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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)

3 College Senior

Diversity: Very Diverse – It seems as though there is a student from every country at LSE. It would be hard to even say what a typical LSE student looks like because there are so many ethnicities represented. That being said, there are a lot of Asian and Indian students.

3 College Senior

Diversity: Diverse in Some Ways, Not in Others – Although the student body is diverse in all of the ways that diversity is commonly measured, students' general outlook is more or less the same. What I mean is that if you go to the library you will see students of every different ethnicity and religion, but they will still all be in the library...

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4 College Junior

Diversity: London is really cosmopolitan and LSE reflects that.


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Evan Reeves
New York City
English and Economics
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London is commonly thought of as one of the most international cities in the world, and the LSE reflects this internationality perfectly. The LSE student body is drawn from more than 140 countries worldwide, so it is about as diverse as any school possibly could be. This diversity is represented in students' ethnicity, economic background, cultural heritage, intellectual views, political views, religious views, and certainly social views. There is really no such thing as a "typical" LSE student in the superficial sense.

The only common thread that exists is the intelligence of the average student. Since the school is so hopelessly international, there is no one group that dominates. It is hard to feel out of place in this sort of environment because, to a certain extent, everyone is out of place. This shared feeling of being different is precisely what makes LSE a very accommodating place for students who may be nervous about coming to a new country to attend school. In essence, being a minority in effect makes students part of the majority.

Student Polls

How would you best describe your personal political beliefs?    Based on 9 responses

  • 11% Libertarian
  • 0% Not sure
  • 0% Very conservative
  • 11% Conservative
  • 11% Moderate
  • 56% Liberal
  • 11% Progressive/very liberal

How would you best describe the political beliefs of campus as a whole?    Based on 9 responses

  • 0% Libertarian
  • 0% Very conservative
  • 11% Conservative
  • 22% Moderate
  • 0% Not sure
  • 44% Liberal
  • 22% Progressive/very liberal

How diverse is the student body in the following areas?    Based on 8 responses

Totally homogenous
Extremely diverse
  • Economic status
  • Ethnic heritage
  • National origin (international students)
  • Political affiliation
  • Religious background
  • Sexual orientation

How diverse is your personal circle of friends in the following areas?    Based on 9 responses

Totally homogenous
Extremely diverse
  • Economic status
  • Ethnic heritage
  • National origin (international students)
  • Political affiliation
  • Religious background
  • Sexual orientation

How accepting is the campus community as a whole toward someone who falls into the minority (ethnic, sexual, or religious)?    Based on 9 responses

  • 11% It's hard to be a minority here.
  • 0% The campus is split on its acceptance-not all minority groups are as accepted as others.
  • 22% Most students are accepting, except for a few rare cases of intolerance.
  • 67% Very accepting.
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