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    (Original post by CD315)
    Intercollegiate halls and you're sorted, I've been told
    Rosebery, Passfield or Carr-Saunders and you are sorted.
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    (Original post by LutherVan)
    Stop deceiving yourselves.

    Prestige-wise, it roughly goes:

    => Oxford and Cambridge
    => LSE and Imperial
    => UCL
    => Edinburgh, KCL, Bristol, Warwick, Durham, St Andrews and Nottingham
    => Manchester, Exeter, Bath, York, Sheffield, Leeds, Glasgow and a few more.

    LSE is notches above Warwick. Warwick puts one in a good position for IB recruitment though. That said, it is nowhere as prestigious as LSE. That is as ridiculous as an LSE student saying they are on par prstige-wise with Oxford just because IBs heavily target LSE as much as Oxford.
    And you base that on what? Only Oxbridge have real international prestige. LSE only has the London factor which many internationals find attractive, it doesn't have that amazing prestige that many on TSR seem to ascribe it.
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    (Original post by crunchychips)
    And you base that on what? Only Oxbridge have real international prestige. LSE only has the London factor which many internationals find attractive, it doesn't have that amazing prestige that many on TSR seem to ascribe it.
    You mean Oxbridge have US prestige.

    Clearly you havn't been to the Far East. Virtually everyone there knows Imperial and LSE, as is evident in the large intake of Far Eastern students every year.
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    Hey,

    I applied last year with a predicted IB score of 44. I got rejected from cambridge and st. andrews. I got into UCL, Warwick, Durham.

    I wasn't really satisfied with those 3 choices, and I think the course I chose at UCL was not what I really wanted to do.

    I ended up taking a gap year, I received 43 points in the IB overall. I Applied to Oxford, UCL, Kings, LSE, St. Andrews this year. I didnt get into Oxford, although it was good because I didnt wonder what if I didnt apply ect. I also got rejected by Kings and St. Andrews. However, I got into LSE and UCL. I will be going to LSE next september.

    I am glad that I reapplied because LSE is a much more prestigious school than Durham, Warwick and UCL.
    However, from my experience, it really shows that even if you have the points, you may still get rejected from some schools as I did. So it is a risk...
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    (Original post by crunchychips)
    And you base that on what? Only Oxbridge have real international prestige. LSE only has the London factor which many internationals find attractive, it doesn't have that amazing prestige that many on TSR seem to ascribe it.
    LSE has AMAZING international prestige. Second only to Oxbridge.

    It has immense international reputation for producing world leaders, billionaires and international renowned academics. That is why I would even put it above Imperial, even though Imperial is a peer.

    Go and compare the alumni of LSE to Warwick. It is worth more than the amazing prestige given to it on TSR.

    When it comes to international prestige, the top unis are:

    Oxford, Cambridge, LSE, Imperial, UCL, KCL, Edinburgh, Bristol and Manchester.

    Whatever reason you want to attribute to it does not change that fact. In the increasingly globalised world, it would count when one decides to work internationally.
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    (Original post by LutherVan)
    LSE has AMAZING international prestige. Second only to Oxbridge.

    It has immense international reputation for producing world leaders, billionaires and international renowned academics. That is why I would even put it above Imperial, even though Imperial is a peer.

    Go and compare the alumni of LSE to Warwick. It is worth more than the amazing prestige given to it on TSR.

    When it comes to international prestige, the top unis are:

    Oxford, Cambridge, LSE, Imperial, UCL, KCL, Edinburgh, Bristol and Manchester.

    Whatever reason you want to attribute to it does not change that fact. In the increasingly globalised world, it would count when one decides to work internationally.
    You seriously want to say that KCL, Edinburgh, Bristol and Manchester have more prestige than Warwick?
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    (Original post by crunchychips)
    You seriously want to say that KCL, Edinburgh, Bristol and Manchester have more prestige than Warwick?
    They have better international prestige amongst leading employers and academics:

    http://www.nytimes.com/imagepages/20...?ref=education

    http://www.nytimes.com/imagepages/20...ic.html?ref=nf

    http://www.timeshighereducation.co.u...ng/range/01-50


    Warwick just does not have brand strength and financial muscle of those universities:

    http://www.nairaland.com/141689/roug...ble/9#13009301
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    (Original post by JOSHIK1)
    Rosebery, Passfield or Carr-Saunders and you are sorted.

    What do you mean by that? o.O How does it make a difference ?(are we talking about warwick accomodation)
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    (Original post by Giveme45)
    I've seen this but I don't know its it's really valid considering the ranking of LSE, UCL, Oxbridge, which seem to be a bit off.. What do you think?
    I don't have an opinion on it mate. My friend, who is at Oxford, sent it to me because he knew I was going to one of the unis listed there. Neither me nor my social group really care about rankings, we all go/are going to good universities, we picked different cities for different reasons, and that's the end of it for us. Best of luck in your decisions.
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    (Original post by Giveme45)
    What do you mean by that? o.O How does it make a difference ?(are we talking about warwick accomodation)
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    (Original post by LutherVan)
    Stop deceiving yourselves.

    Prestige-wise, it roughly goes:

    => Oxford and Cambridge
    => LSE and Imperial
    => UCL
    => Edinburgh, KCL, Bristol, Warwick, Durham, St Andrews and Nottingham
    => Manchester, Exeter, Bath, York, Sheffield, Leeds, Glasgow and a few more.

