Cambridge vs LSE
I know this neverending dispute between Oxbridge and other unis for IB is starting to be quite annoying, however, I am in a quite unique situation that, at least from my point of view, has never been discussed on the internet. I very much appreciate any additions to the discussion and perspectives on the topic.
To start with, I am from Eastern Europe, finished high school a year ago (I have taken a gap year) and I wanted to work in finance ever since I remember. At the moment I am facing a decision whether to go study maths and econ at LSE or maths at Cambridge. The problem is that I was offered to study at a mature student college (age 21 and above) and my starting year was thus deferred by a year, whereas I could enroll at LSE this year already. Furthermore, since the UK has left the EU, Europeans are subject to overseas tuition fees, which are pretty steep and Cambridge isn't famous for being particularly cheap either, while LSE is a much more viable option in this sense. It's important to note that although my family could afford the tuition at Cambridge for my bachelor's it would create a big pressure on me after graduation. Please provide your thoughts on this with respect to breaking into IB/PE, overall prestige, potential career growth, etc., and last but not least what would you do were you on the same footing.
To sum it up, I have to decide between:
LSE ≈ 120£, 3 years
Cambridge ≈ 180£, 4 years & one year of lost income/exp
Thank you in advance for your responses!