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Hi everyone,

I'm trying to choose an Oxford college by Monday (my school locks the UCAS form and enters us for tests then) for a maths degree.

I went on the open day and narrowed it down to Brasenose or Wadham. I like the fact that Brasenose has formal hall and the central three year accommodation. I loved Wadham's library though, and it seemed more relaxed to me. The new second year accommodation is 45 mins away from the maths institute though... 25 mins by bus and 30 mins cycle with stop lights.

So I guess my questions are how annoying is it to live far away from where your lectures and tutorials are? At which college would I have more fun (5 bops at Wadham per term vs 2 at Brasenose, which is more relaxed etc.)? And are formal halls and Oxford traditions an important part of the experience?

Thanks in advance,
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I don't think your school can lock your UCAS, but whatever.

You can attend the formal hall of other colleges, if you are invited as a guest.

And if you're really stuck between the two colleges, bear in mind that Brasenose is consistently the most applied to college, and by choosing anywhere else you'd be decreasing the chances of being reallocated to a different college (although it should not affect your chances of getting into Oxford).
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(Original post by nexttime)
I don't think your school can lock your UCAS, but whatever.

You can attend the formal hall of other colleges, if you are invited as a guest.

And if you're really stuck between the two colleges, bear in mind that Brasenose is consistently the most applied to college, and by choosing anywhere else you'd be decreasing the chances of being reallocated to a different college (although it should not affect your chances of getting into Oxford).
Whilst this is true in general (aggregated over all subjects) Brasenose is not particularly any more competitive for mathematics than Wadham is.
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Whilst this is true in general (aggregated over all subjects) Brasenose is not particularly any more competitive for mathematics than Wadham is.
True, but I'm not too worried about that right now, just trying to figure out where I'd be happier. Still torn... might go for Wadham just because it seems a bit more laid back.
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