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I have been accepted at LSE and also at University of California, Berkeley for economics. Which one do you think I should join and why?
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Hi everyone,

I have been accepted at LSE and also at University of California, Berkeley for economics. Which one do you think I should join and why?
I think a lot depends on what you want to get out of your degree- studying for a degree in the UK and the US will be very different.

In the UK, your degree program will be very focused on your subject from the start, with no "gen ed" type requirements etc. In the US, in general, most degrees will give you a broader education, but you'll spend less time focused on your education.

It also depends on where you'd prefer to live for the next 3/4 years- careerwise, being in London is likely to be very helpful in terms of networking.

Where do you hope to live and work once you've finished your degree?
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I think a lot depends on what you want to get out of your degree- studying for a degree in the UK and the US will be very different.

In the UK, your degree program will be very focused on your subject from the start, with no "gen ed" type requirements etc. In the US, in general, most degrees will give you a broader education, but you'll spend less time focused on your education.

It also depends on where you'd prefer to live for the next 3/4 years- careerwise, being in London is likely to be very helpful in terms of networking.

Where do you hope to live and work once you've finished your degree?
Thank you so much. I want to work in public policy, so I am not sure which area would be better for this specific profession. What do you think?
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Thank you so much. I want to work in public policy, so I am not sure which area would be better for this specific profession. What do you think?
Public policy isn't an area I know a lot about, but I imagine it would be quite country specific- so I'd choose the country I wanted to work in. If you want to work in another country again, I'd probably choose the one that's closer to yours politically?
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Hi everyone,

I have been accepted at LSE and also at University of California, Berkeley for economics. Which one do you think I should join and why?
Wow, what a position to be in. Well, if you are UK citizen then the UCB route will cost you $59k tuition fees a year plus living expenses whilst the LSE route will cost £9k tuition fees plus living expenses. If you are a US citizen then the cost of studying at UCB is the same but the cost of studying at LSE jumps to £20k a year tuition fees.

Overall, LSE will be the cheaper route but if money was no object then I would go to UCB - a great campus in California and a highly rated uni.
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