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Admission to study abroad england

mufasa104mufasa104 Registered User Posts: 82 Junior Member
edited June 2011 in Study Abroad
I am a freshman at a top 6 liberal arts school. I am planning to do study abroad fall junior year in England and was wondering how hard it is to gain admission for study abroad in England.

Basically, how hard is it to get into (Oxford, Cambridge, Warwick, St. Andrews, UCL, Lancaster, Imperial College, London School of Economics, Loughborough, York, SOAS, Leicester, Bath, Exter, Edinburgh)?

My GPA isn't the highest so where is there an okay chance and where would it be hard? 3.4 GPA maybe.

Also, how do I apply for study abroad? Do I apply after sophomore year, after 1st semester sophomore year? (I am planning to go in the fall of junior year).
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Replies to: Admission to study abroad england

  • funnysoccergirl7funnysoccergirl7 Registered User Posts: 18 New Member
    I don't know much about study abroad but my friend has a really great blog about it, check it out:
    [url=http://theuniguide.****/]The Uni Guide[/url]
  • Dionysus58Dionysus58 - Posts: 799 Member
    St Andrews and Edinburgh aren't in England. :rolleyes:
  • BatlloBatllo - Posts: 3,047 Senior Member
    Your LAC may have a program set up for you to do a semester abroad at one of the universities on your list.
    Check you school's website.
  • mufasa104mufasa104 Registered User Posts: 82 Junior Member
    How hard is it to gain admission? When do you start applying?
  • AzarimankaAzarimanka Registered User Posts: 82 Junior Member
    I would imagine that the low GPA would rule you out of the Top echelon of British (not English - get it right ffs) universities such as Oxford and Cambridge, LSE, SOAS, Imperial. You should be fine for Exter and places like that.
  • mufasa104mufasa104 Registered User Posts: 82 Junior Member
    What about UCL? Do they care that I go to a top school?
  • mufasa104mufasa104 Registered User Posts: 82 Junior Member
    What is the GPA requirement for these schools?
  • CollegeMom08CollegeMom08 Registered User Posts: 239 Junior Member
    First-check with your school to see if they offer a Study Abroad program at one or more of the unis in which you are interested. A program from your own school would be easiest because all of the rules about applying and acceptance, etc. would come directly from your university. Also, more than likely, all of your grades and course credits would transfer to your college because the program would be "approved" by your home institution.

    As far as UCL is concerned, my daughter is just finishing up her junior year which she spent at UCL. Other American students she met were from places such as Penn, Georgetown, Duke, Tufts, etc., etc. So that gives you an idea of the types of schools from which American students apply. If I were to guess, most of those students had a GPA of 3.5+.

    Hope this helps.
  • LaurKey13LaurKey13 Registered User Posts: 76 Junior Member
    research I've seen says St. Andrews requires a GPA of 3.5 so I'd second College Mom's statement. 3.5 and up.
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