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LSE named 'best university in London' and third overall in the UK

LSE has, for the second year running, been named the top university in London by The Sunday Times University Guide 2007. The School is also ranked third in the UK overall. The 64-page guide was published with The Sunday Times on 23 September 2007.

The guide says: 'There are many who have achieved in the world of politics, business or academia who can trace their success to the years they spent at the LSE. Inspired by tuition from academics who are often familiar faces, if not household names, LSE students take their first steps to greatness in the debating chambers, cafes, bars - and even occasionally their seminar groups - during three or four years studying.

'The LSE enjoys an international reputation in its specialist field. Its director Sir Howard Davies calls is the "leading social science institution in the world". There is no "probably" about it. Politics and economics only tells half the story. Its pre-eminence in the social sciences extends to anthropology, sociology and social policy, social psychology, management, law and employment relations.

'Clearing was bypassed this year, as it is most years. Offers that average AAB were all met and in many cases exceeded as an average entry attainment of 474 Ucas points demonstrates (the equivalent of almost AAAA at A-level or AAA, plus BB at AS-level). With more than 13 applications per place, the LSE can choose the best, but the steady rise in the ratio of applications to places might level off once new teaching space opens next September.'

Fadhil Bakeer Markar, LSE Students' Union general secretary, said: 'We are very pleased to have our academics', staff's and students' efforts recognised by the Sunday Times. LSE has a renowned reputation as a world class institution and we hope that our students continue to receive the best possible student experience.'

LSE Director Howard Davies said: 'It is pleasing, once again, to be the highest ranked university in London, and third overall.'

Click here to see the Sunday Times University Guide rankings for 2007| (online from 2pm Monday 24 September)


24 September 2007