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    HI! My name is Tori and I'm from Daytona Beach, FL, USA! I am applying to study BSc Maths and/with Statistics in the UK, starting this fall!

    I have applied to Southampton, Kent, Newcastle, Queen Mary, and Sheffield. So far, I have gotten one unconditional offer from Southampton and two conditional offers from Kent and Newcastle. I am still waiting to hear back from Queen Mary. Unfortunately, Sheffield did not offer me a place

    I am currently strongly leaning towards Southampton, with Kent as a close second.

    If you are from the USA and are also applying to study in the UK, I would love to chat with you
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    Hey, I'm not an American but I'm curious, why did you decide to study in the UK?
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    Hey, I'm not an American but I'm curious, why did you decide to study in the UK?
    Well, it all started because of my long-distance relationship, actually! I've visited the UK a couple of times now, and I just fell in love with the country! Coming from Florida, everything is so different (especially the weather!), but they are all things I love! I'm not a big fan of where I live, and the idea of moving to a place where you can walk to the store (it takes me 15-20 minutes to get to the nearest grocery store by car), take a train to another part of the country quite easily (public transport is lacking in my area), and actually experience seasons (Florida - it's going to be a high of 27 degrees C today, and it's January!) are all quite appealing to me.

    Add in the uni-related factors, such as the high rankings, student satisfaction, and the fact that a UK bachelor's degree is a year or two shorter (depending on what you do) than one in the US, and I'm convinced! The only school in my area that offers a reputable maths degree costs a whopping ~$33,986 per year in JUST tuition alone. Every other uni in my state would require me to move (which can also cost a bit of money for 3+ years on top of tuition), or head out-of-state (forget it - you don't even want to see how expensive this can get, as I'm sure it's very similar to the international rates a student from outside of the US would pay) So, believe it or not, studying in the UK is much cheaper than a lot of my other options.

    Overall, it's a combination of a lot of factors, and I haven't even mentioned all of them! I feel that studying in the UK allows me to have the uni experience I've been looking for, while also getting the chance to explore a beautiful country with loads of history and meet new friends from all different backgrounds.
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    (Original post by toridor324_)
    HI! My name is Tori and I'm from Daytona Beach, FL, USA! I am applying to study BSc Maths and/with Statistics in the UK, starting this fall!

    I have applied to Southampton, Kent, Newcastle, Queen Mary, and Sheffield. So far, I have gotten one unconditional offer from Southampton and two conditional offers from Kent and Newcastle. I am still waiting to hear back from Queen Mary. Unfortunately, Sheffield did not offer me a place

    I am currently strongly leaning towards Southampton, with Kent as a close second.

    If you are from the USA and are also applying to study in the UK, I would love to chat with you
    Not American but tagging an American applicant to the UK in here in, if she wants to chat rissanicole14

    I am an international applicant who is familiar with the American system but I am not American. What APs did you take? and SAT 2s if you took any? I took SAT 2 Biology and US History.

    Congratulations on your offers Unfortunately, the only thing that I know about Daytona Beach, Florida is NASCAR nothing else really. When you say a "local uni" that has a reputable maths program, I assume it's UCF or University of Florida? cuz FSU and UMiami are a bit too far and New College Florida is not that great for maths? I may be wrong though :/ didn't really research unis in Florida :rofl: Out of state/International tuition in the US is too expensive :/ in state tuition is too expensive as well imo which is why I chose not to apply to the US.

    Glad to see more Americans on here
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    (Original post by toridor324_)
    HI! My name is Tori and I'm from Daytona Beach, FL, USA! I am applying to study BSc Maths and/with Statistics in the UK, starting this fall!

    I have applied to Southampton, Kent, Newcastle, Queen Mary, and Sheffield. So far, I have gotten one unconditional offer from Southampton and two conditional offers from Kent and Newcastle. I am still waiting to hear back from Queen Mary. Unfortunately, Sheffield did not offer me a place

    I am currently strongly leaning towards Southampton, with Kent as a close second.

    If you are from the USA and are also applying to study in the UK, I would love to chat with you

    Hi!

    Congratulations on your offers, that’s a very good choice of universities. If you have any questions about your offer to Newcastle or want to know more about our Maths/Stats courses, let us know, we'll be happy to help. Bring some of that Florida sunshine when you come over to the UK, if you wouldn't mind

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    It's a shame that you'd want to leave America just as Trump is coming in to make it great again.
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    (Original post by wolfmoon88)
    Not American but tagging an American applicant to the UK in here in, if she wants to chat rissanicole14

    I am an international applicant who is familiar with the American system but I am not American. What APs did you take? and SAT 2s if you took any? I took SAT 2 Biology and US History.

