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    Hi, I'm in lower 6th and probably going to apply for a computer science degree next year so I thought I'd ask for some advice. I got all A*s in my GCSEs and am taking a levels in maths, further maths, physics and chemistry. I know I want to apply to Cambridge and Imperial, but am not sure what other universities would be best to also apply to. I'm currently deciding between St Andrews, Edinburgh, Manchester, Warwick, Southampton and UCL. Which of these are the best or any other suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks
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    (Original post by Sergio000)
    Hi, I'm in lower 6th and probably going to apply for a computer science degree next year so I thought I'd ask for some advice. I got all A*s in my GCSEs and am taking a levels in maths, further maths, physics and chemistry. I know I want to apply to Cambridge and Imperial, but am not sure what other universities would be best to also apply to. I'm currently deciding between St Andrews, Edinburgh, Manchester, Warwick, Southampton and UCL. Which of these are the best or any other suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks
    I would highly recommend going to the open days and looking online to see how each uni run their course for compsci just to see which one you like the look of and think you'd be able to perform better under.
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    Our daughter has just started Comp Sci at Edinburgh. She's really happy with the course and support so far. St Andrews is a tiny place, further away and harder to get into since it's popular with students from the US and also i think they only charge 3 years fees for the 4 year course.

    Apart from Cambridge, it seemed to be really competitive for IC and UCL last year. They were both rejecting candidates predicted several A* (although they gave offers to others without) and many didn't hear either way until late March - check their respective Computer Science offers threads on TSR from last year.
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    (Original post by mathsinsider)
    Our daughter has just started Comp Sci at Edinburgh. She's really happy with the course and support so far. St Andrews is a tiny place, further away and harder to get into since it's popular with students from the US and also i think they only charge 3 years fees for the 4 year course.

    Apart from Cambridge, it seemed to be really competitive for IC and UCL last year. They were both rejecting candidates predicted several A* (although they gave offers to others without) and many didn't hear either way until late March - check their respective Computer Science offers threads on TSR from last year.
    St Andrews is about 80 minutes away from Edinburgh, it may be harder to get into but this has nothing to do with it being popular with students from the US. The university recruits from three pools, determined by funding: Scottish/EU applicants, rUK applicants and International (i.e. non-EU) applicants with student numbers not being capped in the latter two. Increased competition within the International applicant pool will not affect competition for places in the rUK pool.

    St Andrews, along with Edinburgh, charges for every year of tuition.

    @OP if it sways you in anyway, Computer Science grads from St Andrews are the second highest earners in the UK.

 
 
 
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