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    (Original post by Facticity)
    Ah okay, that fine I can see what you mean. You disagreed with me in regards to LSE though?
    I think LSE, despite only offering about 15 subjects ranks so highly in every single one of those (I think it's top 5 for about 11/15 subjects) that it is definitely one of the top five universities, behind UCL, ICL, Oxford and Cambridge, IMO.
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    (Original post by Facticity)
    Fair enough I would definitely say top 10 however only 11 subjects rank well :erm: It is very debatable whether it is top 5. Oxbridge and imperial take up 3 slots with 2 left, it varies on league tables, it never stays high on all league tables. Those two slots are often contended for between Warwick, LSE and St. Andrews most of the time going to Warwick and St. Andrews. However UCL is overated. Honestly it doesn't rank as well as most people thinks. In those two tables I presented the two major ones it ranked 5th (2 places bellow Warwick) and 9th (2 places below Warwick again).
    Because league tables are shiit. Don't they have a preference for the sciences anyway? What exactly makes you think that LSE is overrated, have you taken classes there?
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    Top 5 unis are Oxbridge, ICL, LSE, Warwick. Warwick s***s on UCL for Maths and Econ, and pretty much all sciences to be honest, and to the jackass that suggested St.Andrews stfu.
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    (Original post by asdfg0987)
    That prince guy went there so it must be good. :rolleyes:
    Which one? The one who got a B in Art and an E in Geography? "I can do a drawing and I sort of know what a hill is"...

    (Nah, I know it was the other one)
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    (Original post by Facticity)
    err no not really. League tables are displayed on uni websites and often used as braggin titles for uni's. They are rated on teaching quality and entry criteria and a bunch of other things. No they don't have preferences for sciences :curious:
    Lol I don't need to take classes there, I haven't taken classes (or even been to america) at Harvard, but I can assure you it is the best uni in the world and ranks top for a ton of things. :rolleyes: Your point is irrelevant.
    You need to chill out. Sorry if you go to LSE or something but its the sad truth. LSE is only top 5 for like 5 subjects which are all in the same field name me a subject LSE is top 5 at outside of Maths, Politics, Economics, Law, PPE..... Other unis are ranked highly overall. This is my opinion from what I have seen. :erm:
    Including Student satifaction with x y and z. So you shouldn't go by league tables, especially not one as politically motivated as the Guardian's.
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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 PPE. 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.
    You dont think the name has something to do with what you just said?

    London School of Economics?
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    (Original post by dnumberwang)
    Including Student satifaction with x y and z. So you shouldn't go by league tables, especially not one as politically motivated as the Guardian's.
    Fair enough, it is just my opinion. But the guardian one isn't rated by student satisfaction. In fact if you look at student satisfaction, Oxbridge don't rank highly. I do not want to get into a long argument though over league tables.
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    (Original post by dnumberwang)
    Including Student satifaction with x y and z. So you shouldn't go by league tables, especially not one as politically motivated as the Guardian's.
    So what do you use to judge universities if not the very guides supposed to help you do so?

    Your own opinion?.....
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    (Original post by Facticity)
    err no not really. League tables are displayed on uni websites and often used as braggin titles for uni's. They are rated on teaching quality and entry criteria and a bunch of other things. No they don't have preferences for sciences :curious:
    Lol I don't need to take classes there, I haven't taken classes (or even been to america) at Harvard, but I can assure you it is the best uni in the world and ranks top for a ton of things. :rolleyes: Your point is irrelevant.
    You need to chill out. Sorry if you go to LSE or something but its the sad truth. LSE is only top 5 for like 5 subjects which are all in the same field name me a subject LSE is top 5 at outside of Maths, Politics, Economics, Law, PPE..... Other unis are ranked highly overall. This is my opinion from what I have seen. :erm:
    Lol wasn't such a well thought out post now that I've re-read it. Anyway, it's kind of obvious that the London School of Economics and Political Science will offer degrees in the same field, it's a college under the University of London.