    Congratulations on your offers Unfortunately, the only thing that I know about Daytona Beach, Florida is NASCAR nothing else really. When you say a "local uni" that has a reputable maths program, I assume it's UCF or University of Florida? cuz FSU and UMiami are a bit too far and New College Florida is not that great for maths? I may be wrong though :/ didn't really research unis in Florida :rofl: Out of state/International tuition in the US is too expensive :/ in state tuition is too expensive as well imo which is why I chose not to apply to the US.

    Glad to see more Americans on here
    I actually only took one AP test that was on my application, which was Psychology (I got a 3 in the exam). I also had my ACT scores (27 composite), High School Diploma (4.3 GPA), and Associate of Arts Degree (3.7 GPA). In terms of the application, a US Associate's Degree (2 years) is equivalent to A-levels.

    Thank you! Have you received any offers as of yet? Everyone says the same thing about Daytona, so I'm quite used to hearing it I was actually referring to Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University here in Daytona, but both UCF and UF are also great schools! Unfortunately, both of those are still 1-2 hours away from me, so moving would be necessary. I actually spent a semester out at UCF taking some Comp Sci courses; it's a great campus with very intelligent professors and so much to do! It wasn't a good fit for me, though, so I returned home and continued studying at a local state college to finish my Associate's.

    Tuition is ridiculous here, regardless of where you go! Two-year state colleges aren't bad for cost, but the names aren't well-known and you don't get the true "uni experience". The other way they get you (regardless of where you attend) is textbooks: I've spent nearly $1,000 in just one semester for 4 books! The sad part is some of them weren't even new books. From what I understand, it isn't like that in the UK. Another great money saver
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    (Original post by Newcastle University International Team)
    Hi!

    Congratulations on your offers, that’s a very good choice of universities. If you have any questions about your offer to Newcastle or want to know more about our Maths/Stats courses, let us know, we'll be happy to help. Bring some of that Florida sunshine when you come over to the UK, if you wouldn't mind

    Ethan
    Thank you! As for the sunshine, I can certainly try ;P Though it also comes with some nasty thunderstorms in the summer. Plus, you can't forget those hurricanes!
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    (Original post by toridor324_)
    I actually only took one AP test that was on my application, which was Psychology (I got a 3 in the exam). I also had my ACT scores (27 composite), High School Diploma (4.3 GPA), and Associate of Arts Degree (3.7 GPA). In terms of the application, a US Associate's Degree (2 years) is equivalent to A-levels.

    Thank you! Have you received any offers as of yet? Everyone says the same thing about Daytona, so I'm quite used to hearing it I was actually referring to Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University here in Daytona, but both UCF and UF are also great schools! Unfortunately, both of those are still 1-2 hours away from me, so moving would be necessary. I actually spent a semester out at UCF taking some Comp Sci courses; it's a great campus with very intelligent professors and so much to do! It wasn't a good fit for me, though, so I returned home and continued studying at a local state college to finish my Associate's.

    Tuition is ridiculous here, regardless of where you go! Two-year state colleges aren't bad for cost, but the names aren't well-known and you don't get the true "uni experience". The other way they get you (regardless of where you attend) is textbooks: I've spent nearly $1,000 in just one semester for 4 books! The sad part is some of them weren't even new books. From what I understand, it isn't like that in the UK. Another great money saver
    Damn 4.3 GPA out of high school amazing! I've never heard of an Associate's Degree (Community College?), the more you know

    Yep, Offers from St Andrews, UCL, and Exeter, Rejection from Oxford :/, waiting on Manchester. Oooh I didn't know Embry-Riddle was in Florida :/ thought it was in Houston or something (I guess it makes sense cuz NASA has a base in Cape Carnaveral I think) Cool yep both are great unis

    Yep, I heard it was easier to borrow textbooks in the UK compared to the US. Tuition plus accomodation plus living expenses add up to some cases $75,000 in money spent per year (private "elite" unis)... it's insane

    Why maths?

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    It's a shame that you'd want to leave America just as Trump is coming in to make it great again.
    Don't even get me started on politics or Donald Trump.

    My father is an avid Trump supporter; I can't say the same about myself.

