Is university rank really that important?

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Joyful_soul
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As it is made out to be?

How different is graduating from Exeter University compared to, say, UCLan (ex-poly)?

Is it worth the extra expenses and inconvenience to move out far away to Exeter?
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This is what I wonder too. I hear things like "Employers never use the Uni league table, some don't even know it exists" to "Your University is vital to the job you get, if you get a degree from a 'bad' University it won't mean as much". All I can think of is that most employers will know Universities like UofB, Exeter, Oxbridge etc. whereas when you say UCLan they won't have a clue so may dismiss it. I don't believe employers don't have an idea of which Uni's are and aren't reputable though
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(Original post by somemightsay888)
This is what I wonder too. I hear things like "Employers never use the Uni league table, some don't even know it exists" to "Your University is vital to the job you get, if you get a degree from a 'bad' University it won't mean as much". All I can think of is that most employers will know Universities like UofB, Exeter, Oxbridge etc. whereas when you say UCLan they won't have a clue so may dismiss it. I don't believe employers don't have an idea of which Uni's are and aren't reputable though
So I should pay more and go to Exeter?
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It is important, but it isn't everything. Do you value your future career more than your University experience? If so, it might be worth going to one higher up the League Table.
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So I should pay more and go to Exeter?
Go to the best University you can go to. "Best" encompasses rank, social life, student satisfaction etc. Exeter seems to excel in all these areas so go there
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smh rep is everything...
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