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    I would say that they are both amazing universities but I would choose Warwick (but only because living in London as a student will, most likely, result in you having no money at all)
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    (Original post by Investment Banker)
    Haha , you cant compare UCL with Warwick , whether one tries to justify it but UCL is more competitive to get into not to mention the quality of its faculties and student body . Pretty much everyone i ve met on the Economics L100 in my class who had offers from Warwick pure econ chose UCL . One needs to be at UCL to know why , its those who have failed to make it or those who havent even been given an offer that try to argue about this . When you speak to recruiters and see how they scuffle each week to make presentations that's when you know how excellent ucl is , only campared to LSE and Oxbridge .
    How can it be "pretty much everyone" - surely everyone in your class who had an offer from Warwick chose to come to UCL - If they had chosen Warwick, they wouldn't be in your class at UCL to tell you that.

    There are probably a sizeable number at Warwick who declined UCL for Warwick.
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    http://www.nytimes.com/imagepages/20...?ref=education

    Woxbridge all the way
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    There you have it kids, if you have to make a choice between Edinburgh and LSE, choose Edinburgh.
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    (Original post by FDR)
    There you have it kids, if you have to make a choice between Edinburgh and LSE, choose Edinburgh.
    Well LSE has an excuse. As it specialises in social sciences it cannot catter for the needs of all the companies out there.

    But Warwick...
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    You have five choices. Apply to both. :cute:
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    (Original post by Frenchous)
    Well LSE has an excuse. As it specialises in social sciences it cannot catter for the needs of all the companies out there.

    But Warwick...
    That's my point - A University as a whole can;t really be judged as a whole because Universities are different, and have different strengths. Regarding Economics (this is in an Economics forum after all) it could well be argued that Warwick is as strong as UCL, if not stronger for this particular course, despite this not being reflected in international league tables. I really think it depends on the department and course when judging whether one University is better than another.

    For Economics, I think most people would agree that UCL is equal to Warwick, and a lot of people would make the decision based on individual preferences (live in a big city or "bubble" environment).
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    ^ Maybe this is a good read -- http://www.highfliers.co.uk/download/GMReport11.pdf
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    Warwick is more focused on economics and does a better degree, however UCL is in London so it has better employment prospects.
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    (Original post by lucas13)
    Warwick is more focused on economics and does a better degree, however UCL is in London so it has better employment prospects.
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    (Original post by Cabine Sono Qui)
    what's this from?
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    (Original post by lucas13)
    what's this from?
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    Wow. I am sure a lot of you guys/girls are very intelligent but this debate is not. You cannot compare two universities without assessing certain criteria that concerns yourself! If you are going to use statistics then those may lack accuracy or validity. You must visit both Universities and look through the course content to see which YOU would prefer. After you have graduated if you are determined you will end up with same/similar job you would have at either university. Please do not act childish and spam the forum with 'UCL!! FTW!' or 'Warwick!! SMD!'. Thank you.
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    I hope to be able to give a new perspective to this discussion, in terms of overall life at the university. However much it doesn't feel like it now, this is as important as the academic prowess of the university. I speak as a student at Warwick who has spent some time at UCL in term time (staying with a friend) and there is a vast difference socially. It can be summarised thusly: at UCL you know lots of people superficially, at Warwick you know fewer people on a much more involved level. THis is of course a generalisation, but does hold for most people I know at either university. I personally prefer the atmosphere at Warwick, but equally others will prefer it at UCL - so go to an open day or just wander around the campus in term time.

    In terms of department, they're both very good and a degree from either will be looked upon favourably. Warwick is slightly better for maths if that is a particular area that interests you, but I really would focus on where you'll be happiest, as that is where you're most likely to get a first - which is ultimately what employers are looking for.
 
 
 
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