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    (Original post by DarkEnergy)
    Most people probably haven't heard of them in the UK; if you asked an average Brit to name universities they'd probably only get as far as Oxford, Cambridge, and any local unis.
    Depends what you define as your average Brit. Someone who has worked down t'mines all their life for example wouldn't have a clue about universities but you find more and more nowadays that the average Brit is quite akin to you and me and that the rough and ready uneducated average Brit is fading away with age
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    (Original post by JustPadz)
    Durham and St Andrews over the likes of Warwick and KCL, lol?
    Did you create an account just to promote King's?

    Every one of your posts on TSR just consists of you promoting King's and maybe the odd bashing of other universities. It seems like a very insecure thing to do.
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    (Original post by Quantex)
    Cambridge or Hull.

    Don't waste your time with other universities.

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=OKuHYO9TM5A
    I haven't even clicked that link but I just know what vid it is
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    (Original post by JustPadz)
    Durham and St Andrews over the likes of Warwick and KCL, lol?
    Prestige-wise, yes.

    Unless you're talking about very specific courses at those unis, like MORSE at Warwick.
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    (Original post by JooW)
    Depends what you define as your average Brit. Someone who has worked down t'mines all their life for example wouldn't have a clue about universities but you find more and more nowadays that the average Brit is quite akin to you and me and that the rough and ready uneducated average Brit is fading away with age
    Even the rough and ready uneducated Brit has heard of Camford.
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    (Original post by Profesh)
    Somewhat course-dependent: though Oxbridge is inherently impressive, Law at Bristol or MORSE at Warwick would likely confer greater prestige than a non-flagship course at LSE or Imperial, while attending either of the latter for Economics and Physics respectively will in turn elicit a more favourable reaction than, say, Geography at Oxford.
    I think you're probably right about that second half. Economics at LSE is probably more prestigious than, say, MFL at Oxford, but that's only for people in the know about LSE. Most ordinary people who don't know about LSE will just assume Oxford's better.
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    (Original post by jneill)
    Oh, and says who? Do you work for Stanford?

    In comparison London Met grads have a better than 1 in 10 success rate gaining offers for an MPhil at Cambridge. Seems that Cambridge aren't as academically snobish as some people.
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    I think everyone can agree London Met is prestigious for being ****
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    1. Cambridge
    2. Oxford
    3. LSE
    4. Imperial
    5. UCL
    6. Warwick
    7. Durham
    8. St Andrews
    9. Bristol
    10. KCL
    11. Edinburgh
    12. Manchester
    13. Bath
    14. Nottingham
    15. York
    16. Exeter
    17. Glasgow
    18. Birmingham
    19. Leeds
    20. Southampton
    21. QMUL
    22. Sheffield
    23. Lancaster
    24. Liverpool
    25. Reading
    26. SOAS
    27. Cardiff
    28. QUB
    29. UEA
    30. Loughborough
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    What about Cardiff university?
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    (Original post by Zkzkzk)
    What about Cardiff university?
    What about it?
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    (Original post by Doonesbury)
    That's a very interesting new program. Very good of Mr Nike to endow it, to the tune of $400 million...

    Do others (eg MIT, CalTech) have similar postgrad programs?

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    There are quite a number of top unis in the US that send their top grads to Oxbridge. I'm not sure if the funding is done the same way but every one of the most prestigious schools offer many different grants. A university or an organization will send a grad from Harvard, Yale, MIT, Chicago and so on through the established programs like Fulbright, Rhodes and new "genius grants." A number of US unis have an arrangement with specific colleges at Oxbridge to allow US students in their third (out of four) year do a year abroad. Honestly, I don't see how that works on the undergraduate level since specialization at American Universities occurs well after matriculation and students at Oxbridge will be way more specialized than their American counterparts.
    The Stanford endowment is quite nice but Americans, even as individuals or those on grants or fellowships, are paying quite a lot. The American .Universities have huge endowments and providing these opportunities to add Cambridge or Oxford to a CV is practically priceless (if money is no object:-)) For example, just un an undergraduate level: a foreign Cambridge undergraduate from Natsci is paying £29,000 to Cambridge plus a fee of about £12,000 to the specific college (and then typical fees for room, board, student union, etc.)
 
 
 
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