École Polytechnique

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World University Rankings 2014-15

Overall score ?
62.2
Teaching ?
50.5
International outlook ?
94.5
Industry income ?
76.8
Research ?
47.1
Citations ?
79.9

Nicknamed "X", France's leading engineering school is sited in the suburbs some 10 miles south of the centre of Paris. Founded by Napoleon, there are still vestiges of its military past, although for most of its 2,000 undergraduates, 700 postgraduates and 660 lecturers, it offers a path to the higher plains of French civil society.