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    I am an international applicant who just got rejected by Cambridge Economics but somehow got an offer from LSE BSc economics. I read some people saying that they would go to LSE over Cambridge and how LSE has an even lower admission rate than oxbridge. I wish I would think that way but deep in my heart I still have this sense of regret and disappointment that I did not make it to Cambridge. Although I probably really do not have what it takes to go to Cambridge but seeing my other friends who got accepted just sort of makes me jealous.

    I hope people who have gone through all these can give me some advices. How should I feel in this case? Did I just throw my future out of the window? How do I make myself feel better? It feels like I have somehow left my parents down although they didn't say that explicitly...

    And how are the prospects of going to do masters at oxbridge or HYPSM after LSE? And how's student life in lse in general? Heard my seniors say that everyone is crazy about networking and going to IB and that sounds a bit uncomfortable..

    I may have sounded whiny but any advice will be much appreciated!!
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    (Original post by Cowlymeowly)
    I am an international applicant who just got rejected by Cambridge Economics but somehow got an offer from LSE BSc economics. I read some people saying that they would go to LSE over Cambridge and how LSE has an even lower admission rate than oxbridge. I wish I would think that way but deep in my heart I still have this sense of regret and disappointment that I did not make it to Cambridge. Although I probably really do not have what it takes to go to Cambridge but seeing my other friends who got accepted just sort of makes me jealous.

    I hope people who have gone through all these can give me some advices. How should I feel in this case? Did I just throw my future out of the window? How do I make myself feel better? It feels like I have somehow left my parents down although they didn't say that explicitly...

    And how are the prospects of going to do masters at oxbridge or HYPSM after LSE? And how's student life in lse in general? Heard my seniors say that everyone is crazy about networking and going to IB and that sounds a bit uncomfortable..

    I may have sounded whiny but any advice will be much appreciated!!
    I think you'll end up just fine
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    (Original post by Cowlymeowly)
    I am an international applicant who just got rejected by Cambridge Economics but somehow got an offer from LSE BSc economics. I read some people saying that they would go to LSE over Cambridge and how LSE has an even lower admission rate than oxbridge. I wish I would think that way but deep in my heart I still have this sense of regret and disappointment that I did not make it to Cambridge. Although I probably really do not have what it takes to go to Cambridge but seeing my other friends who got accepted just sort of makes me jealous.

    I hope people who have gone through all these can give me some advices. How should I feel in this case? Did I just throw my future out of the window? How do I make myself feel better? It feels like I have somehow left my parents down although they didn't say that explicitly...

    And how are the prospects of going to do masters at oxbridge or HYPSM after LSE? And how's student life in lse in general? Heard my seniors say that everyone is crazy about networking and going to IB and that sounds a bit uncomfortable..

    I may have sounded whiny but any advice will be much appreciated!!
    The uni you went to won't matter much for UK postgrad courses, but you have to make sure that you're basically going to get a First to get into something like Msc Econ at Cambridge. I have no idea about American postgrads, but I find it hard to believe that LSE is going to hinder you in your application.

    Student life, as long as you pick the right accommodation hall and make an effort to socialise through societies, is good. There is undoubtedly a strong IB/high finance culture in it, but there are a significant number of people who don't aspire to such careers and instead look towards paths in the civil service, law, etc. The lifestyle, if you choose to work/study/build up your CV hard, is tough, but it seems that lots of people tend to derive a lot of pleasure from that sort of fast-paced living.
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    I know how you feel! I got rejected by Cambridge and got into LSE as well (International Relations)

    I say to myself that though I prefer Cambridge, it is still really good that I got into LSE. My parents are proud of me, and I should feel proud of myself.

    So, now, I feel happy. Even though, I get your feeling about Cambridge now
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    (Original post by Cowlymeowly)
    I am an international applicant who just got rejected by Cambridge Economics but somehow got an offer from LSE BSc economics. I read some people saying that they would go to LSE over Cambridge and how LSE has an even lower admission rate than oxbridge. I wish I would think that way but deep in my heart I still have this sense of regret and disappointment that I did not make it to Cambridge. Although I probably really do not have what it takes to go to Cambridge but seeing my other friends who got accepted just sort of makes me jealous.

    I hope people who have gone through all these can give me some advices. How should I feel in this case? Did I just throw my future out of the window? How do I make myself feel better? It feels like I have somehow left my parents down although they didn't say that explicitly...

    And how are the prospects of going to do masters at oxbridge or HYPSM after LSE? And how's student life in lse in general? Heard my seniors say that everyone is crazy about networking and going to IB and that sounds a bit uncomfortable..

