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LUISS University

4.1 out of 5 (31 ratings / 26 reviews) Roma, Italy
LUISS is the first Italian University in the world heritage city of Rome, where beauty, history, and culture provide a unique environment, employment opportunities, and a memorable life experience for students.



LUISS is an independent university, founded in 1977, out of a pre-existing Roman institution, Pro Deo.


LUISS offers an innovative educational approach at its four Departments: Economics and Finance, Business and Management, Law, and Political Science. Its goal is not simply to convey knowledge but to instill flexibility in young people, giving them a sense of mastery over their future.

LUISS works to develop professional abilities, entrepreneurial mindsets and leadership skills through academic programs and research in economic, social and legal fields.

Academic programs are in line with the needs of organizations and institutions around the world.

The University offers extra courses to all students, dedicated to videomaking, design, robotics, coding, and to develop soft skills and practical abilities.


With its 17 Research Centers, LUISS University aims at developing the understanding of the key economic, financial, ethical and political issues that concern our global age and society.


The Career Services Office helps LUISS students and alumni make their first moves in the job market through guidance and training programs. Students can get advice from skilled professionals specialized in recruiting, who will help them discover and strengthen their abilities.

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Student services

The Student Office (in Italian: Segreteria Studenti) supports and supplies students with all the information they need for their academic life. The University Union (in Italian: Diritto allo Studio) is the place to get assistance and information on everything from tuition subsidies and scholarships, to health care and other benefits.

LUISS Cultural Activities was created to enhance the education students receive through the academic programs offered.

Housing services

The University helps students find conveniently-located housing based on their personal needs through three types of services: university residences, complexes of small apartments with double rooms and common areas; contracted residences, facilities that offer rooms and services at a discounted price for LUISS students; and private rooms and apartments, for which students can use the free brokerage service, CasaLUISS.

Library services

The LUISS Guido Carli Library focuses on the social sciences, particularly law, economics and political science. The Library's collection amounted to 99,017 books, 1,781 paper journals (609 of which are current issues) and 83 databases. The Library also provides access to 43,424 e-journals and 53,137 ebooks.

ICT services

Wireless internet service is available throughout the University's campuses, where cutting-edge facilities and technology (computer rooms, network printers, PCs connected to the internet and equipped with specific software for educational activities) are also available.

The LUISS Test Center is accredited to grant ECDL certificates and for EUCIP, and also organizes training courses for students.

Medical services

At the University Union (in Italian: Diritto allo Studio), students can access a free health care service. Dr. Gianpiero Cutolo is the LUISS-affiliated doctor on campus.

Student Life

Campus life

  • Viale Romania campus, the historic complex from the early 19th century that has been completely renovated in 2007. It houses the Departments of Economics and Finance, Business and Management, and Political Science. It is a campus of over 33,000 m2 set in a park in the centre of Rome, with advanced technology and services;
  • Viale Pola campus, the historic campus which sits the University’s headquarters. It hosts the Offices of the President, of the Rector and of the General Management, LUISS Business School, and the School of Journalism;
  • Via Parenzo campus, that houses the Department of Law and is structured into various spaces and terraces, where studying means living in a community.

Sports facilities

Students at LUISS can join a team for every sport: basketball, football, volleyball, rugby, rowing, swimming, ski, sailing, dancesport, athetics, cycling, and tennis. A bus service to get students to sport facilities is provided by the University.

Students can also benefit from discounts for gyms and sport centers subscriptions. Every campus has tables for table tennis and foosball. A futsal field and a mini-basketball court are located in the Viale Romania campus.

Student clubs

The university promotes student associations by supporting their activities, providing them with dedicated space, funds and media.

  • AIR - Associazione Universitaria Italia-Russia
  • All Around
  • Amnesty International
  • ARES
  • ASP - Associazione Studenti di Scienze Politiche
  • Associazione Libera per l'Innovazione
  • Associazione Maria Guglielmino
  • ELSA Roma
  • EMDEA - Empowering Ideas
  • EOS
  • ESN Roma L.U.
  • Green Challenge
  • ISA
  • JELU
  • L. Arcobaleno
  • LEP
  • LFC Finance
  • Lions Club
  • Papango
  • REC - Residenze e collegi
  • Rethinking Economics
  • SFL - Students for Liberty
  • Studenti Democratici
  • Studenti Liberali
  • Totalife Onlus
  • University FinanceLAB

It also encourages the circulation of university newspapers.

  • 360°
  • Iuris Prudentes
  • Globe Trotter
  • LED
  • Madama Louise
  • The Insider


In October 2015 the LUISS Business School and the Department of Business and Management have received the EQUIS accreditation, obtained by only 1% of Business Schools offering management training. LUISS is placed first in the 2017 Sole 24 Ore Ranking of Italian Universities.

Student Reviews

Help me achieving my goals!
Emanuela Storti rated 5 out of 5 stars

My study experience is been really interesting and formative. I strongly believe that my university is so dynamic and full of opportunities and ways to learn more and go through the simple reading of the books!

University is not just about learning
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

My University experience is great! At LUISS University I've been able to discover a world I hadn't imagined before: the associations. Association go beyond just "friendship": you have to chance to improve yourself and to improve the society where you live. It can be referred to the Exchange Students experience, to the Volunteering for orphan boys, autistic boys and for...

The university that was meant for me
Flaminia Pinzarrone rated 5 out of 5 stars

If I were to go back to when I choose university I’d encourage younger me to make the same decision I made back then. Since I entered the LUISS world I’ve been every year more and more convinced of having made the right choice. This university really opened my mind and my views on the world, it has given me the opportunity to face many different aspects of contemporaneity....

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