Oxford College for Medicine Watch
Any advice in what type of college to apply to? I prefer astonishing architecture, a college which is old, not modern, with an established netowrk of alumni and resources, but subjectively a postive and comfortable atmosphere.
... negative ratings amongst my teachers. The majority of my professors adviced me to stay away from Balliol, Christ Church, Merton, Brasenose and Magdalen;
2008-2010ish Merton was the college with the highest state intake.
Its also of note that medicine is a subject with a relatively high state intake, with 62% being state school (58% for the whole uni).
Honestly, i think your teachers are very out of date and if they once knew what they were talking about, they don't any more. Lots of data to trawl through here if you want to base your decision on actual data.
But overall the message should be: this is really not something to worry about. The idea that some colleges only accept from Westminster/Eton is pure fantasy.