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    (Original post by Ally's)
    [QUAOTE=chloeabeki;60818741]Ooh, do you have the link to the page?

    http://www.wadham.ox.ac.uk/students/...te-information
    Wadham and Keble already sent out their offers for Ancient History??! Like get your game on, Brasenose
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    (Original post by somnacin)
    Pretty much accurate
    Are you applying to the United States as well. Their tuition is even higher.
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    (Original post by ForeignStudent32)
    Are you applying to the United States as well. Their tuition is even higher.
    Oh hell no. I don't want to spend the rest of my life in debt to my parents

    Are you applying to Australia, Canada, other English speaking countries? What about China or Hong Kong?
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    (Original post by somnacin)
    Oh hell no. I don't want to spend the rest of my life in debt to my parents

    Are you applying to Australia, Canada, other English speaking countries? What about China or Hong Kong?
    I am only applying to US and UK.
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    (Original post by ForeignStudent32)
    I am only applying to US and UK.
    Which universities in US?
    Why aren't you considering HK/China?
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    (Original post by somnacin)
    Which universities in US?
    Why aren't you considering HK/China?
    MIT, Harvard, Stanford, Princeton, Caltech, Penn, Columbia, & Cornell

    My parents want me to study abroad. And I don't really care where I go as long as it is highly ranked ...
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    (Original post by ForeignStudent32)
    MIT, Harvard, Stanford, Princeton, Caltech, Penn, Columbia, & Cornell

    My parents want me to study abroad. And I don't really care where I go as long as it is highly ranked ...
    That is.... intense. Are you doing IB or 高考?
    Also: good luck! You're going to need it
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    (Original post by somnacin)
    That is.... intense. Are you doing IB or 高考?
    Also: good luck! You're going to need it
    Depends on if I get in one of those 9. I already took the SAT (2320) / AP.

    Thank you. You too

    How did you do on the HAT.
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    (Original post by ForeignStudent32)
    Depends on if I get in one of those 9. I already took the SAT (2320) / AP.

    Thank you. You too

    How did you do on the HAT.
    Oh, so like an American international school? The max is 2400 so your SAT score is actually quite good! Which APs did you do/are you doing? I'm taking quite a lot this year.

    Haha, one of the reasons I applied for Arch & Ancient History instead of Ancient & Modern is that I don't need to take the HAT - and that the acceptance rate is pretty high lol.

    Did you need to take an aptitude test?
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    (Original post by somnacin)
    Oh, so like an American international school? The max is 2400 so your SAT score is actually quite good! Which APs did you do/are you doing? I'm taking quite a lot this year.

    Haha, one of the reasons I applied for Arch & Ancient History instead of Ancient & Modern is that I don't need to take the HAT - and that the acceptance rate is pretty high lol.

    Did you need to take an aptitude test?
    So lucky I had to drive two hours to my test location to take the MAT. Oh, I meant if I get in, I will probably just skip all the year end exams. Since US acceptances are not conditional.

    I did 6 APs throughout my high school years.
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    (Original post by ForeignStudent32)
    MIT, Harvard, Stanford, Princeton, Caltech, Penn, Columbia, & Cornell

    My parents want me to study abroad. And I don't really care where I go as long as it is highly ranked ...
    Nice, I'll be applying to several American schools to appease my parents who don't really want me to study abroad. Although they want me to go somewhere I could get a bunch of scholarships (i.e. not highly ranked). Which would you say is your top choice? (excluding Oxford) I was thinking about Princeton or Cornell if going to the UK doesn't work out.
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    (Original post by djangosp2)
    Nice, I'll be applying to several American schools to appease my parents who don't really want me to study abroad. Although they want me to go somewhere I could get a bunch of scholarships (i.e. not highly ranked). Which would you say is your top choice? (excluding Oxford) I was thinking about Princeton or Cornell if going to the UK doesn't work out.
    MIT is my top choice - I guess I will rank it
    100/ 100 ( as how satisfied I would be if I get in)

    Followed closely by Harvard 98, followed closely by Stanford 97, then followed not so closely by Princeton 92, followed closely by Caltech 90, then not so closely by Oxford 85, then Penn/ Columbia at 80, and Cornell at 75.

