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Which is most renowned (locally and internationally) by academics for the quality of their maths graduates?

I am an A-level student; since I can't apply to both Oxford and Cambridge (and Warwick dish out offers to everyone), I have to choose from Cambridge and Warwick as my firm and insurance (and probably ending up at Warwick), or Oxford and Warwick in some order. So it clearly boils down to Oxford vs Warwick.
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Fair enough, but then I still see your question as a highly impersonal one given that this decision very much affects you. Why not ask more about what options are available - do they suit your own interests, as best you can tell? Or ask about the environments of the cities, or the modes of teaching. And surely it would be better asking current or recent students what they thought (with specifics) of their time at the universities. As someone has already said, if you've got a first from either university you're going to be well-regarded by academics (if that's your ultimate goal).
There are many threads comparing those things, but I can't find much contrasting the universities' academic reputations in maths. I know Oxford has a better environment than Warwick, Oxford has superior teaching in 1:2 supervisions, I'm more likely to ace the MAT than STEP, but I don't know how academics view the courses.
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Maths: warwick > Oxford

Every other subject: oxford > warwick

Or so i think anyway
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Which is most renowned (locally and internationally) by academics for the quality of their maths graduates?
Both Warwick and Oxford have excellent national and international reputations for the quality of their mathematics undergraduate courses; so graduates of each are seen as having undergone a very good and rigourous course. I'm not sure that, at this level, I would distinguish too much between them. A good first class degree from either would indicate very strong ability.

The question is not explicitly asked, but if it is along the lines of "would I be a more attractive academic employment prospect with a maths degree from Oxford or from Warwick", I think the answer is that it depends upon individual performance.

So you can see my biases, I'm an English academic mathematician (with degrees from Cambridge, Warwick & Lancaster) :-)
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They are both strong insitutions for mathematics. I don't think, therefore, there's any point in pitting them against each other.

Why are you asking this question? I'm just curious; if you're trying to make a choice between them as an A level student then you should choose whichever environment you feel suits you best.

If you are a prospective postgraduate then obviously things are a lot more complex than, 'Choose X'.
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I am an A-level student; since I can't apply to both Oxford and Cambridge (and Warwick dish out offers to everyone), I have to choose from Cambridge and Warwick as my firm and insurance (and probably ending up at Warwick), or Oxford and Warwick in some order. So it clearly boils down to Oxford vs Warwick.
Fair enough, but then I still see your question as a highly impersonal one given that this decision very much affects you. Why not ask more about what options are available - do they suit your own interests, as best you can tell? Or ask about the environments of the cities, or the modes of teaching. And surely it would be better asking current or recent students what they thought (with specifics) of their time at the universities. As someone has already said, if you've got a first from either university you're going to be well-regarded by academics (if that's your ultimate goal).
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There are many threads comparing those things, but I can't find much contrasting the universities' academic reputations in maths. I know Oxford has a better environment than Warwick, Oxford has superior teaching in 1:2 supervisions, I'm more likely to ace the MAT than STEP, but I don't know how academics view the courses.
You still haven't really addressed my point - I still don't think there's a whole lot of point asking such an impersonal question. All three courses are going to be great unless you have a particular desire to study maths in a particular combination or have particular specialist interests.

By way of example, I was looking in some detail at Cambridge's first year recently. I was rather gobsmacked that there is material on Cartesian tensors, Lorentz groups and special relativity, but nothing on Fourier series, solving PDEs or vector spaces. The last three seem much more fundamental to me mathematically, but if you share the Department with theoretical physicists it's not surprising that course looks like it does. To me it looks way too applied and misses out important pure stuff, others would jump at it for precisely the reasons it puts me off. And whatever course we were talking about any given student's going to like some bits of the course more than other bits.
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