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  • View Poll Results: If you applied, did you get into Oxbridge??
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    DO NOT VOTE IF YOU DIDN'T APPLY!!As we all know, there is a lot of data saying 2% 5% and 20% got into Oxbridge. I want to find out myself. IF you applied to Oxbridge, and successfully got in (whether it was/wasn't the college of your first choice), vote YES.

    If you didn't get in to Oxbridge, vote NO.

    Thanks
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    This poll will fail. Well it already has ; D
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    Successful application was successful
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    (Original post by Tomato_Soup1992)
    Successful application was successful
    Well Done!!
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    I applied to - and was accepted by - both Oxford and Cambridge (both unconditional and I did both degrees in the allotted three year time, finishing with first class honours. It cost me a bomb in train travel, but daddy says it was worth it for my education). Can you please put an extra option on your poll to reflect the applications of people like myself?
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    TSR will hardly be representative of the general population. What I mean is 50% on TSR may be successful but then it may still be only 5% of the general pool of applicants.
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    (Original post by Addzter)
    I applied to - and was accepted by - both Oxford and Cambridge (both unconditional and I did both degrees in the allotted three year time, finishing with first class honours. It cost me a bomb in train travel, but daddy says it was worth it for my education). Can you please put an extra option on your poll to reflect the applications of people like myself?
    But what would it say? YES, NO or YES TO BOTH?
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    (Original post by dam.p)
    TSR will hardly be representative of the general population. What I mean is 50% on TSR may be successful but then it may still be only 5% of the general pool of applicants.
    I understand, but this poll is nothing official, I'm just wondering about the people on TSR.
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    (Original post by jamesclark95)
    But what would it say? YES, NO or YES TO BOTH?
    Yes to both.
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    Haha.

    I didn't apply to Oxbridge.

    And I just polluted the results.
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    (Original post by jamesclark95)
    DO NOT VOTE IF YOU DIDN'T APPLY!!As we all know, there is a lot of data saying 2% 5% and 20% got into Oxbridge. I want to find out myself. IF you applied to Oxbridge, and successfully got in (whether it was/wasn't the college of your first choice), vote YES.

    If you didn't get in to Oxbridge, vote NO.

    Thanks
    See here and here. Making a TSR poll isn't going to give any reliable confirmation of stats you've heard.
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    (Original post by nuodai)
    See here and here. Making a TSR poll isn't going to give any reliable confirmation of stats you've heard.
    I know, but I want to see the variation of statistics of admissions into Oxbridge.
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    They publish the exactly statistics. At least Cambridge do. Not that they are very meaningful, since people who don't think they have a good chance of getting in tend to not apply to Oxbridge at all, which reduces the ratio of failed to successful applications. I don't think it's anything like 5%.
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    Your sample is a) self selecting and b) too small

    This is why your poll will fail.
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    I voted for the fun of it.
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    (Original post by Addzter)
    I applied to - and was accepted by - both Oxford and Cambridge (both unconditional and I did both degrees in the allotted three year time, finishing with first class honours. It cost me a bomb in train travel, but daddy says it was worth it for my education). Can you please put an extra option on your poll to reflect the applications of people like myself?

    YOU ARE TRULY AMAZING. WHAT DID YOU GET IN YOUR GCSE'S AND WHAT DID YOU STUDY IF I MAY ASK? i have no idea why i wrote that in capitals but hey!:p:
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    if people vote for the fun of it, then i may too, i say MAY.
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    (Original post by Bslforever)
    Your sample is a) self selecting and b) too small

    This is why your poll will fail.
    c) people will lie
    d) people will vote who didn't apply

    It's a pointless poll, just check the applicants/places in the prospectuses. iirc it's between 1 in 3 and 1 in 5 for most courses.
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    1/5 for my course.

    If you're so interested, why not just check the websites? Not sure about Oxford, but Cambridge just put up the application statistics from this year's interviews.
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    (Original post by jamesclark95)
    DO NOT VOTE IF YOU DIDN'T APPLY!!As we all know, there is a lot of data saying 2% 5% and 20% got into Oxbridge. I want to find out myself. IF you applied to Oxbridge, and successfully got in (whether it was/wasn't the college of your first choice), vote YES.

    If you didn't get in to Oxbridge, vote NO.

    Thanks
    Right, I applied english and history and was interviewed....
    of hehistory applicants I met, 1 got given a place out of the 6 I have on facebook
 
 
 

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