The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) is one of the foremost social science universities in the world. LSE is a specialist university with an international intake and a global reach. Since its 1895 founding, the LSE has produced 29 world leaders and heads of state, 15 Nobel Prize Winners from faculty and graduates, and close to 90,000 registered alumni with over 15,000 in North America alone.
Located in the heart of London, England, the LSE is the #1 U.K. University for social sciences (ahead of Oxford University and Cambridge University) and #4 for social sciences in the entire world (U.S. News and World Report's 2009 World's Best College rankings).
With its global reach and international reputation for academic excellence, LSE graduates are highly regarded and sought after. General Course alumni include U.S. President John F. Kennedy (1935), as well as other well-known alumni including Supreme Court Justic Anthony Kennedy, Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan, former Chairman of the Federal Reserve Paul Volker, former Secretary of the Treasury Robert Rubin, and the Rolling Stones lead singer, Mick Jagger.