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which university is the most oversubscribed for medicine?
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All of them - by as 'little' as 4 or 5 applicants per place (OxBridge), to 30-plus applicants per place (usually BSMS).

Which is most oversubscribed changes from year to year, as people try to play a game they can't win...
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All. No shortcuts into this course unfortunantly.
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If I were to say Newcastle had a applicant ratio of 4-1 this cycle, do you think it would have the same next year?

Just to be clear, I made that up entirely, in case any of you wazzocks are getting ideas.
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which university is the most oversubscribed for medicine?
here in the United States its the Mt. Sinai School for Medicine, All of the Ivy Leagues (Harvard, Princeton etc.), and i do belive MIT.
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All of them - by as 'little' as 4 or 5 applicants per place (OxBridge), to 30-plus applicants per place (usually BSMS).

Which is most oversubscribed changes from year to year, as people try to play a game they can't win...
Why is BSMS always so oversubscribed?
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Who knows - perceptions of a new school being easier? Fantastic location: beaches, good bars, lovely town? erm... It's consistently been heavily oversubscribed in applicant terms since it opened
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Thought it was because BSMS has a smaller intake than most (about 100 places?) but the same number of people applying, so a higher applicant: offer ratio.
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I thought of the smaller intake theory, but it seems weird that it is so consistently oversubscribed. As said, it usually varies depending on who was undersubscribed the year before.
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I thought it was because they had a lower grade requirement to every other university.
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It's got to be the Brighton location. Surely. It's a very attractive place to want to study and live in
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I liked it - it was my only application to a place that contrasted with the others!
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4 or 5 applicants per place (OxBridge)
When I went on the Oxford open day they told us they were one of the most popular course, with about 15 applicants per place. But I imagine it would change pretty drastically every year.
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When I went on the Oxford open day they told us they were one of the most popular course, with about 15 applicants per place. But I imagine it would change pretty drastically every year.
Amusingly I haven't thrown out my prospectus yet. For 2006/7 entry, the university average was 5.4 applicants per place. In terms of college it ranged from 3.1 (St Hildas) to 9.3 (Magdalen). College ratios vary year on year. Both my colleges had average application ratios in 06/07 but had two of the highest ratios in 07/08.
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(Original post by becca2389)
Amusingly I haven't thrown out my prospectus yet. For 2006/7 entry, the university average was 5.4 applicants per place. In terms of college it ranged from 3.1 (St Hildas) to 9.3 (Magdalen). College ratios vary year on year. Both my colleges had average application ratios in 06/07 but had two of the highest ratios in 07/08.
I think that's because people tend to look at the statistics, and then apply to colleges with low ratios. So effectively you get a yo-yo effect of applicants to places. I don't think I'm going to take that much notice of them really, as they seem to vary a lot from year to year, and we were told that all the data was two years old anyway!
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From what I'v read.. deffo Brighton and Southampton is the most oversubscribed..
I think it's because Southampton don't interview and Brighton is just a lovely close knit med school and from what i'v heard the students are really well supported!
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(Original post by jonnyofengland)
I think that's because people tend to look at the statistics, and then apply to colleges with low ratios. So effectively you get a yo-yo effect of applicants to places. I don't think I'm going to take that much notice of them really, as they seem to vary a lot from year to year, and we were told that all the data was two years old anyway!
Applicants are so predictable! But yes, I reckon the ratio stays about the same overall, and 15:1 is more characteristic of colleges like Magdalen where everyone wants to apply just because it's Magdalen (which put me off applying even though I quite liked it!)
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(Original post by jonnyofengland)
I think that's because people tend to look at the statistics, and then apply to colleges with low ratios. So effectively you get a yo-yo effect of applicants to places. I don't think I'm going to take that much notice of them really, as they seem to vary a lot from year to year, and we were told that all the data was two years old anyway!
Although some (:cool: ) are consistently higher - hence when they gave the stats they tended to be 3 year averages. But apply where you want!
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(Original post by Fluffy)
Who knows - perceptions of a new school being easier? Fantastic location: beaches, good bars, lovely town? erm... It's consistently been heavily oversubscribed in applicant terms since it opened
were'nt they offering ABB offers or something? Or am I merely showing my age when I think of ABB offers and medicine?
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