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    The title is pretty self explanatory but, if fees wasn't and issue, where would you go and why? Also, globally, which uni is more appealing to firms? (I'm from Singapore and do intend to come back and work in SG eventually)
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    If you're asking University of California - Berkeley vs. Nottingham:

    UCB is considered one of the top world-leading Universities and has a much better international prestige than Nottingham. UCB is ranked #7 in the world for economics versus #51-100 for Nottingham

    That said,

    UCB will cost you somewhere around $55,000USD/year for 4 years

    Nottingham would cost you somewhere around $27,000USD/year for 3 years

    Which can you afford?

    Do you have preference for location - CA or the UK?

    Nottingham is a larger school in terms of number of undergraduates and overall - Nottingham has 30,000 undergraduates and 10,000 graduates versus Berkeley's 25,000 and 10,000 graduates.
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    (Original post by NYU2012)
    If you're asking University of California - Berkeley vs. Nottingham:

    UCB is considered one of the top world-leading Universities and has a much better international prestige than Nottingham. UCB is ranked #7 in the world for economics versus #51-100 for Nottingham

    That said,

    UCB will cost you somewhere around $55,000USD/year for 4 years

    Nottingham would cost you somewhere around $27,000USD/year for 3 years

    Which can you afford?

    Do you have preference for location - CA or the UK?

    Nottingham is a larger school in terms of number of undergraduates and overall - Nottingham has 30,000 undergraduates and 10,000 graduates versus Berkeley's 25,000 and 10,000 graduates.
    He meant UBC = Uni of British Columbia.

    (Original post by jay1992)
    The title is pretty self explanatory but, if fees wasn't and issue, where would you go and why? Also, globally, which uni is more appealing to firms? (I'm from Singapore and do intend to come back and work in SG eventually)
    Hi jay, i'm from Singapore and looking forward to going to UBC too.

    Have you ORD-ed yet?
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    (Original post by fellowjoe)
    He meant UBC = Uni of British Columbia.
    Totally missed that. Ooops.
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    Yeahp, i meant UBC. And no, i ord in dec..what about yourself?
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    (Original post by NYU2012)
    Totally missed that. Ooops.
    I see that you're from NYU. OMG that's my dream college in the whole wide world!
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    (Original post by jay1992)
    Yeahp, i meant UBC. And no, i ord in dec..what about yourself?
    ORDed just not too long ago and i'm most likely heading to UBC this fall.
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    (Original post by fellowjoe)
    ORDed just not too long ago and i'm most likely heading to UBC this fall.
    Sounds sick mate..its difficult decision for me though. Ive lived in london for 3 years and am used to the uk. Then again, i wld love to try something different. Furthermore, with my intention to work in sg, i need a globally recognised uni. Was thinking of the states too but i can't be bothered with sats. I got into singapore management uni too
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    Nottingham is more reputable.
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    (Original post by jay1992)
    Sounds sick mate..its difficult decision for me though. Ive lived in london for 3 years and am used to the uk. Then again, i wld love to try something different. Furthermore, with my intention to work in sg, i need a globally recognised uni. Was thinking of the states too but i can't be bothered with sats. I got into singapore management uni too
    NO PUHLEASE don't come to Singapore!

    Not being biased but if i were you, i would rather stay in the UK for college than go back to SG. So stifling, cut-throat and competitive.

    And i can't comment about the UK but Canada seems better imo.
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    (Original post by yothi5)
    Nottingham is more reputable.
    internationally?
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    (Original post by fellowjoe)
    I see that you're from NYU. OMG that's my dream college in the whole wide world!
    I love it here

    Have you applied to NYU?
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    (Original post by NYU2012)
    I love it here

    Have you applied to NYU?
    Unfortunately no, as i figured its too expensive to attend NYU :C

    But i have been to NYC though and i simply fell in love with it!
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    (Original post by fellowjoe)
    Unfortunately no, as i figured its too expensive to attend NYU :C

    But i have been to NYC though and i simply fell in love with it!
    Yes, unfortunately, the cost of attendance of NYU is astronomical - upwards of $60,000 per year.
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    (Original post by NYU2012)
    Yes, unfortunately, the cost of attendance of NYU is astronomical - upwards of $60,000 per year.
    How are you paying for it?
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    (Original post by Part A)
    How are you paying for it?
    Federal US aid and grants + Institutional scholarships, the remainder of the cost is, very thankfully and graciously, paid for by my parents.

    Just a general note: Pretty much all of the top US schools cost around $60,000/year at 'sticker price'
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    I'm from UBC and the econ department here is great. Unless I go to LSE next year, which I might, I'll be doing econ here. I've taken econ 101/102 so far so I don't know much about the higher-level courses. The people I know in econ are really proud of their department. If you plan on doing postgrad UBC is well recognized, top econ department in Canada and ~20th in the world. I know econ grads going on to top US universities for their MA.

    If you have any questions about UBC feel free to message me, I'm a Vancouver native as well. Also one of my insanely-brilliant friends on the debate team is from Singapore! She loves it here.

    Also, while I don't know about Singapore, UBC is recognized v. well in Hong Kong.
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    (Original post by vdong)
    I'm from UBC and the econ department here is great. Unless I go to LSE next year, which I might, I'll be doing econ here. I've taken econ 101/102 so far so I don't know much about the higher-level courses. The people I know in econ are really proud of their department. If you plan on doing postgrad UBC is well recognized, top econ department in Canada and ~20th in the world. I know econ grads going on to top US universities for their MA.

    If you have any questions about UBC feel free to message me, I'm a Vancouver native as well. Also one of my insanely-brilliant friends on the debate team is from Singapore! She loves it here.

    Also, while I don't know about Singapore, UBC is recognized v. well in Hong Kong.
    Yeah just a couple of questions:

    1. A friend currently at UBC told me that everything but MacBook are incompatible in UBC. Though it doesn't seem to make much sense, is it true? Which brand of laptop are you currently using in school?

    2. Is first-year residence application (especially for Totem/Vanier) on a rolling basis? I have applied for shared rooms but am now considering switching to single.

    3. So many stories about Vancouver being very expensive sprung up; maybe in terms of housing, yes. But what about transport, clothing and food??
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    You guys realise that Nu was not a university till 1958 ??

    that 1778 thing ia a load of C&*^p
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    (Original post by fellowjoe)
    NO PUHLEASE don't come to Singapore!

    Not being biased but if i were you, i would rather stay in the UK for college than go back to SG. So stifling, cut-throat and competitive.

    And i can't comment about the UK but Canada seems better imo.
    LOL

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