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    anyone turning down their oxbridge place? i've been offered a place at trinity hall, cambridge but am turning it down for kings in london.
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    (Original post by miss perfect)
    anyone turning down their oxbridge place? i've been offered a place at trinity hall, cambridge but am turning it down for kings in london.
    Concidence that you should start this thread today as I've just been browsing the BBC News online and in their education dept. there's an item about UK students turning down offers from Oxbridge in favour of offers from Ivy League colleges in US.
    Apparently, they are going to receive very generous bursaries which mean their debts will be much less on graduation, plus the fact these colleges are very well thought of internationally.
    So yes, it does happen and presumably with increasing frequency in the years to come, particularly in view of top-up fees looming.
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    (Original post by miss perfect)
    anyone turning down their oxbridge place? i've been offered a place at trinity hall, cambridge but am turning it down for kings in london.
    Haven't you already posted this thread a couple of months ago?
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    I might have to decline an Oxford offer. However, I haven't got it yet... I applied to both Oxford and Cambridge (as a graduate student), and Cambridge have offered me a place. Hence, if Oxford offer me a place as well ,I will have to reject one of the offers (which would be the Oxford one). It's kind of nice to be in that situation.
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    (Original post by yawn1)
    Concidence that you should start this thread today as I've just been browsing the BBC News online and in their education dept. there's an item about UK students turning down offers from Oxbridge in favour of offers from Ivy League colleges in US.
    Apparently, they are going to receive very generous bursaries which mean their debts will be much less on graduation, plus the fact these colleges are very well thought of internationally.
    So yes, it does happen and presumably with increasing frequency in the years to come, particularly in view of top-up fees looming.
    I would definitely choose an offer at an Ivy over Oxbridge. Someone at my school has an unconditional to Trinity for maths, and he's going to choose Stanford instead. Very sensible IMO. That said, even with financial aid, I doubt an american Uni would be cheaper - unless you are an international student in the UK already.
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    (Original post by amexblack)
    I would definitely choose an offer at an Ivy over Oxbridge. Someone at my school has an unconditional to Trinity for maths, and he's going to choose Stanford instead. Very sensible IMO. That said, even with financial aid, I doubt an american Uni would be cheaper - unless you are an international student in the UK already.
    it really depends i would definitely go to the top 3 ivy league unis than oxbridge
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    I too would rather goto an ivy than Oxbridge. Not just for the name, but would also prefer the setup too.
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    I would rather go to oxbridge as I wouldn't wnat to live in america

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    (Original post by naelse)
    Haven't you already posted this thread a couple of months ago?
    your point being?
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    (Original post by musicboy)
    I would rather go to oxbridge as I wouldn't wnat to live in america

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    ditto
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    yep, too many commercials on TV in america........
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    (Original post by keithy)
    yep, too many commercials on TV in america........
    too much America on tv here...
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    (Original post by miss perfect)
    your point being?
    just asking... thought i was having a deja vu moment
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    I'd rather go to oxbridge, ivy league schools have a too diverse curriculum for those who want to specialise in a subject imo.
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    I wouldn't want to go to uni in America because I'm scared of flying :eek: .
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    u will have to take SATs to go to an US uni. so not all ppl can apply, personally I think Oxbridge has a much better enviorment than the IVY league unis.
    And also the IVY league unis does include places like Berkley, good as they maybe, they are not upto oxbridge standard.
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    (Original post by bOdOING2)
    u will have to take SATs to go to an US uni. so not all ppl can apply, personally I think Oxbridge has a much better enviorment than the IVY league unis.
    And also the IVY league unis does include places like Berkley, good as they maybe, they are not upto oxbridge standard.
    Berkeley is not an Ivy. The Ivies are certainly at least Oxbridge standard. The eight Ivies are Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, Pennsylvania, Princeton, and Yale. It's true that for those wishing to specialise early, Oxbridge is probably a better choice. However, I think the overall education provided by the Ivies is better than the relatively narrow one provided by Oxbridge, especially if the student initially went to a comprehensive school.
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    (Original post by amexblack)
    Berkeley is not an Ivy. The Ivies are certainly at least Oxbridge standard. The eight Ivies are Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, Pennsylvania, Princeton, and Yale. It's true that for those wishing to specialise early, Oxbridge is probably a better choice. However, I think the overall education provided by the Ivies is better than the relatively narrow one provided by Oxbridge, especially if the student initially went to a comprehensive school.
    ohhhh **** soz, but surly if u went to an ivy uni to do say Law or Medicine or architechicture, you would need to pass exams to graduate and work in the US however then u would need to take British exams to work in the UK, its just so much hassle for nothing really. Cos i see the point of people who gets rejected from Oxbridge applying and going to IVY but surly if some1 has an offer from Oxbridge and IVY, it would be sensible to choose oxbridge as 1. it is closer to home 2. cheaper (bar if u get a full scholorship) 3. A world reputation equal to or better than most Ivy leage unis. ...
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    (Original post by theone)
    I'd rather go to oxbridge, ivy league schools have a too diverse curriculum for those who want to specialise in a subject imo.
    Once you choose your major, I'm pretty sure you'll end up as qualified in that field as someone at Oxbridge. It'll just take a little longer due to the initial liberal arts approach.
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    (Original post by miss perfect)
    anyone turning down their oxbridge place? i've been offered a place at trinity hall, cambridge but am turning it down for kings in london.
    Hope you don't regret it. May depend on the subject, course etc but generally Cam will open doors that Kings doesn't. Perhaps that sounds unimportant now but .........
 
 
 
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