Have you heard of Oxbridge?

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I came across a forum thread where the question was asking the University we would choose if we are given a choice, notably the Harvest, Oxford or Cambridge.

One person mentioned that he could not get into a normal University, much less the Harvard and Oxbridge. He was "laughed" at by another forumer for using the word Oxbridge and indirectly signify that that was the reason he could not get into one.

Well, guess who has the last laugh?

Extracted from Wikipedia,

Oxbridge was originally a fictional composite of the universities of Oxford and Cambridge and the term is now used to refer them collectively, often with implications of their superior intellectual and social status.

The term 'Oxbridge' has arisen partly from the many characteristics that the two universities share. The University of Oxford and the University of Cambridge are the two oldest universities in England. Both were founded more than 750 years ago, and between them have produced a large number of Britain's most prominent scientists, writers, and politicians, as well as noted figures in many other fields. Moreover they both share a similar collegiate system, whereby the University is a 'cooperative' of its constituent colleges. The competition between Oxford and Cambridge also has a long history, dating back to the days when Cambridge was founded by dissident scholars from Oxford.

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