83 Best universities for Biology in France

Below is the list of best universities in France ranked based on their research performance in Biology. A graph of 7.58M citations received by 168K academic papers made by 83 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.

  1. For Biology

    Pierre and Marie Curie University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    100%
    Enrollment
    35,037
    Founded
    1150
  2. For Biology

    University of Montpellier logo
    Enrollment
    49,000
    Founded
    1289
  3. For Biology

    Normal Superior School logo
    Enrollment
    2,400
    Founded
    1794
  4. For Biology

    Paris-Sud University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    100%
    Enrollment
    31,400
    Founded
    2014
  5. For Biology

    University of Bordeaux logo
    Enrollment
    50,174
    Founded
    1441
  6. For Biology

    University of Aix-Marseilles logo
    Enrollment
    63,948
    Founded
    2012
  7. For Biology

    Paris Descartes University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    11%
    Enrollment
    32,302
    Founded
    2019
  8. For Biology

    Claude Bernard University Lyon 1 logo
    Enrollment
    38,002
    Founded
    1809
  9. For Biology

    University of Strasbourg logo
    Acceptance Rate
    100%
    Enrollment
    50,822
    Founded
    1621
  10. For Biology

    Paul Sabatier University - Toulouse III logo
    Enrollment
    31,388
    Founded
    1960
  11. For Biology

    Paris Diderot University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    100%
    Enrollment
    25,889
    Founded
    1970
  12. For Biology

    University of Burgundy logo
    Enrollment
    34,169
    Founded
    1722
  13. For Biology

    University of Nice-Sophia Antipolis logo
    Enrollment
    28,333
    Founded
    1965
  14. For Biology

    University of Nantes logo
    Enrollment
    36,948
    Founded
    1460
  15. For Biology

    University of Lille logo
    Enrollment
    72,200
    Founded
    2018
  16. For Biology

    University of Caen Normandy logo
    Enrollment
    27,465
    Founded
    1432
  17. For Biology

    Normal Superior School of Lyon logo
    Enrollment
    2,300
    Founded
    1987
  18. For Biology

    Grenoble Alpes University logo
    Enrollment
    60,000
    Founded
    1339
  19. For Biology

    University of Picardie Jules Verne logo
    Enrollment
    26,721
    Founded
    1970
  20. For Biology

    University of Poitiers logo
    Enrollment
    25,078
    Founded
    1431
  21. For Biology

    Francois Rabelais University logo
    Enrollment
    25,843
    Founded
    1969
  22. For Biology

    Paris Institute of Technology for Life, Food and Environmental Sciences logo
    Acceptance Rate
    10%
    Enrollment
    2,300
    Founded
    2007
  23. For Biology

    University of Rouen Normandie logo
    Enrollment
    27,899
    Founded
    1966
  24. For Biology

    Polytechnic School logo
    Acceptance Rate
    5%
    Enrollment
    2,316
    Founded
    1794
  25. For Biology

    University of Rheims Champagne-Ardenne logo
    Enrollment
    22,971
    Founded
    1548
  26. For Biology

    University of Angers logo
    Enrollment
    22,887
    Founded
    1971
  27. For Biology

    University of Clermont Auvergne logo
    Enrollment
    29,727
    Founded
    1854
  28. For Biology

    University of Lorraine logo
    Acceptance Rate
    5%
    Enrollment
    58,320
    Founded
    2012
  29. For Biology

    Montpellier SupAgro logo
    Founded
    2007
  30. For Biology

    University of Orleans logo
    Acceptance Rate
    58%
    Enrollment
    16,629
    Founded
    1962
  31. For Biology

    University of Perpignan Via Domitia logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    9,500
    Founded
    1970
  32. For Biology

    University of Western Brittany logo
    Enrollment
    19,986
    Founded
    1461
  33. For Biology

    University of Franche-Comte logo
    Enrollment
    28,283
    Founded
    1423
  34. For Biology

    Agrocampus Ouest logo
    Enrollment
    2,000
    Founded
    2008
  35. For Biology

    University of Limoges logo
    Enrollment
    19,134
    Founded
    1968
  36. For Biology

    University of Technology of Compiegne logo
    Acceptance Rate
    5%
    Enrollment
    4,400
    Founded
    1972
  37. For Biology

    University of Reunion logo
    Enrollment
    13,472
    Founded
    1960
  38. For Biology

    National Institute for Applied Sciences, Lyon logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Enrollment
    5,383
    Founded
    1957
  39. For Biology

    University of Avignon and the Vaucluse logo
    Enrollment
    6,768
    Founded
    1984
  40. For Biology

    National Advanced School of Engineering logo
    Enrollment
    5,512
    Founded
    1780
  41. For Biology

