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    (Original post by ColossalAtom)
    I noticed that majority of Oxbridge students on here or aspiring Oxbridge applicants are applying to/a student at Cambridge. It's like Oxford is always picked second for a team.

    I want to know why did/are you picked Cambridge over Oxford?

    I'm choosing Cambridge because I prefer their course structure for the subject I want to do.
    Actually Oxford receives more applications, has more students, and has a lower acceptance rate. TSR is not reflective of the wider society.

    Oxford also ranks higher on Times Higher Education, REF, and has remained more culturally relevant world-wide (as demonstrated by its alumni achievements (such as the fact that its alumni are in power right now in the UK, Australia, Myanmar, Perú, Jordan, Norway, and Bhutan; may even get its first Emperor of Japan soon, although of course that's only a ceremonial position), presence in popular culture, social network engagements, and internet mentions.
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    (Original post by Plagioclase)
    Lol, over an order of magnitude more at Cambridge than Oxford. That's pretty impressive.
    But it's mainly trinity that steals the bulk of them.
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    (Original post by Little Toy Gun)
    may even get its first Emperor of Japan soon
    Do you hear that Cambridge? An Emperor!!
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    (Original post by Plagioclase)
    Do you hear that Cambridge? An Emperor!!
    Although Cambridge may get a king of 17 regions very soon...

    LONG MAY SHE REIGN

    GOD SAVE THE QUEEN
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    (Original post by Profesh)
    Do the maths.
    Damn, gg Trinity
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    (Original post by Little Toy Gun)
    Actually Oxford receives more applications, has more students, and has a lower acceptance rate. TSR is not reflective of the wider society.

    Oxford also ranks higher on Times Higher Education, REF, and has remained more culturally relevant world-wide (as demonstrated by its alumni achievements (such as the fact that its alumni are in power right now in the UK, Australia, Myanmar, Perú, Jordan, Norway, and Bhutan; may even get its first Emperor of Japan soon, although of course that's only a ceremonial position), presence in popular culture, social network engagements, and internet mentions.
    That's interesting.
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    Different emphasis with regards to GCSE results, as others have mentioned. Cambridge IN GENERAL are better for STEM fields than Oxford I find, looking at league tables. I didnt particularly like Oxford when I visited, I quite liked Cambridge.
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    Different emphasis with regards to GCSE results, as others have mentioned. Cambridge in general are better for STEM fields than Oxford I find, looking at league tables. I didnt particularly like Oxford when I visited, I quite liked Cambridge. Thats all the reasons I have for picking Cambridge over Oxford.
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    My theory is this. TSR also has a disproportionately large number of people doing STEM subjects (or atleast the number of 'STEM > everything else' threads suggests so). Since, fairly or not, Cambridge seems to have the better reputation for many of these subjects it follows that there will be a disproportionately large number of applicants to Cambridge on TSR.

    This is consistent with what happened at my old school. In the last 4 years we have sent 4 people to Cambridge and 2 to Oxford. The Cambridge lot included a computer scientist, a mathematician and 2 natural scientists. The Oxford pair were studying art and history of art.
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    (Original post by RDKGames)
    Because C goes before the O.
    But the ox goes before the bridge.
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    My old biology teacher used to be adamant that Cambridge was more elitist and snobby, no idea if that's true though.
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    Am I the only one who noticed the Title?


    Oxbridge or Cambridge?

    What are you, drunk?
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    Maths is the only important subject
    Cambridge is better for Maths
    Done
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    (Original post by Vividly clear)
    Am I the only one who noticed the Title?


    Oxbridge or Cambridge?

    What are you, drunk?
    No, it means that instead of having 'Oxbridge', it seems like is more like 'Cambridge'. I guess the title's minor intricacy went far beyond your understanding.
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    - Cambridge cared less about my GCSE results (below 'Oxbridge standard') and more about my AS UMS average, which was quite decent

    - Cambridge seemed a lot more state school friendly, with students from Sidney Sussex visiting my sixth form frequently.

    - At the time of applying, I was conflicted between studying Chem or Biochem at uni. The Cambridge NatSci course lets me try modules out before specialising.

    - Cambridge looks prettier.

    - Cambridge has less of a 'toff' image to me, but apparently it's more 'toffish' than Oxford :erm:

    - I have relatives living in Cambridge, so my parents feel less worried about me living there lol
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    (Original post by ColossalAtom)
    I noticed that majority of Oxbridge students on here or aspiring Oxbridge applicants are applying to/a student at Cambridge. It's like Oxford is always picked second for a team.

    I want to know why did/are you picked Cambridge over Oxford?

    I'm choosing Cambridge because I prefer their course structure for the subject I want to do.
    Definitely seems like more talented people come out of Cambridge. I'm pretty sure it has twice the number of Nobel laureates than Oxford for one, along with a higher UCAS Tarrif on the other, and same/higher A Level requirements on every mutual course.

    I'm applying for medicine. Chose Oxford biochemistry as a fifth choice purely because I don't have the stamina to do the BMAT and the NatSci paper on the same day.
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    (Original post by ColossalAtom)
    No, it means that instead of having 'Oxbridge', it seems like is more like 'Cambridge'. I guess the title's minor intricacy went far beyond your understanding.
    That isn't "intricacy"

    It's just you being redundant.

    You wanna compare both schools, write Oxford or Cambridge.
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    The guy from that TV show went to Cambridge but got a 2:2, and now earns like £100,000 per episode


    What's his name?
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    (Original post by Plagioclase)
    :angry:
    hehehe
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    (Original post by 13 1 20 8 42)
    Maths is the only important subject
    Cambridge is better for Maths
    Done
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=foqUPiwMiOM

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