    Though I don't agree with a lot of his decisions thus far, he is president and he is who the American people chose to represent this country. As long as he keeps in mind that he is representing ALL Americans, I can deal with the fact that he is our President.

    I am certainly not one of those people who is out protesting the fact that he was elected or claiming that he is "not my president" (To start, he was elected fair and square and if you didn't vote, you have no right to complain. Second, he is the President of the United States, thus, if you are a U.S. Citizen, he is indeed your president regardless of whether you are happy about that or not.)

    Political rants aside, university is too expensive here. Plus, who wouldn't jump at the opportunity to study in another country for 3 years?
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    Damn 4.3 GPA out of high school amazing! I've never heard of an Associate's Degree (Community College?), the more you know

    Yep, Offers from St Andrews, UCL, and Exeter, Rejection from Oxford :/, waiting on Manchester. Oooh I didn't know Embry-Riddle was in Florida :/ thought it was in Houston or something (I guess it makes sense cuz NASA has a base in Cape Carnaveral I think) Cool yep both are great unis

    Yep, I heard it was easier to borrow textbooks in the UK compared to the US. Tuition plus accomodation plus living expenses add up to some cases $75,000 in money spent per year (private "elite" unis)... it's insane

    Why maths?

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    Yes, an Associate's Degree is basically your first two years of university here in the US.

    Congratulations on your offers so far! Embry-Riddle has two campuses if I recall correctly: One in Florida and one in Arizona. I think they also have an online "school" as well. There is indeed Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida

    The cost of higher education in the United States is ridiculous. I was actually having this conversation with my parents. It's going to cost me about $90,000 to attend uni in the UK, but its still much less than the cost to attend many universities here in the US. You can't win, really. To get a degree from a reputable uni, you also need to be willing to take on some debt.
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    (Original post by wolfmoon88)
    Damn 4.3 GPA out of high school amazing! I've never heard of an Associate's Degree (Community College?), the more you know

    Yep, Offers from St Andrews, UCL, and Exeter, Rejection from Oxford :/, waiting on Manchester. Oooh I didn't know Embry-Riddle was in Florida :/ thought it was in Houston or something (I guess it makes sense cuz NASA has a base in Cape Carnaveral I think) Cool yep both are great unis

    Yep, I heard it was easier to borrow textbooks in the UK compared to the US. Tuition plus accomodation plus living expenses add up to some cases $75,000 in money spent per year (private "elite" unis)... it's insane

    Why maths?

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    I just realized that I forgot to answer your last question! I chose maths and statistics for many different reasons. First is that feeling you get when you know you've found something you enjoy...for me, when I can tackle a difficult problem, it gives me this amazing feeling that I just figured this out and I understand the reasons why the answer is what it is! I've always been good with numbers and logic since I was very young.

    Secondly, I love all the real-world connections you can make with maths, especially to things like medicine, aeronautics, and computer science. I've enjoyed courses I've taken in psychology and computer science in addition to maths because I get to use maths concepts to solve a real-world problem or create something new.

    Finally, the skills you learn during a maths/logic-heavy course can help you in pretty much any job. Because of this, I believe that this degree will be more valuable to me than others I considered during high school.
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    (Original post by toridor324_)
    Yes, an Associate's Degree is basically your first two years of university here in the US.

    Congratulations on your offers so far! Embry-Riddle has two campuses if I recall correctly: One in Florida and one in Arizona. I think they also have an online "school" as well. There is indeed Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida

    The cost of higher education in the United States is ridiculous. I was actually having this conversation with my parents. It's going to cost me about $90,000 to attend uni in the UK, but its still much less than the cost to attend many universities here in the US. You can't win, really. To get a degree from a reputable uni, you also need to be willing to take on some debt.
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    I just realized that I forgot to answer your last question! I chose maths and statistics for many different reasons. First is that feeling you get when you know you've found something you enjoy...for me, when I can tackle a difficult problem, it gives me this amazing feeling that I just figured this out and I understand the reasons why the answer is what it is! I've always been good with numbers and logic since I was very young.

    Secondly, I love all the real-world connections you can make with maths, especially to things like medicine, aeronautics, and computer science. I've enjoyed courses I've taken in psychology and computer science in addition to maths because I get to use maths concepts to solve a real-world problem or create something new.

