École Polytechnique

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Key Statistics

  • 2,429
  • 4.8
    Student:Staff Ratio
  • 30%
    International Students
  • 18 : 82
    Female:Male Ratio
École Polytechnique combines research, education and innovation at the highest scientific and technological level. Its three degree programmes – ingénieur polytechnicien, master’s and PhD – are highly selective and promote a culture of excellence with a strong emphasis on science, combined with humanist traditions. École Polytechnique educates responsible men and women who are prepared to lead complex and innovative activities that respond to the challenges of 21st-century society. With its 22 laboratories, all joint research facilities with the National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), the École Polytechnique Research Center works to expand the frontiers of knowledge in the major interdisciplinary issues facing science, technology and society. As a key participant in the Université Paris-Saclay (one of Europe’s largest scientific and economic clusters) along with several major academic partners, École Polytechnique is at the forefront of international higher education and research.

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.


Route de Saclay
91128 Palaiseau