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Universities in France - Rankings & Reviews

France
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257
Universities in France
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1,282,610
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64,769,000
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  • 257 universities in France are listed in 27 different university rankings (by institution) as well as 15 different subject specific rankings.
  • 144 of these universities are listed in at least one institution or subject specific ranking.
  • Most comprehensive collection of university ranking scores worldwide. We monitor continuously 102 different university and subject rankings so that you can conveniently compare all rankings in one place.

Highest subject rankings of universities in France:

#1

Natural Sciences — Other #1  #1  Université de Montpellier

#2

Engineering — Engineeering (general) #1  #1  École Polytechnique

#3

Business — Business (general) #1  #1  Université de Cergy-Pontoise

#4

Mathematics — Mathematics (general) #2  #1  Université Paris-Sorbonne

#5

Social Studies & Humanities — Poitics #4  #1  Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris

#6

Agriculture — Agriculture (general) #17  #1  AgroParisTech

#7

Arts Visual & Performing — Other #17  #1  PSL Research University Paris

#8

Medicine & Health — Other #26  #1  Université Paris-Sorbonne

#9

Law — Law (general) #30  #1  Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne

#10

Languages & Literature — Other #42  #1  Université Paris-Sorbonne

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Student satisfaction   4.7 / 5.0 (866 reviews)
#98  #5  Financial Times - Global MBA
#2528  #17  Webometrics
#776  #93  Scimago Institutions Ranking
#67  #5  Financial Times - Executive MBA
#59  #8  Executive Education - Customised

Student satisfaction   4.2 / 5.0 (183 reviews)
#348  #15  QS World University Rankings
#401  #19  THE World University Rankings
#101  #5  ARWU Academic Ranking of World Universities
#392  #1  Webometrics
#298  #6  Scimago Institutions Ranking
#285  #6  Nature Index
#135  #11  CWUR Center for World University Rankings
#60  #11  Reuters Most Innovative Universities Europe
#221  #10  URAP World Ranking
#218  #6  NTU Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers
#100  #6  NTU Europe

Student satisfaction   4.4 / 5.0 (142 reviews)
#239  #10  QS World University Rankings
#201  #11  THE World University Rankings
#97  #3  Reuters Most Innovative Universities
#42  #2  ARWU Academic Ranking of World Universities
#184  #2  Scimago Institutions Ranking
#110  #7  THE Global University Employability Ranking
#201  #5  The World’s Most International Universities
#15  #1  Reuters Most Innovative Universities Europe
#249  #3  CWTS Leiden Ranking
#91  #3  URAP World Ranking

Student satisfaction   4.3 / 5.0 (309 reviews)
#75  #2  QS World University Rankings
#73  #2  THE World University Rankings
#36  #1  ARWU Academic Ranking of World Universities
#51  #1  World Reputation Rankings
#73  #2  The World’s Most International Universities
#29  #1  CWUR Center for World University Rankings
#22  #4  Reuters Most Innovative Universities Europe
#82  #1  CWTS Leiden Ranking
#25  #1  NTU Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers
#6  #1  NTU Europe

Student satisfaction   4.6 / 5.0 (904 reviews)
#3  #1  Financial Times - Global MBA
#436  #36  CWUR Center for World University Rankings
#4  #2  Financial Times - Executive MBA
#13  #4  Executive Education - Customised

Student satisfaction   4.8 / 5.0 (643 reviews)
#80  #3  Financial Times - Global MBA
#34  #3  THE Global University Employability Ranking
#87  #7  Financial Times - Executive MBA
#36  #6  Executive Education - Customised

Student satisfaction   4.5 / 5.0 (551 reviews)
#19  #2  Financial Times - Global MBA
#23  #1  THE Global University Employability Ranking
#589  #55  CWUR Center for World University Rankings
#3  #1  Financial Times - Executive MBA
#6  #2  Executive Education - Customised

#289  #12  QS World University Rankings
#301  #14  THE World University Rankings
#151  #7  ARWU Academic Ranking of World Universities
#214  #4  Scimago Institutions Ranking
#325  #9  Nature Index
#97  #6  CWUR Center for World University Rankings
#33  #6  Reuters Most Innovative Universities Europe
#239  #3  RUR Reputation Ranking
#264  #3  RUR Research Performance Ranking
#226  #5  RUR World University Rankings
#85  #2  URAP World Ranking
#115  #3  NTU Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers
#46  #3  NTU Europe

