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Latest university league table ranks LSE as third in the UK and as the top London university

The Times Good University Guide, published today, ranks LSE as the third best university in the UK, only behind Oxford and Cambridge, and as the top university in London.

LSE has climbed up two places, from being ranked the fifth best university in the same league table in 2010, to third place this year.

The School has improved in a number of the categories that are included in the ranking, including student satisfaction, research quality, and it student-staff ratio.

The guide also shows that LSE is the university with the most undergraduate applications by place, with more than 14 applications for every student.

Professor Stuart Corbridge, pro-director for research and external relations at LSE, said:

“League tables like this can offer only a partial snapshot of universities' performance and they must be treated with some caution. Nevertheless, we are very pleased to see the LSE rise to third place in the university rankings overall, and to first place in London. It is particularly pleasing to see the School’s high ranking in terms of research quality, which partly echoes the findings from the Research Assessment Exercise of 2008, which found LSE to have the highest percentage of world-leading research of all universities in the country.”

The Times Good University Guide 2012 league table is available to view here: www.thetimes.co.uk/gug  

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