Universities in France
- Rankings & Reviews -

France
194 out of 271
  • Universities in France
  • Ranked in at least one ranking
30
  • Different Rankings list
  • Universities in France
  • (24 institution and 6 subject rankings)
30
  • 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
  • 19 Jan, 2022: THE World’s Most International Universities - Times Higher Education updated with Polytechnic School ranked highest among 5 listed universities in France.
  • 15 Dec, 2021: URAP World Ranking - University Ranking by Academic Performance updated with Paris-Saclay University ranked highest among 31 listed universities in France.
  • 24 Nov, 2021: Latest THE Global University Employability Ranking - Times Higher Education from THE Times Higher Education, UK. 17 universities from France appear in this ranking.
  • 28 Oct, 2021: THE World Reputation Rankings - Times Higher Education updated with PSL Research University Paris ranked highest among 6 listed universities in France.

Highest subject rankings of universities in France

Physical Sciences
#1 
Paris-Saclay University
Mathematics
#1 
Paris-Saclay University
Politics
#2 
Paris Institute of Political Studies
Agriculture & Forestry
#4 
AgroParisTech
Immunology
#9 
University of Paris
Technology
#11 
Paris-Saclay University
Engineering
#17 
Paris-Saclay University
Modern Langugages
#18 
Paris-Sorbonne University
Arts and Humanities
#19 
PSL Research University Paris
Law
#48 
Pantheon-Sorbonne University

Rankings of universities in France 2022

#1

Paris-Sorbonne University

Student satisfaction: 4.3 / 5.0 (309 reviews)
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  • #2 
  • #88 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #3 
  • #72 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2021]
  • #1 
  • #23 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#2

Paris-Saclay University

Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (206 reviews)
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  • #4 
  • #117 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #4 
  • #86 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2021]
  • #2 
  • #85 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#3

PSL Research University Paris

Student satisfaction: 4.1 / 5.0 (262 reviews)
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  • #1 
  • #40 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #1 
  • #44 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2021]
  • #3 
  • #100 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]



#4

Polytechnic School

Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (297 reviews)
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  • #3 
  • #95 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #2 
  • #49 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2021]
  • #24 
  • #375 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#5

University of Montpellier

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  • #10 
  • #301 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #14 
  • #521 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2021]
  • #6 
  • #163 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#6

Grenoble Alpes University

Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (321 reviews)
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  • #11 
  • #351 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #10 
  • #314 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2021]
  • #4 
  • #119 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#7

University of Paris

Student satisfaction: 3.9 / 5.0 (86 reviews)
  • #5 
  • #155 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #8 
  • #261 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2021]
  • #3 
  • #67 
US News: Best Global Universities
[Published 25 October, 2021]


#8

University of Aix-Marseilles

Student satisfaction: 3.9 / 5.0 (86 reviews)
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  • #7 
  • #301 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #12 
  • #501 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2021]
  • #5 
  • #121 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#9

École normale supérieure de Lyon

Student satisfaction: 4.3 / 5.0 (80 reviews)
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  • #9 
  • #301 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #5 
  • #130 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2021]
  • #38 
  • #423 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#10

National School of Bridges and Roads

Student satisfaction: 4.7 / 5.0 (19 reviews)
  • #6 
  • #251 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #6 
  • #245 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2021]
  • #76 
  • #499 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#11

University of Strasbourg

Student satisfaction: 4.3 / 5.0 (394 reviews)
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  • #20 
  • #501 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #11 
  • #421 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2021]
  • #9 
  • #195 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#12

University of Bordeaux

Student satisfaction: 4.2 / 5.0 (66 reviews)
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  • #8 
  • #301 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #13 
  • #501 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2021]
  • #10 
  • #236 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#13

Claude Bernard University Lyon 1

Student satisfaction: 4.1 / 5.0 (275 reviews)
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  • #13 
  • #401 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #18 
  • #651 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2021]
  • #7 
  • #165 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#14

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 02 September, 2021]
  • #22 
  • #801 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2021]
  • #18 
  • #321 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#15

Paris Institute of Political Studies

Student satisfaction: 4.1 / 5.0 (240 reviews)
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  • #16 
  • #401 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #7 
  • #261 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2021]
  • #105 
  • #555 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#16

University of Lille

Student satisfaction: 4.2 / 5.0 (276 reviews)
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  • #19 
  • #501 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #21 
  • #801 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2021]
  • #15 
  • #313 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#17

