The London School of Economics and Political Science, or LSE at it is more commonly known, is a member of the prestigious Russell Group of universities. It is consistently ranked in the UK top 10 and has a global reputation for academic quality. The campus is located in the very heart of London, right next to the Royal Courts of Justice building, and very close to the financial district, Westminster and the Houses of Parliament.

Key Facts


  • #5 in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022
  • #3 in the Complete University Guide 2022
  • #4 in the Guardian Good University Guide 2022

Latest undergraduate enrolment

  • 5,056

Latest postgraduate enrolment

  • 6,795

Year founded

  • 1895

  • It has 23 academic departments and 16 research centres.
  • 18 Nobel prize winners have studied at LSE, as have 37 world leaders – including Pierre Trudeau and Queen Marguerite of Denmark.
  • Other notable alumni include George Soros, David Rockefeller, Rolling Stones lead singer Mick Jagger and easyJet founder Stelios Haji-Ioannou.
  • It’s known for its diversity, and currently welcomes students from almost 150 different countries.  
  • 91% of graduating students are in employment or further study within 66 months of leaving.
Areas of recognition

LSE is ranked 1st for Economics and also Social Policy, 2nd for Accounting and Finance, Law and Philosophy, and 3rd for Politics and Anthropology and 4th for Business, Management and Marketing and also Sociology within the in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022.

The Times Higher Education World subject rankings 2021 place LSE 7th for Business and Economics and 8th for Social Sciences globally.

"I reviewed my personal statement at least 10 times with the help of various teachers at the school, which proved to be the most important part of my application and got me an offer from LSE."
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