Universities in France
- Rankings & Reviews -

France
194 out of 269
  • Universities in France
  • Ranked in at least one ranking
29
  • Different Rankings list
  • Universities in France
  • (21 institution and 8 subject rankings)
28
  • Global Rankings rank
  • Universities in France
  • Among TOP 200

For business studies see our separate ranking of business schools in France

Latest ranking updates related to universities in France
  • 29 Mar, 2021: Publication of US News: Best Grad Schools (US) (Medicine - Research). Le Mans University with highest ranking among universities in France ranked #113.
  • 18 Mar, 2021: New edition of Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities. 126 universities in France ranked.
  • 04 Mar, 2021: Latest QS World University Rankings By Subject (Geology) from British Quacquarelli Symonds, UK. 260 universities from France appear in this ranking.
  • 30 Jan, 2021: UniRank 4icu - World Ranking updated with University of Strasbourg ranked highest among 3 listed universities in France.

Highest subject rankings of universities in France

Psychology
#1 
Paris Nanterre University
Agriculture & Forestry
#4 
AgroParisTech
Geology
#4 
Paris-Sorbonne University
Mechanical Engineering
#19 
Paris-Saclay University
Clinical Medicine
#24 
Paris-Saclay University
Statistics
#32 
Paris-Saclay University
Linguistics
#81 
Paris-Sorbonne University
Communication & Media Studies
#151 
New Sorbonne University - Paris III

Rankings of universities in France 2021

#1

Paris-Sorbonne University

Student satisfaction: 4.3 / 5.0 (309 reviews)
  • #3 
  • #87 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #3 
  • #83 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #1 
  • #23 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#2

Polytechnic School

Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (282 reviews)
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  • #2 
  • #87 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #2 
  • #61 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #24 
  • #375 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#3

PSL Research University Paris

Student satisfaction: 4.0 / 5.0 (253 reviews)
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  • #1 
  • #46 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #1 
  • #52 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #3 
  • #100 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#4

Paris-Saclay University

Student satisfaction: 4.3 / 5.0 (191 reviews)
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  • #4 
  • #178 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #10 
  • #305 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #2 
  • #85 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#5

École normale supérieure de Lyon

Student satisfaction: 4.2 / 5.0 (78 reviews)
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  • #7 
  • #251 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #5 
  • #161 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #38 
  • #423 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#6

University of Montpellier

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  • #8 
  • #301 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #15 
  • #511 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #6 
  • #163 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#7

Grenoble Alpes University

Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (304 reviews)
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  • #10 
  • #351 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #11 
  • #342 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #4 
  • #119 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#8

University of Aix-Marseilles

Student satisfaction: 3.9 / 5.0 (84 reviews)
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  • #9 
  • #351 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #14 
  • #511 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #5 
  • #121 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#9

National School of Bridges and Roads

Student satisfaction: 4.7 / 5.0 (19 reviews)
  • #6 
  • #251 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #6 
  • #242 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #77 
  • #499 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#10

University of Bordeaux

Student satisfaction: 4.2 / 5.0 (52 reviews)
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  • #12 
  • #401 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #13 
  • #425 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #10 
  • #236 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#11

University of Strasbourg

Student satisfaction: 4.3 / 5.0 (381 reviews)
  • #19 
  • #501 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #12 
  • #398 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #9 
  • #195 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#12

CentraleSupélec

Student satisfaction: 4.8 / 5.0 (183 reviews)
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  • #15 
  • #501 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #4 
  • #138 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #29 
  • #401 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#13

Paris Institute of Political Studies

Student satisfaction: 4.0 / 5.0 (231 reviews)
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  • #18 
  • #501 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #7 
  • #242 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #106 
  • #555 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#14

Claude Bernard University Lyon 1

Student satisfaction: 4.1 / 5.0 (275 reviews)
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  • #16 
  • #501 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #20 
  • #701 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #7 
  • #165 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#15

Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines University

Student satisfaction: 3.7 / 5.0 (27 reviews)
  • #11 
  • #351 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #24 
  • #801 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #25 
  • #380 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#16

Pantheon-Sorbonne University

Student satisfaction: 4.0 / 5.0 (861 reviews)
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  • #26 
  • #601 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #8 
  • #287 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #116 
  • #596 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#17

