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London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

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  • SIZE> 12,000 students

  • AGEMature

  • STATUS Private

  • RESEARCH High

  • FOCUS Comprehensive

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London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) is a leading public university in the UK capital, renowned worldwide for its leadership in the social sciences. Known for its excellence in both research and teaching, the university and its graduates make a significant contribution to global policy and debate.

Ranked 35th overall in the QS World University Rankings® 2015/16, LSE is recognized among the world’s very best across a range of academic disciplines. In the 2016 edition of the QS World University Rankings by Subject, LSE ranks within the global top 10 for social policy, development studies, politics, communication and media studies, anthropology, accounting and finance, geography, history, philosophy, law, economics, and business and management studies – with positions in the top 50 for psychology and statistics.

The university’s central London campus brings together staff and students from all over the world, offering a truly international environment. Students enjoy close proximity to world-class facilities such as the British Library of Political and Economic Science, alongside LSE's Language Centre, and a vibrant Students’ Union. Graduates can look forward to excellent career opportunities, joining a worldwide network of prestigious alumni.

LSE makes over £15.5 million of need- and merit-based financial aid available to its students each year. Awards range from a contribution to tuition fees to full coverage of all expenses, with grants, loans and scholarships awarded based on merit and/or household income. Find out more here.

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2014
35
2015
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2016
  • 81.70
    Overall Score
  • 88.8
    Academic Reputation
  • 100
    Employer Reputation
  • 57.1
    Faculty Student
  • 72.3
    Citations per Faculty
  • 100
    International Faculty
  • 100
    International Students
2
2016
  • 94.60
    Overall Score
  • 96.8
    Academic Reputation
  • 92.2
    Employer Reputation
  • 84
    Citations per Paper
2
2014
2
2015
  • 96.10
    Overall Score
  • 100
    Academic Reputation
  • 93.8
    Employer Reputation
  • 91.3
    Citations per Paper
  • 88.1
    H-index Citations
61-70
2016
Graduate Employability Ranking
  • 100
    Employer Reputation
  • 98.5
    Alumni Outcomes
The numbers, stats, stars and rankings data are provided by QS Intelligence Unit.
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Number of academic faculty staff

In total
1,087
International
686

Number of students

9,677
Postgraduate 55%
Undergraduate 45%

Number of international students

6,715
Postgraduate 69%
Undergraduate 31%
The numbers, stats, stars and rankings data are provided by QS Intelligence Unit.
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The numbers, stats, stars and rankings data are provided by QS Intelligence Unit.

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