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Hey! I'm an EU student and was wondering why are some universities considered more competitive than others. So for example Warwick requires AAA for a course and the acceptance rate is super low, but Leeds also requires AAA and the acceptance rate is higher? Warwick is up higher in the rankings than Leeds, so why entry requirements are the same? I thought that once you get an offer for AAA, the uni has to accept you when you achieve AAA.Basically, in my home country, a good diploma score is considered to be around 85-90% yet on the website of Uni of Edinburgh it is said that around 50% is enough to get in. Imperial says the same thing and is considered one of the most competitive unis in the UK? I don't get it....
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Hey! I'm an EU student and was wondering why are some universities considered more competitive than others. So for example Warwick requires AAA for a course and the acceptance rate is super low, but Leeds also requires AAA and the acceptance rate is higher? Warwick is up higher in the rankings than Leeds, so why entry requirements are the same? I thought that once you get an offer for AAA, the uni has to accept you when you achieve AAA.Basically, in my home country, a good diploma score is considered to be around 85-90% yet on the website of Uni of Edinburgh it is said that around 50% is enough to get in. Imperial says the same thing and is considered one of the most competitive unis in the UK? I don't get it....
What course is this? Sounds like Medicine
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Hey! I'm an EU student and was wondering why are some universities considered more competitive than others. So for example Warwick requires AAA for a course and the acceptance rate is super low, but Leeds also requires AAA and the acceptance rate is higher? Warwick is up higher in the rankings than Leeds, so why entry requirements are the same? I thought that once you get an offer for AAA, the uni has to accept you when you achieve AAA.Basically, in my home country, a good diploma score is considered to be around 85-90% yet on the website of Uni of Edinburgh it is said that around 50% is enough to get in. Imperial says the same thing and is considered one of the most competitive unis in the UK? I don't get it....
Universities do research and have better research quality than the other, hence it would have better quality teaching staff.
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Universities do research and have better research quality than the other, hence it would have better quality teaching staff.
That just isn't true RG does NOT correlate to good teaching.
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Universities do research and have better research quality than the other, hence it would have better quality teaching staff.
yeh i know that some unis are better than others but i don’t get how Warwick has an acceptance rate of 10% and let’s say Bath - 77% and both require AAA?
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What course is this? Sounds like Medicine
Noo I was looking at business degrees
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Hey! I'm an EU student and was wondering why are some universities considered more competitive than others. So for example Warwick requires AAA for a course and the acceptance rate is super low, but Leeds also requires AAA and the acceptance rate is higher? Warwick is up higher in the rankings than Leeds, so why entry requirements are the same? I thought that once you get an offer for AAA, the uni has to accept you when you achieve AAA.Basically, in my home country, a good diploma score is considered to be around 85-90% yet on the website of Uni of Edinburgh it is said that around 50% is enough to get in. Imperial says the same thing and is considered one of the most competitive unis in the UK? I don't get it....
Some unis want your international fees...
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yeh i know that some unis are better than others but i don’t get how Warwick has an acceptance rate of 10% and let’s say Bath - 77% and both require AAA?
Where are you getting that figure from?
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What course is this? Sounds like Medicine
Warwick doesn't do standard undergrad medicine, only graduate entry medicine so OP is not referring to Medicine (and they later confirmed it too).
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The short answer is: supply and demand. A university course has x places and expects to receive y applicants (of a certain quality). The more extreme the x:y ratio the higher the entry requirements. Research rankings play some part in applications, but there are loads of other factors too.
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Where are you getting that figure from?
I just googled the acceptance rate for universities and those were the figures. For business degrees Bath has the same requirements as Warwick
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The short answer is: supply and demand. A university course has x places and expects to receive y applicants (of a certain quality). The more extreme the x:y ratio the higher the entry requirements. Research rankings play some part in applications, but there are loads of other factors too.
So basically those requirements are ******** then? Because at the end Warwick will accept A*A*A* only?
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I just googled the acceptance rate for universities and those were the figures. For business degrees Bath has the same requirements as Warwick
In the UK acceptance rate can mean 3 different things. I suspect that you are understanding it to be the same as offer rate (the % of applications that are made an offer).

The offer rate for Warwick and Bath for business courses are both similar.

I doubt Warwick has any courses with a 10% offer rate. Their average offer rate is over 80%
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Noo I was looking at business degrees
Ooh I see. Well here in the UK, other factors like Personal Statements (or maybe some interviews) or even GCSE or IB grades can impact on your acceptance, regardless even with 3A*’s.
I have a cousin too in Germany applying to University of Hamburg, and they only accept 85%+ Diploma scores. But here in the UK, they look for pure willingness and they make it extremely tough here!
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In the UK acceptance rate can mean 3 different things. I suspect that you are understanding it to be the same as offer rate (the % of applications that are made an offer).

The offer rate for Warwick and Bath for business courses are both similar.

I doubt Warwick has any courses with a 10% offer rate. Their average offer rate is over 80%
Well that’s the weird part. Because Warwick’s offer rate is 71% and acceptance rate is around 10%. In comparison with Bath, their offer rate is 75% and acceptance rate is 79%!!
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Well that’s the weird part. Because Warwick’s offer rate is 71% and acceptance rate is around 10%. In comparison with Bath, their offer rate is 75% and acceptance rate is 79%!!
I assume with Warwick, that they may pick the highest standards students, those will all the top grade, eventually maybe they’ll just keep doing this until all of there seats are run out (maybe the accept a small amount of people - check with the admission officer) and maybe Bath just accept a large amount of people (it’s London for sure)
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Well that’s the weird part. Because Warwick’s offer rate is 71% and acceptance rate is around 10%. In comparison with Bath, their offer rate is 75% and acceptance rate is 79%!!
Can you please link to the source website for these statistics? They sound like they’re comparing 2 different numbers.
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I thought that once you get an offer for AAA, the uni has to accept you when you achieve AAA.
You’re right, if an applicant receives an offer for AAA, and achieves AAA, the uni has to accept them. However the acceptance rates may also include those accepted despite missing their offers, which is also possible. Higher ranking unis like Warwick are generally less likely to accept those who miss their grades since they are very likely to fill those places with students who have achieved the right grades, either through Adjustment or Clearing. But it does depend on supply and demand.
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If you get an offer of AAA the uni does have to accept you if you get AAA.
But at some Unis it’s hard to get the offer in the first place
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Overall offers, accepts and enrolment rates
Warwick https://warwick.ac.uk/about/data/tra...63_public.xlsx
Bath https://www.bath.ac.uk/publications/...turn-2019.xlsx

Table 1a and 1b has the application data
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