As a disclaimer, I'd just like to state that though this may read to be somewhat petty, these are legitimate concerns of mine and I'd like some honest advice from people who go to LSE as to decision making.
I got an offer today to study at LSE in BA Social Anthropology (AAB) and though it's my best offer yet (I also have offers for Manchester ABB, Bristol AAB and SOAS AAA), I'm not sure. I'm incredibly interested in Anthropology and the course being offered, and to the reputation it holds as an institution. However, I've already been to school in London and, though I love it, I'm concerned about a few things.
a) Money - living in London at the moment, I know it's incredibly expensive. How has everyone found this so far, and is it the concern of others too? From my experiences clubbing, I've found I pay between £15-20 on average just for entry into some places. Does this reign true for the places LSE students typically go, too?
b) Social life - I know this comes up time and again in reference to LSE, but I'd really like to know if LSE is as antisocial as I've heard. I know some people might write off the whole question for my asking this, but here goes - is there a stoner community at LSE at all? I work hard and am confident I'd get the grades required to do well at LSE, but I also enjoy down time. I'm a girl, too - not sure if that really factors in but just wanted to make plain I'm not asking about if there's some lads group who smoke blunts and wear huf socks, if you know what I mean... What I suppose I'm also trying to ask is, will I be surrounded by City hopefuls, or is there a community of more lefty types?
When answering, I'd really like it if you could explain rather than state your opinion if you have the time, just so I can fully get a grip on the situation.
...Should I go back to school?