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4 College Junior

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

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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3 College Senior

Health & Safety: Some Crime in London – Campus is very safe but the city of London can be dangerous. I have heard of people getting mugged in the city, especially late at night when drinking is involved. The university can't do much when it comes to protecting students when they are out in London

4 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: Campus Is Very Safe – I don't think anyone really feels in danger while they are on campus regardless of the time of day.

5 College Junior

Health & Safety: Safety is a non-issue at LSE--there is always a lot of security around.


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The LSE campus itself is very safe. There is never a time, day or night, when students will feel uncomfortable walking by themselves. The only crime that exists usually takes place in the library, and that crime is usually theft. Students have to be wary of leaving their belongings unattended or else they might get stolen. Physical safety on campus, however, is certainly not a concern. That being said, the second you step off campus, for whatever reason, whether it is going out at night or simply returning to your dormitory, you are in the city of London, and anything goes. Luckily, the campus is in a safe area of the city, so nothing usually happens near school. Most of the reports of serious crime, like muggings, occur very late at night when students are enjoying a night out on the town in areas far removed from campus. These occurrences are few and far between, and since London streets are under the constant surveillance of CCTV (closed-circuit television), potential criminals are usually deterred from doing anything illegal.

Whenever there are students living together in close quarters like dormitory situations, illnesses are bound to travel quickly—and the LSE is no different. When students do get sick, they are forced to rely on the United Kingdom's National Healthcare System because the LSE does not provide any sort of student health center—this means a visit to your local doctor when you catch a cold and a trip to the emergency room for something more serious. The good news is that you won't have to pay a dime; the bad news is that you might be waiting in line for a long time.

Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 0
  • Arson: 1
  • Burglary: 12
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 0
  • Sex Offenses: 3
  • Vehicle Theft: 0

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 7 responses

  • 20% None
  • 20% Theft/robberies
  • 13% Dorm safety
  • 13% Walking alone
  • 13% Non-students on campus
  • 7% Lack of/broken emergency phones
  • 7% Lack of safety escort services
  • 7% Unlit pathways
  • 0% Drugs
  • 0% Excessive drinking
  • 0% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 0% Violence among students
  • 0% Criminal activity near campus
  • 0% Gang violence
  • 0% Sexual assault/date rape

How visible are the campus police on campus?    Based on 8 responses

  • 0% Extremely present and willing to assist students.
  • 38% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 0% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 12% Not very visible.
  • 50% We have campus police?

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 8 responses

  • 62% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
  • 38% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 0% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 0% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
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