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    I have received offers from all my universities, for politics, the 3 I want to go to most are Nottingham, Exeter and York.

    It's commonly held on here that league tables suck for determining university prestige/career prospects. I've visited all the universities and like them all equally, can anyone here either point me in the direction for tools to assess how good these universities are, or give me an educated opinion?

    Right now I'm leaning towards Exeter as they have offered me £1000 if I make them my firm choice.

    Thanks in advance!
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    Look at the modules and course descriptions. Will you have better or worse modules at any uni? You're applying to politics, so do any focus more or less on particular countries?

    Are you interested in learning a language? York has a Languages For All scheme. Do the other unis?

    Is the accommodation going to be significantly more expensive anywhere? Is there a shortage for when you leave halls - Aber, for example, is known as being particularly bad.

    Do any cities interest you more? York is very different to Nottingham. Would this bother you? Do you care about nightlife? It's not really a great reason to base uni decisions on, but if you're equally happy anywhere it could sway it.
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    I like Nottingham and York since they are friendly and open-minded (unlike Exeter). ^_^


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    If cost of living is something serious to you bear in mind Exeter is a really expensive city.

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