University of Lorraine

Student satisfaction: 3.6 / 5.0 (39 reviews)
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  • #23 
  • #601 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #21 
  • #801 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #18 
  • #321 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#18

University of Rennes 1

Student satisfaction: 4.0 / 5.0 (31 reviews)
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  • #27 
  • #601 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #23 
  • #801 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #11 
  • #241 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#19

National Institute for Applied Sciences, Lyon

Student satisfaction: 4.6 / 5.0 (413 reviews)
  • #25 
  • #601 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #16 
  • #541 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #26 
  • #380 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#20

University of Nantes

Student satisfaction: 4.1 / 5.0 (21 reviews)
  • #24 
  • #601 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #22 
  • #801 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #16 
  • #314 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#21

TELECOM Paris

Student satisfaction: 4.5 / 5.0 (127 reviews)
  • #5 
  • #201 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #27 
  • #1001 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #32 
  • #404 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#22

Clermont Auvergne University

Student satisfaction: 4.2 / 5.0 (216 reviews)
  • #21 
  • #601 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #23 
  • #369 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #15 
  • #432 
US News: Best Global Universities
[Published 19 October, 2020]


#23

University of Lille

Student satisfaction: 4.2 / 5.0 (265 reviews)
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  • #22 
  • #601 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #53 
  • #455 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #15 
  • #313 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#24

Central School of Nantes

Student satisfaction: 4.5 / 5.0 (95 reviews)
  • #13 
  • #401 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #94 
  • #529 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #84 
  • #3401 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 04 May, 2020]


#25

University of Technology of Compiègne

Student satisfaction: 4.5 / 5.0 (151 reviews)
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  • #29 
  • #801 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #30 
  • #1001 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #80 
  • #500 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#26

TELECOM SudParis

Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (184 reviews)
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  • #20 
  • #501 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #70 
  • #481 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #155 
  • #8617 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#27

Central School of Lyon

Student satisfaction: 4.3 / 5.0 (126 reviews)
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  • #32 
  • #801 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #74 
  • #491 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #54 
  • #1226 
US News: Best Global Universities
[Published 19 October, 2020]


#28

ENS Paris-Saclay

Student satisfaction: 4.3 / 5.0 (130 reviews)
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  • #9 
  • #291 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #63 
  • #474 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #53 
  • #1217 
US News: Best Global Universities
[Published 19 October, 2020]


#29

Lumière University Lyon 2

Student satisfaction: 3.9 / 5.0 (207 reviews)
  • #28 
  • #801 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #32 
  • #1001 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #121 
  • #622 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#30

University of Technology of Troyes

Student satisfaction: 4.8 / 5.0 (231 reviews)
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  • #30 
  • #801 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #107 
  • #557 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #63 
  • #1962 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 04 May, 2020]

#31

CY Cergy Paris University

Student satisfaction: 3.9 / 5.0 (71 reviews)
  • #31 
  • #801 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #82 
  • #503 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #64 
  • #1372 
US News: Best Global Universities
[Published 19 October, 2020]


#32

Federal University of Toulouse Midi-Pyrénées

Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (23 reviews)
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  • #14 
  • #401 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #6 
  • #151 
THE World Reputation Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 26 October, 2020]
  • #14 
  • #101 
Young University Rankings
[Published 15 June, 2020]


#33

Paul Valéry University, Montpellier 3

Student satisfaction: 3.4 / 5.0 (110 reviews)
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  • #25 
  • #801 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #72 
  • #482 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #35 
  • #831 
US News: Best Global Universities
[Published 19 October, 2020]


#34

Grenoble Institute of Technology

Student satisfaction: 4.5 / 5.0 (30 reviews)
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  • #36 
  • #1001 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #19 
  • #324 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #11 
  • #349 
US News: Best Global Universities
[Published 19 October, 2020]


#35

University of Burgundy

Student satisfaction: 4.1 / 5.0 (178 reviews)
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  • #30 
  • #403 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #33 
  • #817 
US News: Best Global Universities
[Published 19 October, 2020]
  • #27 
  • #956 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 04 May, 2020]


