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    (Original post by Cholesta)
    Very true but he might want to go there to do a masters, lol.
    Send him to Harvard. Aside from the 1000 year history, they are better in every single way.

    Oxford's endowment - £6 billion
    Harvard's endowment -£38 billion

    Says it all really
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    (Original post by sabbst16)
    The maths questions are super ok, I'm struggling a bit with the econ ones, as in I didn't do many econ problems in school so they're a bit new to me. You? Apart from the past papers, are you doing anything else to prepare? (I have no idea what to do because I've already done them)
    Maths is cool, but yeah econ is weird, not hard just I don't know in which depth they want you to know a certain topic or which formulas they'd want you to use 😰 Just past papers
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    (Original post by avar)
    Send him to Harvard. Aside from the 1000 year history, they are better in every single way.

    Oxford's endowment - £6 billion
    Harvard's endowment -£38 billion

    Says it all really
    Yeah, so right. Just desperately tough to get a place.
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    (Original post by Flippi1)
    If he had been offered a place you would be saying it was one of the greatest academic institutions in the world .... Oh yes Oxford is isn't it !
    :rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:
    Umm no I wouldn't.

    I made my comments based purely on what happened to Cholesta's son and how he was treated. I did not make any disparaging remarks about Oxford as a Uni because it is one of the best in the world.
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    (Original post by avar)
    Send him to Harvard. Aside from the 1000 year history, they are better in every single way.

    Oxford's endowment - £6 billion
    Harvard's endowment -£38 billion

    Says it all really
    That doesn't say anything actually. Oxford doesn't have any problems financing their courses, so the difference in the endowments is irrelevant. Besides, you're comparing two institutions from two vastly different counties, which adds nothing to the table.

    I'd personally(!) get the Oxford undergraduate experience -if I were to choose- any day of the week, and all this is coming from someone who was rejected post interview, so no bias involved.

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    (Original post by djsimpy)
    looool i'm in the exact same situation as you G 😂 need to be at the very best innit


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    Lol exactly
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    (Original post by avar)
    Send him to Harvard. Aside from the 1000 year history, they are better in every single way.

    Oxford's endowment - £6 billion
    Harvard's endowment -£38 billion

    Says it all really
    Yes Harvard is where it is at, postgrad there doing an MBA or MSc in Finance would be sickkkkk 😎😎😎
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    (Original post by rubytues96)
    Hey, sorry about your rejections: that seriously sucks. I've applied for straight IR and still haven't heard back. I got AAAB at AS but my B's in Econ so idk if i'll end up in a similar position to you. I read their requirment page and it said at least two traditional AS/A2s which is my A in English lit and B in Econ (i'm resitting tho) and i have two non-traditional Media and Drama and Theatre. I know drama sounds weird but i write political/social plays and media because i docu-film too hence IR but urgh i think they'll not take me b/c of this
    I think they will give you An offer.. My gut feeling is never wrong. Don't worry about anything.. I've worked out that their is no point in worrying as we still have our final exams to go through and if we worked hard for that and get amazing grades, we all stand an amazing chance for getting into some great unis.. so I am not losing hope
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    (Original post by tggfootymad)
    I'm considering a gap year too. Have you thought about any econ-related stuff you could do? Any BTW, in my opinion, a gap year could be really worth if you think you can get some awesome a-level results as actually having the grades is so much stronger than just predictions.
    yeah exactly, idk I would probably find a work experience placement and start a portfolio to help me for ib applications, idk how I could use the gap year to improve my econ application as that'd have to be done for october, at least for the UK. I am really undecided though because if I felt that I wasn't getting the same attention being a UCL student as oxbridge/lse grads for jobs (unlikely), I'd probs make up for it by doing a post-grad somewhere prestigious (for me preferably the US) but its such a big decision that it defo needs thinking about
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    (Original post by tggfootymad)
    Yeah some good work experience would give you an advantage over others when applying for IB spring weeks + internships etc. I guess it depends on your specific application, grades etc, but if you got very good a-level results then that would obviously strengthen your application. IF I take a gap year, that's a big IF, then I'll work at an economics think tank in London for most of the year, which would be relevant. Unlikely to be huge difference in job market, university will only be one part of all that and other stuff like work experience and extra-curriculars becomes important as long as you're at a top uni. But, there may be other reasons other than graduate prospects to want to go to LSE not UCL etc. Yeah you could do that too, definitely.
    Yeah that sounds good, tbh as much as I would like to go to oxbridge/lse if i'm stuck w/ ucl, I'm not sure I could take a gap year mentally - you have to be pretty strong to do one in our situation. Anyways best of luck to you in whatever you consider, have you heard from lse yet or are you still waiting?
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    (Original post by jchap9776)
    Yeah that sounds good, tbh as much as I would like to go to oxbridge/lse if i'm stuck w/ ucl, I'm not sure I could take a gap year mentally - you have to be pretty strong to do one in our situation. Anyways best of luck to you in whatever you consider, have you heard from lse yet or are you still waiting?
    Yeah, that's the main thing. I'd be so scared I wouldn't get the same offers next year, it's a big risk. I've got an LSE offer yes, but just contemplating whether to go for Cambridge again if I can get 4 A*'s in the summer. We'll see. And best of luck to you too!
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    (Original post by sabbst16)
    Hi
    anyone taking the UGAA at the School?
    aaand..anyone from Romania here?
    Hi, yes, I'll be taking it at LSE,
    How have you been preparing for the exam?
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    (Original post by tggfootymad)
    Yeah, that's the main thing. I'd be so scared I wouldn't get the same offers next year, it's a big risk. I've got an LSE offer yes, but just contemplating whether to go for Cambridge again if I can get 4 A*'s in the summer. We'll see. And best of luck to you too!
    congrats on lse, what is your offer for? cos I was rejected by cambridge too but if i get lse i'll happily settle for that as for econ at least they are virtually the same and in terms of uni experience etc the pros of camb = the cons of lse and visa versa so I'd have gone for either
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    (Original post by jchap9776)
    congrats on lse, what is your offer for? cos I was rejected by cambridge too but if i get lse i'll happily settle for that as for econ at least they are virtually the same and in terms of uni experience etc the pros of camb = the cons of lse and visa versa so I'd have gone for either
    Thanks. Offer is A*AAE, with A* in maths, and E in further maths. Yeah they are virtually the same, that's true. I just fell in love with the particular style of teaching at Cambridge and some of its idiosyncrasies. But the fact they're both so good and so similar means some people will think I'm crazy for even considering reapplying!
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    (Original post by tggfootymad)
    Thanks. Offer is A*AAE, with A* in maths, and E in further maths. Yeah they are virtually the same, that's true. I just fell in love with the particular style of teaching at Cambridge and some of its idiosyncrasies. But the fact they're both so good and so similar means some people will think I'm crazy for even considering reapplying!
    ok fair, well cambridge is pretty so awesome so good luck if you do choose to reapply
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    Is there any reason Kings Econ & Management is A*AA but LSE Management is only AAB? I am definitely firming LSE, Kings was my 5th choice but I don't understand the difference?
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    (Original post by *Stefan*)
    That doesn't say anything actually. Oxford doesn't have any problems financing their courses, so the difference in the endowments is irrelevant. Besides, you're comparing two institutions from two vastly different counties, which adds nothing to the table.

