LSE has been ranked the 5th best university overall in the Guardian's Best UK Universities 2021 league table, an improvement of 14 places on the 2020 rankings.
As well as improving its overall position, LSE was also ranked highly across individual disciplines, with nine subject areas, including Anthropology, Law and Geography, being ranked within the top ten in their respective fields.
The substantial rise in this year’s Guardian rankings comes after the School’s significant increase in student satisfaction, as measured by the 2020 National Student Survey, and from employers increasingly looking to find highly skilled LSE graduates, particularly in Law and Economics.
The news also follows last week's Times Higher Education World University Rankings, which also placed LSE 5th in UK and 27th globally.
Commenting on the news LSE Director Minouche Shafik said: "These results speak to the continuing work of our academic and professional service staff at LSE, who are committed to providing a world class education and overall experience for our students. Our colleagues contribute so much to making it both a centre for academic excellence and a supportive community."