Which oxford college is the most diverse/welcoming?

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I know this is subjective but there's usually a general agreement on whether a place is ethnically diverse/welcoming of lgbt+ all that that PC stuff, as well as state-school intake (although this isn't subjective like the others, but basically which college seems the less "classist" )

Also curious about how "well" they tend to do academically

I wasn't able to go to the open day earlier this year and won't be able to go to the september ones (our school has an earlier deadline for ucas) so I'm kind of going in blind which I know isn't preferable but there's not much else to do. Plus I don't exactly come from the kind of background that has any kind of oxbridge contacts lol. I'd appreciate any insight from current/previous students. Thanks
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Well, Wadham is pretty much known for it. At my interviews, the student helpers all had posters, and each had their preferred pronouns on it. They also have the cutest dog, called Jonah. He's a cutie pie!! They also have a very high state intake for an Oxford college.
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Well, Wadham is pretty much known for it. At my interviews, the student helpers all had posters, and each had their preferred pronouns on it. They also have the cutest dog, called Jonah. He's a cutie pie!! They also have a very high state intake for an Oxford college.
Hmm, tempted to apply just for jonah. Is Wadham the "most" diverse or is it the only diverse one do you think?
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I know this is subjective but there's usually a general agreement on whether a place is ethnically diverse/welcoming of lgbt+ all that that PC stuff, as well as state-school intake (although this isn't subjective like the others, but basically which college seems the less "classist").

I wasn't able to go to the open day earlier this year and won't be able to go to the september ones (our school has an earlier deadline for ucas) so I'm kind of going in blind which I know isn't preferable but there's not much else to do. Plus I don't exactly come from the kind of background that has any kind of oxbridge contacts lol. I'd appreciate any insight from current/previous students. Thanks
If you want a College known for its left leaning vibes, then apply to Wadham.

https://www.wadham.ox.ac.uk

It is known for its socialist views and a more open College.

PS: this is a view that I have gotten from mates at Oxford.
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If you want a College known for its left leaning vibes, then apply to Wadham.

https://www.wadham.ox.ac.uk

It is known for its socialist views and a more open College.

PS: this is a view that I have gotten from mates at Oxford.
Are they seen as a "good" college in regards to academics and stuff or are they seen as a joke? Ik a lot of people have a weird aversion to anything remotely PC
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Hmm, tempted to apply just for jonah. Is Wadham the "most" diverse or is it the only diverse one do you think?
That's Wadham's reputation. I wouldn't say it's the only one.

Here's Jonah!

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Are they seen as a "good" college in regards to academics and stuff or are they seen as a joke? Ik a lot of people have a weird aversion to anything remotely PC
Not as far as I know! It is very high on the Norrington Table, the unoffical academic ranking of the colleges.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norrington_Table
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Not as far as I know! It is very high on the Norrington Table, the unoffical academic ranking of the colleges.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norrington_Table
That's good to know! And Jonah look so cute :love:
the only kind of(?) problem so far is that they only accept 5/6 medics every year so I guess it must be pretty hard to get into :eek:
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(Original post by MEME*clap*REVIEW)
I know this is subjective but there's usually a general agreement on whether a place is ethnically diverse/welcoming of lgbt+ all that that PC stuff, as well as state-school intake (although this isn't subjective like the others, but basically which college seems the less "classist" )

Also curious about how "well" they tend to do academically

I wasn't able to go to the open day earlier this year and won't be able to go to the september ones (our school has an earlier deadline for ucas) so I'm kind of going in blind which I know isn't preferable but there's not much else to do. Plus I don't exactly come from the kind of background that has any kind of oxbridge contacts lol. I'd appreciate any insight from current/previous students. Thanks
Go and look in September - your school does not need to actually submit YOUR application until October 15th. They can complete everything else and just wait for you to name the College - get family involved if needs be.
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People have a worrying obsession with diversity.


Jonah looks adorable though.
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People have a worrying obsession with diversity.


Jonah looks adorable though.
True, but i'm a hijabi and i'm not trying to get shanked lol. I've spent a few years being the only one in my entire school and i'd rather not relive that experience.

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Go and look in September - your school does not need to actually submit YOUR application until October 15th. They can complete everything else and just wait for you to name the College - get family involved if needs be.
Ok i'll try and see if they'll budge on the issue when school starts again.
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Are they seen as a "good" college in regards to academics and stuff or are they seen as a joke? Ik a lot of people have a weird aversion to anything remotely PC
It is apparently a very good college with strong academics. It is just self-selective, where more left leaning people tend to gravitate towards the college based on its diversity and culture.

The College is not regarded as a joke. It is just known for its historically socialist views. This is similar to Kings College at Cambridge that is known to be socialists’ mecca.
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Hmm, tempted to apply just for jonah. Is Wadham the "most" diverse or is it the only diverse one do you think?
I’d advise you to apply, if you are unsure of the College to choose.
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True, but i'm a hijabi and i'm not trying to get shanked lol. I've spent a few years being the only one in my entire school and i'd rather not relive that experience.

Ok i'll try and see if they'll budge on the issue when school starts again.
I write references and I assure you that we can get everything ready if your PS and the rest of the form is completed.
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People have a worrying obsession with diversity.


Jonah looks adorable though.
Because they want to guard themselves from group think which tends to evolve to more toxic views. Diversity enables different opinions to be shared and accepted.
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That's good to know! And Jonah look so cute :love:
the only kind of(?) problem so far is that they only accept 5/6 medics every year so I guess it must be pretty hard to get into :eek:
Yeah, it is really academic
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I write references and I assure you that we can get everything ready if your PS and the rest of the form is completed.
That's reassuring, thanks for your help.

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It is apparently a very good college with strong academics. It is just self-selective, where more left leaning people tend to gravitate towards the college based on its diversity and culture.

The College is not regarded as a joke. It is just known for its historically socialist views. This is similar to Kings College at Cambridge that is known to be socialists’ mecca.

I’d advise you to apply, if you are unsure of the College to choose.
That's good to know. Wadham seems like a good bet so far so it's definitely one I'll be checking out. Do you know anything about Magdalen? I'm guessing they tend to lean on the more traditional side?
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That's good to know. Wadham seems like a good bet so far so it's definitely one I'll be checking out. Do you know anything about Magdalen? I'm guessing they tend to lean on the more traditional side?
Just to clarify, I don't have any direct connection to Oxford. I am just giving you my views.

I think Magdalen is more traditional like Christ Church, Trinity, Brasenose, Merton and University College.

They are all excellent colleges, but if you are looking for a well-known “liberal” and “diverse” College, then Wadham is known for it.

if u can, it is best for you to visit to see Colleges. Else, go with Wadham.

Another important aspect that you should consider is the wealth of the College. The university experience is often influenced by how rich a College is. So you should consider that as well.
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Your school will most likely have an internal deadline which is more for your PS rather than uni choices as the actual application doesn't have to be sent off until October 15th. Most schools will be fine with just seeing your PS and not knowing your uni choices(I know mine waited cause I wasn't sure about my college choice). So you probably can go to the open day in september
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