#36

École Normale Supérieure

Student satisfaction: 4.5 / 5.0 (150 reviews)
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  • #20 
  • #331 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #6 
  • #252 
US News: Best Global Universities
[Published 19 October, 2020]
  • #9 
  • #437 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 04 May, 2020]


#37

University of Poitiers

Student satisfaction: 4.3 / 5.0 (186 reviews)
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  • #29 
  • #1001 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #71 
  • #482 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #42 
  • #1003 
US News: Best Global Universities
[Published 19 October, 2020]


#38

HEC School of Management

Student satisfaction: 4.5 / 5.0 (653 reviews)
  • #37 
  • #1001 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #105 
  • #549 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #72 
  • #2452 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 04 May, 2020]


#39

INSEAD

Student satisfaction: 4.7 / 5.0 (962 reviews)
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  • #38 
  • #1001 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #110 
  • #564 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #28 
  • #756 
US News: Best Global Universities
[Published 19 October, 2020]


#40

University of Angers

Student satisfaction: 4.3 / 5.0 (61 reviews)
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  • #60 
  • #467 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #36 
  • #856 
US News: Best Global Universities
[Published 19 October, 2020]
  • #31 
  • #1007 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 04 May, 2020]


#41

Paris-Est Créteil University

Student satisfaction: 3.6 / 5.0 (286 reviews)
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  • #39 
  • #424 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #23 
  • #697 
US News: Best Global Universities
[Published 19 October, 2020]
  • #30 
  • #1000 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 04 May, 2020]


#42

Toulouse 1 University Capitole

Student satisfaction: 3.9 / 5.0 (150 reviews)
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  • #26 
  • #801 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #83 
  • #503 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #45 
  • #1142 
CWUR Center for World University Rankings
[Published 15 June, 2020]


#43

College of France

Student satisfaction: 4.5 / 5.0 (251 reviews)
  • #27 
  • #382 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #14 
  • #402 
US News: Best Global Universities
[Published 19 October, 2020]
  • #16 
  • #606 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 04 May, 2020]

#44

University of Upper Alsace

Student satisfaction: 2.4 / 5.0 (23 reviews)
  • #48 
  • #445 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #32 
  • #817 
US News: Best Global Universities
[Published 19 October, 2020]
  • #35 
  • #1187 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 04 May, 2020]


#45

School of Industrial Physics and Chemistry, Paris

Student satisfaction: 4.7 / 5.0 (146 reviews)
  • #22 
  • #354 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #17 
  • #499 
US News: Best Global Universities
[Published 19 October, 2020]
  • #15 
  • #601 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 04 May, 2020]

#46

Le Mans University

Student satisfaction: 4.2 / 5.0 (147 reviews)
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  • #95 
  • #535 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #34 
  • #1116 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 04 May, 2020]
  • #1 
  • #206 
US News Best Colleges
[Published 13 September, 2020]


#47

University of Franche-Comté

Student satisfaction: 4.0 / 5.0 (57 reviews)
  • #62 
  • #471 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #41 
  • #999 
US News: Best Global Universities
[Published 19 October, 2020]
  • #51 
  • #1461 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 04 May, 2020]


#48

ESSEC Business School

Student satisfaction: 4.7 / 5.0 (979 reviews)
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  • #35 
  • #1001 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #123 
  • #626 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #81 
  • #3143 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 04 May, 2020]


#49

Practical School of Higher Studies (EPHE)

Student satisfaction: 4.5 / 5.0 (18 reviews)
  • #28 
  • #401 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #31 
  • #801 
US News: Best Global Universities
[Published 19 October, 2020]
  • #24 
  • #889 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 04 May, 2020]


#50

AgroParisTech

Student satisfaction: 4.2 / 5.0 (45 reviews)
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  • #17 
  • #320 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #19 
  • #553 
US News: Best Global Universities
[Published 19 October, 2020]
  • #26 
  • #898 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 04 May, 2020]


#51

University Côte d'Azur

Student satisfaction: 3.7 / 5.0 (11 reviews)
  • #13 
  • #305 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #12 
  • #550 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 04 May, 2020]
  • #13 
  • #301 
ARWU Academic Ranking of World Universities - ShanghaiRanking
[Published 17 August, 2020]


