École Polytechnique is a leading French institute which combines top-level research, academics, and innovation at the cutting-edge of science and technology. Its curriculum promotes a culture of excellence  with a strong emphasis on science, anchored in humanist traditions. 

Top reasons to study here

  • École Polytechnique trains leaders with solid backgrounds in multidisciplinary science through ample exposure to both the business and research worlds.
  • École Polytechnique’s credo is to be multidisciplinary both in its teaching and research.
  • École Polytechnique produces and shares multidisciplinary knowledge of the highest level.

About

History

A product of the French Revolution and the Age of Enlightenment, École Polytechnique has a rich history that spans over 220 years. Since its inception, the school has borne a tradition of scientific excellence and commitment to serving the common good.

Education

École Polytechnique  Academic and Research Departments of bring together professors and researchers from the Research Center laboratories, combining academic studies and research for each given discipline.

Research

The École Polytechnique Research Center combines the most fundamental aspects of research with the pursuit of progress in the most applied main fields in order to meet future scientific, technological and societal challenges.

University Ranking

QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2018
59 -6
2017
53 -13
2016
40
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2018
115 1
2017
116 -15
2016
101
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2018
210
2017
-
2016
-
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.
Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2017
401 -100
2016
301
2015
-
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.

Services

Housing services

On campus, École Polytechnique has around 1,500 student apartments and a hotel with around fifty rooms.

Library services

Located in the heart of the campus, the central library provides lecturers, students and researchers with the documents they need for their work and offers all members the means to pursue an individual or group cultural activity.

Medical services

Health and Counseling Services

École Polytechnique has its own medical center staffed with a team of health care and preventive care professionals, psychologists and social workers.

Student Life

Campus life

The École Polytechnique site offers students, researchers, staff and visitors a whole range of services, facilities and activities which create a lively and active campus life.

Sports facilities

Covered facilities

  • a water sports area with two 25-meter pools and bleachers to seat 400 people
  • 2 covered tennis courts
  • 2 volleyball courts
  • 2 multi-purpose rooms
  • a climbing wall and rock climbing room
  • a dojo room

Outdoor facilities

  • a riding center with around thirty horses
  • 4 football pitches, including a first-team pitch with bleachers
  • 3 rugby pitches
  • 6 outdoor tennis courts
  • a semi-artificial lake (rowing and canoing)

Student clubs

The objective of the association is to provide the entire polytechnician community with numerous IT services. It therefore provides current and former students with email addresses for life, an effective antispam solution, a rich online directory of over 18,000 registered students, a monthly newsletter on the community and many discussion forums.