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      (Original post by Jordan\)
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      I feel a little cruel:

      (Original post by ForeignStudent32)
      80% of people get an interview at Cambridge. Getting an interview at Cambridge can be pretty much seen as a confirmation that your application was complete :P Since some people choose to withdraw.

      Getting an interview at Cambridge is not indicative of your chance of acceptance as an interview at Oxford. And usually more important decisions take longer to make, and thus the wait.
      Perhaps Cambridge's admissions system goes to every extent to ensure that the truly talented and suited to the university are picked? By meeting them face to face, finding out more about them as a person, and most importantly, whether they're teachable?

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      (Original post by enaayrah)
      I feel a little cruel:



      Perhaps Cambridge's admissions systems goes to every extent to ensure that the truly talented and suited to the university are picked? By meeting them face to face, finding out more about them as a person, and most importantly, whether they're teachable?

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      I like the fact that so many are interviewed for Cambridge. It gives you the experience and a real go at it. Besides, you are only called to interview if you have a realistic chance of securing a place, so it's pretty cool to get one.
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      (Original post by ForeignStudent32)
      80% of people get an interview at Cambridge. Getting an interview at Cambridge can be pretty much seen as a confirmation that your application was complete :P Since some people choose to withdraw.

      Getting an interview at Cambridge is not indicative of your chance of acceptance as an interview at Oxford. And usually more important decisions take longer to make, and thus the wait.
      Perhaps that's because the calibre of students applying for Cambridge is higher than that for Oxford, necessitating higher interview rates.
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      (Original post by ForeignStudent32)
      80% of people get an interview at Cambridge. Getting an interview at Cambridge can be pretty much seen as a confirmation that your application was complete :P Since some people choose to withdraw.

      Getting an interview at Cambridge is not indicative of your chance of acceptance as an interview at Oxford. And usually more important decisions take longer to make, and thus the wait.
      Are you quoting yourself or a published statistic?
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      Come come, subtle stabbing is not for any Oxbridge forum.
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      (Original post by Jordan\)
      I like the fact that so many are interviewed for Cambridge. It gives you the experience and a real go at it. Besides, you are only called to interview if you have a realistic chance of securing a place, so it's pretty cool to get one.
      As an international student I'm glad that Oxford interviews less people. I know that if I get an interview I already passed a big first cut which makes me feel better about paying for a ticket to fly over and interview.
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      (Original post by ArtyQuell)
      Come come, subtle stabbing is not for any Oxbridge forum.
      But muuuuummy, he started. :cry:
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      Cambridge clearly have the best applicants, no more needs to be said.

      I love how Cambridge have just invaded this thread.
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      (Original post by Protoxylic)
      Are you quoting yourself or a published statistic?
      Check Cambridge's admissions videos, it says 80% in one of them XD
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      (Original post by polarmaple)
      As an international student I'm glad that Oxford interviews less people. I know that if I get an interview I already passed a big first cut which makes me feel better about paying for a ticket to fly over and interview.
      As an international student, I'm glad that Cambridge interviews more people. I know that I've got more of a chance of demonstrating my ability at interview and securing a offer (giving a higher proportion offers for maths at Cambridge) instead of being rejected outright due to non-standard grades.
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      (Original post by thechemistress)
      Check Cambridge's admissions videos, it says 80% in one of them XD
      He wasn't saying it was wrong...
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      (Original post by Protoxylic)
      Are you quoting yourself or a published statistic?
      http://www.undergraduate.study.cam.a...ing/interviews

      We invite everyone who has a realistic chance of being offered a place to attend an interview – more than 80 per cent of our applicants each year. If you have a good examination record and a favourable reference, you're likely to be invited to attend an interview.
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      (Original post by DanieleZ)
      Last year they only came out on the 27th though, so I doubt it. But you know, we can dream you're from the us, right? are you flying over for interviews or skyping?
      flying over with my family - kind of want to stay with my parents in a hotel over there if that's allowed, not in a college room. low key terrified lol I'll figure it out if I make it that far
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      (Original post by Zacken)
      Perhaps that's because the calibre of students applying for Cambridge is higher than that for Oxford, necessitating higher interview rates.
      I can tell you haven't done the TSA.
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      (Original post by Pars12)
      I can tell you haven't done the TSA.
      I can tell you haven't done STEP.
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      (Original post by Zacken)
      I can tell you haven't done STEP.
      I can tell that you guys can't differentiate between different subjects.
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      (Original post by ForeignStudent32)
      I can tell that you guys can't differentiate between different subjects.
      I can tell that you don't know what implications are.
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      Look, it is not a matter of which uni is better, each has their benefits and downfalls, and goodness knows that we all choose whichever one based on a series of odd and varying reasons, hence you cannot measure which is better by a simple scale. It all depends on personal taste.
      My point: 'better', 'worse' or 'more/less important' cannot be measured. You are entitled to your views, but can we not belittle our fellow intellectuals based on the stats or the interview process?
      Please?
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      (Original post by enaayrah)
      I feel a little cruel:



      Perhaps Cambridge's admissions system goes to every extent to ensure that the truly talented and suited to the university are picked? By meeting them face to face, finding out more about them as a person, and most importantly, whether they're teachable?

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      Perhaps you are not very familiar with Oxford's system. There is something called admission tests that most of us have to take after applying.
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      (Original post by Pars12)
      I can tell you haven't done the TSA.
      The TSA has been scrapped from most colleges at Cambridge because it shows no correlation to tripos performance.
     
     
     
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