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Is King's College London good?

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(edited 5 months ago)
KCL is an excellent university, yes.
Waterfront bar, King's College
King's College London
London
Original post by Anonymous
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Why go anonymous to copy and paste some promotional material?
Reply 3
Original post by ageshallnot
Why go anonymous to copy and paste some promotional material?

Must have clicked by accident!

It is, however, not promotional material. All of that post stands true.

What I would say is after the likes of Oxbridge and the subject specialists (i.e. Imperial/LSE), there are a number of institutions that could make a claim to being 5th/6th place; King’s is one of them (alongside say UCL, Edinburgh, Durham, Bristol, Warwick, Manchester etc). But I don’t think there is a definitive ranking as such; these things are largely unquantifiable.
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Original post by Anaximenes
Must have clicked by accident!

It is, however, not promotional material. All of that post stands true.

What I would say is after the likes of Oxbridge and the subject specialists (i.e. Imperial/LSE), there are a number of institutions that could make a claim to being 5th/6th place; King’s is one of them (alongside say UCL, Edinburgh, Durham, Bristol, Warwick, Manchester etc). But I don’t think there is a definitive ranking as such; these things are largely unquantifiable.

It might not be promotional, but it looks as though you've [start]copied[/start] it from somewhere.

Apart from that, I agree that it's an impossible debate.
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Original post by ageshallnot
It might not be promotional, but it looks as though you've [start]copied[/start] it from somewhere.

Apart from that, I agree that it's an impossible debate.

Wrote it in phone notes and moved it across, so the formatting has gone awry. Can’t edit because the anonymous function was ticked!
It is not even ranked that highly in the UK. And QS rankings are merely based on research and academic opinion, absolutely irrelevant for an undergraduate. I will let people's confirmation bias continue, quite funny to be honest.
Original post by random_matt
It is not even ranked that highly in the UK. And QS rankings are merely based on research and academic opinion, absolutely irrelevant for an undergraduate. I will let people's confirmation bias continue, quite funny to be honest.

I think it’s important to note the limits of domestic rankings, however. The reason why it doesn’t do so well domestically is largely down to student satisfaction and the fact that it has the largest nursing school in the UK which somewhat reduces the average entry tariff.
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Original post by random_matt
It is not even ranked that highly in the UK. And QS rankings are merely based on research and academic opinion, absolutely irrelevant for an undergraduate. I will let people's confirmation bias continue, quite funny to be honest.

To add, I don’t see why research and academic opinion are inherently less relevant than student satisfaction or ‘value added’ (as used in domestic rankings). I don’t think you’ll find any ranking system that can’t be criticised for a myriad of reasons.
Original post by Anaximenes
To add, I don’t see why research and academic opinion are inherently less relevant than student satisfaction or ‘value added’ (as used in domestic rankings). I don’t think you’ll find any ranking system that can’t be criticised for a myriad of reasons.

I completely agree that all ranking systems are imperfect and students should largely ignore them.

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