#52

National Graduate School of Chemistry, Montpellier

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  • #14 
  • #311 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #43 
  • #1074 
US News: Best Global Universities
[Published 19 October, 2020]
  • #22 
  • #884 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 04 May, 2020]


#53

University of Évry-Val d'Essonne

Student satisfaction: 3.4 / 5.0 (166 reviews)
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  • #49 
  • #446 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #44 
  • #1110 
US News: Best Global Universities
[Published 19 October, 2020]
  • #36 
  • #1188 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 04 May, 2020]


#54

University of Caen Normandy

Student satisfaction: 4.2 / 5.0 (180 reviews)
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  • #28 
  • #1001 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #61 
  • #470 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #29 
  • #982 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 04 May, 2020]


#55

National Polytechnic Institute of Toulouse

Student satisfaction: 4.6 / 5.0 (37 reviews)
  • #31 
  • #404 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #26 
  • #741 
US News: Best Global Universities
[Published 19 October, 2020]
  • #25 
  • #592 
CWUR Center for World University Rankings
[Published 15 June, 2020]


#56

University of Savoy Mont Blanc

Student satisfaction: 4.0 / 5.0 (105 reviews)
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  • #34 
  • #409 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #25 
  • #890 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 04 May, 2020]
  • #23 
  • #701 
ARWU Academic Ranking of World Universities - ShanghaiRanking
[Published 17 August, 2020]


#57

University of Orléans

Student satisfaction: 3.5 / 5.0 (147 reviews)
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  • #50 
  • #447 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #38 
  • #919 
US News: Best Global Universities
[Published 19 October, 2020]
  • #23 
  • #888 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 04 May, 2020]


#58

University of Toulouse

Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (58 reviews)
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  • #21 
  • #335 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #4 
  • #259 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 04 May, 2020]
  • #14 
  • #301 
ARWU Academic Ranking of World Universities - ShanghaiRanking
[Published 17 August, 2020]

#59

Montpellier SupAgro

Student satisfaction: 4.6 / 5.0 (74 reviews)
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  • #52 
  • #451 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #24 
  • #703 
US News: Best Global Universities
[Published 19 October, 2020]
  • #42 
  • #1307 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 04 May, 2020]


#60

University of Limoges

Student satisfaction: 4.1 / 5.0 (67 reviews)
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  • #76 
  • #499 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #45 
  • #1122 
US News: Best Global Universities
[Published 19 October, 2020]
  • #62 
  • #1896 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 04 May, 2020]

#61

University of Western Brittany

Student satisfaction: 3.9 / 5.0 (59 reviews)
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  • #45 
  • #432 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #39 
  • #933 
US News: Best Global Universities
[Published 19 October, 2020]
  • #37 
  • #1189 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 04 May, 2020]


#62

University of Pau and Pays de l'Adour

Student satisfaction: 4.0 / 5.0 (136 reviews)
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  • #97 
  • #535 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #58 
  • #1271 
US News: Best Global Universities
[Published 19 October, 2020]
  • #39 
  • #1260 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 04 May, 2020]


#63

University of Perpignan Via Domitia

Student satisfaction: 3.4 / 5.0 (43 reviews)
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  • #90 
  • #520 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #49 
  • #1195 
US News: Best Global Universities
[Published 19 October, 2020]
  • #54 
  • #1728 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 04 May, 2020]


#64

Central School of Lille

Student satisfaction: 4.6 / 5.0 (79 reviews)
  • #64 
  • #475 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #47 
  • #1187 
US News: Best Global Universities
[Published 19 October, 2020]
  • #41 
  • #1274 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 04 May, 2020]

#65

Pantheon-Assas Paris II University

Student satisfaction: 4.0 / 5.0 (125 reviews)
  • #17 
  • #541 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #2 
  • #2 
L'Etudiant Palmarès de l'insertion en master - Gestion
[Published 15 May, 2018]
  • #9 
  • #97 
World University Ranking 2020 - Europe
[Published 21 September, 2020]

#66

University of Rheims Champagne-Ardenne

Student satisfaction: 3.9 / 5.0 (51 reviews)
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  • #78 
  • #499 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #67 
  • #1387 
US News: Best Global Universities
[Published 19 October, 2020]
  • #44 
  • #1325 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 04 May, 2020]