    MIT is actually the 3 rd easiest to get into. MIT: 8 Cornell: 14 Oxford: 18%

    How did you do on your SAT1 & 2. Hehe, I am filling in my US application as I type this.
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    (Original post by googolplexity)
    Wadham, I've not received any email about interview decisions yet tho, Hbu?
    Hopefully, you will be invited to attend the interview, please share great news when you receive it!
    I applied to Pembroke and still haven't received anything...

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    (Original post by ForeignStudent32)
    MIT is actually the 3 rd easiest to get into. MIT: 8 Cornell: 14 Oxford: 18%
    Acceptance rate isn't purely how difficult it is to get into a university. Plenty of universities are under-subscribed or oversubscribed based on plenty of other factors other than those that are used to determine admissions. I'd argue that Cambridge and Oxford are THE hardest universities to get into, but receive less applicants because of the structure of the admissions process, which creates an image of intellectual exclusivity, and leads only the most qualified applicants to even consider applying.

    I think I remember that you're a Chinese applicant, correct? Think about Tsinghua University, they have the lowest acceptance rate in the world by a long shot for Chinese applicants, but that's because of the sheer number of applicants and relatively low number of spots for admissions.
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    (Original post by humortime)
    Acceptance rate isn't purely how difficult it is to get into a university. Plenty of universities are under-subscribed or oversubscribed based on plenty of other factors other than those that are used to determine admissions. I'd argue that Cambridge and Oxford are THE hardest universities to get into, but receive less applicants because of the structure of the admissions process, which creates an image of intellectual exclusivity, and leads only the most qualified applicants to even consider applying.

    I think I remember that you're a Chinese applicant, correct? Think about Tsinghua University, they have the lowest acceptance rate in the world by a long shot for Chinese applicants, but that's because of the sheer number of applicants and relatively low number of spots for admissions.
    Hardest would probably be IIT and Tsinghua and Beijing Uni (where the class size vs country population are extremely disproportional) since most uni are composed of mostly nationals. Their class size is about twice what Oxford is but their country population is about 20 times. Harvard / Stanford are also very difficult since their class size is merely half of what Oxf/ Cam is , but US population is 3 times the UK pop. And I am not a Chinese citizen.
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    Acceptance rate should never be used as the primary gauge for whether a university is good. Oxbridge are definitely up there with the Ivies in terms of standard. Acceptance rate is deceivingly high because of the fact that one can only apply to Ox or Cam and not both, so that means half of the top students would pick either one, and also because of the Ucas limit on number of applications, hence the weaker students will not apply to maximize their chances elsewhere. Whereas in the US one can apply to as many colleges as they want to.
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    (Original post by Zephex)
    Acceptance rate should never be used as the primary gauge for whether a university is good. Oxbridge are definitely up there with the Ivies in terms of standard. Acceptance rate is deceivingly high because of the fact that one can only apply to Ox or Cam and not both, so that means half of the top students would pick either one, and also because of the Ucas limit on number of applications, hence the weaker students will not apply to maximize their chances elsewhere. Whereas in the US one can apply to as many colleges as they want to.
    However, if the restriction where you can only apply to one of Ox or Cam is lifted the acceptance will also become higher for both uni.

    I never acceptance rate is relevent to how good a uni is. Or else I wouldnt have ranked MIT as my 1st choice.
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    (Original post by ForeignStudent32)
    However, if the restriction where you can only apply to one of Ox or Cam is lifted the acceptance will also become higher for both uni.
    How does that make any logical sense? Same amount of spots and (theoretically) double the applicants means the acceptance rate would be half of what it normally would be for each.
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    (Original post by humortime)
    How does that make any logical sense? Same amount of spots and (theoretically) double the applicants means the acceptance rate would be half of what it normally would be for each.
    Cough cough there is something called yield rate cough
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    (Original post by ForeignStudent32)
    Back up
    As far as I know Brisol has similar entry requirements to Oxford ^.^'
 
 
 
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