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    You might have noticed I've done a few threads comparing universities lately - choosing where to apply is more challenging than anticipated! I was wondering whether anyone had some pros and cons for these two? I want to apply for biological sciences.

    Thanks, and sorry for the constant uni comparison spam!
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    I looked at physics at both unis. UCL definitely screams more typical university vibes, as it's a more traditional building. Also, you have people doing all subjects, so there's a much wider range of people. The location is very good as well, as you're right next to Euston station and you're pretty central, and when you have to live out a lot of students find reasonable prices in Camden right next door.

    Imperial has mostly science related/business/medicine type people, so I guess maybe you're more likely to find like-minded people. The buildings are a lot more modern. You're in South Kensington, so it's a much nicer but much more expensive area. If you're into your music you are right next to the Royal Albert Hall so if there's a concert you can pop next door for a couple of hours after uni Not sure about biology, but for physics the entry requirements were a couple of grades higher here than at UCL.

    I don't know anything specifically about the biology departments at them, but hopefully that gives you enough of an idea of the differences to get closer to a decision
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    (Original post by CaraStudying)
    I looked at physics at both unis. UCL definitely screams more typical university vibes, as it's a more traditional building. Also, you have people doing all subjects, so there's a much wider range of people. The location is very good as well, as you're right next to Euston station and you're pretty central, and when you have to live out a lot of students find reasonable prices in Camden right next door.

    Imperial has mostly science related/business/medicine type people, so I guess maybe you're more likely to find like-minded people. The buildings are a lot more modern. You're in South Kensington, so it's a much nicer but much more expensive area. If you're into your music you are right next to the Royal Albert Hall so if there's a concert you can pop next door for a couple of hours after uni Not sure about biology, but for physics the entry requirements were a couple of grades higher here than at UCL.

    I don't know anything specifically about the biology departments at them, but hopefully that gives you enough of an idea of the differences to get closer to a decision
    Thank you! Where did you apply for physics in the end?
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    (Original post by Parvati Patil)
    Thank you! Where did you apply for physics in the end?
    Cambridge and UCL I applied NatSci, then Imperial, Nottingham and Royal Holloway physics.
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