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    I don't get how Universities evaluates applications? I applied to a lot of Universities just to have a range of choice, but to my surprise I got rejected from the one's with lower entry requirements and got accepted into the one's with higher entry requirements.

    I got offers from:

    1) Strathclyde
    2) Kent
    3) Birmingham
    4) Bradford
    5) Glasgow
    6) Northumbria
    7) MMU
    8) Leicester
    9) Bangor

    Got rejected from:

    1) Robert Gordon
    2) Aberdeen
    3) Sheffield
    4) Sussex
    5) East Anglia

    I should also point out that I applied for Finance (so you could evaluate even the individual departments of each Uni).
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    Lower Entry Requirements != Lower Competition
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    1) Strathclyde
    2) Kent
    3) Birmingham
    4) Bradford
    5) Glasgow
    6) Northumbria
    7) MMU
    8) Leicester
    9) Bangor


    Lets be honest none of them would really have high entry requirements (except birmingham).
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    How did you apply for so many universities, I thought the maximum was five
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    (Original post by cpdavis)
    How did you apply for so many universities, I thought the maximum was five
    It's post grad
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    (Original post by grape:))
    It's post grad
    Thanks, that makes sense to me
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    (Original post by Haris.gul)
    I don't get how Universities evaluates applications? I applied to a lot of Universities just to have a range of choice, but to my surprise I got rejected from the one's with lower entry requirements and got accepted into the one's with higher entry requirements.

    I should also point out that I applied for Finance (so you could evaluate even the individual departments of each Uni).
    I suspect because your personal statement didn't match their expectations/requirements. No-one except the unis concerned will be able to say with certainty. Why worry about it anyway? You seem to have plenty to choose from.
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    It seems like it is all about numbers applying, I know those who ask for less look for other things such as experience and esp unis with high drop out rates, they want to find people who will stay on their courses.
    Alot of people are put off applying to unis who want so much, just because it puts alot of pressure on to get in, maybe thats a reason? who knows. But congrats on the offers, youve got lots of choice there. Any idea which one your going to pick?
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    (Original post by dukeofgrove)
    1) Strathclyde
    2) Kent
    3) Birmingham
    4) Bradford
    5) Glasgow
    6) Northumbria
    7) MMU
    8) Leicester
    9) Bangor


    Lets be honest none of them would really have high entry requirements (except birmingham).
    I know it's not the golden triangle, but compared to the one's I got rejected from - they are much superior.

    And if you do your research - Glasgow, Strathclyde and Birmingham are among the top 10 UK Universities for Accounting and Finance (for PostGrads).
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    (Original post by Hermione_moo)
    It seems like it is all about numbers applying, I know those who ask for less look for other things such as experience and esp unis with high drop out rates, they want to find people who will stay on their courses.
    Alot of people are put off applying to unis who want so much, just because it puts alot of pressure on to get in, maybe thats a reason? who knows. But congrats on the offers, youve got lots of choice there. Any idea which one your going to pick?
    That might be the case.

    And I am probably going to pick between Glasgow, Strathclyde and Birmingham.
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    The uni's I got accepted to were all high up in the ranking table and one that rejected me are all low in the ranking table. I got crap grades but a one unique personal statement that matched what my references says about me.
 
 
 

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