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    (Original post by tanyapotter)
    i would say that manchester, cardiff and birmingham are all very much in the same league as KCL. i can't see KCL being particularly better than the 3 aforementioned for any course in particular, apart from law.
    KCL have a better dentistry, history, Medicine, Politics, War studies, Psychology, International relations, Philosophy and Media courses than all 3
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    (Original post by Vividly clear)
    KCL have a better dentistry, history, Medicine, Politics, War studies, Psychology, International relations, Philosophy and Media courses than all 3
    Keep telling yourself that.
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    (Original post by alow)
    Keep telling yourself that.
    The league tables don't lie
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    (Original post by Vividly clear)
    KCL have a better dentistry, history, Medicine, Politics, War studies, Psychology, International relations, Philosophy and Media courses than all 3
    no one is saying KCL isn't a good university, but there's nothing about KCL which makes manchester, birmingham and cardiff out of its league. there's something about oxbridge, LSE and imperial (to name the obvious few), but not KCL.
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    (Original post by Vividly clear)
    The league tables don't lie
    Yeah, so loughborough is better than KCL in your eyes too?

    Yeah I didnt think so
    EDIT: lol exactly what I said would happen happened.
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    Overrated: London Met. It ought to be shut down.
    Underrated: Oxford. It doesn't get the merit it deserves as being better than Cambridge.
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    (Original post by Vividly clear)
    The league tables don't lie
    Some suggested reading:

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/How-Lie-Sta.../dp/0140136290
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    (Original post by LifeIsFine)
    Yeah, so loughborough is better than KCL in your eyes too?

    Yeah I didnt think so
    EDIT: lol exactly what I said would happen happened.
    I wasn't online and please call me up when Loughborough gets ranked top 20 in the F*cking world

    http://www.kcl.ac.uk/newsevents/news...0-ranking.aspx
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    (Original post by tanyapotter)
    no one is saying KCL isn't a good university, but there's nothing about KCL which makes manchester, birmingham and cardiff out of its league. there's something about oxbridge, LSE and imperial (to name the obvious few), but not KCL.
    What's so special about LSE? Please tell me.
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    Read this please


    http://www.thecompleteuniversityguid...college-london
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    What about it?
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    (Original post by alow)
    What about it?
    All the courses I said KCL is far superior to those 3 Uni's in are listed there
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    (Original post by Vividly clear)
    I wasn't online and please call me up when Loughborough gets ranked top 20 in the F*cking world

    http://www.kcl.ac.uk/newsevents/news...0-ranking.aspx
    Sigh, you quote the completeuniversityguide, and yet they say Loughbourough is better than KCL:
    http://www.thecompleteuniversityguid...k/loughborough

    I'm not going to continue this argument, regardless if I'm right or wrong because you know, it really doesnt do anything for anyone
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    (Original post by Vividly clear)
    All the courses I said KCL is far superior to those 3 Uni's in are listed there
    (Original post by LifeIsFine)
    Sigh, you quote the completeuniversityguide, and yet they say Loughbourough is better than KCL:
    http://www.thecompleteuniversityguid...k/loughborough

    I'm not going to continue this argument, regardless if I'm right or wrong because you know, it really doesnt do anything for anyone
    This.
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    (Original post by LifeIsFine)
    Sigh, you quote the completeuniversityguide, and yet they say Loughbourough is better than KCL:
    http://www.thecompleteuniversityguid...k/loughborough

    I'm not going to continue this argument, regardless if I'm right or wrong because you know, it really doesnt do anything for anyone
    I am talking about specific courses, not the University ranking. You can use any other course league table you want, those subjects I listed KCL are far superior to those other 3 in them.


    But when you're comparing Universities you use International rankings because National rankings are based on bullsh*t things like student satisfaction and feedback quality
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    (Original post by alow)
    This.
    That's not an argument
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    (Original post by Vividly clear)
    What's so special about LSE? Please tell me.
    it's better than KCL... for everything that it does........
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    (Original post by tanyapotter)
    it's better than KCL... for everything that it does........
    You have to elaborate because this statement alone isn't tangible.
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    (Original post by Vividly clear)
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    Overrated

    1. London school of Economics
    2. Warwick University
    3.Exeter
    4.Queen Mary, University of BTEC's
    5.Nottingham
    Why? Would think that it's underrated, along with many other 'city' universities e.g. Manchester, Edinburgh, Birmingham, Sheffield. Also because I'm going there after missing my offer.

    I think the most overrated university, in the universe, has to be UCL.
    It even overrates itself by having tonnes of vacancies this year - but doesn't make them available on clearing, only adjustment. Why, except for their own ego, they have this policy I don't know - the extraordinarily rude woman on their 'admissions hotline' couldn't give me any valid reason except for 'because it's UCL', despite me clearly meeting the offer for one of their courses. People call Oxbridge elitist - they don't know about UCL!
    Shows how it has zero academic substance whatsoever and is simply an 'institution' with a nice building and 3 letters and people have the illusion that by simply having those 3 letters on their CV, will instantly give them a 'City' job, despite the appalling rent and student satisfaction situation currently.
    I wish I had done more research before making them my insurance choice.
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    Why? Would think that it's underrated, along with many other 'city' universities e.g. Manchester, Edinburgh, Birmingham, Sheffield. Also because I'm going there after missing my offer.

    I think the most overrated university, in the universe, has to be UCL.
    It even overrates itself by having tonnes of vacancies this year - but doesn't make them available on clearing, only adjustment. Why, except for their own ego, they have this policy I don't know - the extraordinarily rude woman on their 'admissions hotline' couldn't give me any valid reason except for 'because it's UCL', despite me clearly meeting the offer for one of their courses. People call Oxbridge elitist - they don't know about UCL!
    Shows how it has zero academic substance whatsoever and is simply an 'institution' with a nice building and 3 letters and people have the illusion that by simply having those 3 letters on their CV, will instantly give them a 'City' job, despite the appalling rent and student satisfaction situation currently.
    I wish I had done more research before making them my insurance choice.


    To be fair, If I was gonna pick a 6th it would probably be UCL
 
 
 
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