This discussion is closed.
illumintai
Badges: 0
Rep:
?
#1
Report Thread starter 16 years ago
#1
First of all Money wise..

I ve applied to read [Maths and Stats for Finance]

It will cost me as an international student 10500 quid a year for Imperial

If I go to Nottingham or York, 8100 quid a year.



Is It really worth it ??

How is the quality of teaching, Social life, etc..

Can someone tell me the truth

Everything about Imperial ??
0
kosine90
Badges: 0
#2
Report 16 years ago
#2
hi =) i also got an offer from Nottingham and Imperial (i love both)! I'm also international, so maybe this won't really help..

Instead of comparing imperial with nottingham, I tried comparing it to similar schools in US (reputationwise). Compared to, say, MIT or Caltech or Harvard, Imperial is not more expensive. MIT can cost you ~$30,000 (tuition only) a year; while Imperial is around 10500 pounds = ~$20,000. So, for me, it seems that Imperial is worth it.
0
lilsunflower
Badges: 0
Rep:
?
#3
Report 16 years ago
#3
Hey, I faced exactly the same problem as you when making my university choices. I applied for Law, and as you know, many of the top universities for Law are those based in London e.g. LSE, UCL... virtually all of them.

Where are you from may I ask? I'm from Brunei which has an exchange rate of $3.2 to 1 pound. Thus, the 2000 pounds difference in fees make a difference. Plus, as you may also have heard, living expenses in London are considerably higher than elsewhere - think tales of London as the most expensive city in the world!

Hence, to save myself from the painful decision you are going through right now, I decided not to apply to anywhere in London and chose instead to focus on good unis elsewhere.

I would say, if you really want to go to Imperial above all else, if you will be comfortable making it your home for 3 years, if you enjoy the lifestyle that London has to offer and if you can spare that extra few ks of cash every year, then yes, Imperial is worth every cent. If you're like me who prefers the large campus life, and would be happier in somewhere like Durham.... then make somewhere else your choice.

I also applied to Nottingham, and it will either be my insurance or firm choice.

Take care! These are just my opinions, though some may disagree.
xoxo
0
matouwah
Badges: 1
Rep:
?
#4
Report 16 years ago
#4
(Original post by kosine90)
hi =) i also got an offer from Nottingham and Imperial (i love both)! I'm also international, so maybe this won't really help..

Instead of comparing imperial with nottingham, I tried comparing it to similar schools in US (reputationwise). Compared to, say, MIT or Caltech or Harvard, Imperial is not more expensive. MIT can cost you ~$30,000 (tuition only) a year; while Imperial is around 10500 pounds = ~$20,000. So, for me, it seems that Imperial is worth it.
it is a lot easier to get into imperial than US universities as well for ppl doing a levels...
0
kosine90
Badges: 0
#5
Report 16 years ago
#5
(Original post by matouwah)
it is a lot easier to get into imperial than US universities as well for ppl doing a levels...
yeah.. i agree about that
0
Dogtanian
Badges:
#6
Report 16 years ago
#6
(Original post by kosine90)
hi =) i also got an offer from Nottingham and Imperial (i love both)! I'm also international, so maybe this won't really help..

Instead of comparing imperial with nottingham, I tried comparing it to similar schools in US (reputationwise). Compared to, say, MIT or Caltech or Harvard, Imperial is not more expensive. MIT can cost you ~$30,000 (tuition only) a year; while Imperial is around 10500 pounds = ~$20,000. So, for me, it seems that Imperial is worth it.
It depends on where you're from whether Imperial's profile is as high as MIT's. In Asia, perhaps, but in the US certainly not.
0
illumintai
Badges: 0
Rep:
?
#7
Report Thread starter 16 years ago
#7
(Original post by Dogtanian)
It depends on where you're from whether Imperial's profile is as high as MIT's. In Asia, perhaps, but in the US certainly not.

Easy to get in to US Unis ???

I am from Far East and ppl will think Imperial as some sort of ice cream factory cos there is a famous Imperial Ice cream over there. haha

Anyway MIT, Harvard, Yale will be regarded very prestigious even over in my country. I would very much prefer massive campus like the ones in US unis

Thing is I havent done any SATs. Is it hard ????Can someone tell me all the procedures ??

How about TRANSFER to US uni after my 1st year???
0
matouwah
Badges: 1
Rep:
?
#8
Report 16 years ago
#8
(Original post by illumintai)
Easy to get in to US Unis ???

I am from Far East and ppl will think Imperial as some sort of ice cream factory cos there is a famous Imperial Ice cream over there. haha

Anyway MIT, Harvard, Yale will be regarded very prestigious even over in my country. I would very much prefer massive campus like the ones in US unis

Thing is I havent done any SATs. Is it hard ????Can someone tell me all the procedures ??

How about TRANSFER to US uni after my 1st year???
go to collegeboard.com......sat is like apptitude test...u cant fail....either get high or low....
0
Dogtanian
Badges:
#9
Report 16 years ago
#9
(Original post by illumintai)
Easy to get in to US Unis ???

I am from Far East and ppl will think Imperial as some sort of ice cream factory cos there is a famous Imperial Ice cream over there. haha

Anyway MIT, Harvard, Yale will be regarded very prestigious even over in my country. I would very much prefer massive campus like the ones in US unis

Thing is I havent done any SATs. Is it hard ????Can someone tell me all the procedures ??

How about TRANSFER to US uni after my 1st year???
Sorry, I didn't mean that MIT isn't well regarded in Asia. I meant that Imperial is better known (perhaps) in Asia than it is in the US.

There's pretty much no way to transfer as far as I know without restarting.
0
X
new posts
Back
to top
Latest
My Feed

See more of what you like on
The Student Room

You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

Personalise

University open days

  • Imperial College London
    Undergraduate Open Day Undergraduate
    Wed, 24 Jun '20
  • Imperial College London
    Undergraduate Open Day Undergraduate
    Thu, 25 Jun '20
  • Imperial College London
    Undergraduate Open Day Undergraduate
    Sat, 19 Sep '20

Do you get study leave?

Yes- I like it (437)
58.97%
Yes- I don't like it (40)
5.4%
No- I want it (214)
28.88%
No- I don't want it (50)
6.75%

Watched Threads

View All