Universities in Paris, France
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  • Ranked in at least one ranking
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  • Universities in Paris
  • (17 institution and 7 subject rankings)
26
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  • Among TOP 200

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

Latest ranking updates related to universities in Paris
  • 18 Mar, 2021: Publication of Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities. Paris-Sorbonne University with highest ranking among universities in Paris ranked #23.
  • 04 Mar, 2021: Publication of QS World University Rankings By Subject (Medicine). Paris Institute of Political Studies with highest ranking among universities in Paris ranked #2.
  • 28 Jan, 2021: THE World's Most International Universities - Times Higher Education updated with PSL Research University Paris ranked highest among 2 listed universities in Paris.
  • 01 Jan, 2021: Latest Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities from Webometrics. 25 universities from Paris appear in this ranking.

Highest subject rankings of universities in Paris

Politics
#2 
Paris Institute of Political Studies
Geology
#4 
Paris-Sorbonne University
Agriculture & Forestry
#4 
AgroParisTech
Statistics
#37 
Paris-Sorbonne University
Environmental Engineering
#38 
Paris-Sorbonne University
Medicine
#44 
Paris-Sorbonne University
Linguistics
#81 
Paris-Sorbonne University
Communication & Media Studies
#151 
New Sorbonne University - Paris III

Rankings of universities in Paris, 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

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]


#3

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]


#4

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]


#5

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]


#6

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]


#7

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]

#8

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]

#9

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]


#10

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]


#11

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]

#12

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]


#13

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]

#14

MINES ParisTech

Student satisfaction: 4.8 / 5.0 (218 reviews)
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  • #55 
  • #456 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #40 
  • #941 
US News: Best Global Universities
[Published 19 October, 2020]
  • #36 
  • #1190 
URAP World Ranking - University Ranking by Academic Performance
[Published 03 December, 2020]


#15

Chimie ParisTech

Student satisfaction: 4.7 / 5.0 (32 reviews)
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  • #43 
  • #427 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #52 
  • #1209 
US News: Best Global Universities
[Published 19 October, 2020]
  • #32 
  • #1022 
URAP World Ranking - University Ranking by Academic Performance
[Published 03 December, 2020]


#16

Arts et Métiers ParisTech

Student satisfaction: 4.5 / 5.0 (183 reviews)
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  • #68 
  • #480 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #48 
  • #1195 
US News: Best Global Universities
[Published 19 October, 2020]
  • #11 
  • #150 
THE Global University Employability Ranking - Times Higher Education
[Published 19 November, 2020]


#17

New Sorbonne University - Paris III

Student satisfaction: 3.8 / 5.0 (190 reviews)
  • #126 
  • #656 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #86 
  • #3507 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 04 May, 2020]
  • #30 
  • #735 
CWUR Center for World University Rankings
[Published 15 June, 2020]


#18

National Graduate School for Advanced Technologies

Student satisfaction: 4.8 / 5.0 (26 reviews)
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  • #43 
  • #1309 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 04 May, 2020]
  • #103 
  • #2380 
URAP World Ranking - University Ranking by Academic Performance
[Published 03 December, 2020]
  • #86 
  • #2356 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#19

ESCP Europe

Student satisfaction: 4.2 / 5.0 (66 reviews)
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  • #8 
  • #115 
THE Global University Employability Ranking - Times Higher Education
[Published 19 November, 2020]
  • #59 
  • #1502 
CWUR Center for World University Rankings
[Published 15 June, 2020]
  • #21 
  • #194 
World University Ranking 2020 - Europe
[Published 21 September, 2020]

#20

Paris Diderot University

Student satisfaction: 4.3 / 5.0 (317 reviews)
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  • #4 
  • #168 
RUR World University Rankings
[Published 04 May, 2020]
  • #2 
  • #583 
RUR Reputation Ranking
[Published 16 September, 2020]
  • #15 
  • #18 
L'Etudiant Palmarès de l'insertion en master - Gestion
[Published 15 May, 2018]


#21

Paris Descartes University

Student satisfaction: 3.9 / 5.0 (175 reviews)
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  • #4 
  • #66 
Reuters Most Innovative Universities
[Published 23 October, 2019]
  • #25 
  • #33 
L'Etudiant Palmarès de l'insertion en master - Gestion
[Published 15 May, 2018]
  • #38 
  • #362 
World University Ranking 2020 - Europe
[Published 21 September, 2020]


