(Original post by Sasha_pt)
The implication is not correct. LSE uses "rolling admissions" which is very confusing, because in reality if you apply late, your chances will be considerably lower even if the web-page claims the programme still to be open. There is an approximate number of places for each degree, and once it is filled, that's it, unless you are a very good candidate.
So, this piece of information is not informative at all.
The other statement (about giving away hundreds of offers for top degrees) is also implausible. I don't know the numbers, but I believe the ratio of accepted offers to offers should be high.
Why so many idoits lack the basic statistical reasoning to figure it out e.g. 85/1347 (the MSc Finance and Economics) is actually a statistical swindling???? The 1347 given on the website is double counting the number of first choice and second choice applicants. Please try to use your brain to figure out a simple statistical problem. Oxford MSc Financial Economics is the best program of this kind in Europe and this program admits about 100 students a year. A very conservative estimation, if 50% or 50 students (can be up to 100% as nobody would not diversify their application portfolio) of Oxford MSc Finacnial Economics also apply to LSE and got admitted into LSE(without doubt as requirement of Oxford is much much more stringent), then the 85 "offers" certainly include these 50 students. If these 50 students declined LSE and go to Oxford, then there will be only 35 students in the LSe MSc finance and Economics. If Sasha_Pt or something is really a student doing Msc Finance and Economics at LSe then you will certainly now that the number of student is over 100...In other words, the 85/1347 is statistical swindling for fooling those idiots who are protecting the brand value and their investmetn here...
Following the same reasoning, if 50% of the students at Cambridge Mphil Finance, LBS Finance, Oxford Finance and Economics, and other similar programs at MIT, Stanford, Columbia, etc also applied to LSE and got admitted (very reasonable), then my statement that LSE gives out hundreds of offers is not an overstatement...not to mention the large number of offer holders who lack the finance and keep delaying their entry (search the forum for evidence)
I totally understand why many idiots like to protect the brand value by mesmerizing themselves to convince that the "Intake/Application" is actually "Offer/Application" or "Admission Application"...
Luckily, I don't think the MScs at LSE even worth the application fees, although MRes/Phd is still quite attractive :P