Hello, I am thinking of, well not thinking but definitely will be applying to Cambridge.
I wanted to go there for a very long time, and I would really like an advice from somebody who knows a lot about the institution, or somebody who has attended the University, about their colleges and which could suit my interests/orientations.
I have found several articles on these forums about the university, especially the one where the original poster states certain positive and negative features about each of the colleges. As helpful as it was, I would really like for someone to comment from their own perspective and experience on where I could apply.
I have always eyed King's college, for the many reasons that I wouldn't have time to mention. So I would briefly like to state a little bit about myself and my views, and if you know the right house for me, or even have an advice, I would greatly appreciate all your help. So here is a little bit about me:
- I am planning on studying "Modern and Medieval Languages" (Russian and Spanish).
- I love history, and I would want a college to be something, where I could feel that historical, cultural and almost if you could say "magical" identity around me. I would also prefer the place to be quiet, where I could escape reality (I guess one attribute which King's lacks, or so I've herd)
- My Political views are somewhat moderate. I would be left wing on economical issues, where as probably right wing on social. Putting it shortly, I believe in equal society, and less class division, whereas at the same time I believe in traditional values.
- I love History and Cultures. Especially Russian. Whether that's Russian literature, composers or the history of it in general.
- Religious views/stances are not very important to me, I would always consider myself a Christian, but I do not practise it.
- I would say I am sporty, and I love anything that's competitive(anything from quiz nights to chess to bowling) not that I am planning on doing any sports at Cambridge, but I love American sports such as American Football and Baseball. I also really like Ice hockey.
- I love Arts, whether that's theatre, operas, plays or paintings.
- Travelling and exploring is something that I really enjoy.
I know that the best and right advice for me would be is to walk around Cambridge and see what I would like myself, and of course I will do that, yet it would really help for someone to comment with an actual experience about Cambridge and from somebody who can give an honest advice, since 1 day of sightseeing isn't really an honest answer of what to expect for at least 4 years of your life.
Thanks for going through this, and if you have any more follow up questions, which could help you answer my question a little bit better, please do not hesitate to ask me.
Also I would like to mention that I am 22, as I had to take some time off after school to travel, due to the sport I was in. And now I am studying for my A level exams which I am hoping to complete shortly. Even though I am still in early 20's technically I am a mature student, but I wouldn't want to attend a mature only/graduate college. I guess I've mentioned this part since some college administrations may be more friendly or not so friendly towards the applicant being of slightly older than the usual applicants. Or this may not be the case at all, anyway, thanks once again.