    I'd personally(!) get the Oxford undergraduate experience -if I were to choose- any day of the week, and all this is coming from someone who was rejected post interview, so no bias involved.

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    #1) We aren't talking about Undergrad here. I was replying to someone about post-graduate study.
    #2) While Oxford is by no means poor, the difference in spending power certainly reflects itself in the two Unis. Harvard students have access to arguably the most cutting edge resources in the world. The new engineering lab is supposed to be one of the most advanced non-government research facilities around. Also Harvard can afford to be MUCH more generous in their aid and research grants (62% of students received some form of aid last year). And for a post-grad student - either masters of PHD, the more funding a uni has the better. It's basically common sense, Harvard and Oxford are both similar sized, ancient Uni's except one is 6x richer that the other, who is gonna have better funded courses?
    #3) In terms of reputation around the world, the two aren't even comparable internationally anymore. I come from a family of investment bankers, and I can tell you, with 100% certainty that in the finance world (at the very least) Harvard post-grads are considered top-of-the-top (desirable over all else), whilst Oxford's rep is gradually slipping (or maybe stagnating, allowing unis like LSE and Cambridge to catch up). Generally speaking, all of the HYPSM (Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Stanford, MIT) schools top Oxford in terms of employability and academic rep (in all subjects except classics and Philosophy).
    #4) The Harvard Alumni association (networking in uni is what takes you places) is the largest in the world. Oxford's old boys network is largely dead.

    #5) On the other hand Harvard is not famous for it's undergrad teaching, and I personally would most probably pick Oxford given the choice. However, you can make a much fairer comparison to an undergrad based uni like Princeton (who btw beat Oxford hands down - in terms of teaching quality, professor contact, facilities, even campus)
    #6)Of course, Oxford is a world class uni, and anyone would be lucky to go there. They are not, however the be all and end all of world Unis - there are a lot that are better teaching and prestige wise. Where Oxford leads the world is in history, and culture (not negligible factors).
    #7) As you said, the education system in the US is far different from that of the UK. So Harvard may not be for everyone (and vice versa). Oxford is pretty much generally the best that the UK has to offer. (aside from LSE economics, Cambridge and Imperial Engineering ofc)
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    Did anyone get a Social Policy & Government offer?I applied on Nov 1st and heard nothing since Christmas.I am an American applicant using ap scores as qualifications.
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    (Original post by jchap9776)
    ok fair, well cambridge is pretty so awesome so good luck if you do choose to reapply
    Hi.. I got rejected by LSE and I was thinking of reapplying next year with my actual grades.. the reason I was rejected because of my AS level results which were AACC.. But I am predicted A* A,B.. Any suggestions about what should i do? should I reapply?
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    (Original post by jchap9776)
    ok fair, well cambridge is pretty so awesome so good luck if you do choose to reapply
    lol allowwwwwwww nittybridge it's a myth, man don't see any Goldman Sachs recruiters preeing the journey up there no more fam..
    glad they rejected me.........
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