LSE Rankings Up Again

LSE continues to be one of the top universities worldwide, according to reports by the Times Higher Education, QS, The Guardian and others.

Dame Minouche Shafik, Director of LSE, commented on the school’s success: “LSE’s ranking as one of the leading universities in the world is a tribute to the enduring efforts of everyone at the School.”

The school was particularly praised for its international outlook, to which Shafik responded, “The School is proud to be a truly global community of people and ideas, and is committed to providing all who come here a welcoming and stimulating environment to pursue their studies.”

 

GLOBAL RANKINGS

LSE is ranked 7th globally in social science subjects by the Times Higher Education World Subject Rankings  – an impressive rise in 3 places from 2018. Across all subject disciplines, the school is ranked 25th globally.

LSE continues to be ranked the global number 2 for 2018 by QS across social science and management subjects – ahead of both the University of Oxford and the University of Cambridge. The 2019 university rankings for social science subjects has not yet been updated, however the school has maintained this QS ranking since 2015.

 

UK RANKINGS

Once again, the LSE is ranked 15th by The Guardian for 2019 across all disciplines at UK universities, the same as in 2018.

The school ranks 3rd across all disciplines in the UK by The Complete University Guide, a rise in 1 place from last year.

In spite of generally maintaining or rising in rankings, LSE has once again fallen short in the case of student satisfaction. In fact, there has been a marginal decrease in student satisfaction according to the Guardian. Students satisfied with the course in 2018 at 75.4% has now fallen to a low 73% in the 2019 update. Once again, student satisfaction is poor (3.71/5) according to the Complete University Guide – an issue that LSE must continue to address as the year progresses.

Regardless, some departments still stand out: the school’s Geography and Environment department, for example, consistently exhibit some of the highest levels of course satisfaction – 82% for 2019 (according to the Guardian).

Nevertheless, LSE continues to be “one of the most respected social science universities in the world”, as stated by The Telegraph earlier this year. LSE’s consistently high league table rankings reflect exceptional levels of international outlook, research, teaching environment and citations.

 

– Anu Jain (News Editor)

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