I got an offer from a "high-ranking uni" but rejected by a "lower-ranking" uni? Watch

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Now before you start answering, I know that university rankings aren't everything and, in some cases, meaningless. I am currently doing a foundation year at a "low rank" uni, but I feel it's so wrong for this uni to get such an evaluation. I had the best types of resources available for my studies and the lecturers are always available. I fee like I'm performing and learning better than what I achieved in high school.

But I am perplexed by my current UCAS offers. I got conditional offers from two universities and one of them is somewhat on top of the ranking system.(I want to avoid naming them, please understand). However, I was rejected by my other choices, which are kind of in the lower ranks (not all of them). Is this actually normal? Has this ever happened to any of you? I am starting to doubt that may be they had accepted me by mistake? I double checked my application details just to make sure I didn't make any errors, especially in the qualifications section, but no, I am clean. Should I call the university? (but ugh, what if I lose my offer!!) Basically: HELP **panic mode:activated"
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(Original post by ShootingArrow)
Now before you start answering, I know that university rankings aren't everything and, in some cases, meaningless. I am currently doing a foundation year at a "low rank" uni, but I feel it's so wrong for this uni to get such an evaluation. I had the best types of resources available for my studies and the lecturers are always available. I fee like I'm performing and learning better than what I achieved in high school.

But I am perplexed by my current UCAS offers. I got conditional offers from two universities and one of them is somewhat on top of the ranking system.(I want to avoid naming them, please understand). However, I was rejected by my other choices, which are kind of in the lower ranks (not all of them). Is this actually normal? Has this ever happened to any of you? I am starting to doubt that may be they had accepted me by mistake? I double checked my application details just to make sure I didn't make any errors, especially in the qualifications section, but no, I am clean. Should I call the university? (but ugh, what if I lose my offer!!) Basically: HELP **panic mode:activated"
This happened to me and pretty much everyone I knew at Sixth Form; I'd say it's normal. If you have the higher offer, why sweat it? Long as you're not missing anything from the lower places.
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(Original post by ShootingArrow)
Now before you start answering, I know that university rankings aren't everything and, in some cases, meaningless. I am currently doing a foundation year at a "low rank" uni, but I feel it's so wrong for this uni to get such an evaluation. I had the best types of resources available for my studies and the lecturers are always available. I fee like I'm performing and learning better than what I achieved in high school.

But I am perplexed by my current UCAS offers. I got conditional offers from two universities and one of them is somewhat on top of the ranking system.(I want to avoid naming them, please understand). However, I was rejected by my other choices, which are kind of in the lower ranks (not all of them). Is this actually normal? Has this ever happened to any of you? I am starting to doubt that may be they had accepted me by mistake? I double checked my application details just to make sure I didn't make any errors, especially in the qualifications section, but no, I am clean. Should I call the university? (but ugh, what if I lose my offer!!) Basically: HELP **panic mode:activated"
I got rejected by St George`s this year for medicine- normally offer ABB to AAA depending on circumstances- i had A*A*AAa predictions- its ranked 33rd in medicine and 44th overall- i did however get an offer from UCL- 5th in medicine and consistently in top 10 worldwide- i think its just luck of the draw, id just roll with it.
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But I am perplexed by my current UCAS offers. I got conditional offers from two universities and one of them is somewhat on top of the ranking system.(I want to avoid naming them, please understand). However, I was rejected by my other choices, which are kind of in the lower ranks (not all of them). Is this actually normal? Has this ever happened to any of you? I am starting to doubt that may be they had accepted me by mistake? I double checked my application details just to make sure I didn't make any errors, especially in the qualifications section, but no, I am clean. Should I call the university? (but ugh, what if I lose my offer!!) Basically: HELP **panic mode:activated"
Don't worry about it - you have conditional offers, so I doubt that it's a mistake. Be happy that you got an offer from a good university, which I assume would have been your top choice.

How do the typical offers from the universities that rejected you compare to your predicted grades? Perhaps they though it would be a waste of an offer.
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