I'm very tempted to apply to John's for 2011 PPE entry. The only thing putting me off is the idea that it could adversely affect my application. I know the standard "the college you apply to will not affect your chances at Oxford" and "If you're good enough for Oxford, one of the colleges will take you, even if you didn't apply to that college" - but is this entirely true? There are practical reasons involved in the decision as well- the wealth of the college, meaning cheaper accomodation and the generous grants etc are a definite pull for me.
The other college I really like is Pembroke.
If anyone has ideas that may determine between the two, I'd really appreciate it.
Thanks so so much!!
Can it be done?