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École Polytechnique

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. 



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.


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.


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.

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University Ranking

QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
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World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
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Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
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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

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

Sport plays an essential role in students' education at the École Polytechnique. There are 16 sporting activities on offer at the campus, with facilities both on and off the site.

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.

Student Reviews

Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars
It was very interesting
A renewable energies program without geothermal energy nor solar concentrated power lessons.
Katherine Alvino rated 4 out of 5 stars
I think that the program should be more oriented in improve each students' singular competences, instead of measuring them with the same standard. The lectures need to be evaluated and conciliated between all the teachers.