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Warwick is a relatively young university, having obtained university status in 1965 as part of a Government initiative to expand access to higher education. Its ascent to the top of academia has been staggering, and the school is now often counted among the elite universities in the UK, with particular strength in programmes like Business (at Warwick Business School) and Politics, as well as certain Engineering programmes. There is a large and growing international community at the university, as well as a growing alumni group at many of London’s top business and financial firms. Some complain at the look & feel of some of the university facilities, while many are attracted to the extensive list of prestigious international exchange partners Warwick has established, like Columbia, Wharton and McGill.