I'm considering applying to Cambridge, but I do not know if I should be going for the open application or the specialised application. I don't exactly mind which college I go to, but my real query is is whether applying to a college with less applicants will give me an easier chance of getting in? According to application rate statistics, there are some colleges which have far less applicants, but with the same amount of acceptances as other, more popular colleges. (btw I want to apply for land economics at Cambridge)
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- Thread Starter
- 12-02-2017 18:26
- Community Assistant
- 13-02-2017 10:58
In theory, it shouldn't affect your chances of getting in.
Just be aware, if you're a girl, that if you make an open application, it is very likely you'll be allocated to a female-only college, as they tend to get fewer applications. If that's a big issue for you, then don't make an open application.
Try not to worry about your colllege choice too much - lots of people who apply for a particular college get reallocated to a different one for interview anyway.