Student satisfaction   4.5 / 5.0 (130 reviews)
#65  #1  QS World University Rankings
#108  #8  THE World University Rankings
#401  #16  ARWU Academic Ranking of World Universities
#561  #22  Scimago Institutions Ranking
#30  #2  THE Global University Employability Ranking
#91  #2  World Reputation Rankings
#108  #3  The World’s Most International Universities
#116  #8  CWUR Center for World University Rankings
#55  #10  Reuters Most Innovative Universities Europe
#100  #1  RUR Reputation Ranking
#79  #1  RUR Research Performance Ranking
#464  #15  URAP World Ranking
#468  #14  NTU Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers
#185  #13  NTU Europe

Student satisfaction   3.8 / 5.0 (34 reviews)
#453  #17  QS World University Rankings
#301  #16  THE World University Rankings
#101  #4  ARWU Academic Ranking of World Universities
#261  #5  Scimago Institutions Ranking
#318  #8  Nature Index
#138  #14  CWUR Center for World University Rankings
#50  #9  Reuters Most Innovative Universities Europe
#255  #4  RUR Reputation Ranking
#266  #4  RUR Research Performance Ranking
#205  #3  RUR World University Rankings
#95  #2  Tilburg University Economics Ranking
#130  #2  CWTS Leiden Ranking
#76  #1  URAP World Ranking
#108  #2  NTU Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers
#37  #2  NTU Europe

Student satisfaction   4.6 / 5.0 (276 reviews)
#478  #18  QS World University Rankings
#601  #29  THE World University Rankings
#944  #4  Webometrics
#630  #44  Scimago Institutions Ranking

Student satisfaction   4.7 / 5.0 (887 reviews)
#93  #4  Financial Times - Global MBA
#780  #94  Scimago Institutions Ranking
#84  #5  THE Global University Employability Ranking
#5  #1  Executive Education - Customised
#2344  #47  URAP World Ranking

Student satisfaction   3.6 / 5.0 (20 reviews)
#701  #24  QS World University Rankings
#601  #25  THE World University Rankings
#201  #10  ARWU Academic Ranking of World Universities
#568  #2  Webometrics
#481  #13  Scimago Institutions Ranking
#307  #25  CWUR Center for World University Rankings
#79  #16  Reuters Most Innovative Universities Europe
#284  #11  URAP World Ranking
#342  #9  NTU Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers
#139  #9  NTU Europe

Student satisfaction   4.4 / 5.0 (135 reviews)
#194  #9  THE World University Rankings
#101  #6  ARWU Academic Ranking of World Universities
#198  #3  Scimago Institutions Ranking
#296  #7  Nature Index
#194  #4  The World’s Most International Universities
#84  #3  CWUR Center for World University Rankings
#61  #12  Reuters Most Innovative Universities Europe
#154  #2  RUR World University Rankings
#95  #4  URAP World Ranking

Student satisfaction   4.8 / 5.0 (183 reviews)
#137  #8  QS World University Rankings
#401  #22  THE World University Rankings
#801  #26  ARWU Academic Ranking of World Universities
#611  #36  Scimago Institutions Ranking
#8  #1  QS 50 under 50
#39  #4  THE Global University Employability Ranking
#586  #53  CWUR Center for World University Rankings

Student satisfaction   4.7 / 5.0 (19 reviews)
#263  #11  QS World University Rankings
#201  #10  THE World University Rankings
#665  #64  Scimago Institutions Ranking
#780  #63  CWUR Center for World University Rankings

Student satisfaction   4.4 / 5.0 (852 reviews)
#299  #13  QS World University Rankings
#501  #23  THE World University Rankings
#2728  #18  Webometrics
#501  #7  The World’s Most International Universities

#422  #16  QS World University Rankings
#301  #13  THE World University Rankings
#55  #1  Reuters Most Innovative Universities
#201  #11  ARWU Academic Ranking of World Universities
#339  #11  Nature Index
#141  #16  CWUR Center for World University Rankings
#17  #2  Reuters Most Innovative Universities Europe
#317  #7  RUR Reputation Ranking
#286  #7  RUR Research Performance Ranking
#211  #4  RUR World University Rankings
#143  #6  URAP World Ranking
#208  #5  NTU Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers
#74  #4  NTU Europe

Student satisfaction   4.1 / 5.0 (11 reviews)
#489  #19  QS World University Rankings
#401  #17  THE World University Rankings
#201  #9  ARWU Academic Ranking of World Universities
#351  #8  Scimago Institutions Ranking
#328  #10  Nature Index
#454  #40  CWUR Center for World University Rankings
#24  #5  Reuters Most Innovative Universities Europe
#281  #5  RUR Reputation Ranking
#279  #5  RUR Research Performance Ranking
#325  #7  RUR World University Rankings
#753  #22  URAP World Ranking
#232  #7  NTU Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers
#101  #7  NTU Europe

