Libera Universita Internazionale Degli Studi Sociali
LUISS University (LUISS) was founded in the mid-1970s to provide an innovative, flexible education that allows students to feel a sense of mastery over their futures. Today, LUISS is known for its highly selective admissions, alignment with market demands and the business world, and the study of information technology and foreign languages.
LUISS is officially accredited by the Italian Ministry of Higher Education (last revision of accreditation decree: Art. 1, Law 243/1991) and offers degrees at all academic levels in business studies, economics, politics, and law. For the past 15 years, LUISS consistently ranks among the top three Social Sciences institutions in Italy. The school attracts top talent in both students and instructors, and is firmly committed to the highest international standards in teaching and research.
Thanks to its affiliation with Confindustria, the Italian Industrialists' Confederation, LUISS has close ties to Italian industrial concerns, most of which operate internationally. For decades, the institution has played a key role in Italy's economic and cultural development, training world leaders sensitive to the values of market culture and the rules of a modern democracy. Alumni have also made important academic contributions in economics, finance, law, and political science.
Located on six campuses across the exclusive Parioli neighborhood, LUISS is a 20-minute bus ride from the CEA Rome Center. The main campus offers a modern study environment with the latest in technology for more than 8,000 students. Architecture features open, dynamic, transparent spaces that fully express the sense of community and the intensity of life at LUISS.
You’ll attend class with other American, Italian, and international students, giving you the opportunity to engage with diverse cultures in a formative experience of intellectual exchange. International conferences, symposia, workshops, and guest-lectures further enrich your academic experience.
LUISS is accredited by the Italian Ministry of Higher Education. Its business school is also accredited by EQUIS.
LUISS is one of the first European universities to adopt the European Community Course Credit Transfer System (ECTS). ECTS was created to promote academic recognition of studies undertaken abroad by aligning European institutions and broadening students’ educational options. By creating common standards for credits and grades, ECTS facilitates the acceptance of students' academic results.
ECTS transcripts present academic results in a clear, complete, and comprehensive manner in order to ease the credit transfer process. ECTS is increasingly accepted by U.S. institutions; however, you must consult with your home institution to ensure final acceptance of credits.
LUISS University Grades
U.S. letter equivalent
30 e lode (cum laude) – 30
23 - 22
Classroom and Information
- International faculty will teach your elective classes.
- Assessment is based on participation, exams, and individual and group projects.
- Periodic exams, homework assignments, and final exams will also be administered.
- Attendance in all classes is mandatory and monitored by each professor.
- Teaching styles in Italy may differ from those in the U.S. Be prepared to adapt to classroom structures and coursework expectations for your school.
- Class size ranges from 15 to 50 students.
- You will attend class with fellow CEA students, other international students, and Italian students.
- Student Offices
- Student Center
- Student Lounge
- Study Room
- Counseling Services
- Student Health Services
- University Library
- Computer Lab
- Student ID
- Printing Services
- Internet Access & Wi-Fi
- Fitness Facilities
- Student Sports Teams
- Cultural Engagement
- Dining Facilities
- Free Campus Shuttle