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    I am thinking about applying to Cambridge econ. However, I heard that successful applicants got about the average of 95% UMS and my average ums is only 89.8% (93% in econ, 90.3% in FMaths, 89% in Maths and 87% in Physics) and my gcse results were 6 A*s 3As. What are chances of getting in? or would i stand a better chance if I were to apply for E&M at Oxford.
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    (Original post by FMW96)
    I am thinking about applying to Cambridge econ. However, I heard that successful applicants got about the average of 95% UMS and my average ums is only 89.8% (93% in econ, 90.3% in FMaths, 89% in Maths and 87% in Physics) and my gcse results were 6 A*s 3As. What are chances of getting in? or would i stand a better chance if I were to apply for E&M at Oxford.
    You won't definitely get called for interview and unless your interview is outstanding then I don't see how you would get an offer, so yes your chances fare better at Oxford, where you can impress with the TSA and interview. However, your GCSEs are a bit low for it but will suffice.
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    Also I am thinking about applying to lse and ucl for straight econ as well. so my five choices will be something similar to this :

    1st: oxbridge? A*AA
    2nd: lse A*AA
    3rd: ucl A*AA
    4th: edinburgh AAA
    5th: Manchester or Lancaster AAB (or any other suggestions where entry requirement is AAB or below)

    Do you think this is alright or is too risky with three A*AA uni on my list?
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    too risky with three A*AA uni on my list?
    Not at all. I'd be very surprised if you didn't get at least three offers.
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    (Original post by FMW96)
    Also I am thinking about applying to lse and ucl for straight econ as well. so my five choices will be something similar to this :

    1st: oxbridge? A*AA
    2nd: lse A*AA
    3rd: ucl A*AA
    4th: edinburgh AAA
    5th: Manchester or Lancaster AAB (or any other suggestions where entry requirement is AAB or below)

    Do you think this is alright or is too risky with three A*AA uni on my list?
    Seems like good choices to me. You should be able to bag Edinburgh and Manchester no problem, and UCL you have a really good chance too. LSE is harder to predict but if your PS is very good then you'll get an offer. You've got an outside chance for Cambridge and a decent shot at Oxford depending on your entrance exam/interview performance. It's still definitely worth having a go at Oxbridge though.

    It might be a bit risky, but that's hypocritical from me since I applied to 5 A*AA standard offer courses.

    Good luck!
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    Thanks for the helps. Now I am inclined slightly towards the Oxford course.
 
 
 
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