I went to LSE and University of Münster (Germany). And yes, you're right about being fussy. I should be grateful for getting in. Colleges do not matter that much for postgrads anyway.
One other thing: at Oxford and Cambridge, there is a postive , strong correlation between the variables 'aesthetic beauty of college' and 'amount of loathsome cretins/awful private school undergraduates at said college.' Sad but true. So maybe you're blessed.
I called the English office to give them a new address, and was told that I got an offer for the Mst in English (1780-1900) and am nominated for the Clarendon Scholarship (I am American). Apparently, they are sending out the letters tomorrow. I applied last year and was not offered a place at all, so I guess there is no predicting these things. Good luck to everyone!
Hey there. Also hailing from NY Quick q: You were told that you were nominated for the Clarendon? Are people normally told beforehand that they are nominated for the Clarendon before possibly receiving a confirmation letter?
Just out of interest, is there no single college either at Oxford or Cambridge that doesn't house undergrad and grad students separately?
At Selwyn (Cam) postgrads and undergrads are housed together in Cripps Court. There are two 'staircases' for grads, but undergrads are still in the same building, walking round, breathing the same air etc. I'm not sure that some of the college houses aren't 'mixed' as well. Am I the only person that finds it faintly amusing that 22-25 year olds find it so unbearable to live with 18-21 year olds? I lived in Halls for all three years of my PhD, aged 38-41, did I miss a trick, should I have asked you be moved away from all you unbearable youngsters?