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.

Best Universities in France according to International Rankings

Universities Times Higher Education Ranking (2019) Shanghai Jiao Tong University Ranking (2018) TopUniversities Ranking (2020) U.S. News & World Report Ranking (2019)
41 - 53 84
73 36 77 -
108 401 60 -
194 101 - -
201 - 250 -
201 301 160 -
201 42 262 -
301 101 491 156
301 - - -
301 201 - 174
301 151 351 125
301 201 498 -
351 - - -
351 - 561 -
401 - - -
401 - 242 -
401 201 651 148
401 201 458 -
401 - 701 -
401 101 379 208
501 - 305 -
501 - - 489
601 - - -
601 - 501 783
601 - - 30
601 201 751 368
601 - 801 414
601 - - 368
601 - 801 523
601 - - -
801 - - -
801 - - -
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- 151 - -
- 201 511 248
- 301 - -
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- - 531 -
- - 801 -
- - 801 863
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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

Except for universities for architecture, arts and design as well as engineering & management, France is also famous for its good food and wine. The French universities offer a broad range of programmes, no matter if you study in Paris, Nancy or Bordeaux.

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