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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 Junior

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

3 College Junior

Academics: The Class Teachers Are Most Helpful – Although the professors at LSE are extremely knowledgeable about the subject matter and the material, they will not help student much outside of lectures. Therefore, to really understand what is going on in class students have to rely on their class teachers, who are usually Phd candidates. This being said, the class teachers are eager and able to help.

3 College Senior

Academics: I am in the Economic History department and have been very pleased with the courses offered and the professors teaching them. Sometimes I wish I took more classes outside of my department, but EH by itself is terrific.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 77th
    Best Student-Faculty Ratio
  • 251st
    Best Course Variety
  • 426th
    Best Use of Teaching Assistants
  • 486th
    Best Registration Process
  • 682nd
    Most Available Classes

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Evan Reeves
Hometown
New York City
Major
English and Economics
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The London School of Economics has a fantastic reputation in both the United Kingdom and abroad. This reputation is justly earned due to the high quality of the professors, the renowned guest lecturers, and the high-profile status of many of the school's alumni. As is obvious from the University's name, the main focus of study rests in the areas of economics and political science. In other words, students enrolled at LSE are not receiving a liberal arts education, but rather an education that's largely designed to reflect the modern, international world at the present time. Students choose their department or major during their first year at school and usually take the vast majority of the classes within that department.

The professors at LSE are world-class. It is a common joke on campus that every Nobel Prize-winning economist has taught at the LSE at some point. In many cases, on the first day of lecture, students are shocked to find that their lecturer has in fact written the textbook on which the class is based. Due to the high-profile nature of the lecturers and the typically high enrollment in classes, students have to really make an effort to develop a relationship with the professor (they will certainly not reach out to you). On the other hand, the smaller seminars that go along with any class at LSE are usually taught by hard-working Ph.D. students. These students, trying to earn their stripes within the department, are typically very accessible and intent on helping students manage the massive amount of weekly reading that coincides with every class. To summarize, the lecturers are there to present students with the information, and the class teachers are there to make sure students understand the information. 

Facts & Statistics

Student-Faculty Ratio
12:1
Tips to Succeed
  • Attend lectures and classes.
  • Get involved to meet like-minded people.
  • Keep up with course work.
  • Seek out professors for help when you need it.
  • Study!

Student Polls

How strongly do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements?    Based on 11 responses

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  • The academic advisers are helpful.
  • It is easy to get the classes you want.
  • Grading is generally consistent and fair.
  • There are a variety of interesting courses to take.
  • Students are encouraged to explore a wide range of courses and topics.
  • My Gen-Ed requirements are worthwhile and meaningful.
  • The workload is easy to manage.
  • There are plenty of good online course options.
  • Teaching assistants (TAs) are used effectively.
  • The course scheduling/registration process is efficient and student-friendly.
  • Classrooms/labs are up-to-date and incorporate new technologies effectively.

How strongly do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements regarding the professors at this school?    Based on 10 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Professors are approachable and helpful when needed
  • Professors are engaging and easy to understand.
  • Professors are experts in their field.
  • Professors are passionate about the topics they teach.
  • Professors care about their students' success.
  • Professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.
  • Professors use teaching assistants (TAs) effectively.

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