My personal experience on my course (Business Management) is that while the first year does count 10% towards our degree, King's has given us almost the whole year to adjust, make friends and get settled. Throughout the first semester, all assessment I had overall was a single essay and a single test. There were not that many readings to do either. The second semester got a bit more demanding but still not too bad. In this respect, King's is great - or at least my programme.
Also, King's is big but you'll make tons of friends. To be realistic, if you make friends at uni x, you will probably make just as good friends at uni y. Try and make your selection based on other factors. These unis are extremely different. Also, the US education system is extremely different from the one in the UK, and I think many would argue that the US system is better. But at the end of the day, it all comes down to what you want!
I know it sounds stupid but listen to your heart, otherwise you'll regret not giving yourself the chance to do what you originally wanted. All these three schools are amazing but, as I said, they could not be more different.
Last edited by erklam; 30-04-2012 at 02:23.