École Polytechnique

École Polytechnique Ranking

country rank: 27
world rank: 745

University Overview

École Polytechnique (Polytechnic School) is a non-profit public higher-education school situated in the suburbs of Palaiseau (population range of 10,000-49,999 people), Ile-de-France, which was founded in 1794. École Polytechnique (L’X) is a modest (Topuniversitieslist enrolment range: 3,000-3,999 students) coeducational French higher education school that is officially recognized by the Ministère des Armées, France (Ministry of the Armed Forces of France). In a variety of fields of study, École Polytechnique (L’X) provides courses and programs that lead to legally recognized higher education degrees. For further information, see the degree levels and fields of study matrix below from Topuniversitieslist. This 226-year-old French higher-education school has a strict admissions strategy based on entrance exams and previous academic records and ratings. The admittance rate ranges from 0 to 10%, making this French higher education school very exclusive. Students from all around the world are invited to apply for admission. L’X also offers a library, lodging, sports facilities, financial assistance and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning options, as well as administrative services to students.

École Polytechnique Ranking

University Identity

Name École Polytechnique
Acronym L'X
Founded 1794
Motto Pour la Patrie, les Sciences et la Gloire For the Homeland, Science and Glory
Colours Blue and white

University Location

Address Route de Saclay Palaiseau 91128 Ile-de-France France
Tel +33 (0)1 69 33 33 33
Fax +33 (0)1 69 33 30 53

Yearly Tuition Range

Undergraduate Postgraduate
15,000-17,500 US$ (11,000-12,900 Euro) 15,000-17,500 US$ (11,000-12,900 Euro)
over 20,000 US$ (14,700 Euro) 15,000-17,500 US$ (11,000-12,900 Euro)

University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate 0-10%
Admission Office Route de Saclay Palaiseau 91128 (0)1 69 33 3333

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 3,000-3,999
Academic Staff 1,500-1,999
Control Type Public
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Suburban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library Yes
Housing Yes
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes
Academic Counseling Not reported
Career Services Not reported
Institutional Hospital Not reported


Institutional Accreditation

Memberships and Affiliations

Eurotech Universities Grandes Écoles de la Défense Conférence des Grandes Écoles

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