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    Hi,

    I have currently applied to study Economics in the UK at Bristol, Exeter, Birmingham (Mathematical Economics and Statistics), Manchester and Warwick. I have got offers from all but Warwick, which I am still waiting for.

    I think I will firm Bristol and insure Manchester, as I really want to make sure that I get into uni and I will definitely get the Manchester grades.

    I have looked into the possibility to study abroad for a year at these universities, and the opportunities are quite limited as I want to study in the USA, so what I am asking is should I try and apply to top universities in the USA, or take the offers I have now and run with them.

    Another alternative that I have is to do a masters in the USA, but I don't know whether a BSc in Economics from Bristol or Manchester would be regarded highly enough for me to get accepted onto a good masters course. Please could someone let me know if I would be able to get onto a masters course at a top US school?

    For clarity, I would be looking at the top US universities as I recognise there is no point in applying to the USA if it isn't a great university that I am applying to.
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    How are you going to fund a whole degree in the States?
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    (Original post by returnmigrant)
    How are you going to fund a whole degree in the States?
    The cost isn't the main issue.
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    HI! I'm not doing college in America but I am from New York and know enough about American universities to give you a bit of advice. Yeah, American universities are pretty pricey, especially the top ones. (I'm not sure if you are looking into any of the Ivy leagues colleges but if you are, go for Harvard. Harvard is absolutely beautiful.) But, I think if you show that you are consistently getting good grades and have a good range of charity work and activities that aren't school related, you'll have a fair shot of getting in. A plus is that you would be an international student, and colleges love having people from different countries attend their schools.

    After looking, this is for a phD in economics, but here is the information for Harvard just you info:
    https://gsas.harvard.edu/programs-of.../all/economics

    Here's for Yale:
    http://ide.yale.edu/

    You also can consider public state schools, which are generally really good as well. In my state, New York, the best State university statistically is SUNY Buffalo. Here are some stats https://colleges.niche.com/university-at-buffalo-suny/ and here is their MA programs for Economics. http://grad.buffalo.edu/explore/acad...H0UZZMG&deg=MA

    I hoped this helped you at least a little.
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    (Original post by mary.elizzy)
    HI! I'm not doing college in America but I am from New York and know enough about American universities to give you a bit of advice. Yeah, American universities are pretty pricey, especially the top ones. (I'm not sure if you are looking into any of the Ivy leagues colleges but if you are, go for Harvard. Harvard is absolutely beautiful.) But, I think if you show that you are consistently getting good grades and have a good range of charity work and activities that aren't school related, you'll have a fair shot of getting in. A plus is that you would be an international student, and colleges love having people from different countries attend their schools.

    After looking, this is for a phD in economics, but here is the information for Harvard just you info:
    https://gsas.harvard.edu/programs-of.../all/economics

    Here's for Yale:
    http://ide.yale.edu/

    You also can consider public state schools, which are generally really good as well. In my state, New York, the best State university statistically is SUNY Buffalo. Here are some stats https://colleges.niche.com/university-at-buffalo-suny/ and here is their MA programs for Economics. http://grad.buffalo.edu/explore/academics/programs/program-profile.html?id=RWH0UZZMG&deg=MA

    I hoped this helped you at least a little.
    That's a real help, thanks. I would probably do an MA in Economics or an MSc in Mathematical Economics or something similar, rather than doing a PhD. Do you know to what extent the reputation of the university you studied at undergraduate level will affect my chances of applying to do a masters?

    Another alternative would be for me to do an MBA, but obviously, you do this further into your career, so it is less pressing now.
 
 
 
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