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    (Original post by Student403)
    No I mean to get admitted to

    In Princeton/Harvard/Stanford you apply to the university, not a specific programme (for undergrad)
    Yeah ur right. (totally forgot abt that)

    just checked data. Its stanford.
    then comes harvard yale columbia and few other ivies and military academy
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    (Original post by Duke Glacia)
    Yeah ur right. (totally forgot abt that)

    just checked data. Its stanford.
    then comes harvard yale columbia and few other ivies and military academy
    Yeah and MIT/Caltech/Uchicago
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    In Conclusion nothing beats South Hampshire Institute of Technology(a.k.a ****)
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    (Original post by Duke Glacia)
    In Conclusion nothing beats South Hampshire Institute of Technology(a.k.a ****)
    :rofl:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Accepted

    In this movie there's actually a similar place hahaha
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    (Original post by Student403)
    :rofl:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Accepted

    In this movie there's actually a similar place hahaha
    i took the name from that movie. have u watched it ?
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    (Original post by Duke Glacia)
    i took the name from that movie. have u watched it ?
    Oooh no I haven't is it good?
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    (Original post by Student403)
    Oooh no I haven't is it good?
    its crazy. wouldnt recommend for a princeton brat
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    (Original post by Duke Glacia)
    its crazy. wouldnt recommend for a princeton brat
    Thanks :rolleyes: :blush:
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    (Original post by JAJM)
    More amazing than Princeton, Yale, Imperial, LSE, Durham, St andrews, Columbia???

    I just don't see any evidence that it can be better than universities like Yale and Princeton.
    What evidence would you like?
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    (Original post by JuliusDS92)
    What evidence would you like?
    I was just referring to it overall.
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    On this forum UCL is massively underrated by clueless sixth form students, but in the real world it is considered to be a very good university with many world leading departments. It is folly to try and compare UCL like-for-like with foreign universities or specialist institutions like LSE or Imperial.

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    UCL is unsurprisingly dismal at teaching most of its courses
    How would you know?
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    Also, surely humanities focused institutions will lose out if world rankings are based on research.
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    (Original post by JAJM)
    Also, surely humanities focused institutions will lose out if world rankings are based on research.
    I've heard that this is the case. Just look at LSE on an international ranking.


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    UCL is 3rd in the UK according to the global rankings but THIRTEENTH on domestic which is crazy that it's ahead of imperial

    KCL and LSE are also very differently placed on global rankings
    KCL: 5th (19th globally) in UK on world ranking, 23rd in uk on domestic
    LSE: 8th (35th globally) in UK on world ranking, 3rd on domestic
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    (Original post by JAJM)
    Hi everyone,

    After looking at the contrast between UK and world rankings I noticed UCL was the most dramatic.

    Is UCL really the 7th best uni above the likes of Durham, St Andrews, Princeton, Yale, Columbia ext. (QS world rankings)?

    It seems odd that it should be ranked 9th in the UK and 7th in the world, so is it just massively overrated?
    It is a very bad university, do not rely on rankings
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    All these people hating on UCL either by Imperial snobs or by rejects. lol...
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    (Original post by Josb)
    Don't look at world rankings for undergraduate degrees.
    And don't look at QS. This ranking is better:
    https://www.timeshighereducation.com...e/0/length/100
    This 110%.

    Sort the ranking by the "research" criteria, and pretty much there you have your ranking of best unis in the world.
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    (Original post by RayApparently)
    I've heard that this is the case. Just look at LSE on an international ranking.


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    In the THE ranking, LSE is at its place. QS is a terrible ranking.
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    (Original post by Josb)
    In the THE ranking, LSE is at its place. QS is a terrible ranking.
    So you don't really rate LSE then?
    Regardless I very much like the THE ranking in general. It just seems jars with my perception of LSE.


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    (Original post by RayApparently)
    So you don't really rate LSE then?
    Regardless I very much like the THE ranking in general. It just seems jars with my perception of LSE.


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    What do you mean "I don't rate it"? It's 23rd in the world in the THE, despite its lack of sciences departments.
 
 
 
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