Oxford vs Cambridge for Undergrad - Help!!
Hi all, writing this post as an international student entering final year of high school, about to begin the university admissions process soon, with an interest in eventually getting into buy-side finance (although keeping my options open in uni). I haven't had too much of a problem finalising my list except for one application for UCAS: Oxbridge. I've researched Cambridge Economics and Oxford Economics & Management (in addition to other Economic courses) to death, and am still unable to make a decision based off what I've read. I feel as though I would be equally happy to study economics either as a more theoretical, quantitative pursuit or in a more applied sense, and I should be able to meet the requirements for either. The admit rate for Oxford E&M is significantly lower than that of Cambridge Economics (6% vs 11%), but I'm not too sure whether this would translate into either being less difficult for me to get into, especially given that requirements are higher for Cambridge. Looked up both campuses online and I find them equally jaw-dropping.
At this stage I'm so clueless that I'm actually taking into consideration the fact that a fictional character I like in a series of novels was supposed to have studied at Magdalen College in Oxford. A fictional character. Lord someone deliver me from my idiocy with any insights at all: how Oxford E&M and Cambridge Economics comparatively place into finance roles, where I'll have more downtime, where I'm likely to emerge with a stronger network, etc. Anything. Even a marginal advantage either way can help me make an informed decision.
Thanks in advance!