    Finally, the skills you learn during a maths/logic-heavy course can help you in pretty much any job. Because of this, I believe that this degree will be more valuable to me than others I considered during high school.
    Cool The more you know!

    Thank you! That's pretty cool can students move between campus each school year? Cuz that would be cool.

    At any rate, I hope the next secretary of education looks into how much money it costs gor a student to go into higher education in the United States... it's quite absurd. (If it is Betsy DeVos the likelihood of it actually happening is 0 but anyways) $90,000 for all 3-4 years? That's honestly way better than some private unis in the US...

    You've really thought this out that's good :yep: definitely have better reasons about why you want to take your coirse compared to my reasons which is mostly intellectual curiosity more than anything else. What majors did you consider out of high school?

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    Cool The more you know!

    Thank you! That's pretty cool can students move between campus each school year? Cuz that would be cool.

    At any rate, I hope the next secretary of education looks into how much money it costs gor a student to go into higher education in the United States... it's quite absurd. (If it is Betsy DeVos the likelihood of it actually happening is 0 but anyways) $90,000 for all 3-4 years? That's honestly way better than some private unis in the US...

    You've really thought this out that's good :yep: definitely have better reasons about why you want to take your coirse compared to my reasons which is mostly intellectual curiosity more than anything else. What majors did you consider out of high school?

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    I don't know! Though moving campuses, especially from Florida to Arizona, could certainly eat up a LOT of money!

    I agree, especially about Betsy DeVos. The woman is clueless. Hopefully, whoever it is will at least lower interest rates, or come up with a better way to help lower debt or minimize its impacts on graduates. I know I am not looking forward to $1000/month student loan payments after graduation. It's like a second rent payment!

    Curiosity about a subject is good At least that curiosity will drive you to focus and learn more and more about your chosen subject. It's certainly better than just choosing a subject randomly, that you may or may not have any particular interest in! I know many students who have done this, and unfortunately, it did not end well for them. Many of them were miserable.

    I considered psychology, video production, and journalism. I had taken lots of TV Production and Psychology courses at my high school. Didn't really realize that I was destined to study maths until I looked back and really thought about what I enjoyed and was good at in high school and the beginning of community college. I'm quite glad I took my time after high school graduation and didn't rush into completing my bachelor's. I probably would have chosen the wrong course if that was the case, and I certainly never would have applied to study in the UK! I didn't realize it was as affordable compared to a US education until I spoke with someone who is doing it now.
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    Yeah, it would definitely be expensive :/

    Hahaha Betsy DeVos doesn't know what she is talking about... even some Republicans that I know agree with that. Indeed, I hope they will as well but with this government not sure that will happen... hopefully something will happen though to alleviate this issue.

    Funny you say that... I have many friends who are choosing random subjects as well just for career prospects and such, like I know a guy who chose to major in applied maths just because he doesn't have the grades to get into an elite institution for engineering... like applied maths is any easier to get into... he plans to switch courses in second year.

    That's good you found what you enjoyed! although it took a bit longer I enjoy film production and journalism but I don't think I can make a career out of that Yeah sometimes in life, you never know where paths will lead and now you are planning to cross the pond to study which is a wise financial investment in a subject that you love life works out!
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    Yeah, it would definitely be expensive :/

    Hahaha Betsy DeVos doesn't know what she is talking about... even some Republicans that I know agree with that. Indeed, I hope they will as well but with this government not sure that will happen... hopefully something will happen though to alleviate this issue.

    Funny you say that... I have many friends who are choosing random subjects as well just for career prospects and such, like I know a guy who chose to major in applied maths just because he doesn't have the grades to get into an elite institution for engineering... like applied maths is any easier to get into... he plans to switch courses in second year.

    That's good you found what you enjoyed! although it took a bit longer I enjoy film production and journalism but I don't think I can make a career out of that Yeah sometimes in life, you never know where paths will lead and now you are planning to cross the pond to study which is a wise financial investment in a subject that you love life works out!
    That's honestly part of the reason I like the American higher education system to a certain extent. You don't have to really choose your focus right away; you get a year or two of general education courses before you specialise. It also sucks, though, because if you're very passionate about the subject you focus in, you get less depth of knowledge with a US degree. I guess that's why I like that I did what I did in regards to university: I got the breadth with my American Associate's degree, and I'll get the depth in maths and statistics with my UK Bachelor's. If nothing else, I can argue in a job interview in the future that I got the best of both worlds.

