i considered turning oxford down, mainly because i knew that the second year of my course would be a complete bitch and that i would hate it.
i would like to be able to say that i was wrong. but i am not.
i still wouldn't be anywhere else - i'd rather be overworked and miserable than feel like i was settling for easier second best - but, my god, is it depressing. i object to anyone here who seems to imply that oxford is just GREAT because IT'S OXFORD!! because that is a load of *******s. like any university, it has its good points and its bad points. if it's not for you, don't be afraid to turn it down. otherwise, go for it, just remember to remove your rose-tinted spectacles first.