The origin of the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) date back even before it first opened in 1895. The actual funding of the school was because of a £26,000 donation from a member of the Fabian Society, Henry Hunt Hutchinson. The Fabian Society focuses on promoting socialist principles, with the creation of LSE the result of the actions of Sidney and Beatrice Webb.

The school became connected to the University of London, with its degrees focused in the areas of economics and social sciences. The debate over which economic theory was more effective led to LSE’s rivalry with Cambridge University, with Frederick Hayek representing LSE and John Maynard Keynes supporting Cambridge. However, the onset of World War II put that rivalry on hold, with LSE taking up residence in some of the structures on the Cambridge campus.

The awarding of degrees each year continued to remain under the jurisdiction of the University of London until 2007, with all of the students that have registered since the early portion of that year now receiving official degrees from LSE.

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  1. 5

    one of the world’s best universities.
    check out the library

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  2. 1

    After applying for Phd Financial math there ,
    they keeped my application in process for 5 months
    and after that they rejected me ,,
    this is not serious institution ,,, they would like to raise up their % of rejection
    this is not best place to learn and to loose your money

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  3. 5

    One of the best and most international universities in the world

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  4. 4

    I found lecturer are well grounded in their field of expertise . and they are very supportive of the student. i enjoyed my short course at LSE

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  5. 5

    Attended the LSE as a general course student. Excellent teaching and academics. Many of the professors are world renowned.

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  6. 4

    Really nice campus although not much to see

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  7. 5

    The most important experience that one can have in the LSE is its international student community. Great educational institutions and great people to be surrounded by.

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  8. 5

    World Famous University, with loads of free lectures and talks all year round.

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  9. 5

    amazing students 5/5 would teach again

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  10. 4

    Great academic center. But very narrow walking space, small rooms and even smaller toilets etc.

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  11. 5

    At first a dream ,followed by intense desire to be educated there . This for a guy whose ADHD failed him in formal secondary education . However my burning desire to stand up and be counted saw me graduate from this amazing life changing institution with an upper second BSc Anthropology . Class of 2007 .One thing that is indisputable is a delayed effect time there has on you for the rest of your life . It’s hard to deny once having been schooled at the the LSE ,one literally has a mind that DOES understand or is constantly ,making enquirers into understanding the causes of most things ,in spite of one self ss per its motto.

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  12. 5

    LSE is heaven for a curious mind. It answers and also brings you to answer the world’s biggest social science problems. Your peers come from across the globe and are future investment bankers, political elites and business leaders in their own field. Endless opportunities, endless possibilities.

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  13. 5

    High level education with a cosmopolitan population.

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  14. 5

    Very international. Great university offering great quality courses.

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  15. 5

    Excellent theatre for spoken word events.

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  16. 3

    When education sells out to corporate money, you in the same moment sell out truth….LSE is owned by oil company’s lock sock and barrel.
    Humming I wonder what massage there going to sell regarding co2 production and wealth ?

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  17. 5

    Intellectually academically enlightenment epicenter of the world

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  18. 4

    Excellent experience under great Professors.

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  19. 5

    Their library undeniably stores the most complete collection of social science literatures.

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  20. 5

    Its motto is to understand the causes of things, and I very much appreciated my education there. What I liked the most is the high degree of international students. I don’t know any other school in the world that has such a high percentage of international students. One great hidden spot to study is the Shaw library. It’s awesome!

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  21. 5

    But the school is not very well known

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  22. 5

    Like it, love it.
    It is lse, home to intellectuals.

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  23. 5

    Wonderful university, really enjoyed my time here!

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  24. 5

    Never regretted choosing LSE. The years there constitute some of my happiest memories.

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  25. 5

    Great campus with new buildings coming up!

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  26. 5

    Top institute in the world , great for studies of social sciences, probably one of the best infrastructure in the world….

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  27. 5

    LSE was possibly one of the most important factors shaping my improbable so far extraordinary life around the world. LSE produces unsurpassed free thinking leaders in every field. It was a humbling, wonderful and challenging time, both as an undergraduate, and as a Ph.D student. GASPARE MANOS

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  28. 5

    T.O.P. you ought to have both money and brain to survive. Great institution. Great library. Great experience. MSc. EH class 2008/09.

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  29. 5

    Great place to come and study and they do great open events/lectures

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  30. 4

    One of the finest universities of the world, located in non-descript buildings in the heart of city of London.

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  31. 4

    Amazing summer school experience.
    But could be a little more organised and welcoming.