Student satisfaction   4.1 / 5.0 (192 reviews)
#601  #22  QS World University Rankings
#401  #20  THE World University Rankings
#84  #2  Reuters Most Innovative Universities
#201  #13  ARWU Academic Ranking of World Universities
#311  #7  Scimago Institutions Ranking
#221  #22  CWUR Center for World University Rankings
#41  #8  Reuters Most Innovative Universities Europe
#422  #8  RUR Reputation Ranking
#459  #9  RUR Research Performance Ranking
#306  #6  RUR World University Rankings
#174  #8  URAP World Ranking
#180  #4  NTU Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers
#77  #5  NTU Europe

Student satisfaction   4.4 / 5.0 (87 reviews)
#305  #14  QS World University Rankings
#612  #38  Scimago Institutions Ranking

Student satisfaction   4.2 / 5.0 (128 reviews)
#221  #9  QS World University Rankings
#401  #21  THE World University Rankings
#951  #79  CWUR Center for World University Rankings

Student satisfaction   4.2 / 5.0 (32 reviews)
#1452  #10  Webometrics
#695  #78  Scimago Institutions Ranking

Student satisfaction   4.0 / 5.0 (10 reviews)
#1929  #12  Webometrics
#664  #61  Scimago Institutions Ranking

Student satisfaction   4.5 / 5.0 (25 reviews)
#1980  #13  Webometrics
#680  #67  Scimago Institutions Ranking

Student satisfaction   4.6 / 5.0 (54 reviews)
#2396  #15  Webometrics
#592  #25  Scimago Institutions Ranking

Student satisfaction   4.8 / 5.0 (46 reviews)
#2260  #14  Webometrics
#634  #47  Scimago Institutions Ranking

Student satisfaction   4.9 / 5.0 (22 reviews)
#41  #1  THE World University Rankings
#41  #1  The World’s Most International Universities

Student satisfaction   4.5 / 5.0 (33 reviews)
#2452  #16  Webometrics
#768  #91  Scimago Institutions Ranking

Student satisfaction   4.5 / 5.0 (21 reviews)
#2971  #21  Webometrics
#681  #70  Scimago Institutions Ranking

Student satisfaction   3.8 / 5.0 (5 reviews)
#521  #20  QS World University Rankings
#201  #14  ARWU Academic Ranking of World Universities
#72  #15  Reuters Most Innovative Universities Europe

Student satisfaction   4.6 / 5.0 (45 reviews)
#201  #12  ARWU Academic Ranking of World Universities
#494  #15  Scimago Institutions Ranking
#123  #5  URAP World Ranking

Student satisfaction   4.3 / 5.0 (107 reviews)
#601  #20  ARWU Academic Ranking of World Universities
#695  #3  Webometrics
#576  #24  Scimago Institutions Ranking
#520  #49  CWUR Center for World University Rankings
#751  #20  NTU Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers

Student satisfaction   4.8 / 5.0 (133 reviews)
#301  #15  ARWU Academic Ranking of World Universities
#516  #18  Scimago Institutions Ranking

Student satisfaction   4.1 / 5.0 (24 reviews)
#701  #25  QS World University Rankings
#601  #26  THE World University Rankings
#601  #21  ARWU Academic Ranking of World Universities
#522  #19  Scimago Institutions Ranking
#409  #34  CWUR Center for World University Rankings
#84  #17  Reuters Most Innovative Universities Europe
#380  #14  URAP World Ranking
#377  #11  NTU Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers
#178  #12  NTU Europe

Student satisfaction   4.4 / 5.0 (19 reviews)
#5219  #28  Webometrics
#765  #90  Scimago Institutions Ranking

Student satisfaction   4.6 / 5.0 (35 reviews)
#601  #24  THE World University Rankings
#681  #72  Scimago Institutions Ranking

Student satisfaction   4.1 / 5.0 (21 reviews)
#801  #28  QS World University Rankings
#601  #27  THE World University Rankings
#701  #22  ARWU Academic Ranking of World Universities
#489  #14  Scimago Institutions Ranking
#513  #46  CWUR Center for World University Rankings
#66  #14  Reuters Most Innovative Universities Europe
#459  #13  NTU Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers
#188  #14  NTU Europe

Student satisfaction   3.7 / 5.0 (27 reviews)
#301  #15  THE World University Rankings
#532  #20  Scimago Institutions Ranking
#310  #27  CWUR Center for World University Rankings
#313  #12  URAP World Ranking
#352  #10  NTU Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers
#148  #10  NTU Europe

