Nexttime, I can't really emphasise how much time I've spent on this college selection process when I'm supposed to be revising, but surely all of those searches have had a great contribution in re-fueling the energy and motivation! I've used quite a lot of resources, went on each colleges websites and alternative prospectuses, JCR websites, prospectuses, forum chats and what not. Also the pros and cons on student room, and I visited New College as well - didn't have time for the rest but going back to visit in July
. I have shortlisted a few, since there are some I do not like the idea of at all, e.g. Somerville, only because I find the idea of most of the students being accommodated on campus site more appealing for some reason, gives more of a friendly, collective, and therefore school-like image if you get me
At first I had an obsession with having absolutely perfect accommodation, hence almost completely set my eyes on New/Worcester - the idea of ensuites (I liked New accomodation when I visited), but I just got put off New cause for some reason it didn't feel right, feeling of being really enclosed/trapped with the really walls and stuff don't know why, even though Christchurch is similar and feels right, but I get put off by how competitive it sounds. Now I'm leaning more towards the idea of a college that is wealthy (I know its stupid), therefore automatically has decent accommodation,food, good JCR, scholarships/funding (e.g. apparently St John's gives a certain allowance for book tokens to all students every year I'm considering medicine, and hold love for lots of medical textbooks <3) and prestige - first one that comes to my mind is Christchurch, then St Johns. I quite like the idea of scenic beauty of the college as well. and do not mind how far it is or anything.
I actually would be grateful getting into the worst college, but I just want to have an idea of which one to pick and really focus on before the interviews