#22

Pierre and Marie Curie University

Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (402 reviews)
  • #7 
  • #7 
L'Etudiant Palmarès de l'insertion en master - Gestion
[Published 15 May, 2018]

#23

The American University of Paris

Student satisfaction: 4.5 / 5.0 (704 reviews)
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  • #121 
  • #4097 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#24

Graduate School of Engineers in Paris

Student satisfaction: 4.5 / 5.0 (91 reviews)
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  • #129 
  • #5069 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#25

ECE Paris Graduate School of Engineering

Student satisfaction: 4.3 / 5.0 (234 reviews)
  • #131 
  • #5464 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#26

Catholic University of Paris

Student satisfaction: 3.8 / 5.0 (191 reviews)
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  • #146 
  • #6836 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#27

Ecole Superieure de Commerce Exterieur, Pole Universitaire de Leonard de Vinci

Student satisfaction: 3.9 / 5.0 (59 reviews)
  • #147 
  • #7051 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#28

Graduate School of Information Technology, Electronics, Automation

Student satisfaction: 4.7 / 5.0 (181 reviews)
  • #156 
  • #8626 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#29

Special School for Public Works, Building and Industry

Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (78 reviews)
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  • #164 
  • #10308 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#30

Institut Superieur du Commerce

Student satisfaction: 5.0 / 5.0 (4 reviews)
  • #172 
  • #10899 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#31

Graduate School of Engineers Leonardo da Vinci

Student satisfaction: 4.8 / 5.0 (299 reviews)
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#32

Paris School of Engineering

Student satisfaction: 4.6 / 5.0 (37 reviews)

#33

Institut International du Commerce et du Developpement, Groupe IGS

Student satisfaction: 4.5 / 5.0 (51 reviews)

#34

Institut Francais de Gestion

Student satisfaction: 4.2 / 5.0 (63 reviews)

#35

School of the Chamber of Culture Paris

Student satisfaction: 4.2 / 5.0 (120 reviews)
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#36

IFM Paris (Institut Francais de la Mode)

Student satisfaction: 4.0 / 5.0 (125 reviews)

#37

Institut de Gestion Sociale, Groupe IGS

Student satisfaction: 3.9 / 5.0 (93 reviews)

#38

University of Paris

Student satisfaction: 3.9 / 5.0 (84 reviews)

#39

Conservatoire national des arts et métiers

Student satisfaction: 3.9 / 5.0 (84 reviews)

#40

American Graduate School in Paris

Student satisfaction: 3.7 / 5.0 (169 reviews)

Paris Key Facts for International Students

Population: 2139000

Time: GMT +1

District/province: Île-de-France, Paris

Living costs for students in Paris:

* 100 = prices in London

  • Living costs without accommodation 86* (14% cheaper than London)
  • All costs including accommodation 80* (20% cheaper than London)
  • Meals (grocery & lower cost restaurants) 75* (25% cheaper than London)
  • Average Big Mac price 4.05 €
  • Plug Type C
    • Residential voltage: 230 V
    • Frequency: 50 Hz
  • Plug Type E
    • Residential voltage: 230 V
    • Frequency: 50 Hz
Nobel prize laureates:
Serge Haroche (Collège de France, 2012)
 
Serge Haroche (École Normale Supérieure, 2012)
 
Françoise Barré-Sinoussi (Regulation of Retroviral Infections Unit, Virology Department, Institut Pasteur, 2008)
 
Luc Montagnier (World Foundation for AIDS Research and Prevention, 2008)
 
Claude Cohen-Tannoudji (Collège de France, 1997)
 
Claude Cohen-Tannoudji (École Normale Supérieure, 1997)
 
Georges Charpak (École Supérieure de Physique et Chimie, 1992)
 
Pierre-Gilles de Gennes (Collège de France, 1991)
 
Maurice Allais (École Nationale Supérieur des Mines de Paris, 1988)
 
Jean-Marie Lehn (Collège de France, 1987)
 

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FAQ

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

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

Paris Institute of Political Studies is ranked best in Paris for Social Studies & Humanities (Politics). See all rankings for the Paris Institute of Political Studies.

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

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

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

Paris-Sorbonne University is ranked best in Paris for Engineering (Environmental Engineering). See all rankings for the Paris-Sorbonne University.

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

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

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

Ranking publishers

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

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)

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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Webometrics

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

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