Recent Alumnus 2011-06-23T13:17:20Z
It is really easy to receive financial aid at LSE, the school does not hassle you much.
Recent Alumnus 2011-06-23T13:13:57Z
The classrooms and academic buildings at LSE are top notch. The athletic facilities are not. The LSE gym is constantly overcrowded and aside from the gym, the university does not even provide any other athletic facilities to speak of. I understand that most students are not athletes but the LSE has to do better.
Recent Alumnus 2011-06-23T13:08:53Z
Very Diverse – It seems as though there is a student from every country at LSE. It would be hard to even say what a typical LSE student looks like because there are so many ethnicities represented. That being said, there are a lot of Asian and Indian students.
Recent Alumnus 2011-06-23T12:53:34Z
Not Very Strict – LSE is not a very strict school, probably because the student don't do really stupid things. I have only heard of a few occasions when severe disciplinary action was taken
Recent Alumnus 2011-06-23T12:47:04Z
Wright's Bar – Although there are many places to eat on campus the best place to grab lunch is the independently owned Wright's Bar. The sandwiches and hamburgers don't cost much and the people who work there are very friendly. Just make sure to get there before class gets out at lunch time or the line will be down the block!
Recent Alumnus 2011-06-23T12:42:05Z
The Class Teachers Are Most Helpful – Although the professors at LSE are extremely knowledgeable about the subject matter and the material, they will not help student much outside of lectures. Therefore, to really understand what is going on in class students have to rely on their class teachers, who are usually Phd candidates. This being said, the class teachers are eager and able to help.
Recent Alumnus 2011-06-23T02:10:47Z
Caffeine Is the Biggest Drug – Some people do drugs when they go to clubs but for the most part the student body is focused on studying and not drug use.
Recent Alumnus 2011-06-23T02:05:24Z
Health & Safety:
Some Crime in London – Campus is very safe but the city of London can be dangerous. I have heard of people getting mugged in the city, especially late at night when drinking is involved. The university can't do much when it comes to protecting students when they are out in London
Recent Alumnus 2011-06-23T01:47:47Z
Could It Rain More? It rains all the time: drizzle, heavy downpour, or slight misting. When it's not raining it's cloudy. It can be depressing if you aren't used to it.
Recent Alumnus 2011-06-23T01:41:17Z
Most people in London are very friendly, especially to students.
Recent Alumnus 2011-06-23T01:30:06Z
Good Lunch Places – There are a lot of good places to get lunch very near campus.
Recent Alumnus 2011-06-23T01:28:45Z
In the library and the other computer labs on campus it is often difficult to find an available computer. It is therefore necessary for students to have a personal computer if they wish to get work done consistently.
Recent Alumnus 2011-06-23T01:26:31Z
I am in the Economic History department and have been very pleased with the courses offered and the professors teaching them. Sometimes I wish I took more classes outside of my department, but EH by itself is terrific.
Recent Alumnus 2011-06-23T01:15:32Z
The only Greek life at LSE is lived by Greek students
Recent Alumnus 2011-06-23T01:14:02Z
Guys & Girls:
Guys Are Smart but Not Attractive – The guys at LSE are intellectual and interesting, but for the most part are not very good looking. It is also almost impossible to say what the 'average' guy looks like at LSE because the student body is so diverse. There are always a few that stand out of the crowd, however.
Recent Alumnus 2011-06-23T01:08:00Z
Apartment in London Are Expensive – Just like everything else in London, apartments are very expensive and often hard to find. Most flats that students rent are far away from campus and require a good connection to find.
Recent Alumnus 2011-06-23T01:01:31Z
The tube and the bus are the best way to get around. Take the tube if you are going longer distances and take the bus for shorter distances. The tube is very efficient as long as it isn't during the two rush hours every day. Just make sure you check online for line closures before you leave!
Recent Alumnus 2011-06-23T00:55:32Z
Housing Varies in Quality – The LSE has numerous housing options around London and they are all different. Generally speaking it is most desirable to live as close to campus as possible. The masters students have first preference when it comes to housing. The larger dorms are usually of higher quality but the smaller dorms often have a more tight-knit group of students. Overall there is no way to generalize.
Recent Alumnus 2011-06-23T00:47:55Z
Library Is Too Crowded – All of the academic facilities at the LSE are in top form, but the school is in desperate need of a second library. There are often times when you try to go study, especially during exam periods, and will not be able to find a single place to sit. The library itself is fantastic but more seating has to be available to suit students needs.
Recent Alumnus 2011-06-23T00:35:43Z
A Club for Every Sport – If there is a sport you want to play, the student union provides a club for it. It is easy for students - even those who are not very athletic - to make it on a sports team. Certain clubs, like the football club for obvious reason, are much more competitive than the rest. Although there is a great variety of sports teams, the school does not provide facilities, and that often makes it difficult to carry out practices.
Recent Alumnus 2011-06-23T00:31:48Z
The restaurant scene in London is world renowned but students on a strict budget rarely have access to it. Therefore the trick is finding places that serve good food at a cheap price, which can be hard. Dining options around campus are good for lunch but not for dinner. Off-campus dining is also largely relative to housing, therefore it is hard to make general statements about the quality.
Recent Alumnus 2011-06-23T00:27:14Z
London Is a Little Overwhelming – London is obviously a great city but if you haven't lived in a big city before it can be a little overwhelming. for the most part people are very friendly but the general pace of the city is very fast and can be hard to keep up with if you are not used to it
Recent Alumnus 2011-06-23T00:20:14Z
It's London – It rains a lot in the fall - and by a lot I mean almost every day. Luckily the winters are short and the spring is beautiful.
Recent Alumnus 2011-06-23T00:17:02Z
Some People Do, Some People Don't – There is a select minority of students who use drugs heavily therefore there is certainly no pressure to use hard drugs. If you are nota drinker, however, you will be completely shunned from all social circles.
Recent Alumnus 2011-06-23T00:15:25Z
It's London – London is a fantastic city to party in. There are a wide variety of clubs all around town and a pub on every corner. The Student Union parties are great but after first year students go more off campus and find good places.
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