LSE stays top in London

Together, we continue to help shape the world’s future for the better.
- LSE’s interim President and Vice Chancellor Eric Neumayer
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LSE has retained its place as the top university in London and fourth in the UK in the Guardian’s Best UK Universities 2024 league table.

The School was also ranked highly across individual disciplines, coming top in 'Accounting and Finance'. Eight other subject areas were ranked in the top five including Geography; Anthropology; International Relations; Management; Government; Sociology and Social Policy; Philosophy; and Law. All ranked subjects came in the top six.

The rankings are based on a range of measures including teaching, student to staff ratio and career prospects.

LSE also recently came fifth overall in a new Daily Mail university league table and was ranked joint top in the UK for graduate salaries and second in the country for continuation rates.

Commenting on the news, LSE’s interim President and Vice Chancellor Eric Neumayer said: “These fantastic results speak to the ongoing work of our academic and professional services staff who are committed to providing a world-class education for our students.

“As a School, we are dedicated to the global impact of social sciences and producing first-rate research and teaching. Together, we continue to help shape the world’s future for the better.”

These results come after the School recently opened the newest facility in its world-leading campus, the Marshall Building. Home to several academic departments as well as a sports centre, music practice rooms and a café, the building has also received excellent ratings for its sustainability credentials.

LSE has also led the way in other areas recently, winning Outstanding Entrepreneurial University at the Times Higher Education (THE) Awards last autumn; launching a sector-leading master’s course on AI Management this spring; and setting up several new widening participation initiatives this year focusing on students underrepresented in higher education.

The School was ranked as the top university in London this summer in the Complete University Guide 2024 and one of the top universities in the world last year in the Times Higher Education World University rankings. It was also ranked top university for world-leading research produced in the Research Excellence Framework (REF), published last year.