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London School of Economics and Political Science, Houghton Street, WC2A 2AE London, United Kingdom
4.01 / 5 based on 312 reviews.
Description:
The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) is unique in the United Kingdom in its concentration on teaching and research across the full range of the social, political and economic sciences. Founded in 1895 by Beatrice and Sidney Webb, the LSE is one of the largest colleges within the University of London and has an outstanding reputation for academic excellence nationally and internationally.
But this is an unusual UK university. Few university institutions in the world are as international. The study of social, economic and political problems covers not only the United Kingdom and other countries within the European Union, but also countries of every continent. Read more


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Accreditations
86% of students recommend
312 reviews
Housing
3.8/5
All experiences (312)
Student life
4.2/5
5 stars (84)
Academic
4.3/5
4 stars (174)
Languages
4.5/5
3 stars (54)
Expenses
2.8/5
2 stars (0)
Overall
4.3/5
1 star (0)
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HOUSING    
by Abdul, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
Business Studies, Independent
Personal assessment
Cost
KEY:
Couldn't have asked for more.
Pretty good.
Could've been better, but didn't lessen the overall experience.
Disappointing.
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Type of housing: On campus
Arranged by: Host university
If returning, I would choose: On campus
Why? Great opportunity to meet other students and socialize. Vrey good prices considering location in central London.
Personal comments:
Stayed at High Holborne residence. Lack of space can be a bit restrictive but very good overall.
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STUDENT LIFE    
by Caroline-Lucie, Freie Universitšt Berlin, Berlin, Germany
International Relations, Independent
Personal social experience
Activities
KEY:
Amazing! Hardly had time to study.
Plenty to do when I had the time.
So-so.
Did not get involved.
Nightlife
Travel
Overall
Describe host city: Students interact with the local community without much university involvement
Activities, Nightlife, Travel: Takes place mostly outside the university/student environment
Personal comments:
I don't remember! But Tate Gallery was very interesting, and there are many good clubs in London, if you like Drum'n'Bass and more exotic music.
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ACADEMIC    
by Daniel, George Washington University, Washington DC, United States
Political Science, one year graduate programm
My academic experiences
Quality of courses
KEY:
Fantastic.
Pretty good.
Could've been a bit better.
Disappointing.
Variety of courses
Availability/access to resources
Interaction with teachers
Interaction with other international students
Interaction with local students
Course recommendations:
Great courses, overall... the core course are kind of annoying, but a must.



My opinion of the university assessment
Exams at end of course
KEY:
Liked it.
It was alright.
A bit annoying.
Didn't like it.
Exams throughout the course
Essays and/or projects at the end of course.
Essays and/or projects throughout the course
Overall
Personal comments:
yes, definitely. It's annoying that the only grade that counts is your final exam grades. it's ridiculous!

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by paffo, Universitŗ Bocconi, Milan, Italy
International Relations, University Agreement
Language difficulties
Social
KEY:
No problems.
I coped pretty well.
Sometimes it was difficult.
It was a constant struggle.
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Language of instruction: English
Was learning English a key decision factor?
No, it wasn't.
Personal comments:
english is the password but there is people from allaover the world and is possible to speak French and many other languages
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EXPENSES    
by Tarek, LSE, London, United Kingdom
Management Information Systems, Independent
The accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
KEY:
Very easy.
Minimal effort.
Accessible but required effort.
Almost impossible.
Second-hand household items
Computers / Internet
Administrative
Money from home
Main source of funding:
Government assistance
Other sources of funding:
Family
Work opportunities:
I didn't want/need to work
Personal spending habits:
housing in London is not cheap!
Food, Travel, Nightlife, Overall, Telephone, Housing: was more expensive than at home.
Personal comments:
Watch out for thieves (especially while drawing money from cash machines!)
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OVERALL    
by Sylvia, Athens University of Economics and Business, Athens, Greece
Psychology and Behavioural Sciences, MSc
Important to choosing this university...
Academic reasons
KEY:
Very Important.
Important.
Not really important.
Unimportant.
Culture
Costs
Activities
Campus life
Party / people
Weather / Location
I wish I had known...
No! That is why i liked it, because it was a totally new experience
In my opinion:
Most people loved it.



During my experience abroad, I ...
Became familiar with another culture
KEY:
Happened all the time.
Happened quite a lot.
Happened a bit.
Didn't happen.
Traveled
Improved language skills
Met people from other countries
Became more independent
Partied a lot
Experienced a change in life
Advanced my studies/career
Personal recommendation:
A Fully academic institution giving a lot of opportunitites for broadening your academic and intellectual horizons



FINAL COMMENTS

Everything was a new and very important experience for me. First time away from home, but i loved London life and spirit as well as my academic experience, however hard i had to study. I felt very comfortable even from the beginning and now i fell stronger and more prepared to go out in the real world of job opportunities!
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