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UK colleges

helianthushelianthus Registered User Posts: 8 New Member
edited September 2007 in College Admissions
are any of you people considering applying to UK colleges like oxbridge or LSE?
i think they got more merits then american ones cuz :
1. i can graduate earlier
2. i'll hav much less peer pressure than average american colleges
3. i don't have to take midterms or finals at all : just one exam called 'the university exam' per year
4. i luv british accent

what do you think?
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  • warblersrulewarblersrule Super Moderator Posts: 9,997 Super Moderator
    i can graduate earlier
    By only one year, if that. You could do the same thing in the US with AP credit and save a lot more money.
    i don't have to take midterms or finals at all : just one exam called 'the university exam' per year
    I don't know how Oxford and Cambridge assess students, but that's definitely not the case at the university I'm studying at. Out of the three courses I'm taking this semester, two have a final exam and a paper. The third course has five exams.
    i luv british accent
    That's like someone saying they love an American accent. People from New York don't sound like people from Alabama, and the UK has similar diversity. One of my neighbors is from Somerset, and I can barely understand him. :rolleyes:
  • Johnson181Johnson181 Registered User Posts: 4,226 Senior Member
    i don't have to take midterms or finals at all : just one exam called 'the university exam' per year

    Good luck with that one.

    When I visited Oxford, I learned the policy. While you don't have finals or midterms at all for the three years you're there, you have to take these major exams at the end of your studies that combine all three years.

    In comparison, it would be like not having exams all through high school, and then a week before graduation you have to take giant cumulative tests on the past 4 (or 3 if we hack off freshie year) years. You fail those, you've got quite a bit of a problem in terms of being able to graduate.
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