I've been given an offer from oxford, feel totally undeserving. There's never really parties everyday? Really? Every day...? I'm hearing the opposite... like, life at Oxford will be work work work. I want my uni years to be fun, don't know if i'll be able to relax and enjoy myself at all if i choose oxford.
I'm pretty much the same as you- have an offer, and sometimes I'm excited about going there but other times I just get scared about workworkwork/not fitting in etc. But judging by what people are saying in here you can have a decent social life as well, and to be honest however scared I am, there's a bit of me which knows that if I DONT accept this then I'll just spend the rest of my life regretting it and wondering 'what if..?'.
i thought the same before comingto cambridge, and it's true the workload is heavy, but that doesn't phase anyone. It's still very much a typical uni experience- drinking, clubbing and general craziness. fromwhat i've head it's the same at oxford.
From what I can tell, the majority of my friends at other universities in the top 10-20 have a similar amount of work to me. Science students at other universities seem even to have more than I do (philosophy), but I guess that could be that I manage time more efficiently than they do. You'll learn to manage your time so that you can fit in time to go out etc.