Downing college - cambridge

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So what do you think of this college boys and girls? Never (rarely) heard of anyone mentioning it... is it not popular? I applied there for engineering and I went there to be interviewed. It is such a wonderful place! Spacious college, beautiful environment, really nice people!
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(Original post by akk713)
So what do you think of this college boys and girls? Never (rarely) heard of anyone mentioning it... is it not popular? I applied there for engineering and I went there to be interviewed. It is such a wonderful place! Spacious college, beautiful environment, really nice people!
Downing is actually a really popular college - I know about 15 people from my school applying there - that's loads! One girl applied there for engineering too
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I go to Downing (to study Economics). It is a really nice college, great lawns and people (and some of the rooms are fantastic). Definitely made the right choice, akk713.
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From what I've heard, it's got a pretty good medicine/natsci/engineering reputation. Looked beautiful when I went and had a look.
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Great college for biological NatScis - right on the sites of all the biological lectures theatres so you could get up really late - well relatively late, when you have 9 o'clocks That, I suspect, is why it's popular for (and therefore good at, because they have many more candidates to choose from) sciences. (Speaking as a lazy student who has her priorities right!)

Engineers have to go a bit further afield, I think, so don't use closeness to lecture theatres as a criterion if you're applying for engineering! It is a very pretty college and very big; I think it has a bit of a reputation for being hardcore-sporty, because I think the rugby players went there. (This being at the time when Land Economy was the course offered to decent rugby players if they got DDE at A level... not that I'm knocking it nowadays, it's a good course!) Anyway. Downing was too big for me but it is indeed very pretty and academically strong. And oh so close to lectures... *sigh*
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i applied to Downing to do History but got rejected *gutted*.
it was really lovely tho!!
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Insular. Apparently.
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Anyone know if its good for SPS?
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Downing is a nice college, good accommodation and v near science. It was the college I applied to for my PhD.
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