#67

School for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences

Student satisfaction: 4.5 / 5.0 (68 reviews)
  • #112 
  • #579 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #51 
  • #1209 
US News: Best Global Universities
[Published 19 October, 2020]
  • #65 
  • #1986 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 04 May, 2020]


#68

University of La Rochelle

Student satisfaction: 4.3 / 5.0 (164 reviews)
  • #100 
  • #540 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #62 
  • #1367 
US News: Best Global Universities
[Published 19 October, 2020]
  • #47 
  • #1415 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 04 May, 2020]


#69

Université Paris-Dauphine

Student satisfaction: 4.3 / 5.0 (515 reviews)
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  • #102 
  • #548 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #53 
  • #1484 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 04 May, 2020]
  • #10 
  • #142 
THE Global University Employability Ranking - Times Higher Education
[Published 19 November, 2020]

#70

University of Rouen

Student satisfaction: 3.8 / 5.0 (124 reviews)
  • #42 
  • #425 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #50 
  • #1202 
US News: Best Global Universities
[Published 19 October, 2020]
  • #32 
  • #1038 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 04 May, 2020]

France Key Facts for International Students

Time: GMT +2

Telephone country code: +33

  • Religion:
  • Catholicism  58%
  • Islam  6%
  • Protestantism  3%
  • Judaism  1%
  • Atheist, agnostic and unclassified  30%
  • Other religions: Buddhism, Jehovah's Witnesses  2%
  • Largest cities in France:
  • 1. Paris: 2,200,000
  • 2. Marseille: 795,000
  • 3. Lyon: 475,000
  • 4. Toulouse: 435,000
  • 5. Nice: 340,000

Largest international airport in France:

Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG): 69.471.442 Passengers/Year; 3 Terminals; 23 km. from Paris city center

Nobel prize laureates:
Gérard Mourou (École Polytechnique, 2018)
 
Jean-Pierre Sauvage (University of Strasbourg, 2016)
 
Jean Tirole (Toulouse School of Economics (TSE), 2014)
 
Martin Karplus (Université de Strasbourg, 2013)
 
Serge Haroche (Collège de France, 2012)
 
Serge Haroche (École Normale Supérieure, 2012)
 
Jules A. Hoffmann (University of Strasbourg, 2011)
 
Françoise Barré-Sinoussi (Regulation of Retroviral Infections Unit, Virology Department, Institut Pasteur, 2008)
 
Luc Montagnier (World Foundation for AIDS Research and Prevention, 2008)
 
Albert Fert (Université Paris-Sud, 2007)
 

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FAQ

Paris-Sorbonne University ranks #1 in France in our meta ranking composed of 96 university rankings.

Among all universities in France Paris-Sorbonne University is listed in the largest number of rankings. See all 28 rankings where Paris-Sorbonne University is listed.

Paris Nanterre University is ranked best in France for Social Studies & Humanities (Psychology). See all rankings for the Paris Nanterre University.

AgroParisTech is ranked best in France for Agriculture (Agriculture & Forestry). See all rankings for the AgroParisTech.

Paris-Sorbonne University is ranked best in France for Natural Sciences (Geology). See all rankings for the Paris-Sorbonne University.

Paris-Saclay University is ranked best in France for Engineering (Mechanical Engineering). See all rankings for the Paris-Saclay University.

Paris-Saclay University is ranked best in France for Medicine & Health (Clinical Medicine). See all rankings for the Paris-Saclay University.

Paris-Saclay University is ranked best in France for Mathematics (Statistics). See all rankings for the Paris-Saclay University.

Paris-Sorbonne University is ranked best in France for Languages & Literature (Linguistics). See all rankings for the Paris-Sorbonne University.

New Sorbonne University - Paris III is ranked best in France for Journalism & Media Studies (Communication & Media Studies). See all rankings for the New Sorbonne University - Paris III.

