LSE has been rated as one of the top universities in the world for employer reputation by the 2019 QS World University Rankings. The School was placed eighth in the world in terms of its esteem amongst employers, according to the international league table, achieving a score of 99.9 out of 100.
In other measures, LSE achieved a maximum score for its proportion of overseas staff and students- 100 out of 100 in both categories- and ranked seventh in the world for international students. The measures are used by QS to indicate the international appeal of universities. Of all the UK universities featured in the QS rankings, LSE was also ranked as top for its research citations per faculty.
Overall, of the 1,011 institutions included in QS 2019 World Rankings, LSE was ranked in the top 4% of global universities at 38th .
The results follow LSE’s success in the QS World University Rankings by Subject, where the school was rated second in the world - and top in the UK and Europe- for social science and management subjects. As part of this ranking 13 LSE subjects were placed in the global top ten.
The QS World University Rankings are based on data for academic reputation, employer reputation, research citations, student to faculty ratio, and international students and faculty, and have been published since 2004. It is reportedly one of the most comprehensive surveys of academic institutions around the world, drawing on over 1.2 million academic nominations and nearly 200,000 employer nominations.