Pantheon-Sorbonne University

Student satisfaction: 4.0 / 5.0 (863 reviews)
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  • #26 
  • #601 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #9 
  • #290 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2021]
  • #115 
  • #596 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#18

National Institute for Applied Sciences, Lyon

Student satisfaction: 4.6 / 5.0 (421 reviews)
  • #25 
  • #601 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #15 
  • #531 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2021]
  • #26 
  • #380 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#19

University of Nantes

Student satisfaction: 4.1 / 5.0 (21 reviews)
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  • #24 
  • #601 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #23 
  • #801 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2021]
  • #16 
  • #314 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#20

University of Rennes 1

Student satisfaction: 4.0 / 5.0 (31 reviews)
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  • #31 
  • #801 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #24 
  • #801 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2021]
  • #11 
  • #241 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#21

IMT Atlantique

Student satisfaction: 4.8 / 5.0 (61 reviews)
  • #12 
  • #351 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #55 
  • #457 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #30 
  • #840 
US News: Best Global Universities
[Published 25 October, 2021]


#22

CY Cergy Paris University

Student satisfaction: 3.9 / 5.0 (71 reviews)
  • #22 
  • #601 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #25 
  • #801 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2021]
  • #81 
  • #503 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#23

University of Burgundy

Student satisfaction: 4.1 / 5.0 (184 reviews)
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  • #21 
  • #601 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #30 
  • #403 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #33 
  • #855 
US News: Best Global Universities
[Published 25 October, 2021]


#24

Clermont Auvergne University

Student satisfaction: 4.2 / 5.0 (219 reviews)
  • #28 
  • #801 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #23 
  • #369 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #17 
  • #477 
US News: Best Global Universities
[Published 25 October, 2021]


#25

Central School of Nantes

Student satisfaction: 4.5 / 5.0 (95 reviews)
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  • #17 
  • #501 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #93 
  • #529 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #75 
  • #2083 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 10 June, 2021]


#26

National Graduate School of Engineering, St-Etienne

Student satisfaction: 4.7 / 5.0 (193 reviews)
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  • #15 
  • #401 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #80 
  • #502 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #112 
  • #2841 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]


#27

University of Caen Normandy

Student satisfaction: 4.2 / 5.0 (188 reviews)
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  • #30 
  • #801 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #32 
  • #1201 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2021]
  • #60 
  • #470 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#28

Paul Sabatier University

Student satisfaction: 3.7 / 5.0 (194 reviews)
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  • #16 
  • #551 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2021]
  • #10 
  • #298 
US News: Best Global Universities
[Published 25 October, 2021]
  • #14 
  • #301 
ARWU Academic Ranking of World Universities - ShanghaiRanking
[Published 15 August, 2021]


#29

Central School of Lyon

Student satisfaction: 4.2 / 5.0 (128 reviews)
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  • #29 
  • #801 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #73 
  • #491 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #72 
  • #2014 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 10 June, 2021]


#30

Arts et Métiers ParisTech

Student satisfaction: 4.5 / 5.0 (189 reviews)
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  • #27 
  • #801 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #67 
  • #480 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #13 
  • #154 
THE Global University Employability Ranking - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 November, 2021]


#31

Paris Nanterre University

Student satisfaction: 4.1 / 5.0 (561 reviews)
  • #37 
  • #1201 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #28 
  • #1001 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2021]
  • #118 
  • #610 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#32

Federal University of Toulouse Midi-Pyrénées

Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (23 reviews)
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  • #18 
  • #501 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #16 
  • #132 
THE Young University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 23 June, 2021]
  • #25 
  • #735 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]


#33

University of Technology of Compiègne

Student satisfaction: 4.5 / 5.0 (151 reviews)
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  • #33 
  • #1001 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #79 
  • #500 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #73 
  • #2024 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 10 June, 2021]


#34

University of Technology of Troyes

Student satisfaction: 4.8 / 5.0 (234 reviews)
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  • #34 
  • #1001 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #106 
  • #557 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #81 
  • #2278 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 10 June, 2021]


#35

École Normale Supérieure

Student satisfaction: 4.5 / 5.0 (164 reviews)
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  • #20 
  • #331 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #8 
  • #263 
US News: Best Global Universities
[Published 25 October, 2021]
  • #10 
  • #448 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 10 June, 2021]


#36

Lumière University Lyon 2

Student satisfaction: 3.9 / 5.0 (212 reviews)
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  • #36 
  • #1201 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #27 
  • #1001 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2021]
  • #120 
  • #622 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]