For some time now, I had my mind set on applying for English at Cambridge. But recently I began giving Oxford some thought, and found out that the course at Oxford would probably suit me better than the Cambridge one.
The problem is that I've never even been to Oxford, know hardly anything about the colleges, and don't have much time left before making my application. And yes, I know I have been really really stupid for not looking at the Oxford course properly before, but for some odd reason I always thought I'd go for Cambridge
I have been looking at college's websites, but often couldn't find that much info about accommodation. I would like to be at a college that provides on-site (or at least really close by) accommodation for all three years. I haven't found a college that offers it yet, so I'm sorry if such a college doesn't even exist.
Another thing that is important to me is that the college isn't ridiculously far out, but there don't seem to be much of those at Oxford - or am I mistaken here?
In Cambridge I really fell for the big old colleges like St. John's or Jesus, so I have to admit that I would like being at a good-looking college. Most of the colleges seem really pretty though (I'm not that picky), and the other criteria are for more important to me.
I would be extremely grateful for some opinions or tips
My 'shortlist' is still eighteen colleges long, so I'm getting a bit desperate!