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    Here's my list, how I would rank the colleges in terms of 'how impressed I would be' if someone told me they went there:

    Trinity College
    Queens' College
    Magdalene College
    St John's College
    Jesus College
    St Catharine's College
    Fitzwilliam College
    Churchill College
    Robinson College
    Emmanuel College
    Gonville and Caius College
    Pembroke College
    Christ's College
    Downing College
    Clare College
    Sidney Sussex College
    Corpus Christi College
    King's College
    Girton College
    Trinity Hall
    Selwyn College
    Peterhouse
    Newnham College
    Homerton College
    Darwin College
    St Edmund's College
    Hughes Hall
    Wolfson College
    Lucy Cavendish
    New Hall
    Clare Hall
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    Are you at Cambridge?
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    (Original post by Helenia)
    Are you at Cambridge?
    I dunno. But Johns is ranked higher than Clare so
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    Magdalene?

    But otherwise yeah, basically what everyone says: Trinity at the top, John's, Queens, Kings, Emmanuel, Clare and Christs tend to come next (in no particular order - sorry if yours isn't there), and the rest is pretty random.

    The only constant is the poor grad colleges no one even new existed to we began this poll...
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    (Original post by Joey_Johns)
    I dunno. But Johns is ranked higher than Clare so
    An awful lot of stuff is ranked higher than Clare that shouldn't be. Queens' is astonishingly high, as is Magdalene.

    And don't start about John's again, or I will start to sing the song.
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    (Original post by Helenia)
    An awful lot of stuff is ranked higher than Clare that shouldn't be. Queens' is astonishingly high, as is Magdalene.

    And don't start about John's again, or I will start to sing the song.


    Sounds pretty similar to my old school then...
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    (Original post by Helenia)
    An awful lot of stuff is ranked higher than Clare that shouldn't be. Queens' is astonishingly high, as is Magdalene.

    And don't start about John's again, or I will start to sing the song.
    Nah Queens' looks fine where it is!
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    Just a thought; I'd heard Magdalene in Oxford is pretty prestigious - not to put its Cambridge counterpart down, its good but not really 3rd place, could the ranking person have been swayed by this? They don't seem to go to Cambridge...

    Queens as well, its good and a nice college, but second most impreessive to people outside Cambridge? hmm
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    (Original post by marabara)
    Here's my list, how I would rank the colleges in terms of 'how impressed I would be' if someone told me they went there:

    Trinity College
    Queens' College
    Magdalene College
    St John's College
    Jesus College
    St Catharine's College
    Fitzwilliam College
    Churchill College
    Robinson College
    Emmanuel College
    Gonville and Caius College
    Pembroke College
    Christ's College
    Downing College
    Clare College
    Sidney Sussex College
    Corpus Christi College
    King's College
    Girton College
    Trinity Hall
    Selwyn College
    Peterhouse
    Newnham College
    Homerton College
    Darwin College
    St Edmund's College
    Hughes Hall
    Wolfson College
    Lucy Cavendish
    New Hall
    Clare Hall
    put magdalene THAT low?
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    (Original post by Helenia)
    An awful lot of stuff is ranked higher than Clare that shouldn't be. Queens' is astonishingly high, as is Magdalene.

    And don't start about John's again, or I will start to sing the song.
    all i see is blah blah blah blah
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    (Original post by marabara)
    Here's my list, how I would rank the colleges in terms of 'how impressed I would be' if someone told me they went there:

    Trinity College
    Queens' College
    Magdalene College
    St John's College
    Jesus College
    St Catharine's College
    Fitzwilliam College
    Churchill College
    Robinson College
    Emmanuel College
    Gonville and Caius College
    Pembroke College
    Christ's College
    Downing College
    Clare College
    Sidney Sussex College
    Corpus Christi College
    King's College
    Girton College
    Trinity Hall
    Selwyn College
    Peterhouse
    Newnham College
    Homerton College
    Darwin College
    St Edmund's College
    Hughes Hall
    Wolfson College
    Lucy Cavendish
    New Hall
    Clare Hall
    Robinson nice and near the top first time i've ever seen that.

    MB
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    plenty of theories there...

    probably best explained that I was at Magdalene

    am not completely biased though, otherwise Magdalene would have been top and John's would have been bottom...

    basically its just how impressed I'd be if someone said they'd been to that college - not everyone is going to be the same
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    (Original post by marabara)
    plenty of theories there...

    probably best explained that I was at Magdalene

    am not completely biased though, otherwise Magdalene would have been top and John's would have been bottom...

    basically its just how impressed I'd be if someone said they'd been to that college - not everyone is going to be the same
    you must have been bloody brilliant if you were at Magdalene
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    (Original post by Joey_Johns)


    Sounds pretty similar to my old school then...
    What does?

    (Original post by winorlose)
    Nah Queens' looks fine where it is!
    Hmmm. Would look ok with Clare above it

    And yes, KaiserSoze - Magdalen (no e) Oxford is apparently more prestigious, which may help. Dan:
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    (Original post by Helenia)
    What does?



    Hmmm. Would look ok with Clare above it

    And yes, KaiserSoze - Magdalen (no e) Oxford is apparently more prestigious, which may help. Dan:
    think marabare has discounted magdalen. anyway, clare, surely it should be lower than the prestigous clare hall.
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    i don't think christ's has the best academic reputation, it's also a it isolated isn't it
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    (Original post by Bro)
    i don't think christ's has the best academic reputation,
    well it does
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    (Original post by DanMushMan)
    think marabare has discounted magdalen. anyway, clare, surely it should be lower than the prestigous clare hall.
    Well obviously! What can I say, we are lucky just to be off the bottom of the table...:rolleyes:
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    I didn't realise my table was the final ranking.... You'd think so from the comments received above!

    Its just my person opinion - I don't view the girls colleges very highly, and I count things other than academic reputation. I count stuff like the students / fellows I've actually met from the colleges, usefulness at sport, size of their bar, etc... Its just my personal view based on my experiences at Cambridge - everyone will have a different view, and many of those will be based on their own experiences.

    As for putting Trinity top, this is only because of their sheer academic reputation - they're **** at pretty much everything else!
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    I thought Emma did better academically that trinity? *points at her copy of The Times*

    Anyway, I digress. Newnham should obviously be at the top.
 
 
 
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