62 Best Art & Design schools in France

Below is the list of best universities in France ranked based on their research performance in Art & Design. A graph of 154K citations received by 12.5K academic papers made by 62 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 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 an official site as it's constantly changing data.

Please note that our approach to topical rankings is based on scientific outputs and therefore prefers institutions researching arts through computer science.

  1. For Art & Design

    Normal Superior School logo
    Enrollment
    2,400
    Founded
    1794
  2. For Art & Design

    Grenoble Alpes University logo
    Enrollment
    60,000
    Founded
    1339
  3. For Art & Design

    Paris-Sud University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    100%
    Enrollment
    31,400
    Founded
    2014
  4. For Art & Design

    University of Bordeaux logo
    Enrollment
    50,174
    Founded
    1441
  5. For Art & Design

    Pierre and Marie Curie University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    100%
    Enrollment
    35,037
    Founded
    1150
  6. For Art & Design

    TELECOM ParisTech logo
    Enrollment
    1,500
    Founded
    1878
  7. For Art & Design

    Eurecom logo
    Enrollment
    125
    Founded
    1991
  8. For Art & Design

    University of Strasbourg logo
    Acceptance Rate
    100%
    Enrollment
    50,822
    Founded
    1621
  9. For Art & Design

    University of Lille logo
    Enrollment
    72,200
    Founded
    2018
  10. For Art & Design

    University of Aix-Marseilles logo
    Enrollment
    63,948
    Founded
    2012
  11. For Art & Design

    University of Montpellier logo
    Enrollment
    49,000
    Founded
    1289
  12. For Art & Design

    Polytechnic School logo
    Acceptance Rate
    5%
    Enrollment
    2,316
    Founded
    1794
  13. For Art & Design

    Paul Sabatier University - Toulouse III logo
    Enrollment
    31,388
    Founded
    1960
  14. For Art & Design

    University of Burgundy logo
    Enrollment
    34,169
    Founded
    1722
  15. For Art & Design

    Paris Descartes University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    11%
    Enrollment
    32,302
    Founded
    2019
  16. For Art & Design

    University of Nantes logo
    Enrollment
    36,948
    Founded
    1460
  17. For Art & Design

    Paris Diderot University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    100%
    Enrollment
    25,889
    Founded
    1970
  18. For Art & Design

    National Graduate School of Engineering, Paris logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Enrollment
    1,500
    Founded
    1783
  19. For Art & Design

    University of Nice-Sophia Antipolis logo
    Enrollment
    28,333
    Founded
    1965
  20. For Art & Design

    University of Poitiers logo
    Enrollment
    25,078
    Founded
    1431
  21. For Art & Design

    University of Technology of Compiegne logo
    Acceptance Rate
    5%
    Enrollment
    4,400
    Founded
    1972
  22. For Art & Design

    University of Lorraine logo
    Acceptance Rate
    5%
    Enrollment
    58,320
    Founded
    2012
  23. For Art & Design

    New Sorbonne University - Paris III logo
    Acceptance Rate
    100%
    Enrollment
    16,265
    Founded
    1971
  24. For Art & Design

    National Advanced School of Engineering logo
    Enrollment
    5,512
    Founded
    1780
  25. For Art & Design

    Sorbonne University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    100%
    Enrollment
    55,600
    Founded
    2018
  26. For Art & Design

    National Institute for Applied Sciences, Lyon logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Enrollment
    5,383
    Founded
    1957
  27. For Art & Design

    University of Limoges logo
    Enrollment
    19,134
    Founded
    1968
  28. For Art & Design

    Claude Bernard University Lyon 1 logo
    Enrollment
    38,002
    Founded
    1809
  29. For Art & Design

    University of Caen Normandy logo
    Enrollment
    27,465
    Founded
    1432
  30. For Art & Design

    University of Franche-Comte logo
    Enrollment
    28,283
    Founded
    1423
  31. For Art & Design

