Uzique The Lesser wrote:rofl your school has 50k students and is not very selective entry. don't act like you're more academically gifted. you are small-change. and i'm on the oxford books now anyway, waiting for the funding window and then to be assigned a college, so who exactly are you talking to?
"more relevant than mine for the field"? my chosen field is academia. mine is as relevant as it can be. i never recommended you should study literature to work in the foreign office. i specifically said most will have PPE/politics/history/language degrees.
rofl not selective my ass. only reason why it's not "selective" is because of the ATAR system. Gee I guess the uni our prime minister went to is a shit house too because it's easier to get into ANU than my uni.
oh so a university with 50k students is selective? let's break this down. ATAR to a-levels goes like this:http://www.studyat.uwa.edu.au/undergrad … onversions
international studies at UNSW is, what, 93.00? that's in the 12-14 bracket of GCE. according to the conversion, that's 3 B's (1B = 4points). most a-level students in the UK take 3-4 a-levels, minimum. entry for my course, to a university that has 6,000 students and an 11% acceptance rate, is AAA, or AAB for the 'core' traditional subjects of good esteem (AAA nominally the same as oxbridge requirement). according to ATAR-GCE conversion, one A at a-level = 5 GCE points. 15 GCE points = 98.00 ATAR. that's not counting the fact that most applicants to top UK schools will typically have 4 a-levels, not 3. some even taking up to 6 a-levels. i took 4 and got AAAB. that means my personal ATAR is 100+.
please tell me more how your school is more selective. everyone on my course had at least 98.00 ATAR points - most a lot more, because the acceptance rate is typically 9:1.
it's higher ranked worldwide because of its size and research output. simple. that's how worldwide rankings are computed. you know the methodology just as well as anyone else: big schools get ranked higher because they have way more sway. ask 2 people from around the world what conveys more elitism, UoL or UNSW, and i think the answer will be pretty simple. most of those liberal arts colleges you were just talking about in D&ST chat will be lower ranked than your school, too. is UNSW more prestigious? lol. dartmouth in the US is ranked in the sub-100's and has almost the exact same size and admission rate as my alma mater - about 8-15%. is UNSW more elite than dartmouth? haha. okay. let's not even get onto the widespread debate in higher-education academic networks about how australian universities get artificially-boosted ratings because of their anglo-status. here's a paper or two for you:'Global University Rankings: Implications in general and for australia'
"the Times Higher rankings enhance the standing of Australian universities to a remarkable extent"http://www.theage.com.au/news/education … 47685.html
'league table 'inflates' Australian universities'.
don't let the figures hurt your ego, though.
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