Application

 Oxford

 Lady Margaret Hall (open application, allocated college)

 Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE)

 2009

 offer made

Applicant

 Other qualifications

 post-qualification

 overseas

 USA

 Independent – selective

 yes

Other qualifications

US SAT – 740 Critical Reading, 730 Math, 720 Writing
US SAT Subject Tests – 700 Literature, 770 Physics, 760 Advanced Mathematics

Details about the offer

 unconditional

yes

no

 offer met

Preparation

no

Interview

yes

TSA

no

no

Impressions

Gorgeous grounds, tight-knit.

huge rooms

decent food, not much selection but I’m attributing that to the fact that interviews were held after the end of the term

Very knowledgeable. Not intimidating

Open, friendly.

Final stage

I received an e-mail, weeks after everyone else had found out.

Looking back

Yes.

If you’re going to apply, spend less time ruminating on your application’s weaknesses and keep your strengths well in mind during interviews.