10 Best universities for Architecture in France

Below is the list of best universities in France ranked based on their research performance in Architecture. A graph of 22K citations received by 1.66K academic papers made by 10 universities in France was used to calculate publications' ratings, which then were adjusted for release dates and added to final scores.

We don't distinguish between undergraduate and graduate programs nor do we adjust for current majors offered. You can find information about granted degrees on a university page but always double-check with the university website.

Please note that our approach to topical rankings is based on scientific outputs and heavily biased on art-related topics towards institutions with computer science profiles.

1. Normal Superior School

For Architecture

#17 in Europe
#51 in the World
Enrollment
2,400
Founded
1794

2. University of Montpellier

For Architecture

#141 in Europe
#315 in the World
Enrollment
49,000
Founded
1289

3. TELECOM ParisTech

For Architecture

#154 in Europe
#341 in the World
Enrollment
1,500
Founded
1878

4. University of Bordeaux

For Architecture

#157 in Europe
#347 in the World
Enrollment
50,174
Founded
1441

5. Eurecom

For Architecture

#158 in Europe
#348 in the World
Enrollment
125
Founded
1991

6. Grenoble Alpes University

For Architecture

#164 in Europe
#362 in the World
Enrollment
55,000
Founded
1339

7. Polytechnic School

For Architecture

#207 in Europe
#455 in the World
Acceptance Rate
5%
Enrollment
2,316
Founded
1794

8. University of Lille

For Architecture

#211 in Europe
#465 in the World
Enrollment
72,200
Founded
2018

9. University of Nantes

For Architecture

#212 in Europe
#466 in the World
Enrollment
36,948
Founded
1460

10. Pierre and Marie Curie University

For Architecture

#222 in Europe
#487 in the World
Enrollment
35,037
Founded
1150

The best cities to study Architecture in France based on the number of universities and their ranks are Paris, Montpellier, Bordeaux, and Biot Sophia-Antipolis.