    I'm very happy I stumbled across this website; it's really nice to talk with everyone and get to know other students from all over the world! I'm hoping uni will be like this because I would love the chance to become friends with a diverse group of people. I think it would be interesting to learn the differences between cultures. Also, since I love food, I would totally love to do some sort of food event where the international (and UK) students can all bring a dish from their home country/region for everyone to try. I think even with just the UK students you could get a diverse selection of food, but add the international/EU students and it would turn into a feast! I'm getting excited just thinking about it, and it'll probably never even happen :P
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    (Original post by toridor324_)
    That's honestly part of the reason I like the American higher education system to a certain extent. You don't have to really choose your focus right away; you get a year or two of general education courses before you specialise. It also sucks, though, because if you're very passionate about the subject you focus in, you get less depth of knowledge with a US degree. I guess that's why I like that I did what I did in regards to university: I got the breadth with my American Associate's degree, and I'll get the depth in maths and statistics with my UK Bachelor's. If nothing else, I can argue in a job interview in the future that I got the best of both worlds.

    I'm very happy I stumbled across this website; it's really nice to talk with everyone and get to know other students from all over the world! I'm hoping uni will be like this because I would love the chance to become friends with a diverse group of people. I think it would be interesting to learn the differences between cultures. Also, since I love food, I would totally love to do some sort of food event where the international (and UK) students can all bring a dish from their home country/region for everyone to try. I think even with just the UK students you could get a diverse selection of food, but add the international/EU students and it would turn into a feast! I'm getting excited just thinking about it, and it'll probably never even happen :P
    Yep , that is a reason why I like the American higher education system as well, you get the best of both worlds really Hahaha this site is definitely better than College Confidential University will definitely have diverse groups of people so I am sure there will be events like this where there is some sort of potluck party you can arrange one as well tbh if you wish to I think people won't be too unreceptive towards this idea.
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    Yep , that is a reason why I like the American higher education system as well, you get the best of both worlds really Hahaha this site is definitely better than College Confidential University will definitely have diverse groups of people so I am sure there will be events like this where there is some sort of potluck party you can arrange one as well tbh if you wish to I think people won't be too unreceptive towards this idea.
    I hope so! I've been getting really excited for uni as of late. I live in a quiet area of town, and there's not too much to do in my area. So, I'm often confined to my house which really sucks :/ I can't wait to get out there and meet new people and find fun things to do. And of course, there's decorating your room...which is going to be quite interesting for me seeing as I won't be able to bring much! Buying a new TV and new wall/AC adapters for ALL my electronics (laptop, phone, Wii U, Wii...the list goes on and I'm certainly not leaving them at home!) is probably going to be the most painful/expensive part.
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    I hope so! I've been getting really excited for uni as of late. I live in a quiet area of town, and there's not too much to do in my area. So, I'm often confined to my house which really sucks :/ I can't wait to get out there and meet new people and find fun things to do. And of course, there's decorating your room...which is going to be quite interesting for me seeing as I won't be able to bring much! Buying a new TV and new wall/AC adapters for ALL my electronics (laptop, phone, Wii U, Wii...the list goes on and I'm certainly not leaving them at home!) is probably going to be the most painful/expensive part.
    Hahaha I am excited about uni as well but I still have to take final exams :/ Yay same here, confined to my house quite a lot. Already thinking about decorating your room xD my room at homes is tbh pretty bare so I don't really have anything to put on the walls, although at uni I'll definitely print out a couple of posters and stuff to personalise the dorm a bit

    I thought there were some unis that already provide the tv :/ if not yeah buying a new TV and adapters would be hella expensive... Thinking about getting the new Nintendo Switch when it comes out tho it looks pretty sick!
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    HI! My name is Tori and I'm from Daytona Beach, FL, USA! I am applying to study BSc Maths and/with Statistics in the UK, starting this fall!

    I have applied to Southampton, Kent, Newcastle, Queen Mary, and Sheffield. So far, I have gotten one unconditional offer from Southampton and two conditional offers from Kent and Newcastle. I am still waiting to hear back from Queen Mary. Unfortunately, Sheffield did not offer me a place

    I am currently strongly leaning towards Southampton, with Kent as a close second.

    If you are from the USA and are also applying to study in the UK, I would love to chat with you
    Hey Tori!,
    I'm currently doing my undergrad at UF and will be applying to med schools in the UK next cycle. It's nice to see I'm not the only one who wants to make the jump!
 
 
 
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