London School of Economics - LSE reputation?

How is LSE regarded by the IB community in America? I've heard many different opinions. Some say that LSE isn't a target uni at all in the US but some say it will still be useful. Do many LSE graduates work on Wall Street?

Thanks

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May 17, 2010 - 2:26pm

squelchy451:
LSE = LONDON (hint hint) school of economics....

while we're at college geography can anyone please tell me where UCLA and UCSD are? I have a feeling they're somewhere near Los Angeles and San Diego, respectively but I just wanted to make sure.

So it's in Minnesota? I've never heard of any target schools up there.

 
May 17, 2010 - 2:13pm

i have a contact that went straight to LSE from a non-target undergrad and landed a BB front office job in london and now works in NYC

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I tend to think of myself as a one-man wolfpack Buyside strongside
 
Sep 27, 2010 - 1:30am

I pass by the Goldman Sachs office everyday on my way to class and I live about ten minutes away from the campus. Indeed, LSE is that awesome.

I win here, I win there...
 
Oct 8, 2010 - 3:58pm

LSE's reputation in London, NY, HK (Originally Posted: 08/21/2008)

Hey guys, I'm an undergrad going into my final year at the LSE and my question is:

Is the LSE's reputation as good in NY or HK as it is in London?

I know that LSE is with Oxbridge in the eyes of London recruiters, but I was wondering if they were considered in that first tier at NY.

I was also thinking that since LSE is highly respected and reknown throughout Hong Kong due to the city's connection with the UK, that I might also have an easier time applying to HK than NY.

I wasn't considering staying in London before but I feel like if there is a large disparity in competition due to a difference in perceived school reputation, that I might consider staying in London.

Thanks for the help!

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