St Mary's is really pretty, and it's probably closer to the science site (if you go down the footpath) than John's. As said, the m:f ratio is pretty even now, so it's really not something to concern yourself with.
Someone told me that the food isnt spectacular there, but asides that it seems a nice college.
I think there's some option that allows you to miss the deadline. It'll be explained if and when the situation arises. While annoying, it wasn't really a problem as everything was explained to me in some letter.
My status changed to received by a college in November and I received my offer 3 weeks after the official deadline for choosing your Firm and Insurance unis.
What fun that was.
Ohhh, that must've been horrible, seems ridiculous they took so long for you - you'd think they'd deal with applications as they came in, rather than letting them build up. Looks like I'll be waiting a while then, despite that my application has supposedly been passed to a college.