Student satisfaction   4.5 / 5.0 (92 reviews)
#64  #3  ARWU Academic Ranking of World Universities
#449  #10  Scimago Institutions Ranking
#117  #9  CWUR Center for World University Rankings
#130  #2  RUR Reputation Ranking
#111  #2  RUR Research Performance Ranking
#416  #12  NTU Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers
#173  #11  NTU Europe

Student satisfaction   4.6 / 5.0 (41 reviews)
#1365  #9  Webometrics
#613  #40  Scimago Institutions Ranking
#943  #26  URAP World Ranking

Student satisfaction   3.9 / 5.0 (82 reviews)
#571  #21  QS World University Rankings
#151  #8  ARWU Academic Ranking of World Universities
#181  #18  CWUR Center for World University Rankings
#18  #3  Reuters Most Innovative Universities Europe
#352  #4  CWTS Leiden Ranking
#184  #9  URAP World Ranking

Student satisfaction   4.5 / 5.0 (13 reviews)
#301  #12  THE World University Rankings
#301  #6  The World’s Most International Universities

Student satisfaction   4.7 / 5.0 (139 reviews)
#10171  #41  Webometrics
#684  #73  Scimago Institutions Ranking

Student satisfaction   4.4 / 5.0 (27 reviews)
#948  #5  Webometrics
#662  #59  Scimago Institutions Ranking
#728  #59  CWUR Center for World University Rankings
#715  #19  URAP World Ranking

Student satisfaction   4.1 / 5.0 (561 reviews)
#801  #32  QS World University Rankings
#782  #95  Scimago Institutions Ranking

Student satisfaction   3.7 / 5.0 (83 reviews)
#801  #31  QS World University Rankings
#748  #88  Scimago Institutions Ranking

Student satisfaction   3.4 / 5.0 (126 reviews)
#801  #30  QS World University Rankings
#769  #92  Scimago Institutions Ranking

Student satisfaction   3.8 / 5.0 (144 reviews)
#1071  #7  Webometrics
#612  #37  Scimago Institutions Ranking
#861  #74  CWUR Center for World University Rankings
#751  #22  NTU Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers

Student satisfaction   4.7 / 5.0 (18 reviews)
#382  #9  Scimago Institutions Ranking

Student satisfaction   4.3 / 5.0 (19 reviews)
#701  #25  ARWU Academic Ranking of World Universities
#509  #17  Scimago Institutions Ranking
#487  #41  CWUR Center for World University Rankings

Student satisfaction   4.9 / 5.0 (42 reviews)
#5008  #26  Webometrics

Student satisfaction   4.9 / 5.0 (521 reviews)
#4970  #25  Webometrics
#50  #7  Executive Education - Customised

Student satisfaction   4.2 / 5.0 (76 reviews)
#600  #29  Scimago Institutions Ranking

Student satisfaction   4.7 / 5.0 (43 reviews)
#599  #27  Scimago Institutions Ranking

Student satisfaction   3.2 / 5.0 (53 reviews)
#606  #35  Scimago Institutions Ranking

#630  #43  Scimago Institutions Ranking

Student satisfaction   4.3 / 5.0 (20 reviews)
#600  #28  Scimago Institutions Ranking

Student satisfaction   4.3 / 5.0 (13 reviews)
#613  #39  Scimago Institutions Ranking

Student satisfaction   4.0 / 5.0 (52 reviews)
#401  #18  ARWU Academic Ranking of World Universities
#1304  #8  Webometrics
#729  #85  Scimago Institutions Ranking
#158  #1  National Universities
#521  #1  Payscale Bachelor's only
#1466  #37  URAP World Ranking
#751  #21  NTU Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers

Student satisfaction   3.6 / 5.0 (72 reviews)
#605  #34  Scimago Institutions Ranking

Student satisfaction   3.6 / 5.0 (26 reviews)
#603  #32  Scimago Institutions Ranking

Student satisfaction   5.0 / 5.0 (7 reviews)
#614  #41  Scimago Institutions Ranking

Student satisfaction   4.7 / 5.0 (116 reviews)
#644  #51  Scimago Institutions Ranking

Student satisfaction   4.7 / 5.0 (110 reviews)
#635  #48  Scimago Institutions Ranking

Student satisfaction   4.2 / 5.0 (53 reviews)
#645  #52  Scimago Institutions Ranking

Student satisfaction   4.8 / 5.0 (24 reviews)
#665  #62  Scimago Institutions Ranking

