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    As above for NatSci Bio. I have about an hour to choose before sending my COAF off last minute!

    Help guys!!! Need your opinions on this!

    Would be greatly appreciated.


    THANKS
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    Toss a coin. Heads Downing tails Trinity.
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    my old maths teacher (who had just graduated from cambridge) said downing was always full of rich private schoolboy types, so advised me NOT to apply there!.
    i'd personally go for trinity.

    lol ok from the amount of people commenting on it, my teacher was obviously WRONG

    but well if you still cant decide, look at which is closer to your subjects lecture halls?
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    I applied to downing for law and after the interview they refused me for a very stupid reason so my advice is don't go there...
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    (Original post by Cheeyang)
    As above for NatSci Bio. I have about an hour to choose before sending my COAF off last minute!

    Help guys!!! Need your opinions on this!

    Would be greatly appreciated.


    THANKS
    How long do the people at your school say the COAF takes to reach Cambridge from Singapore? I mean, how do you send it?

    And Trinity's had some of the top scientists there (Newton etc...) but Downing has the wide open paddocks and stuff.

    (Original post by nedMALK)
    I applied to downing for law and after the interview they refused me for a very stupid reason so my advice is don't go there...
    What was the reason? (PM me if you don't want to post it) - I might be applying to Downing to study law.
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    My school is in the UK, asking them to mail it by next day post. Just left that college part out and going to ask them to fill it in and toss it in the mail.

    Downing is right nextdoor to the lectures, and has amazing rooms. But trinity. The accomodation is good, and abit further from the lectures, but oh my god the prestige.

    Im so confused right now!

    Which is harder to get in? If i get pooled by trinity, do i have a shot at downing? I could express interest!
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    Ok, be honest with yourself, if you have an amazing academic record even by OXbridge applicant standards then apply to Trinity, if you think you have a fairly good academic record then apply Downing.
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    (Original post by nedMALK)
    I applied to downing for law and after the interview they refused me for a very stupid reason so my advice is don't go there...
    I'm considering applying to Downing for law right now. What was the reason they rejected you, if you don't mind me asking? Please PM me if you don't want to post in the thread.
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    Im not sure about oxbridge applicant standards. Whats a 95-96% in everything?
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    (Original post by jammy21)
    I'm considering applying to Downing for law right now. What was the reason they rejected you, if you don't mind me asking? Please PM me if you don't want to post in the thread.
    :hmmm: -evil glare-

    Just kidding. :p:
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    Oh the above question, and what do they mean by trinity being very formal? Is it to the extent that its suffocating?
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    (Original post by didgeridoo12uk)
    my old maths teacher (who had just graduated from cambridge) said downing was always full of rich private schoolboy types, so advised me NOT to apply there!.
    i'd personally go for trinity.

    but well if you still cant decide, look at which is closer to your subjects lecture halls?
    Not true at all.

    I personally love Downing. Though I'm happy at Homerton, if I were to apply again, I'd probably go for Downing. You get an AMAZING room in your first year, and everyone I know there is lovely.
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    (Original post by sammyrj)
    Not true at all.

    I personally love Downing. Though I'm happy at Homerton, if I were to apply again, I'd probably go for Downing. You get an AMAZING room in your first year, and everyone I know there is lovely.
    fair enough lol, and yeh the rooms looked pretty immense when i looked round!!
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    (Original post by didgeridoo12uk)
    my old maths teacher (who had just graduated from cambridge) said downing was always full of rich private schoolboy types, so advised me NOT to apply there!.
    i'd personally go for trinity.

    but well if you still cant decide, look at which is closer to your subjects lecture halls?
    Erm...

    (if anything, Trinity is the college full of 'private schoolboy types')

    I like both colleges. When I was applying, I very nearly applied to them (opted for King's in the end). I'd go for Trinity just because I like the typical Cambridge architecture.
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    i think trinity would be the best choice!
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    (Original post by didgeridoo12uk)
    my old maths teacher (who had just graduated from cambridge) said downing was always full of rich private schoolboy types, so advised me NOT to apply there!.
    I'm an international student, I went to a public grammar school and I got an offer from Downing, so it's certainly not impossible to get in if you're not from a private school. And other potential candidates at the interviews were incredibly friendly. Personally, I think Trinity is considered as posh.
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    oh and OP: why either downing or trinity. jesus is a far superior college
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    Nothing against jesus, but those are the two places ive been, that made me feel much at home...

    Apparently trinity does not hold for two gap years? o.o Just called them.
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    Downing... imo

    Not that it makes a world of a difference you'll probably end up liking where you go...
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    I'm hoping to study Arabic and French...

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