Do you guys think that LSE is an overrated University

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My cousin graduated from there and he struggles to get top city jobs even after doing Economics which is A*AA, plus they only specialise in Social science subjects whereas Universities like UCL, KCL And Manchester (Mind you I'm not saying these Universities are better so calm down) are well rounded and provide generally all courses, apart from David Beckham studies, Lesbian dance philosophy and Prostitution


Apart from their location, the funding and the large entry requirements, what makes LSE a specialist university be on par with Universities like Imperial, Oxbridge and Durham?
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LSE is definitely overrated on TSR. Every year wannabe investment bankers join the forum, read old posts written by other wannabe investment bankers who said LSE is better than everywhere else, they repeat that to other people and so it goes year after year until that belief becomes so engrained into sixth formers' minds that it's almost heresy to contradict it.
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(Original post by Snufkin)
LSE is definitely overrated on TSR. Every year wannabe investment bankers join the forum, read old posts written by other wannabe investment bankers who said LSE is better than everywhere else, they repeat that to other people and so it goes year after year until that belief becomes so engrained into sixth formers' minds that it's almost heresy to contradict it.
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LSE is a really good institution. However, students seem to believe that getting a degree there will automatically give you a job for the rest of your life. Same with Oxbridge.
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Kinda, because people seem to think that it is a ticket into investment banking when it's not really. There are six target universities for banking (Oxbridge, imperial, lse, ucl, Warwick) and even if you go to one of them your chances of getting into banking are pretty low. Of course, you can get in without going to a target uni as well.
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Depends what aspect you're looking at this from. The thing is, things only become 'overrated' because they're rated in the first place. It's like saying: "tune X is so overrated - why does everyone listen to it?" or "Why does everybody care so much about Kim Kardashian?". People just 'do'.

I think if you hold the view that LSE is overrated, you'd have to equally hold the view that there are one or more universities in the pile that are underrated (making up for the shortfall in employment provided by LSE's alleged under-performance). We could do this for a list of other RG universities that don't seem to get the same recognition. We could then create our own rankings table to reflect the 'true' nature of ratings, that LSE actually isn't as good as people think it is. Indeed, we might decide to single out all the targets for banking - Oxbridge, Warwick, UCL, LSE and ICL. I'm sure there are many people who could make the case that they are all overrated. But would this new table actually be reflective of statistics for graduate recruitment? I'd be cautious of saying 'yes'.
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(Original post by Paraphilos)
Depends what aspect you're looking at this from. The thing is, things only become 'overrated' because they're rated in the first place. It's like saying: "tune X is so overrated - why does everyone listen to it?" or "Why does everybody care so much about Kim Kardashian?". People just 'do'.

I think if you hold the view that LSE is overrated, you'd have to equally hold the view that there are one or more universities in the pile that are underrated (making up for the shortfall in employment provided by LSE's alleged under-performance). We could do this for a list of other RG universities that don't seem to get the same recognition. We could then create our own rankings table to reflect the 'true' nature of ratings, that LSE actually isn't as good as people think it is. Indeed, we might decide to single out all the targets for banking - Oxbridge, Warwick, UCL, LSE and ICL. I'm sure there are many people who could make the case that they are all overrated. But would this new table actually be reflective of statistics for graduate recruitment? I'd be cautious of saying 'yes'.


In my honest opinion i view Southampton, Bristol and KCL as underrated universities
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