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I am an American student wanting to study in the UK. The information I have about these universities have all been found online as I do not live in the UK and cannot visit these universities.

For my 5 choices I have picked:
King's College London
University of Manchester
University of Kent
Royal Holloway, University of London
University of Edinburgh

I have not turned in my application yet as I am still unsure about my university choices! I am conflicted about the Edinburgh choice as I would prefer to study in England. But, it is a great university and I meet their entry requirements! Can anyone give me more info on these universities (personal opinion)? Just in terms of environment, student life, academia, etc. Thanks!
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Royal Holloway is a **** university, even Kent isn't that great. Edinburgh/kings are equivalent to duke/ucla/a lot of ivy league. Manchester is equivalent to small ivy leagues/chapel hill.

If you want London, look at imperial/ucl/lse, all great universities
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(Original post by singhaman)
Royal Holloway is a **** university, even Kent isn't that great. Edinburgh/kings are equivalent to duke/ucla/a lot of ivy league. Manchester is equivalent to small ivy leagues/chapel hill.

If you want London, look at imperial/ucl/lse, all great universities
Boring. Person reads a rankings table and considers themselves The Great Assessor of worldwide university quality. Welcome to TSR, I guess.

Royal Holloway and Kent are both good universities, and I'm also assuming that the OP has chosen them (and not Imperial, UCL, LSE) for a reason - for example, the subject she's looking to study.

OP - need a bit more information. What do you want to study? What are your particular interests within that field? What are you looking for in a university experience?
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I want to study International Relations and Politics! I'm quite determined to get into KCL as I liked their program for this course the most! They offer modules in intelligence and military strategy as part of the program, which I have not seen in many of the other U.K. universities. I also love how the university is in central London. Although, from what I have read the school is highly competitive so I'm looking at other universities as well.

What am I looking for in a university experience? The uni I went to in the States was in a small city and the nightlife wasn't the best but the students/school spirit made my time there amazing! Football season was the best time of the year. So I guess the teaching quality pertaining to my degree program and the student community would be most important for me! (and decent nightlife wouldn't be so bad)
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Boring. Person reads a rankings table and considers themselves The Great Assessor of worldwide university quality. Welcome to TSR, I guess.

Royal Holloway and Kent are both good universities, and I'm also assuming that the OP has chosen them (and not Imperial, UCL, LSE) for a reason - for example, the subject she's looking to study.

OP - need a bit more information. What do you want to study? What are your particular interests within that field? What are you looking for in a university experience?
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i studied at chapel hill last year. let me tell you that no university in UK has that sort of school spirit from what i have gathered, maybe oxbridge. we just arent that big on school rivalries. worldender OP asked for personal opinions, i gave them mine, no need for personal attacks. yes, i do look at rankings because unfortunately i dont have the time to go around every university in country personally judging them, and from what i gather majority of the people dont. if you want to talk to experts, then i believe they already made their positions clear by making the league tables.
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if you want to talk to experts, then i believe they already made their positions clear by making the league tables.
I don't think you understand how league tables are compiled.
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