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im asking because i heard about the entrance exam sum students are supposed to take.....and couldnt help but wonder how its level of difficulty compares to that of other uni's on its level.
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What entrance exam? The only relevant one is LNAT for law applicants, but it's a standardised test that applicants to other unis for law have to do too.
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I never even had an interview
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I had an interview and sat the Entance Exam; they were both very tough, but not too tough. This, however, is because I am a Mature Student.
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Well, cos I'm an international student, I didn't have an interview. I don't think it's that hard, and surely not at 'mythic' as the Oxbridge ones.
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You only have an interview if you have unusual circumstances (eg you're a mature student), same applies to the entrance exam. Other than that you don't get an interview or entrance exam.
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Well, cos I'm an international student, I didn't have an interview. I don't think it's that hard, and surely not at 'mythic' as the Oxbridge ones.
The Oxford exam for PPE was much harder than the entrance exam for LSE. I also took the entrance exam because I'm a mature student. The LSE exam wasn't so bad, if you had prepared for it then you knew you would be okay.
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xanthe!! long time no see. look im very sorry u didint get into lse coz i woz kinda looking forward to meetin u! so what are u planin 2 do now?? the lse forum isnt the same without you!
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foundation students also take the entrance exam , right? anddoes anyone have the links to the practice tests?
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foundation students also take the entrance exam , right? anddoes anyone have the links to the practice tests?
They were on the home page, call undergrad admissions when they are not so busy and they will send them out again.

The exam is 3 hours long with three sections:

1. Write a 150 word synopsis on the following page of A4
2. Number problems - follow through a maths comprehension question - percentages, fractions, balance sheets etc
3. Choose two questions from a set of 6 and respond accordingly.

Hope that helps

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They were on the home page, call undergrad admissions when they are not so busy and they will send them out again.

The exam is 3 hours long with three sections:

1. Write a 150 word synopsis on the following page of A4
2. Number problems - follow through a maths comprehension question - percentages, fractions, balance sheets etc
3. Choose two questions from a set of 6 and respond accordingly.

Hope that helps

Cx.

Thank you!
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the lse forum isnt the same without you!
Indeed.
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btw, are calculators allowed on the entrance exam?
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btw, are calculators allowed on the entrance exam?
No.
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No.
Sorry but calculators are allowed in the entrance exam, I had one.
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I didn't even know there was interviews or entrance exams, thats y i applied lol
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I didn't even know there was interviews or entrance exams, thats y i applied lol
Only for mature students or those who have unusual circumstances.
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Sorry but calculators are allowed in the entrance exam, I had one.
OK, i'm wrong then.

Sorry.
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Hi,

I've spoken to a few of my friends or other people I know and they are all under the impression that going to the LSE is tougher than other universities insofar as exams are concerned.

Could this be true? I thought the exams we sit are UoL exams, and therefore, are on par with all other UoL's exams in terms of content, weight, difficulty and so on...?

To reiterate, is getting a degree from the LSE tougher than other universities? And, is getting a good degree also tougher at the LSE (e.g. 2:1)?

This does not make sense to me; it's one thing for the workload we get to be tougher and another for the actual Degree itself to be tougher.


Thank you in advance for any help or advice you give!

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There was a link to a list which turned up on this forum recently which showed the names of everyone who had graduated and what degree they got. It was interesting that only about 10% (by memory) got 1sts. When you consider these are intelligent people in the first place (mostly straight-A students) that is quite low, as at a more ordinary uni (Newc, Leeds, L'pool etc.) a much larger percentage would probably have gotten firsts. But then, you can't give everyone a first and they wouldn't have got a degree with the presige of the LSE name.
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