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What are the chances of getting into investment banking from a uni like york? I got A*AA and am heading off to study economics and maths at the uni of york but recently I have stumbled on a lot of people saying they got into york with grades far below what the entry requirement are. I cant help but feel like I may be too good for the university and don't belong here, that the uni inflates its entry requirements to look more prestigious and fool people like me into coming here?

How prestigious is the university of york and how possible is it to get into front office investment banking?
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What are the chances of getting into investment banking from a uni like york? I got A*AA and am heading off to study economics and maths at the uni of york but recently I have stumbled on a lot of people saying they got into york with grades far below what the entry requirement are. I cant help but feel like I may be too good for the university and don't belong here, that the uni inflates its entry requirements to look more prestigious and fool people like me into coming here?

How prestigious is the university of york and how possible is it to get into front office investment banking?
Lots of universities are like that... I didn’t know about this until a few days ago when my mate told me but it was too late...

Anyways, Uni of Nottingham apparently accepted BBB medicine student... when i heard that from my mate (he goes to uniofn) i was bluddy shooked. Same goes with Uni of Manchester and Uni of Birmingham.

I think Uni of York is good and they are a bit prestigious but just not on the level of like Warwick ( imo ).

Nowdays universities love money over 100% meeting requirement academic classes. With your grades, i think i would’ve tried to apply for an Adjustment to a more prestigious university (but thats me and if yorks comfortable its a win for you!)
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well I know of someone who got accepted by Cambridge even though they missed their required grade by 3 marks... I was really shocked to hear that
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I did take a look at other universities, but there seemed to be no vacancies for my course at 'better' unis (I looked at Leeds, Exeter, Bristol, Durham etc.). I feel a bit ripped off tbh with all that hard work I put in, just to be put in with people getting ABB/BBB's. What are the chances of being able to transfer after first year?
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Lots of universities are like that... I didn’t know about this until a few days ago when my mate told me but it was too late...

Anyways, Uni of Nottingham apparently accepted BBB medicine student... when i heard that from my mate (he goes to uniofn) i was bluddy shooked. Same goes with Uni of Manchester and Uni of Birmingham.

I think Uni of York is good and they are a bit prestigious but just not on the level of like Warwick ( imo ).

Nowdays universities love money over 100% meeting requirement academic classes. With your grades, i think i would’ve tried to apply for an Adjustment to a more prestigious university (but thats me and if yorks comfortable its a win for you!)
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I did take a look at other universities, but there seemed to be no vacancies for my course at 'better' unis (I looked at Leeds, Exeter, Bristol, Durham etc.). I feel a bit ripped off tbh with all that hard work I put in, just to be put in with people getting ABB/BBB's. What are the chances of being able to transfer after first year?
I'm in the same boat. What did you decide to do in the end?
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I'm in the same boat. What did you decide to do in the end?
I'm not the original poster, but I'd like to offer you some advice on how to decide. Overall the university is fairly prestigious being a Russel group university, however I don't think it's the overall university reputation that matters as much as the individual department's. You should look at how the department you are interested in ranks in various areas (eg Student satisfaction, research output, post-graduate employment) and decide what sort of ranking is most important to you. It is also important to look at what the department specialises in, since departments for the same subject will specialise in different areas of that subject. Open days are a great opportunity to ask questions about the specific areas you're interested in, but you can also email the department if you're unable to attend an open day.

I decided to study psychology at York for a few reasons. Firstly, the department ranked very highly in research excellence and had research I was interested in, which was important to me as I want to pursue a career in research (either in academia or industry). Secondly, I could tell from open days that the department had a friendly atmosphere and it was easy to talk to academics/staff (I stand by this assessment as a third year, the academics/staff are so lovely). Thirdly, it was one of the only departments to offer an integrated masters at the time I applied, and that was something I was interested in. The York psychology department was a great fit for my personal priorities.

Basically, decide what your priorities are and investigate whether the department you're interested in suits those priorities.

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Grades boundaries and overall university rankings are extremely limited in their use. Entry grade boundaries are primarily a reflection of how many people apply proportionate to how many places there are. A good university department can have years where less people apply than usual, or they might offer a lot more places than other departments. Also, grade boundaries vary between departments, so they only reflect he standards of that individual department at the university. Overall university rankings take too many factors into consideration for them to be useful. You cannot tell whether a university suits your individual preferences from a ranking. For example, I felt I would be happier at a campus university, so I looked more at campus universities even if they had slightly lower student satisfaction ratings. If there is something you want hard numbers on (eg Post-graduate employment rates) then you may as well look at department specific rankings for more relevant information.
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