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    I might be bias, but it really is a great uni where I think anybody could fit in. Nicest union in the country and the most societies in the UK. Highly regarded by employers. What else could you want?
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    (Original post by Reems)
    What else could you want?
    A city
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    (Original post by dnumberwang)
    A city
    Birmingham is 25 mins away :awesome:
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    (Original post by Reems)
    Birmingham is 25 mins away :awesome:
    Personally I'd prefer having a city 0 mins away
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    (Original post by im so academic)
    Because there are other equal, or better universities that can compete with Warwick (bar Maths) for example Bristol, Durham, Edinburgh etc
    Really, because from the post above by Facticity, it seems that only about 2 - 5 other schools max can compete with Warwick in general. It seems like a very prestigious school far more than Bristol or Edinburgh and maybe depending on the ranking, more so than Durham. Not to say that those aren't all very good schools, because they are.

    OP, Warwick is overated because people have such a Oxbridge and Durham/St. Andrews mentality (as if they are the only good schools) that they haven't realised Warwick has risen up phenomenally in the last 50 years past most universities.
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    (Original post by rylit91)
    I would have thought that the quality of a University depended on who teaches there. Thus, if you know who the best lecturers/professors are in the country, that's the best way to judge.
    By this strand, it would mean Warwick is top 5 easily or as Guardian ranks them, 3rd. That is how Guardian ranks their universities.
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    (Original post by Luminality)
    By this strand, it would mean Warwick is top 5 easily or as Guardian ranks them, 3rd. That is how Guardian ranks their universities.
    There you go then. I remember when I had no idea about Universities and their rankings, showing a prospectus of Warwick to a friend: she practically laughed me out of the building.
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    I would have thought the Guardian's league tables would be rather politically motivated - at least that's what I've heard from elsewhere on this site, and there's probably some truth in it looking at SOAS and Sussex, for example
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    (Original post by rylit91)
    There you go then. I remember when I had no idea about Universities and their rankings, showing a prospectus of Warwick to a friend: she practically laughed me out of the building.
    Why? People are dumb nowadays and most do not even take the time to research into universities. Why would your friend laugh anyway, when I saw the Warwick prospectus and the picture of the campus I was like :eek4:

    It has the best compass in the UK and has the best student union and funding. The university is state of the art and pristine.
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    (Original post by dnumberwang)
    I would have thought the Guardian's league tables would be rather politically motivated - at least that's what I've heard from elsewhere on this site, and there's probably some truth in it looking at SOAS and Sussex, for example
    I don't know, it could be. I am not sure about the CUG rankings though, just by looking at the ranks it has make me think :confused:

    I would suspect you are right, however they said that their thing is based on teaching and qualification rankings.
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    (Original post by Luminality)
    Why? People are dumb nowadays and most do not even take the time to research into universities. Why would your friend laugh anyway, when I saw the Warwick prospectus and the picture of the campus I was like :eek4:

    It has the best compass in the UK and has the best student union and funding. The university is state of the art and pristine.
    I quite agree, I think Warwick - from what I've seen - is absolutely delightful. She laughed because it was out of my league. I'm a B student, sadly.
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    (Original post by Facticity)
    ^ Nonsense. Absolute rubbish.

    It depends on what university guides you use. In either case your wrong about rankings almost completely.
    Guardian Ranks Warwick 3rd above St. Andrews as 4th http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/...y-league-table

    CUG ranks Warwick 7th just below St. Andrews as 6th but still your assertion is wrong. http://www.thecompleteuniversityguid...e.htm?ipg=8726




    OP, its simply because people don't know what people are talking about, prime example above. To be honest I trust Guardian table over the CUG rankings anyway so I would say Warwick is top 5 easily. I mean LSE is good but it isn't better than St. Andrews or Warwick and LSE is specialised to a few subjects compared to Warwick or St. Andrews. So I would go with the Guardian ranking.

    Its overated because it hasn't been around since the founding of England and isn't a royal institution. Titles which come with age. Warwick ranks top among many subjects and in the UK has surpassed most unis. Don't listen to haters
    Oh lawd.
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    (Original post by rylit91)
    I quite agree, I think Warwick - from what I've seen - is absolutely delightful. She laughed because it was out of my league. I'm a B student, sadly.
    Sorry bro. It is a hard school to get into as well, are you applying this year? If not you could always try to bump up your grades.
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    (Original post by Luminality)
    Really, because from the post above by Facticity, it seems that only about 2 - 5 other schools max can compete with Warwick in general. It seems like a very prestigious school far more than Bristol or Edinburgh and maybe depending on the ranking, more so than Durham. Not to say that those aren't all very good schools, because they are.

    OP, Warwick is overated because people have such a Oxbridge and Durham/St. Andrews mentality (as if they are the only good schools) that they haven't realised Warwick has risen up phenomenally in the last 50 years past most universities.
    Schools???

    Wait are you just talking about Maths there?
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    (Original post by ilickbatteries)
    Schools???

    Wait are you just talking about Maths there?
    Yes schools. Contrary to popular (wrong) belief, universities are schools. One merely has to look at LSE = London School of Economics

    A school is merely a learning institution :sigh:

    No, I am going by the simple League tables which I linked :curious: Those were overall rankings placing Warwick 3rd and 7th overall.
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    (Original post by Facticity)
    Yes.....

    You think LSE is better. If anything I think LSE is overated :erm:

    It honestly only scores highly on a few subjects such as Math, Economics, Law, Politics and a choice other few. You don't apply to LSE if your not really applying for these subjects. Can you think of other subjects? Other universities have overall general high placings, whereas LSE is only in its few.
    I think it is fair to say that if Harvard had the reputation LSE gets on these forums it still wouldn't deserve it.
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    (Original post by Bobifier)
    I think it is fair to say that if Harvard had the reputation LSE gets on these forums it still wouldn't deserve it.
    Huh? Do you mean if LSE got Harvards reputation? :confused:

    Harvard is considered the best university on the earth, why would they need LSE's reputation? They have an exceptionally deserved reputation.
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    (Original post by Facticity)
    Huh? Do you mean if LSE got Harvards reputation? :confused:

    Harvard is considered the best university on the earth, why would they need LSE's reputation? They have an exceptionally deserved reputation.
    No, I am speculating that LSE is hugely overrated, not because it is bad, but because it's reputation is far beyond what anything or anyone deserves. In hindsight, I didn't express this in the clearest terms possible. To be honest, I'm still not sure I'm being clear.
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    (Original post by Facticity)
    Yes schools. Contrary to popular (wrong) belief, universities are schools. One merely has to look at LSE = London School of Economics

    A school is merely a learning institution :sigh:

    No, I am going by the simple League tables which I linked :curious: Those were overall rankings placing Warwick 3rd and 7th overall.
    I just found it odd that you were referring to universities as schools and universities in the same post, that's all. I couldn't make sense of what you were saying but it's okay, I've got it now.
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    (Original post by ilickbatteries)
    I just found it odd that you were referring to universities as schools and universities in the same post, that's all. I couldn't make sense of what you were saying but it's okay, I've got it now.
    Ah okay, that fine I can see what you mean. You disagreed with me in regards to LSE though?
 
 
 
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