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Is Warrick that difficult to get into?

I want to take economics, i am aware of their minimum requirements. Is the course often oversubscribed?
It's a very popular course in general, and at Warwick as Warwick is a target uni for investment banks.

That said, they have a fairly good offer rate - seems to be around 50%-66% of applicants get an offer. See data here from the last few years:
https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/the_number_of_people_applying_re/response/2483587/attach/3/FOI%20Request%20F073.23%2024.pdf

Bear in mind most applying to Warwick economics are also probably applying to e.g. LSE, Oxbridge etc, and so Warwick needs to make more offers to account for this attrition. Equally they may make a larger number of offers but have very high requirements and be very strict on those on results day (such as with maths there, although that may be a special case due to additional factors like STEP serving as an attrition point).
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I'm currently studying Economics at Warwick so I think I can answer. Although obviously I can't tell you the exact acceptance rate, I can say for sure that they cared a lot about predicted grades. I applied twice, first time didn't get an offer even though I had A*A*AA predicted grades in Maths, Further Mathematics, Chemistry and Economics. Second time got an unconditional on my 4A* achieved. And the first time their requirements were only A*AA.
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Original post by anamsaleem
I'm currently studying Economics at Warwick so I think I can answer. Although obviously I can't tell you the exact acceptance rate, I can say for sure that they cared a lot about predicted grades. I applied twice, first time didn't get an offer even though I had A*A*AA predicted grades in Maths, Further Mathematics, Chemistry and Economics. Second time got an unconditional on my 4A* achieved. And the first time their requirements were only A*AA.


Woah. For what reason do you think you didn’t get the offer the first time?
Original post by kh1l4n
Woah. For what reason do you think you didn’t get the offer the first time?

Anyone's guess really. Some may argue that it was my personal statement. However, out of the three of us in my class who applied for Econ, the other two had 3 or 4 A* predictions and both got offers. Even on Warwick's website, they specifically say how much they care about grades. I don't know if you're a home student or international (I'm home) but they are a lot stricter with home student applications because we pay a third of international fees. It's super annoying and unfair but I know for a fact that they're more lax with them, even IB requirements are lower. 60% of my course is international students so you do the math.
Having said all that, I don't want to discourage you from applying, I've had the best two years so far and it was the best decision I made. As long as you put a safer option alongside, you can definitely put it down as an option. Instead try focusing on your personal statement. It's good that you've started thinking about it now so that you can spend time making sure it's up to a high standard when you submit it in autumn. Good luck!

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