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  32. 5

    I want to go there, I loved it.

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  33. 1

    LSE is the very best university in the world.

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  34. 5

    The London School Of Economics And Political Science, The best Well Known University In The World…
    Excellent Tuition And Education ….

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  35. 5

    The best place in the world for getting a management education.

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  36. 5

    The best place to understand the causes of things.

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  37. 5

    Great school. Apart from the obvious intellectual merit of LSE, it is also one of the most diverse institutions in the UK. There are students and faculty from all around the world.

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  38. 5

    Fantastic place for a summer school experience! World-class professors and lecturers!

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  39. 5

    The place you can find very amicable and knowledgable professor in political science

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  40. 5

    My son has registered at London School of Economics today. Feeling great

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  41. 5

    Awesome doesn’t even begin to explain it

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  42. 5

    When I talked about LSE, my professors, department head, and college dean were all excited about students could be admitted to this school. LSE has great reputation and absolutely will boost one’s resume.

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  43. 5

    An incredibly great international university. Perfect place to know the causes of things around us

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  44. 5

    A few of my friends studied here and they all seemed fairly intelligent, so I guess it can’t be that bad of a university 🙂

    Great reputation and closely located to where you will probably work when you graduate, go check it out and get educated.

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  45. 5

    just 2 yr from now to come here…I owe u lse…

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  46. 5

    God a great institution not know whether to go to California or to london !!

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  47. 5

    Amazing university, they have the most amazing chips

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  48. 5

    This is one of the great UK universities and its influence certainly goes far beyond the classroom. Despite the strong brand, the school tries hard to maintain its status as a world leading institution by attracting top talent and heavily investing in the areas of infrastructure. This did not go unnoticed during my time there.All in all, think of all the things that a student wants from a university and it is hard to identify one area where the LSE does not deliver.

    I certainly am satisfied with the school.

    Just to be on the safe side, at least for the postgraduate courses the LSE experience -as with most UK universities- is one where the student is expected to be to a large degree autonomous with relation to studying and covering ground on the courses. This is part of the teaching philosophy in the UK. As such it can sometimes feel atomized an experience and might contrast with the norm in other countries.

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  49. 5

    Great School…It changed my life forever. Would love to go back and pursue a PhD from there sometime in future

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  50. 5

    Incredible institution. Leading academics, hard-working students and excellent research.

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  51. 5

    desperately wanting to go there, the building was beautiful too. It was the only thing i could stick to after my Oxford rejection.

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  52. 5

    Great School – a perfect place to learn

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  53. 5

    I went to school here and found that the education is indeed well-renowned. The professors were amazing and did world leading research, they stimulated me to think about the world in a different want and changed the way I think about the world.

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  54. 5

    As I never studied here, I can’t share any insight on the quality of education you would receive here, but you probably can’t go wrong looking at the list of their alumni. I have however attended a number of public events organized by the LSE. Combine lectures, discussions, debates, concerts, seminars, and exhibitions with some very famous names linked with interesting topics and you have the LSE’s recipe for a public event. Almost all of them are recorded and appear online in convenient podcasts a couple weeks afterwards if you missed out for whatever reason. If you’re not already convinced, the events are also completely free

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  55. 5

    Don’t miss the public talks. Open to everyone. Great if you’re justing dropping by the city and wants to check out something interesting.

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  56. 3

    I had a dream to go to school here, hopefully my dreams achieved.
    LES is a very good university in my opinion.

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  57. 5

    LSE is one of the best universities in Central London, I have greatly enjoyed my academic journey while there..

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  58. 5

    Full disclaimer: I attended the LSE and have many fond memories of this place, so you could consider my review to be biased. I’m not going to write about the quality of the courses or its international reputation as these are well-known. Rather, I’m going to write about LSE’s great public lecture programme, which often feature renowned speakers such as Alain de Botton, Bill Gates, Eric Ries and Angus Roxburgh, to name but a few who have spoken in the past two months. Access to the lectures is, believe it or not, free, although some are ticketed, with tickets being allocated through a ballot system should demand exceed supply. In the event you’re not able to make a lecture, these will usually be recorded and made available for downloading in the form of podcasts on the LSE Public Events website in the days following the event. If you’ve a free evening and want to spend it enriching your mind, this should definitely rank high on your list.

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  59. 5

    malatipur high school in west bengal north 24 pgs

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  60. 4

    Perfect value for the rest of your life; you’ll be highly qualified by the name 🙂

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