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Finding a good low entry requirements UK university

I want to apply for the first year of Economics and Finance, but I'm having trouble finding a good university that has low entry requirements. In high school, I did okay. I got a SAT score of 1190 and came in first place for Physics and Astronomy at the Copernicus Olympiad in the US. I also won a gold medal at the Pangea Math World competition in Germany.

I'm struggling to find a UK university that's both decent and easy to get into for the first year. Is there a university that fits these criteria? Also, is it possible to study for a BA at an ex-poly university and then study MA at a Russell Group school? Thanks.
Original post by Vannleng
I want to apply for the first year of Economics and Finance, but I'm having trouble finding a good university that has low entry requirements. In high school, I did okay. I got a SAT score of 1190 and came in first place for Physics and Astronomy at the Copernicus Olympiad in the US. I also won a gold medal at the Pangea Math World competition in Germany.

I'm struggling to find a UK university that's both decent and easy to get into for the first year. Is there a university that fits these criteria? Also, is it possible to study for a BA at an ex-poly university and then study MA at a Russell Group school? Thanks.

It works the same way as supply-and-demand works in economics. The best universities are in high demand. That demand drives-up the "price" universities can request in terms of grades. Hence the best universities have high grade requirements.

A reasonable approach would be to look at the best universities your grades can "buy" you, and see which you prefer.

The answer to the question in your last sentence is "Yes".
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Original post by DataVenia
It works the same way as supply-and-demand works in economics. The best universities are in high demand. That demand drives-up the "price" universities can request in terms of grades. Hence the best universities have high grade requirements.
A reasonable approach would be to look at the best universities your grades can "buy" you, and see which you prefer.
The answer to the question in your last sentence is "Yes".


I see, thank you
Original post by Vannleng
I want to apply for the first year of Economics and Finance, but I'm having trouble finding a good university that has low entry requirements. In high school, I did okay. I got a SAT score of 1190 and came in first place for Physics and Astronomy at the Copernicus Olympiad in the US. I also won a gold medal at the Pangea Math World competition in Germany.
I'm struggling to find a UK university that's both decent and easy to get into for the first year. Is there a university that fits these criteria? Also, is it possible to study for a BA at an ex-poly university and then study MA at a Russell Group school? Thanks.

As already said all you can do is to check individual universities and check your qualifications against their international requirement for our country. Generally for the USA they are usually based on APs. If you have any queries email the university with your qualifications and they can reply.

Basically top universities require very high grades and the less popular the lower they will accept.

To help you look into this I have included the Complete University guide table for Economics.

One of the issues you do need to consider is that universities in London tend to be oversubscribed due to the demand in particular for overseas students to be in London. Provincial universities dont generally have the same demand and the cost of living is lower.

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Original post by swanseajack1
As already said all you can do is to check individual universities and check your qualifications against their international requirement for our country. Generally for the USA they are usually based on APs. If you have any queries email the university with your qualifications and they can reply.
Basically top universities require very high grades and the less popular the lower they will accept.
To help you look into this I have included the Complete University guide table for Economics.
One of the issues you do need to consider is that universities in London tend to be oversubscribed due to the demand in particular for overseas students to be in London. Provincial universities dont generally have the same demand and the cost of living is lower.
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Original post by swanseajack1
This is the general table you can access individual subject table off this.
Here is the entry requirement for UEA which is a good university. You can look yourself for others. UEA is of similar standard to many RG universities. It used to be part of the 1994 group along with the likes of Durham and Exeter.

High School Graduate Diploma, AP and ACT/SAT Exams
Holders of a US High School Diploma alongside 3 AP Exams or an equivalent ACT or SAT at the specified score will be considered for direct admission to Undergraduate Degree courses.
For details of subject and grade requirements; use the table below to compare our A level requirements to the US High School Diploma and AP Exams.
Some Undergraduate Degree courses at UEA will require AP Exams in specific subjects. To find our A level requirements; use our course catalogue to find the course that you are interested in. A level grade and subject requirements can be found under the ‘Entry Requirements’ section of each course page.

A Level Requirement
High School Diploma Overall Score
With
3 AP Exams with the following scores

OR

ACT or SAT
AAA (excluding Medicine*)
3.75
with
3+
or
ACT: 27+
SAT: 1280+
AAB
3.5

with
3+
or
ACT: 27+
SAT: 1280+
ABB
3.5
with
3+
or
ACT: 27+
SAT: 1280+
BBB
3.3
with
3+
or
ACT: 27+
SAT: 1280+


*Please see our MBBS Medicine course page for further information.

Literature and Mathematics Requirements
We will require credits to have been undertaken in Literature or English Language and Mathematics based subjects as part of the High School Diploma. Specific requirements will depend on the course being applied for.
If you need further information about our requirements for any specific course, please contact our Admissions Team.

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