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Reviews 98 total reviews with an average rating of 3.4

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3 College Junior

Athletics: Being an active member of the Rowing Team, my experience of the LSE Athletic Union is great: we have the chance to practice on one of the most illustrious tideways in the world.

However, at LSE, the AU is what you make of it: the more you give the more you get. Trainings can be demanding, particularly with the academic demands.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: The school is very secure - as no one lives on campus, there is little attraction for criminal activity.

4 College Junior

Computers: Though the library can be crowded midway through and towards the end of term (when essay deadlines abound), the opening of the new students center next year should fix that issue, and computers will be widespread across campus.

3 College Senior

Weather: It's rainy quite often. Depending on where you're from, it can also feel quite cold. Dress warm and bring waterproof clothing!

3 College Senior

Health & Safety: I give LSE a lower grade, not because the university is doing a poor job, but simply because it is an open campus in the center of London and thus there is going to be some theft. I don't feel unsafe on campus, but I am more aware of my belongings than I would perhaps be at a different location.

3 College Senior

Computers: There are many computers in the library, but there are so many undergraduate and postgraduate students at LSE, that it's difficult to find an unoccupied one. There are not many other computer options, because the labs are usually occupied with class. Bringing your own laptop to school will save you a lot of time you'd otherwise spend trying to find an unoccupied computer.

3 College Senior

Campus Dining: LSE has a variety of eating places on campus (including pubs, cafeterias, and cafes), but even if you don't find something on campus you fancy, LSE is surrounded by plenty of sandwich shops and other dining options.

2 College Senior

Parking: Very difficult to park a car. I cannot recommend it.

4 College Senior

Transportation: Has the merits and problems of a central London location

5 College Senior

Academics: Very good academic quality. Mostly published, some leaders in their field

4 College Senior

Academics: Good academic qualities. In the international programs, limited opportunities to interact

4 College Sophomore

Facilities: The library and the new academic building are very recent and beautiful. Most london students use our library which is the biggest social sciences library in the world

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5 College Sophomore

Diversity: LSE is known for being the university with the most diverse student body in the world. 60% of undergrads are international students (of which 40% are asian, 10% european and 10% from the americas)

4 College Sophomore

Transportation: Public Transportation is almost perfect in London. There are plenty of buses that can take you anywhere quickly, and the underground is useful although it is pretty old. It is too expensive however.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: Not many on campus restaurants. However the few ones available offer good food for decent prices.

4 College Junior

Academics: Tourism and Hospitality Management – With a good orientation and close help from the admibistration,I will say it is good.

4 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: London the Heart of the UK – My school is located in london,one of the worlds most busy town.most people think London is a country of its own.because of the way it is spoken of and the busy nature of the town.it is also a very expensive town to leave in as it is very expensive

2 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: It Was Ok, but Real Life Is Better. University is a learning curve and although enjoyable at the time it is not an experience I would repeat. The grades are important but it doesn't reflect real life.

5 Recent Alumnus

Transportation: The campus building are close by so walking is the option everyone uses

Recent Alumnus

Parking: With v.good public transport links to the centre of london where the Unoversity is located traveling to college by car is not an option many would choose therefore parking is no real issue.

3 College Junior

Facilities: The Students Are Determined – Although I haven't been to other Universities it would be hard to imagine that any of the students would be more determined to succeed than students at LSE. I feel like every other person is going to be a huge success.

4 College Junior

Nightlife: Clubs Are Great – London has some of the best clubs in the world. There is never a shortage of places to go out.

2 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Flats Are Too Expensive – Flats in London are too expensive for students to afford. The only way to get a reasonably priced flat is to live really far from campus which no one wants to do.

3 College Senior

Guys & Girls: The Boys Can Be Boring – I like the boys at LSE but at times they can be too interested in studying as opposed to going out. That's saying something coming from a girl who studies a lot!

4 College Senior

Campus Housing: Rosebery Hall Is the Best! I can't speak for every student at LSE, but I think Rosebery is the best housing. I lived their my first year and had the best time. Most of the friends I have now lived with me in Rosebery. I miss it!!

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Evan Reeves
Hometown
New York City
Major
English and Economics
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The LSE is a very hard school, and any student's experience will be largely defined by this fact. The two aspects of the LSE experience that make it so difficult are: the high level of academics and the lack of support from the school itself. In other words, not only are the classes extremely hard to begin with, but also any academic help has to be sought out on the part of the student. A student who has no problem actively seeking help and who is self-disciplined in completing course work will do very well at LSE. However, a student who needs to be motivated in order to succeed will not find that motivation from anyone in the teaching staff. Class teachers, and lecturers in particular, could not care less if you flunk all of your classes. Even though in many ways the LSE is a harsh place for many students, it is a fantastic preparation for the real world, where no one will hold your hand. The potential for students to do well at LSE has to be achieved on one's own, but that potential is essentially endless.

There are so many student clubs that, with a little effort and dedication, you can move up the ranks and hold an officer's position. In fact, being part of these clubs is the most direct way in which students can find a job after college. If you hold a position in one of the clubs—say the LSE SU Finance Society—then you are in a position to make direct connections with high-level employees of major banks. These connections can often directly lead to a job after college. The LSE is not a place where students can prolong their adolescence; it is a place where students have to grow up fast and get ready for the real world. The most successful students, who have the best experience at the LSE, are those who approach their time there as a step up the ladder toward success.

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