My college Oxbridge visit was to Oxford and there seemed to be a greater acceptance of Eng Lang/Lit A level in the prospectus. In addition, my English-teaching form tutor went there too, and i guess i want to be him.
Go to the open days. Look at the virtual tours the colleges have on their websites.
Oxford, because my horrible grandmother lives way too close to Cambridge for comfort! I had visions of her turning up all the time and making my life hell.
Oh, of course there were other reasons too, like Cambridge not offering any MAs I liked the look of (I'm a grad student)
People are much nicer at Oxford.
Cambridge tends to be full of ultra-competitive people while Oxford is more laid back. In addition, in my opinion, the academics are more approachable at Oxford.
Another issue is the Tabs seem to have far more limited social opportunities and skills. I think that this contributes to their combination of academic prowess + comparative real-world irrelevance.
It was always going to be Cambridge. I hardly gave Oxford a second thought. I think, mainly, I chose Cambridge because I always had this admiration for it, from a child. I don't know; just one of those things? Then I visited, and fell in love. So, Oxford didn't get a look in!
We can switch too - it just customarily takes an extra year.
And costs more. You have to pay full fees for the extra year (a.k.a. £10,000 for a science subject, admittedly less for arts). I know this because I asked at interview, and was told I could do something like PPP, but it'd be awkward to arrange and would depend on my own financial situation...
And me too. Though I intend on having jedi-level Neuroanatomy skills by the end of the term.
There is a timetable outline on the MSTC website.