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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!!

3 College Senior

Campus Housing: Housing Varies in Quality – The LSE has numerous housing options around London and they are all different. Generally speaking it is most desirable to live as close to campus as possible. The masters students have first preference when it comes to housing. The larger dorms are usually of higher quality but the smaller dorms often have a more tight-knit group of students. Overall there is no way to generalize.

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4 College Junior

Campus Housing: Advantages of Rosebery Hall – Rosebery Hall was undergoing renovations the year I lived there so there were some inconveniences related to that, but overall I think this hall has the best location. Islington is just far enough from all of the bustle but still within walking distance from school (and it is a beautiful walk)and a lot of other destinations.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: Living on Campus – My dorm, like most LSE dorms besides High Holborne is way to far from campus. Although nice, it's still rather small in terms of room size. Socially, it's nice. The cafeteria is a great and cheap. Overall, a decent experience.


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If you ask students about housing at LSE, you will get a wide variety of responses. This is because LSE halls are scattered about London with varying distances from campus as well as varying differences in quality. When judging a dormitory, most students place the highest importance on its proximity to campus. Since students invariably have to commute to campus every day, it is not hard to see why this is the case. Some dorms are a long walk from campus but an easy bus ride, while other dorms are a shorter walk to campus but a difficult bus ride with many changes. In the end, the less time it takes to get yourself to campus, the better the dorm is. The quality of the dorm rooms themselves is secondary, but still just as varying. Some dorm rooms are made entirely of cinderblock, with poor lighting and little natural light, while other dorm rooms have 12-foot ceilings and double as inexpensive hotels in the summertime. It is almost impossible to generalize about the dormitory, except to say that they are all well maintained and provide some form of dining options.

Unfortunately, the social scene at the various dorms around London follows this same pattern of variance. Every year the social scene at each particular dorm changes somewhat with the new fleet of students. Generally speaking, however, the larger dormitories consistently have a great social scene. On the other hand, many students in the small dormitory claim to have a superior social scene because they develop a really tight-knit group. Ultimately, the housing scene at LSE comes down to the luck of the draw.

Facts & Statistics

Best Freshman Dorms
  • Bankside
  • High Holbom
  • Roseberry
Best Upperclassman Dorms
  • High Holbom
  • Passfield
Worst Freshman Dorms
  • Butler's Wharf
  • Carr-Saunders
  • Northumberland
Worst Upperclassman Dorms

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