Top Universities in France 2018

Top Universities in FranceTop Universities in France 2018 - France, one of the most famous tourist destinations in the world, is also a prominent hub for students aspiring to study abroad. Thousands of students go to France each year for their higher studies. Careers360 brings you the list of top universities in France for those who want to pursue higher education in the country. The universities in this listing have been collated from the top three ranking charts in the world - the ARWU, Times Higher Education World University ranking and QS World University Ranking.

 

The top universities in France vary according to the rankings. But Université Pierre et Marie Curie (UPMC) and Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris stay on top among all the major universities in France across all three lists.

 

France also has five of the top 100 student-friendly cities in the world. Paris alone has approximately 18 universities which cater to students from France as well as around the world.

 

French universities also feature among the top global universities for a number of subjects making them a top reason to study in France.

 

The table gives the details of the top universities in France 2017 - 2018:

 

Top Universities in France 2018 and 2017

Sl.no

University

QS Rank

ARWU rank

THE Rank

2018

2017

2017

2016

2018

2017

1

Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris

43

33

69

87

-

66

2

Ecole Polytechnique

59

53

401-500

301-400

115

116

3

Université Pierre et Marie Curie (UPMC)

131

141

40

39

123

121

4

École Normale Supérieure de Lyon

157

177

201-300

301-400

182

201-250

5

CentraleSupélec

177

164

-

-

401–500

201-250

6

Sciences Po

220

220

-

-

401–500

 

7

Université Grenoble-Alpes

236

206

151-200

-

301–350

301-350

8

Université Paris-Sud

242

241

41

46

181

179

9

Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne

269

228

-

-

501–600

401-500

10

Ecole des Ponts ParisTech

270

268

301-400

-

251–300

351-400

11

Université Paris-Sorbonne (Paris IV)

293

221

-

401-500

196

351-400

12

Université de Strasbourg

303

260

101-150

101-151

351–400

301-350

13

Université Paris Diderot - Paris 7

305

262

101-150

101-151

201–250

201-250

14

Ecole Normale Supérieure de Cachan

330

264

-

-

601–800

401-500

15

Université Paris Dauphine

355

356

301-400

301-400

-

-

16

Université de Montpellier

381

327

201-300

301-400

351–400

351-400

17

Aix-Marseille University

411-420

411-420

101-150

101-151

251–300

301-350

18

Université Paris Descartes

441-450

377

151-200

151-201

-

201-250

19

Institut National des Sciences Appliquées de Lyon (INSA)

451-460

421-430

-

-

601–800

501-600

20

Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1

501-550

501-550

201-300

201-301

401–500

351-400

21

University of Bordeaux

501-550

501-550

151-200

151-201

301–350

301-350

22

Université Paul Sabatier Toulouse III

501-550

461-470

201-300

201-301

-

-

23

Université Lille 1, Sciences et Technologies

551-600

501-550

-

-

-

-

24

Université Panthéon-Assas (Paris 2)

551-600

551-600

-

-

-

-

25

Université Nice Sophia Antipolis

601-650

601-650

401-500

401-501

-

401-500

26

Université de Rennes 1

651-700

601-650

-

-

-

501-600

27

University of Lorraine

751-800

701+

201-300

201-301

501–600

-

28

Université de Nantes

751-800

701+

-

-

501–600

401-500

29

Université Lumière Lyon 2

751-800

701+

-

-

-

-

30

Université Toulouse 1 Capitole

751-800

701+

301-400

-

-

-

31

Université Charles-de-Gaulle Lille 3

801-1000

701+

-

-

-

-

32

Université de Caen Basse-Normandie

801-1000

701+

-

-

-

-

33

Université de Cergy-Pontoise

801-1000

701+

-

-

801–1000

> 800

34

Université de Poitiers

801-1000

701+

-

-

-

-

35

Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3

801-1000

701+

-

-

-

-

36

Université Lille 2 Droit et Santé

801-1000

701+

-

-

-

-

37

Université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense

801-1000

701+

-

-

801–1000

-

38

Universit Paul-Valery Montpellier 3

801-1000

701+

-

-

-

-

39

Université de Toulouse II-Le Mirail

801-1000

701+

-

-

-

-

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First Published On : 18 Sep 2017 12:40 PM IST

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