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Top Universities and Colleges in France

From the universities to the grand ecoles, France has so many diverse options for your education. Universities there are also among the best law schools, colleges, business schools, engineering schools, and medical schools in the world, enjoying high rankings and a wide reputation for their academic excellence and education. When you think of the history of art, literature, and education in France, you can be sure that their schools are the best places for your Master's, Bachelor's, or Ph.D. Because of their high rankings, institutions in France will also propel you to the job or career of your dreams.

Top Ranked Universities on BachelorsPortal

Universities Times Higher Education Ranking (2023) Shanghai Jiao Tong University Ranking (2022) TopUniversities Ranking (2023) U.S. News & World Report Ranking (2023)
PSL Research University 47 40 26 -
Sorbonne University 90 43 60 48
Paris-Saclay University 93 16 69 60
Institut Polytechnique de Paris 95 301 48 -
University of Paris 114 78 248 48
ParisTech School of Bridges 251 - 174 835
Aix-Marseille University 301 101 490 178
École Normale Supérieure de Lyon 301 301 111 564
University of Bordeaux 301 201 521 290
University of Montpellier 301 151 501 194
IMT Atlantique - Graduate Engineering School 351 - - 849
Agro Rennes-Angers Institute 401 - - 531
Claude Bernard Lyon 1 University 401 201 601 341
l'Institut Agro Montpellier 401 - - 531
Université Grenoble Alpes 401 101 317 186
Centrale Nantes 501 - - -
Federal University of Toulouse Midi-Pyrénées 501 - - -
MINES Saint-Étienne 501 - - -
Sciences Po 501 - 259 -
University of Côte d'Azur 501 501 751 478
University of Lille 501 301 751 389
University Bourgogne Franche-Comté 601 - - -
University of Lorraine 601 201 801 413
University of Nantes 601 601 801 400
University of Strasbourg 601 101 434 277
CY Cergy Paris University 801 - 751 -
CY TECH 801 - 751 -
INSA Lyon 801 - 457 953
Panthéon-Sorbonne University 801 - 300 -
Université de Rennes 1 801 601 801 493
University of Clermont Auvergne (UCA) 801 501 - 537
Toulouse III - Université Paul Sabatier - 201 581 282
Toulouse 1 Capitole University - 301 - -
University of Burgundy - 501 - 821
Université de Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines (UVSQ) - 601 - -
EHESS - School of Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences - 701 - -
INSA Toulouse - Institut National des Sciences Appliquées - 701 - -
Montpellier Business School - 801 - -
Savoie Mont Blanc University - 801 - 789
UPEC - University Paris-Est Créteil - 801 - 653
University of Tours - 901 - -
CIFFOP Institute for Advanced HR Education, Training and Research (Université Paris II Panthéon-Assas) - - 601 -
Ecole normale supérieure (ENS) - - - 244
Grenoble INP, Graduate schools of Engineering and Management Université Grenoble Alpes - - - 459
ESPCI ParisTech - - - 512
AgroParisTech - Institut des Sciences et Industries du Vivant et de l'Environnement - - - 605
INSEAD - The Business School for the World - - - 730
Université de Bretagne Occidentale - - - 739
Angers University - - - 866
ESIEE Paris - Université Gustave Eiffel - - - 907
Uni Eiffel - - - 907
University of Poitiers - - - 920
Toulouse INP, INSA Toulouse and ENSFEA - - - 943
MINES ParisTech - - - 997
University of Caen Normandy - - - 997
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University Rankings Explained

World University Rankings created by Times Higher Education takes into account the reputation of research done by universities and how often papers produced by universities were quoted around the world.

Academic Ranking of World Universities created by Shanghai Jiao Tong University focuses on the number of award-winning scientists, most cited researchers from the listed universities, and their contribution to the scientific community.

QS World University Rankings created by TopUniversities surveys a large number of academic experts about the reputation of universities and also measures the quality of teaching.

Best Global Universities Rankings created by U.S. News & World Report analyses university graduation rates and how many students remain enrolled in their second year of studies. It also surveys university representatives on the performance of universities.

Study in France

France is a study destination whose romance, academic environment, and style of life charm thousands of international students every year. Students can enjoy the best of both worlds: the chance to enrol at top-ranked European universities while paying some of the lowest tuition fees worldwide. The Hexagon, a local nickname for France, is a multicultural hub, allowing you to meet, get to know, and develop friendships with people from all over the globe. There’s also a significant number of English-taught degrees (over 1,500). You can also learn French, the language of love, which will allow you to enjoy even more the local cuisine and touristic attractions and will make you a stand-out applicant on the job market.

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