do the other 42% go? Miss offers or reject after results?

    Weird imo.
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    (Original post by fudgesundae)
    Some of those figures are astounding!

    57% of applicants get offers?? 46% firm it? I would imagine most people would only firm Oxbridge over Imperial.

    And then only 58% of firmers go. Where do the other 42% go? Miss offers or reject after results?

    Weird imo.
    Not necessarily. For example, for maths Warwick is generally seen as better than or equal to Imperial. The same might apply for other subjects at other unis (medicine at UCL? :dontknow:).

    I don't understand about the firmers though.
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    (Original post by anyone_can_fly)
    Not necessarily. For example, for maths Warwick is generally seen as better than or equal to Imperial. The same might apply for other subjects at other unis (medicine at UCL? :dontknow:).

    I don't understand about the firmers though.
    I knida disagree because just bcoz warwik ask for step, doesnt necessarily mean they are better, infact, its the modules u pick in maths that determine hw intense it is. As for med, its the same everywhere because all hospitals have the same routine and no mattterwhat u specialise in, you Will learn the same as another i mean their is only way to check someone if they have aids.
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    (Original post by Mike93L)
    Wow. That makes my chances slightly better haha. They said they give out 250-300 offers but I thought that was quite underestimated since they'll inevitably lose many applicants to Oxbridge etc but I didn't think it was as high as 46%.
    Are those the offers for just the Physics Course, or does this include theoretical too? and/or with music?

    Do you have/have you had an interview yet?
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    (Original post by anyone_can_fly)
    Not necessarily. For example, for maths Warwick is generally seen as better than or equal to Imperial. The same might apply for other subjects at other unis (medicine at UCL? :dontknow:).

    I don't understand about the firmers though.
    I guess yeh, but the firmers stat is crazy lol. Where do all these people go lol, 42% of the firmers is a huge amount.
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    Any1 with maths and stats for finance offer? If so, then tell me when u applied and what ur AS and A2 predictions are. Will b pleased if u answer me, GUYS!!!!!!!!!!!! :P
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    (Original post by {Unregistered})
    Thank you very much!

    And I see that you have an offer from Southampton. Congratulations to you on that. :thumb:

    And good luck for your Oxford interview.
    dude...did they email you at all when they received your exercise answers?
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    (Original post by Martik)
    Are those the offers for just the Physics Course, or does this include theoretical too? and/or with music?

    Do you have/have you had an interview yet?
    I think it was Physics overall and yeah I have but haven't heard back at all yet.
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    So does it mean if you have an interveiew your chances of getting an offer are pretty high?
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    (Original post by desy.kris)
    dude...did they email you at all when they received your exercise answers?
    Yes. I sent them my answers on Sunday and they replied to me on Monday, confirming that they had received my answers and would give me their decision within a month.
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    Any Civil Engineers out there?
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    (Original post by Anonymous1994)
    Any Civil Engineers out there?
    Prospective without interview. But...you already knew that.
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    Don't forget, some end up deferring or deciding that the course isn't for them, or opt for other countries (e.g. America) - so that would affect statistics a tad.

    By the way, at the mo it's the last few weeks of term - which means end-of-term tests, exams, assessments and such; a fair few of which count towards credit. If we seniors are a bit quiet that's probably why. We break up on the 16th, though!
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