London School of Economics and Political Science, University of London

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About the institution

London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) is a specialist social sciences university based in central London. All first-year undergraduate students take the LSE100 course with modules in nationalism, poverty and inequality, power shift to the east, and crime and punishment. In total, 37 past or present world leaders have studied or taught at LSE. Students are very academic and the library’s borrowing rates are four times the national average.

Key facts (HESA 2013/14)

All students: 
10,146
Male UG students: 
51%
Female UG students: 
49%
Full-time students: 
98%
Under 21 on entry: 
96%
International: 
45%
Undergraduate: 
40%
Student-staff ratio: 
11.4
Average UCAS tariff: 
532.7

Degree classifications class of 2014 (HESA 2013/14)

First: 23%
2.1: 59%
2.2: 15%
Pass: 3%

Employability class of 2014 (DLHE 2013/14)

84%
In work or further study 6 months after graduation
57%
In professional employment 6 months after graduation
26,000
Median salary UK domiciled in FT employment
UCAS code: 
L72
Houghton Street London Westminster
Postcode: 
WC2A 2AE
Telephone number: 
020 7955 6613

Guardian university guide rank

12

out of 119

Times university guide rank

8

out of 128


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