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What are the biggest differences between the universities you're applying to?

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What are the biggest differences between the universities you're applying to?

The courses they offer8%
The type of modules they offer4%
Where they are based (city or campus university)13%
Location (near home or far away)29%
Their rankings in league tables27%
The social opportunities available8%
Cost of living8%
Something else? Tell us more in the comments2%
Total votes: 178
So it's the Ucas deadline next Wednesday (31 January) at this point you're probably either getting the final details added to your application or getting some offers back if you've already applied.

When you look at your choices, what are the biggest differences between the universities you've gone for?

Perhaps you've picked unis at opposite ends of the country, or applied for two different subjects? Maybe you applied to a university who are a specialist in your subject, or a university who lets you do extra modules outside of your subject?

Let us know what the biggest differences between the universities you've applied to are! :smile:
Ooh this is interesting :smile:
Reply 2
Well, I applied to Cambridge (BA), Imperial (BEng), Edinburgh(BEng + Industry), Manchester (BSc) and Durham (BSc) for Computer Science. I gotta say that the course modules are extremely similar to one another barring Imperial and Edinburgh having optional modules related to Software Engineering. I guess you could make an argument to say that these places are far away from where I live (west Yorkshire) but I think it's definitely rankings that differ more.
Original post by vnayak
Well, I applied to Cambridge (BA), Imperial (BEng), Edinburgh(BEng + Industry), Manchester (BSc) and Durham (BSc) for Computer Science. I gotta say that the course modules are extremely similar to one another barring Imperial and Edinburgh having optional modules related to Software Engineering. I guess you could make an argument to say that these places are far away from where I live (west Yorkshire) but I think it's definitely rankings that differ more.

Gosh you must be really clever, what alevels are you doung currently <3
Natalie
Reply 4
Original post by jacobelordilover
Gosh you must be really clever, what alevels are you doung currently <3
Natalie

Haha thank you for your kind compliment! I only wish that it was true (I got rejected from Cambridge but offers everywhere else and just waiting on Durham). I'm doing Maths, Further Maths, Chemistry, Computer Science and EPQ(finished it last week and handed it in!). What about you? Where have you applied for what course? Offers?

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