    LSE is notches above Warwick. Warwick puts one in a good position for IB recruitment though. That said, it is nowhere as prestigious as LSE. That is as ridiculous as an LSE student saying they are on par prstige-wise with Oxford just because IBs heavily target LSE as much as Oxford.
    Why did you even quote me...

    I think I'm pretty well informed on this front.

    lol love your last category, might aswell have just titled it 'Russell Group' How is Exeter or York anymore prestigious than Birmingham or Liverpool.
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    (Original post by LoseSmallWinBig)
    Why did you even quote me...

    I think I'm pretty well informed on this front.

    lol love your last category, might aswell have just titled it 'Russell Group' How is Exeter or York anymore prestigious than Birmingham or Liverpool.

    I hope you noticed the part I said "and a few more".
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    (Original post by LutherVan)
    I hope you noticed the part I said "and a few more".
    I did and I still don't see your point, unless 'a few more' encapsulates the entire Russell Group.
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    OP, i turned down LSE for Warwick, but that was for management, and i'm perfectly fine. i also graduated from Brown last year for my grad studies. i applied to 8 schools in the US for grad studies 4 of which were ivy league schools including Columbia in NY. I got into all them except 2 (Princeton and UC Berkeley). if u have questions about getting into a top US school with a Warwick undergrad, send me PM.
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    (Original post by LutherVan)
    LSE has AMAZING international prestige. Second only to Oxbridge.

    It has immense international reputation for producing world leaders, billionaires and international renowned academics. That is why I would even put it above Imperial, even though Imperial is a peer.

    Go and compare the alumni of LSE to Warwick. It is worth more than the amazing prestige given to it on TSR.

    When it comes to international prestige, the top unis are:

    Oxford, Cambridge, LSE, Imperial, UCL, KCL, Edinburgh, Bristol and Manchester.

    Whatever reason you want to attribute to it does not change that fact. In the increasingly globalised world, it would count when one decides to work internationally.
    Not really sure what makes you think Edinburgh, Bristol or Manchester have any kind of 'international prestige'... Certainly Warwick is above them.
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    (Original post by JRChapman)
    Not really sure what makes you think Edinburgh, Bristol or Manchester have any kind of 'international prestige'... Certainly Warwick is above them.
    I suggest you look at the links on my post #47 and also look up international league tables.
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    (Original post by LutherVan)
    I suggest you look at the links on my post #47 and also look up international league tables.
    League tables don't mean anything. They must just give a general idea (eg. Harvard is better than Bath Spa), but not much. A lot of rankings are based on citations, where an older institution automatically wins out as it simply had more time to publish research.
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    (Original post by JOSHIK1)
    HAve been meaning to respond to you, to prove how ridiculous and pointless your arguments are but thought that you would stop. Seeing as you have not, I might as well respond.

    It is hilarious how you are defending Warwick to the end and think that Warwick is up ahead of LSE and Imperial.

    If you speak to American employers and students, you would realise how prestigious LSE is. We have a number of students doing the General Course who attend HYP or other IVY leaguers, and decided to spend a year at LSE, all of whom have spoken of how well LSE is regarded (in multiple disciplines) in the US amongst employers. LSE's reputation in the emerging economies (India, China, etc.) is indisputable.

    We have alumni in all of the top businesses and can list the Vinerian Professor of English Law at Oxford, AV Dicey, Robert Kennedy, the leader of the Labour Party, the governor of the bank of England and even a Rolling Stone amongst those who have either studied or taught here.

    For such as small, specialised and relatively young institution we have done incredibly well in terms of alumni, reputation, employability, ranking and wealth. We are consistently ranked amongst the top three universities and a large proportion of our students rejected Warwick offers. Some of our departments outrank all other universities.

    In all honesty, none of it matters. As long as you go to a top university and achieve a good grade you shall be fine. (if you get a 2:2 from LSE and are being compared to someone who got a first at Warwick it is obvious who the employer would choose).
    Dude, do you ever see anyone at Oxford feel the need to vehemently defend their institution. Yes LSE is a top university, probably the best at what it does, but you cannot compare it to Warwick because of the reasons you stated. I don't go to Warwick btw.


    Even a 2:1 From Warwick is better than a 2:2 from LSE. A 2:2 from LSE and a 2:2 from Warwick are both average grades, pointing to two average students.

    If none of this matters, why bother writing it all?
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    (Original post by LoseSmallWinBig)
    Dude, do you ever see anyone at Oxford feel the need to vehemently defend their institution. Yes LSE is a top university, probably the best at what it does, but you cannot compare it to Warwick because of the reasons you stated. I don't go to Warwick btw.


    Even a 2:1 From Warwick is better than a 2:2 from LSE. A 2:2 from LSE and a 2:2 from Warwick are both average grades, pointing to two average students.

    If none of this matters, why bother writing it all?
    I have actually seen a few of them do it but I know. I was bored of revision and needed some sort of release and rant and this was appropriate. I deleted my comment after having come to my senses.
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    (Original post by JOSHIK1)
    I have actually seen a few of them do it but I know, but I was bored of revision and needed some sort of release and rant and this was appropriate. I deleted my comment after having come to my senses.

    Your point was actually quite interesting to be fair. LSE definitely has a global reach, that some underestimate. I got rejected for Law, and pretty gutted, and did get into Oxford but just goes to show how things work.
 
 
 
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