UCL Law >>>>>>>>>>>>>> KCL Law
No brainer right here
Last edited by Cabine Sono Qui; 16-03-2012 at 23:11.
Reason: come at me KCL fanboys
Found the email. To quote some relevant points:
(Original post by sumergocogito)
For the Law with American Law program I was under the impression that at both universities the student would continue to pay regular Law fees to the home school (UCL/KCL) rather than Columbia. Not much information was available online, but the mirror program offered at Columbia has students pay local (US) fees and only for three years rather than four, so that tuition would be the same without the joint degree, only student fees, books, and living costs would increase.
"Standard tuition fees are payable for the Columbia part of the programme at the current rate set by Columbia ... Information on current tuition fees and estimated living expenses is available on Columbia's website." (The fees are probably less astronomical for you, given that you'd be paying UK fees as an overseas student)
"Two places are available for King's students to attend Columbia for the academic session starting in XXXX"
Last edited by zjs; 16-03-2012 at 22:08.
Warwick, Durham and St Andrews are targeted no more heavily than Bristol and KCL. I don't know why Imperial's relevant. Couldn't say about York and Soton. Your placement of those three universities on that pedestal is arbitrary.
(Original post by Junaid96)
UCL is the better university by a mile - it's 7th in the World in the current QS rankings. The UK university rankings go pretty much like this:
LSE, UCL, Imperial (within their fields, although UCL is an all-rounder)
Then you hit what I hate to call the second-rate universities, but that is the correct word
I suppose more like 'Awesome but not the regular table-toppers:
Bristol, York, KCL, Southampton etc.
UCL > KCL. No discussion to be had
Both will have exactly the same extra-curriculars (Although UCL will win in terms of the people it can invite to debates and other events). Both will have the same student life (what with them both being in London). As far as competitiveness is concerned, that's largely irrelevant. Oxbridge can be less competitive than other universities in terms of raw figures - that doesn't mean it's easier to get into! Regardless of the merits of the law departments at each of the universities, UCL is the clear winner - it's reputation alone far outweighs anything KCL has to offer.
Edit: Just to make it absolutely 100% clear, UCL >KCL
UCL possesses the more prestigious law school. I know that the UCL LLB/JD programme is highly competitive - the top two students in any given year will be eligible. From what Zjs says it is much the same situation at King's. However, the top students at UCL may,
possibly, be more competitive candidates than those at King's. That sort of thing is impossible to predict, however.
(Original post by sumergocogito)
I just got a conditional offer from UCL, and I received one from KCL a while back, and now I need to choose one. Given that I never imagined that both would give me offers, I need some help with this decision. I'd like to hear your thoughts, pros and cons, etc.
-international student: Canadian - graduating in June with OSSD (Ontario)
-will be studying law
-love to be involved in extracurriculars - mooting, debate, student union, and Amnesty etc.
-it would be nice if I could curl! (though I haven't been able to find any curling clubs in london)
-I would like to pursue (try my luck at) the Law with American Law joint degree program with Columbia University. Both universities offer this, but does anyone know if one is more competitive than the other, in terms of applicants per spot?
So what do you people think? UCL or KCL?
Thanks for your thoughts
Last edited by TurboCretin; 17-03-2012 at 01:22.