katieantonia
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Hey guys, oxford applicant here. The deadline this year is 15 Oct, and honestly I still haven't decided on a college.

I'm thinking Jesus, Somerset or St Katherine's but that isn't exhaustive.

I am a state school student and would be looking for a college with a large state school uptake. I'm from Northern Ireland and am applying for Modern Languages. I don't care all that much about University Challenge prowess or bars - what is important is that my college is small, central and preferably old.


Any suggestions?
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(Original post by katieantonia)
Hey guys, oxford applicant here. The deadline this year is 15 Oct, and honestly I still haven't decided on a college.

I'm thinking Jesus, Somerset or St Katherine's but that isn't exhaustive.

I am a state school student and would be looking for a college with a large state school uptake. I'm from Northern Ireland and am applying for Modern Languages. I don't care all that much about University Challenge prowess or bars - what is important is that my college is small, central and preferably old.


Any suggestions?
Corpus Christie small and old. Good article on this in Telegraph this week. Hertford old small and central, high State School intake very left leaning. Bit rundown but cosy. Somerville not Somerset by the way. Also St Catz not Katherines.. Have a look at Tsr's alternative prospective for Oxford Colleges and also The Oxford University Alternative prospectus. Balliol might also fit the bill. Wadham slightly larger but very diverse central and built in 1601.
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Old and large state school uptake is Mansfield College. they take a large percentage of state school, but would also pick somerville as a good choice. Did enjoy looking round there and had accommodation for all 4 years,
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(Original post by katieantonia)
Hey guys, oxford applicant here. The deadline this year is 15 Oct, and honestly I still haven't decided on a college.

I'm thinking Jesus, Somerset or St Katherine's but that isn't exhaustive.

I am a state school student and would be looking for a college with a large state school uptake. I'm from Northern Ireland and am applying for Modern Languages. I don't care all that much about University Challenge prowess or bars - what is important is that my college is small, central and preferably old.


Any suggestions?
Hola katieantonia,

Last cycle, the three colleges with the largest state school share of UK offers were Mansfield, Wadham and Brasenose. What will happen this time round depends on the pattern of applications but in general the numbers and success rates of state school candidates has risen across the board.

Of the three colleges you list, Jesus is small, central and old.

Good luck with your application whatever your final choice!

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Just make sure your chosen college offers your subject. You can’t study German at Mansfield.

I agree with brasenose about Jesus
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