London School of Economics & Political Science Summary

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Overall ExperienceWhat's This?

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.

London School of Economics Student Reviews

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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.


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