I accept your concession that there are indeed, elatively fewer medical schools.. though PQ makes a very valid point.
anyway, i have way too much time on my hands
, so in the mood for some deconstruction:
(Original post by Onearmedbandit)
Mmm and that's for every law school! How competetive must it be for the top 40 ones?
I'm sure, of those 25,000 applicants, the majority would have applied to somewhere in the top 40
...Find a top 30 law school with entry requirements under AAB
so, joining these two statements of yours, could we take it that a
top 40 law school would be wanting ~ AACc
? because this works out rather neatly at 360 points, for my further stat. manipulation purposes..
then doing a little UCAS number crunching*
Law applicants with 360+ = 38%
not entirely sure this does constitute a majority
applying to these "top" law schools? unless they just ignore the requirements & apply anyway.. & incidentally - does everyone studying law want to be a lawyer?
Medicine (A1) applicants with 360+ = 62%
which i think generally supports my original point that the fact medicine is offered by fewer universities & with a narrower range of applicants may mean prospective applicants feel it's not even worth applying without being in this higher tariff.
* 2003 online data, for tariffs for M & then A1 all applicants - though it's possible with my lack of wizardry & the limited online data that slight errors have arisen from the use of these subject line codes & the assumption the overseas students are of comparable standards because i couldn't see how to discount them? & can scan in my workings & data used if you're interested.. & am always welcome to corrections from anyone more proficient in stats than me!
(Original post by you again!)
It's funny how everyone thinks their own course is the most competetive..
if you check I haven't actually voted.. because I'm well aware Medicine is my own course
but hearing other people make the case for theirs I do like to weigh that up against a procedure I know..