Student satisfaction   4.8 / 5.0 (461 reviews)
#5761  #30  Webometrics

Student satisfaction   3.4 / 5.0 (43 reviews)
#694  #77  Scimago Institutions Ranking

Student satisfaction   4.8 / 5.0 (32 reviews)
#681  #71  Scimago Institutions Ranking

Student satisfaction   3.2 / 5.0 (18 reviews)
#690  #76  Scimago Institutions Ranking

Student satisfaction   5.0 / 5.0 (19 reviews)
#721  #83  Scimago Institutions Ranking

Student satisfaction   4.5 / 5.0 (95 reviews)
#714  #81  Scimago Institutions Ranking

Student satisfaction   4.4 / 5.0 (37 reviews)
#708  #80  Scimago Institutions Ranking

Student satisfaction   4.4 / 5.0 (60 reviews)
#5935  #31  Webometrics

Student satisfaction   3.7 / 5.0 (11 reviews)
#651  #23  QS World University Rankings
#701  #23  ARWU Academic Ranking of World Universities
#495  #16  Scimago Institutions Ranking
#447  #38  CWUR Center for World University Rankings
#96  #18  Reuters Most Innovative Universities Europe
#545  #17  URAP World Ranking
#477  #15  NTU Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers

Student satisfaction   4.5 / 5.0 (65 reviews)
#5986  #32  Webometrics
#22  #4  Financial Times - Executive MBA

Student satisfaction   3.4 / 5.0 (87 reviews)
#793  #96  Scimago Institutions Ranking

Student satisfaction   4.2 / 5.0 (20 reviews)
#794  #97  Scimago Institutions Ranking

Student satisfaction   4.0 / 5.0 (94 reviews)
#6496  #33  Webometrics

Student satisfaction   4.7 / 5.0 (14 reviews)
#401  #18  THE World University Rankings
#242  #24  CWUR Center for World University Rankings
#39  #7  Reuters Most Innovative Universities Europe
#296  #8  NTU Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers
#124  #8  NTU Europe

Student satisfaction   4.7 / 5.0 (790 reviews)
#970  #6  Webometrics
#730  #86  Scimago Institutions Ranking
#506  #43  CWUR Center for World University Rankings
#1524  #39  URAP World Ranking

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Ranking publishers

British Quacquarelli Symonds, UK

Published: May, 2019

Criteria used in ranking:
International Student Ratio 10.0%
International Faculty Ratio 10.0%
Faculty/Student Ratio 20.0%
Employer reputation 10.0%
Citations per faculty 20.0%
Academic Reputation 40.0%

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Business of Fashion

Published: May, 2017



CWUR Center for World University Rankings

Published: July, 2018



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Centre for Science and Technology Studies, Leiden University, Netherlands

Published: May, 2019



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NTU ranking

Published: August, 2018



Nature Index

Published: May, 2019

Criteria used in ranking:
Weighted fractional count (WFC)
Fractional count (FC)
Article count (AC)

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Payscale

Published: August, 2018



RUR Ranking Agency (Moscow, Russia)

Published: September, 2018



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Scimago Institutions

Published: May, 2019

Criteria used in ranking:
Output: 8.0%
Normalized Impact: 13.0%
Innovative Knowledge: 25.0%
Excellence with Leadership: 13.0%
Domain's Inbound Links: 15.0%

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ShanghaiRanking Consultancy

Published: August, 2018

Criteria used in ranking:
Staff winning research prizes 20.0%
Research paper publications 20.0%
Per capita academic performance 10.0%
Alumni winning research prizes 10.0%
Citations 40.0%

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THE Times Higher Education, UK

Published: May, 2019

Criteria used in ranking:
Teaching 30.0%
Research (volume, income and reputation)
International outlook (staff, students, research): 7.5%
Industry income (knowledge transfer)
Citations 30.0%

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The Financial Times Limited, UK

Published: June, 2019



Thomson Reuters

Published: October, 2018

Criteria used in ranking:
Total Web of Science Core Collection Papers 11.0%
Percent of Industry Collaborative Articles 11.0%
Patent volume 33.0%
Patent citations 34.0%
Industry Article Citation Impact 11.0%

Tillburg University

Published: January, 2018



Urap

Published: October, 2018



Washington Monthly

Published: August, 2017



Webometrics

Published: January, 2019

Criteria used in ranking:
Visibility (external links): 50.0%
Size (web pages): 20.0%
Scholar: 15.0%
Rich files: 15.0%
Ranking primarily based on the metrics of universities websites, such as number of links to website or number pages on website.

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