    University of La Rochelle logo
    Enrollment
    8,193
    Founded
    1993
  42. For Biology

    University of Evry-Val d'Essonne logo
    Enrollment
    12,000
    Founded
    1991
  43. For Biology

    National Veterinary School of Alfort logo
    Acceptance Rate
    15%
    Enrollment
    800
    Founded
    1765
  44. For Biology

    Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines University logo
    Enrollment
    13,820
    Founded
    1991
  45. For Biology

    National Graduate School of Engineering, Paris logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Enrollment
    1,500
    Founded
    1783
  46. For Biology

    National Veterinary School of Toulouse logo
    Founded
    1828
  47. For Biology

    Normal Superior School of Paris-Saclay logo
    Enrollment
    1,700
    Founded
    1912
  48. For Biology

    University of Pau and Pays de l'Adour logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Enrollment
    12,331
    Founded
    1970
  49. For Biology

    National Graduate School of Chemistry, Paris logo
    Acceptance Rate
    5%
    Enrollment
    375
    Founded
    1896
  50. For Biology

    Grenoble Institute of Technology logo
    Enrollment
    6,000
    Founded
    1900
  51. For Biology

    Upper Alsace University logo
    Enrollment
    10,366
    Founded
    1975
  52. For Biology

    University of Corsica Pascal Paoli logo
    Enrollment
    3,945
    Founded
    1981
  53. For Biology

    University of the French West Indies logo
    Enrollment
    9,991
    Founded
    1850
  54. For Biology

    University of the Littoral Opal Coast logo
    Enrollment
    8,848
    Founded
    1991
  55. For Biology

    Jean Monnet University logo
    Enrollment
    18,982
    Founded
    1970
  56. For Biology

    University of Savoy Mont Blanc logo
    Enrollment
    14,831
    Founded
    1979
  57. For Biology

    Cergy-Pontoise University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Enrollment
    15,052
    Founded
    1991
  58. For Biology

    Central School of Lyon logo
    Enrollment
    1,468
    Founded
    1857
  59. For Biology

    Artois University logo
    Enrollment
    11,500
    Founded
    1992
  60. For Biology

    Sorbonne University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    100%
    Enrollment
    55,600
    Founded
    2018
  61. For Biology

    University of Technology of Troyes logo
    Enrollment
    2,500
    Founded
    1994
  62. For Biology

    Paris-Est Creteil Val-de-Marne University logo
    Enrollment
    26,276
    Founded
    1970
  63. For Biology

    University of Southern Brittany logo
    Enrollment
    8,245
    Founded
    1995
  64. For Biology

    University of Le Havre logo
    Acceptance Rate
    15%
    Enrollment
    8,097
    Founded
    1984
  65. For Biology

    School for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences logo
    Enrollment
    3,500
    Founded
    1947
  66. For Biology

    National Polytechnic Institute of Toulouse logo
    Enrollment
    7,500
    Founded
    1969
  67. For Biology

    University of Rennes 1 logo
    Enrollment
    30,630
    Founded
    1970
  68. For Biology

    National Institute for Applied Sciences, Toulouse logo
    Acceptance Rate
    5%
    Enrollment
    2,534
    Founded
    1963
  69. For Biology

    University of Toulon logo
    Enrollment
    9,439
    Founded
    1979
  70. For Biology

    EHESP School of Public Health logo
    Enrollment
    9,500
    Founded
    1945
  71. For Biology

    National Graduate School of Engineering - Saint Etienne logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Enrollment
    2,160
    Founded
    1816
  72. For Biology

    Lille Catholic University logo
    Enrollment
    32,000
    Founded
    1875
  73. For Biology

    Paul Valery University, Montpellier 3 logo
    Enrollment
    22,119
    Founded
    1970
  74. For Biology

    University of French Polynesia logo
    Enrollment
    2,944
    Founded
    1987
  75. For Biology

    Paris Dauphine University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    3%
    Enrollment
    8,681
    Founded
    1968
  76. For Biology

    Paris West University Nanterre La Defense logo
    Enrollment
    31,001
    Founded
    1964
  77. For Biology

    CentraleSupelec logo
    Enrollment
    4,300
    Founded
    1894
  78. For Biology

    Catholic University of the West logo
    Enrollment
    11,400
    Founded
    1875
  79. For Biology

    Polytechnic University of Hauts-de-France logo
    Enrollment
    11,361
    Founded
    1964
  80. For Biology

    University of Nimes logo
    Enrollment
    4,627
    Founded
    2007

The best cities to study Biology in France based on the number of universities and their ranks are Paris, Montpellier, Orsay, and Bordeaux.