    And league tables have placed UCL fourth in the world in 2009, ahead of the likes of MIT which was placed at 9th. You wouldn't choose to go to UCL over MIT (most wouldn't) just because a random league table decided to place it higher in it's rankings. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/e...on/8295818.stm

    And most people wouldn't go to an university to read Economics because it has a higher ranking Engineering department. If I wanted an Economics degree I'd chose LSE over most universities regardless of the university rankings.
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    (Original post by sango)
    I don't know. I for one visited Warwick and loved it, I preferred it to Durham that's for sure.
    Same here, Durham just seemed so dull, although the university itself seemed really nice. Warwick will be my firm choice for Physics.
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    (Original post by Luminality)
    So what do you use to judge universities if not the very guides supposed to help you do so?

    Your own opinion?.....
    Yes... it is you going to university after all
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    Because they didn't get in.
    Please rate some other members before rating this member again
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    (Original post by Facticity)
    err no not really. League tables are displayed on uni websites and often used as braggin titles for uni's. They are rated on teaching quality and entry criteria and a bunch of other things. No they don't have preferences for sciences :curious:
    Lol I don't need to take classes there, I haven't taken classes (or even been to america) at Harvard, but I can assure you it is the best uni in the world and ranks top for a ton of things. :rolleyes: Your point is irrelevant.
    You need to chill out. Sorry if you go to LSE or something but its the sad truth. LSE is only top 5 for like 5 subjects which are all in the same field name me a subject LSE is top 5 at outside of Maths, Politics, Economics, Law, PPE..... Other unis are ranked highly overall. This is my opinion from what I have seen. :erm:
    lse is specialised university, hence the name....it doesn't actually teach a lot of the subjects other universities do. it is in the top 5 in maths, politics, economics, law and ppe because it's the london school of economics and political sciences; that's the area it specialises in. please do research before you **** off a university you know little about.

    (Original post by Facticity)
    Oh no i agree, fair enough point. I was simmply talking talking about overall. In terms of economics I would much rather go to LSE than imperial obviously, but speaking broad spectrum I meant I didn't think LSE deserved to place like 5th because it only does a handful of subjects extremely well. But this is my simple opinion.
    again, i repeat, it actually only teaches a handful of subjects. you cant study medicine at lse, just to let you know.
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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 PPE. 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.
    From the guardian table that I think you said is the one you trust most:


    Anthropology (6)
    History (9)
    Social policy and administration (2)

    Mathematics (41)

    I clicked on only 3 other subjects (because I knew that LSE do well in them and that they don't in maths, but im sure if i spent more time actually searching id find more subjects) that were not on your list, and on maths. the rankings are in brackets.

    (Original post by Facticity)
    err no not really. League tables are displayed on uni websites and often used as braggin titles for uni's. They are rated on teaching quality and entry criteria and a bunch of other things. No they don't have preferences for sciences :curious:
    Lol I don't need to take classes there, I haven't taken classes (or even been to america) at Harvard, but I can assure you it is the best uni in the world and ranks top for a ton of things. :rolleyes: Your point is irrelevant.
    You need to chill out. Sorry if you go to LSE or something but its the sad truth. LSE is only top 5 for like 5 subjects which are all in the same field name me a subject LSE is top 5 at outside of Maths, Politics, Economics, Law, PPE..... Other unis are ranked highly overall. This is my opinion from what I have seen. :erm:
    Rather ironic, given that it took me 15 seconds to find those 3 above and one is top 5 and maths so very clearly isn't.

    And let me ask you two things

    1. imperial is just as much a specialised institution as LSE - just in the sciences. What difference can you honestly see in them?

    2. does it really matter that only a few subjects are taught, if those few are extremely good?

    Basically this for 2.
    (Original post by asdfg0987)
    And most people wouldn't go to an university to read Economics because it has a higher ranking Engineering department. If I wanted an Economics degree I'd chose LSE over most universities regardless of the university rankings.
 
 
 
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