    Francois Rabelais University logo
    Enrollment
    25,843
    Founded
    1969
  32. For Art & Design

    School for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences logo
    Enrollment
    3,500
    Founded
    1947
  33. For Art & Design

    Polytechnic University of Hauts-de-France logo
    Enrollment
    11,361
    Founded
    1964
  34. For Art & Design

    HEC School of Management logo
    Acceptance Rate
    8%
    Enrollment
    4,500
    Founded
    1881
  35. For Art & Design

    University of Rheims Champagne-Ardenne logo
    Enrollment
    22,971
    Founded
    1548
  36. For Art & Design

    University of Angers logo
    Enrollment
    22,887
    Founded
    1971
  37. For Art & Design

    Grenoble Institute of Technology logo
    Enrollment
    6,000
    Founded
    1900
  38. For Art & Design

    University of La Rochelle logo
    Enrollment
    8,193
    Founded
    1993
  39. For Art & Design

    Central School of Nantes logo
    Acceptance Rate
    15%
    Enrollment
    1,500
    Founded
    1919
  40. For Art & Design

    National School of Civil Aviation logo
    Enrollment
    3,000
    Founded
    1949
  41. For Art & Design

    Central School of Lyon logo
    Enrollment
    1,468
    Founded
    1857
  42. For Art & Design

    Normal Superior School of Lyon logo
    Enrollment
    2,300
    Founded
    1987
  43. For Art & Design

    Paris Dauphine University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    3%
    Enrollment
    8,681
    Founded
    1968
  44. For Art & Design

    University of Pau and Pays de l'Adour logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Enrollment
    12,331
    Founded
    1970
  45. For Art & Design

    University of Southern Brittany logo
    Enrollment
    8,245
    Founded
    1995
  46. For Art & Design

    University of Savoy Mont Blanc logo
    Enrollment
    14,831
    Founded
    1979
  47. For Art & Design

    University of Orleans logo
    Acceptance Rate
    58%
    Enrollment
    16,629
    Founded
    1962
  48. For Art & Design

    Paul Valery University, Montpellier 3 logo
    Enrollment
    22,119
    Founded
    1970
  49. For Art & Design

    University of Picardie Jules Verne logo
    Enrollment
    26,721
    Founded
    1970
  50. For Art & Design

    University of Rouen Normandie logo
    Enrollment
    27,899
    Founded
    1966
  51. For Art & Design

    University of Technology of Troyes logo
    Enrollment
    2,500
    Founded
    1994
  52. For Art & Design

    University of Evry-Val d'Essonne logo
    Enrollment
    12,000
    Founded
    1991
  53. For Art & Design

    American University of Paris logo
    Acceptance Rate
    76%
    Enrollment
    1,500
    Founded
    1962
  54. For Art & Design

    CentraleSupelec logo
    Enrollment
    4,300
    Founded
    1894
  55. For Art & Design

    Grenoble Graduate School of Business logo
    Acceptance Rate
    55%
    Enrollment
    8,000
    Founded
    1984
  56. For Art & Design

    University of Avignon and the Vaucluse logo
    Enrollment
    6,768
    Founded
    1984
  57. For Art & Design

    University of Technology of Belfort-Montbeliard logo
    Enrollment
    3,059
    Founded
    1999
  58. For Art & Design

    University of Western Brittany logo
    Enrollment
    19,986
    Founded
    1461
  59. For Art & Design

    Paris Institute of Political Studies logo
    Acceptance Rate
    10%
    Enrollment
    14,000
    Founded
    1872
  60. For Art & Design

    Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines University logo
    Enrollment
    13,820
    Founded
    1991
  61. For Art & Design

    Jean Moulin University Lyon 3 logo
    Enrollment
    28,467
    Founded
    1809
  62. For Art & Design

    Jean Monnet University logo
    Enrollment
    18,982
    Founded
    1970

The best cities to study Art & Design in France based on the number of universities and their ranks are Paris, Saint Martin d'Heres, Orsay, and Bordeaux.