Ranking publishers

4icu

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British Quacquarelli Symonds, UK

Criteria used in ranking -QS World University Rankings:
Academic Reputation 40%
Employer Reputation 10%
Faculty/Student Ratio 20%
Citations per faculty 20%
International Faculty Ratio 5%
International Student Ratio 5%

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Criteria used in ranking -QS Employability Rankings:
Employer reputation 30%
Alumni outcomes 25%
Partnerships with Employers per Faculty 25%
Employer/Student Connections 10%
Graduate employment rate 10%

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Criteria used in ranking -QS 50 under 50:
Based on the QS World University rankings methodology, the top 50 universities that are under 50 years old.

Academic Reputation 40%
Employer Reputation 10%
Faculty/Student Ratio 20%
Citations per faculty 20%
International Faculty Ratio 5%
International Student Ratio 5%

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CWUR Center for World University Rankings

Criteria used in ranking -CWUR Center for World University Rankings:
Research Performance 40%
Quality of Education 25%
Alumni Employment 25%
Quality of Faculty 10%

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Centre for Science and Technology Studies, Leiden University, Netherlands

Criteria used in ranking -CWTS Leiden Ranking:
Academic research publication

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L'Etudiant

MONEY

Criteria used in ranking -MONEY Best Colleges:
Quality of education 33.33%
Affordability 33.33%
Outcomes 33.33%

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NTU ranking

Criteria used in ranking -NTU Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers:
Research excellence 40%
Research impact 35%
Research productivity 25%

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Criteria used in ranking -NTU Europe:
Scientific Efficiency 23%
Scientific Potential 15%
Graduates on the labour market 15%
Internationalisation 15%
Prestige 14%
Learning Conditions 10%

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Nature Index

Criteria used in ranking -Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions:
Article count (AC)
Fractional count (FC)
Weighted fractional count (WFC)

Payscale

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RUR Ranking Agency (Moscow, Russia)

Criteria used in ranking -RUR World University Rankings:
Teaching 40%
Research 40%
International Diversity 10%
Financial Sustainability 10%

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Criteria used in ranking -RUR Reputation Ranking:
Teaching Reputation 50%
Research Reputation 50%

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Criteria used in ranking -RUR Research Performance Ranking:
Normalized citation impact (Citations of research publications from all university authors compared with world averages) 20%
Citation per papers 20%
Papers per academic and research staff 20%
International research reputation 20%
Share of research publications written in international co-authorship 20%

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Scimago Institutions

Criteria used in ranking -Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities:
Research 50%
Innovation 30%
Societal 20%

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ShanghaiRanking Consultancy

Criteria used in ranking -ARWU Academic Ranking of World Universities - ShanghaiRanking:
Alumni winning research prizes 10%
Staff winning research prizes 20%
Research paper publications 20%
Papers published in Nature and Science 20%
Papers indexed in Science Citation Index-Expanded and Social Science Citation Index 20%
Per capita academic performance 10%

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StuDocu

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THE Times Higher Education, UK

Criteria used in ranking -THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education:
Teaching 30%
Research (volume, income and reputation) 30%
Citations 30%
International outlook (staff, students, research) 7.5%
Industry income (knowledge transfer) 2.5%

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Criteria used in ranking -THE Global University Employability Ranking - Times Higher Education:
Employability (survey) 100%

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Criteria used in ranking -THE World Reputation Rankings - Times Higher Education:
Research Reputation 66,6%
Teaching Reputation 33,3%

Criteria used in ranking -THE World's Most International Universities - Times Higher Education:
Proportion of international students 25%
Proportion of international staff 25%
Proportion of journal publications with one or more international co-authors 25%
University’s international reputation 25%

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Criteria used in ranking -Young University Rankings:
Teaching 30%
Research (volume, income and reputation) 30%
Citations 30%
International outlook (staff, students, research) 7.5%
Industry income (knowledge transfer) 2.5%

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Thomson Reuters

Criteria used in ranking -Reuters Most Innovative Universities:
Patent Volume 33%
Patent Citations 34%
Industry Article Citation Impact 11%
Percent of Industry Collaborative Articles 11%
Total Web of Science Core Collection Papers 11%

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Urap

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Us News

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Washington Monthly

Criteria used in ranking -National Universities:
Social Mobility 33.33%
Research 33.33%
Community and National Service 33.33%

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Webometrics

Criteria used in ranking -Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities:
Visibility 50%
Excellence 35%
Transparency 10%
Presence 5%

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