LSE ranked in the top 40 universities in the world

We lost out to our main London rivals

LSE is the 37th best university in the world, according to the latest rankings published today by QS.

This year we have slipped further away from a place in the top 30 universities globally, after falling two places to 37th, in a year when most UK universities fell much further. One of our closest rivals in the rankings last year, Manchester, actually managed to climb four places and into the top 30. However we were more consistent than the likes of Durham, who fell 13 places to 74th, and we are still the 8th best UK university on the global stage.

LSE scored particularly highly in the following categories (out of 100):

Academic Reputation – 88.8 per cent

Employer Reputation – 100 per cent

Citations per Faculty – 72.3 per cent

International Faculty – 100 per cent

International Students – 100 per cent

But was let down by its comparatively low score of 57.1 per cent for the Faculty-Student ratio. The scores for International Faculty and International students ranked LSE 23rd and 8th in the world respectively.

See the QS World University Rankings 2016 in full here.