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trinity Vs st Johns Vs Clare Vs caius + Gonville Vs Emmanuel.

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trinity Vs st Johns Vs Clare Vs caius + Gonville Vs Emmanuel.

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trinity will be hard for maths from what I've heard. if you're confident and you love the college then apply. if not then just apply to the college you think you will most fit into. perhaps look at what is close to the maths department etc.
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trinity will be hard for maths from what I've heard. if you're confident and you love the college then apply. if not then just apply to the college you think you will most fit into. perhaps look at what is close to the maths department etc.
I see trinity has 40 places? I don't know which one I will most fit into. Ive been to trinity when I was very little and the campus is pretty. But I don't know what characteristics of each college
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trinity Vs st Johns Vs Clare Vs caius + Gonville Vs Emmanuel.

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I see trinity has 40 places? I don't know which one I will most fit into. Ive been to trinity when I was very little and the campus is pretty. But I don't know what characteristics of each college
No-one knows which one you will 'most fit into', those 40 people and the maths cohort at every College will, just like you, be brand new at the start of the academic year. Cohorts and Colleges don't have a personality that exists without students, unless applicants try to 'self-select' for things. If any College student body has a personality, it is because the students either self-select for it (ie by perpetuating ideas like Clare is musical, Caius is medical, Downing is for law etc), or they adopt some persona while there (Jesus is sporty, St Johns rows, Magdelene debates etc).
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Alright can I ask why trinity is hard? The specimen interview tests seem alright. Aren't the offer conditions all roughly the same?
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If you like Trinity, then don’t be afraid to apply there. A lot of people actually get scared off because Trinity has a reputation for being a very maths oriented college and a lot of Olympiad people apply there, but you absolutely do not have to have done olympiads to get in - the main deciding factor is your test and interview.

Your college choice doesn’t affect your chances of getting into Cambridge as a whole so just apply to the college you like the most unless you’re extremely worried about being pooled and not having any control over where you end up (though you can’t entirely avoid this so called risk). Even if you do get pooled to a college you think you won’t like, it turns out that nearly everyone ends up loving their college whether or not they were pooled there.
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Alright can I ask why trinity is hard? The specimen interview tests seem alright. Aren't the offer conditions all roughly the same?
It’s seen as “hard” because its reputation for maths (having a history of many famous mathematicians such as Newton and Ramanujan going there) means that it attracts a higher standard of applicants on average. Quite a lot of people who have done high level maths olympiads apply there (though many people do get in without having such experience) so it boils down to just having a higher standard of applicants in general. But if you like the college definitely go for it - it seems a good sign already that you think the specimen tests seem approachable.
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