    I may have sounded whiny but any advice will be much appreciated!!
    Congratulations 😀👍
    When did you apply and your score😊? I also apply LSE economics and haven't heard anything from them tet😉
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    Apparently 45% of Goldman Sachs employees are Oxbridge/LSE graduates? - just goes to show how prestigious either 3 are...
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    Honestly, you should be really proud of yourself. LSE, for some courses, can be just as hard to get into as Oxbridge. You're going to be studying Economics at London School of Economics, clearly you're in good hands.

    It's perfectly understandable that you'd be upset over Cambridge (it probably stings even worse because some of your friends have been accepted), but try not to be too concerned about them. You're running your own race. And if you get a 2:1 or 1st class degree, the world will be your oyster.
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    Yeah I was so upset when I was rejected from Oxford but I got into LSE instead, can't say I feel regret at all. I love LSE, I guess I'll just apply to Oxford as a postgrad
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    (Original post by Jackhannah)
    Congratulations 😀👍
    When did you apply and your score😊? I also apply LSE economics and haven't heard anything from them tet😉
    I applied somewhere in September and heard back mid Dec. The system my country uses is different from the UK one. don't worry u will hear from them soon! Tho the wait is painful I know that
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    (Original post by JohnGreek)
    The uni you went to won't matter much for UK postgrad courses, but you have to make sure that you're basically going to get a First to get into something like Msc Econ at Cambridge. I have no idea about American postgrads, but I find it hard to believe that LSE is going to hinder you in your application.

    Student life, as long as you pick the right accommodation hall and make an effort to socialise through societies, is good. There is undoubtedly a strong IB/high finance culture in it, but there are a significant number of people who don't aspire to such careers and instead look towards paths in the civil service, law, etc. The lifestyle, if you choose to work/study/build up your CV hard, is tough, but it seems that lots of people tend to derive a lot of pleasure from that sort of fast-paced living.
    Thanks! What are some halls I can consider? And is it extremely hard to get school accommodation for second and third year?
    And I guess the CV building is what my senior was talking about. Ugh sounds intimidating 😅
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    (Original post by Cowlymeowly)
    I am an international applicant who just got rejected by Cambridge Economics but somehow got an offer from LSE BSc economics. I read some people saying that they would go to LSE over Cambridge and how LSE has an even lower admission rate than oxbridge. I wish I would think that way but deep in my heart I still have this sense of regret and disappointment that I did not make it to Cambridge. Although I probably really do not have what it takes to go to Cambridge but seeing my other friends who got accepted just sort of makes me jealous.

    I hope people who have gone through all these can give me some advices. How should I feel in this case? Did I just throw my future out of the window? How do I make myself feel better? It feels like I have somehow left my parents down although they didn't say that explicitly...

    And how are the prospects of going to do masters at oxbridge or HYPSM after LSE? And how's student life in lse in general? Heard my seniors say that everyone is crazy about networking and going to IB and that sounds a bit uncomfortable..

    I may have sounded whiny but any advice will be much appreciated!!
    all i'm reading is humble brag? what's the substance of your question?

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    Thanks guys for the replies! Seems like I am not the only one who feels the sting of being an oxbridge reject 😅
    Anyway does anyone know about getting into American post grad courses? What kind of CV will be a 'solid' one for econs or maybe MBA?
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    (Original post by Cowlymeowly)
    Thanks guys for the replies! Seems like I am not the only one who feels the sting of being an oxbridge reject 😅
    Anyway does anyone know about getting into American post grad courses? What kind of CV will be a 'solid' one for econs or maybe MBA?
    top MBA isn't happening without 3-5 years of (solid) work experience or of you're going for an early admission program: strong everything + a good job offer/plan of action for your deferal period.

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    (Original post by Cowlymeowly)
    Thanks! What are some halls I can consider? And is it extremely hard to get school accommodation for second and third year?
    And I guess the CV building is what my senior was talking about. Ugh sounds intimidating 😅
    I would consider Bankside, Carr-Saunders, Roseberry, and Passfield. They seem to be the most sociable, and charge reasonable prices.

    I don't think that you can get accommodation in your second year unless you are on a halls committee. However, most people either go into private student halls or rent flats in zones 2 or 3. Don't worry - most undergrads go down that route of looking for private accommodation, so you'll be travelling down a road well travelled.

    CV building can get tiresome after a while, but it's usually something private. You rarely discuss the specifics of your CV with others. The real strain, imo, comes from constantly trying to guess what others have on their CV and how that stacks up against your own stuff.
 
 
 
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