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London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

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#38
Public
Very High
10,357
947
7,288

Overview

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.

University Highlights

Total students - 10,357

54%
46%

International students - 7,288

34%
66%

Total faculty staff - 947

590
357

Total students - 10,357

54%
46%

International students - 7,288

34%
66%

Total faculty staff - 947

357
590
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English language requirements

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