London School of Economics Ranking

The Wealth-X and UBS's "Billionaire Census" in 2014, ranked LSE 10th out of twenty schools with the most billionaire alumni. The LSE was the only British university on the list. According to statistics from the Department for Education in 2018, LSE has been rated the best university for increasing graduate earnings, with male and female graduates earning 38.2% to 47.2% more than the average graduate.


According to the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020, the LSE is ranked 2nd in the world for geography, 3rd for communication and media studies, social policy and administration, and sociology and in the top 10 for accounting and finance, anthropology, business and management studies, development studies, economics, and management. It is ranked 20th for the arts and humanities. LSE ranked 64th out of 154 for overall student satisfaction in the National Student Survey 2020. This increase in student satisfaction in 2020 resulted in a 14-place jump to 5th in the Guardian ranking for 2021. 


LSE has been ranked among some of the major ranking platforms over the years, since its inception. Here are some London School of Economics rankings for 2022 -


  • 27th in Times Higher Education University Ranking
  • 3rd in The Complete University Guide Ranking (UK)
  • 4th in The Guardian University Ranking
  • 5th in The Times and Sunday Times Ranking (UK)

Course Rankings

There are 27 academic departments at LSE for undergraduate and graduate degrees. Let's look at some of the subject rankings for the departments -



QS Arts & Humanities: #18

QS Geography: #2

QS Sociology: #3

THE Arts & Humanities: #28

THE Psychology: #43



THE Physical Sciences: #201 - 250

THE Social Sciences: #7

QS Social Sciences & Management: #3



THE Law: #12

QS Law & Legal Studies: #7



THE Business & Economics: #9

QS Business & Management Studies: #11

Global Rankings


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London School of Economics Rankings

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