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    (Original post by Djbrii)
    I, Lord of PPE, have once, yet, gracefully as a swan, taking off the pond from a crisp winter morning, declined an Organ scholarship to both Oxford and Cambridge, alongside the begging from UCL and LSE, for, behold, Bournemouth. There you have it. Here, I went on, to be educated, about, the Open Skies Agreement, 2008 and commas.

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    What is this post? You the "Hope this Helps" guy?
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    (Original post by ParadigmShift)
    What is this post? You the "Hope this Helps" guy?
    Obvious :troll: is obvious. At some point biting sarcasm just stops being amusing.
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    My cousin dropped out of cambridge for a london uni. Oxbridge isn't for everyone so I'm not surprised if people decide to turn it down. London is way cooler. :yep:
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    I know someone doing history who rejected oxford for UEA of all places!
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    I believe 1 in 8 turn down oxbridge?
    My stats often aren't reliable though :p:
    It's what feels right for you, ignore social pressures and just go with your gut instinct.
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    (Original post by bikipip)
    Yes, because they wanted to change subjects (from Film to Medicine) ... don't blame them either ...


    Such a lie.
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    alot of the Archi schools are better than Cambridge's. I plan to do my masters there though.
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    (Original post by johnwayne)
    Have you ever heard of anyone crazy enough to turn down a place at Oxbridge for a place at another UK University? If yes... where?

    If no, which schools could be possible contenders for this honour?

    For law..
    I know of two people who turned down Oxford and Cambridge respectively, to study law at Warwick. Oxbridge doesn't appeal to everybody, OP. And whilst the reputation of an institution is an important consideration in the decision-making process, it's certainly not the only, or even the most important factor. More so if one has offers from other top schools as, I imagine, most Oxbridge "offer-holders" would do.
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    I think you'd have to be a little bit mad to be honest (why put yourself through the palava of Oxbridge admissions and interviews in the first place if you don't want to go there?), but there are some who do it - often its for personal/family reasons
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    (Original post by jacketpotato)
    I think you'd have to be a little bit mad to be honest (why put yourself through the palava of Oxbridge admissions and interviews in the first place if you don't want to go there?), but there are some who do it - often its for personal/family reasons
    You don't get the Oxbridge "experience" until you're actually there, in an interiew, staying over night and actually in that environment. I found Oxford to be considerably different to all of the other universities I had applied to and there was a lot more to distinguish Oxford from my other choices. These factors are positive for the majority of people but also unfavourable to a handful of others. Some people go to the interview thinking Oxbridge is definitely for them, they experience it and then later decide otherwise. It's the expectation and pre-conceptions not quite conforming with reality which, in my experience, results in people choosing to firm offers from elsewhere.
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    (Original post by johnwayne)
    Have you ever heard of anyone crazy enough to turn down a place at Oxbridge for a place at another UK University? If yes... where?

    If no, which schools could be possible contenders for this honour?

    For law..
    quite alot of Architecute schools have a bigger reputation and are harder to get into than Cambridge's, Cambridge's infact is quite bad in compparison to the rest of the University..

    you won't find many Archi students who are both technically and academically gifted to the level of A*AA..
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    (Original post by Revolution is my Name)
    I'm fairly certain neither of Oxford or Cambridge offer a course in film.
    Who the **** was pathetic enough to neg me for that? Especially as I'm pretty sure I'm right? And even if I wasn't, it's hardly offensive or anything.
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    (Original post by Revolution is my Name)
    Who the **** was pathetic enough to neg me for that? Especially as I'm pretty sure I'm right? And even if I wasn't, it's hardly offensive or anything.
    haha, I was negged earlier for no reason other than me being gay, :mad:
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    There was someone from my school who had chosen Harvard over Cambridge :O! Well Harvard should be better than Cambridge rite?
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    I know someone who's turned down cambridge for a place at Imperial for mechanical engineering- but apparently Imperial really is the best UK uni for it...not that I know, just being a Modern Languages student!
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    I don't think there's anything wrong with preferring other universities, but it does seem strange to apply there, and THEN turn it down, simply because the admissions process for Oxbridge requires so much effort.
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    One chap I know turned down PPE at Balliol to study ESPS at UCL. Some people want to study a specific course over another, and for some people Oxford just doesn't matter.

    EDIT: And I know a lot of people who've gone to Yale/Caltech/Mit/Stanford etc over Oxbridge, if you've got the money studying in america seems pretty desirable.
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    (Original post by blancohead)
    There was someone from my school who had chosen Harvard over Cambridge :O! Well Harvard should be better than Cambridge rite?
    Depends whether you want to specialise early or have a broad education. It also depends on the stress you put on individualised teaching from the get-go, the balance of assessed hw and exams, whether you want to live in Cambridge Mass or Cambridge, England. Also, even as an international student and incorporating the exchange rate, Cambridge is a damn sight cheaper than Harvard year-on-year, much less given that Cambridge is three years instead of four.

    They're both brilliant places, but they're really very different.
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    (Original post by Jonty99)
    I don't think there's anything wrong with preferring other universities, but it does seem strange to apply there, and THEN turn it down, simply because the admissions process for Oxbridge requires so much effort.
    But especially so for medicine, no?
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    (Original post by Lacewing)
    But especially so for medicine, no?
    Well for medicine, I think the difference in effort required for Oxbridge compared to the others, is smaller than for other courses, simply because most medical schools interview etc, so most places are quite a lot of effort to apply to for medicine. However, with Cambridge being my only BMAT choice, preparing for that took a lot of effort indeed.
 
 
 
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