LSE (PPE) vs. Sciences Po Paris Watch

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Hi everyone,

I got an offer in undergraduate from both institutions : at LSE to study PPE and at Sciences Po for their undergraduate programme. Eventually I would like to work on international development or in government, maybe.

I am French and I have the feeling that on the one hand, LSE is more internationally well-known than Sciences Po, but on the other hand, people in France have never heard about LSE ... What's more, is Student life: I am afraid to spend the 4 next years at LSE according to the National Student survey, whereas at Sciences Po, it looks so exciting ! However, people at Sciences Po are spending most of their time hanging out, which is not the case at LSE. That is why they're is a real network of contact, close ties between people which are built up at Sciences Po. Is it the case at LSE ?

Are the stereotypes above true? Is LSE's student life as disastrous as rumours say? Because the PPE programme at LSE is new, is it as good as other institutions in UK (Even if LSE is separately good-ranked on Philosophy, on Politics and Economics)? Is LSE teaching intellectually stimulating (especially in Philosophy, Government and Economics) ? Which is worthier in terms of cost between Sciences Po and LSE?

I am totally lost and I don't know what to choose... Please help !
Thanks in advance !
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Choose Sciences Po if you plan to work in international development or in government. Plus, LSE is much more expensive and... think of the Brexit, it can get even worse for you.
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Hey! I study PPE at LSE and can't speak on behalf of Sciences Po, but I can let you know I really enjoy the course and uni. Feel free to ask me anything. I have a YouTube channel where I make videos about my university experiences so this would be especially useful for you! (Will be making more too so it might be worth subbing)
https://youtu.be/DQVLJ-4WvgM
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(Original post by Socrates7)
Choose Sciences Po if you plan to work in international development or in government. Plus, LSE is much more expensive and... think of the Brexit, it can get even worse for you.
Wow. What a well-thought, articulated, profound reply.

What about some arguments in favor of your stance, please?
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(Original post by bulbawill)
Hey! I study PPE at LSE and can't speak on behalf of Sciences Po, but I can let you know I really enjoy the course and uni. Feel free to ask me anything. I have a YouTube channel where I make videos about my university experiences so this would be especially useful for you! (Will be making more too so it might be worth subbing)
https://youtu.be/DQVLJ-4WvgM

Omg! I watched the first 14 seconds of your video and I already love you! Hope my colleagues will be as cool as you are!
I've been accepted to study PPE at UCL and King s and I am waiting for Sciences Po results.
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(Original post by Socrates7)
Choose Sciences Po if you plan to work in international development or in government. Plus, LSE is much more expensive and... think of the Brexit, it can get even worse for you.
Sir? Please? Some news about THE Brexit?
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Socrates made the very good comment that for international relations both institutions have the same kind of international recognition/!rankings.As for THE Brexit there is no question there is a very high risk for European student to have to pay twice as much in the course of their curriculum. Certainly compensated by the BP losing value against the euro.Then there is a number of questions with regards to UK degree recognition by EU countries, London job prospects for EU students past October 31st and the list goes on.
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