100 Best universities for Engineering in France

Below is the list of best universities in France ranked based on their research performance in Engineering. A graph of 5.42M citations received by 220K academic papers made by 114 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 Engineering

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

    Polytechnic School logo
    Acceptance Rate
    5%
    Enrollment
    2,316
    Founded
    1794
  3. For Engineering

    University of Bordeaux logo
    Enrollment
    50,174
    Founded
    1441
  4. For Engineering

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

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

    University of Montpellier logo
    Enrollment
    49,000
    Founded
    1289
  7. For Engineering

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

    Grenoble Alpes University logo
    Enrollment
    60,000
    Founded
    1339
  9. For Engineering

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

    University of Aix-Marseilles logo
    Enrollment
    63,948
    Founded
    2012
  11. For Engineering

    University of Lille logo
    Enrollment
    72,200
    Founded
    2018
  12. For Engineering

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

    Claude Bernard University Lyon 1 logo
    Enrollment
    38,002
    Founded
    1809
  14. For Engineering

    Paul Sabatier University - Toulouse III logo
    Enrollment
    31,388
    Founded
    1960
  15. For Engineering

    University of Poitiers logo
    Enrollment
    25,078
    Founded
    1431
  16. For Engineering

    University of Picardie Jules Verne logo
    Enrollment
    26,721
    Founded
    1970
  17. For Engineering

    University of Nantes logo
    Enrollment
    36,948
    Founded
    1460
  18. For Engineering

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

    Central School of Lyon logo
    Enrollment
    1,468
    Founded
    1857
  20. For Engineering

    University of Burgundy logo
    Enrollment
    34,169
    Founded
    1722
  21. For Engineering

    CentraleSupelec logo
    Enrollment
    4,300
    Founded
    1894
  22. For Engineering

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

    University of Franche-Comte logo
    Enrollment
    28,283
    Founded
    1423
  24. For Engineering

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

    University of Limoges logo
    Enrollment
    19,134
    Founded
    1968
  26. For Engineering

    Grenoble Institute of Technology logo
    Enrollment
    6,000
    Founded
    1900
  27. For Engineering

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

    Eurecom logo
    Enrollment
    125
    Founded
    1991
  29. For Engineering

    University of Caen Normandy logo
    Enrollment
    27,465
    Founded
    1432
  30. For Engineering

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

    TELECOM ParisTech logo
    Enrollment
    1,500
    Founded
    1878
  32. For Engineering

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

    University of Rouen Normandie logo
    Enrollment
    27,899
    Founded
    1966
  34. For Engineering

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

    University of Technology of Troyes logo
    Enrollment
    2,500
    Founded
    1994
  36. For Engineering

    University of Technology of Belfort-Montbeliard logo
    Enrollment
    3,059
    Founded
    1999
  37. For Engineering

    Central School of Nantes logo
    Acceptance Rate
    15%
    Enrollment
    1,500
    Founded
    1919
  38. For Engineering

    Upper Alsace University logo
    Enrollment
    10,366
    Founded
    1975
  39. For Engineering

    University of Angers logo
    Enrollment
    22,887
    Founded
    1971
  40. For Engineering

    University of Rheims Champagne-Ardenne logo
    Enrollment
    22,971
    Founded
    1548
  41. For Engineering

    Central School of Lille logo
    Enrollment
    1,500
    Founded
    1872
  42. For Engineering

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

    Normal Superior School of Lyon logo
    Enrollment
    2,300
    Founded
    1987
  44. For Engineering

    University of Savoy Mont Blanc logo
    Enrollment
    14,831
    Founded
    1979
  45. For Engineering

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

    National School of Bridges and Roads logo
    Acceptance Rate
    15%
    Enrollment
    1,797
    Founded
    1747
  47. For Engineering

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

    University of La Rochelle logo
    Enrollment
    8,193
    Founded
    1993
  49. For Engineering

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

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

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

    University of Southern Brittany logo
    Enrollment
    8,245
    Founded
    1995
  53. For Engineering

    Francois Rabelais University logo
    Enrollment
    25,843
    Founded
    1969
  54. For Engineering

    National Institute for Applied Sciences, Rouen logo
    Acceptance Rate
    5%
    Enrollment
    2,500
    Founded
    1985
  55. For Engineering

    University of Avignon and the Vaucluse logo
    Enrollment
    6,768
    Founded
    1984
  56. For Engineering

    National School of Engineering - Saint Etienne logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Enrollment
    1,027
    Founded
    1961
  57. For Engineering

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

    Jean Monnet University logo
    Enrollment
    18,982
    Founded
    1970
  59. For Engineering

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

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

    University of Western Brittany logo
    Enrollment
    19,986
    Founded
    1461
  62. For Engineering

    National School of Civil Aviation logo
    Enrollment
    3,000
    Founded
    1949
  63. For Engineering

    University of Clermont Auvergne logo
    Enrollment
    29,727
    Founded
    1854
  64. For Engineering

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

    National School Mines - Telecom Lille Douai logo
    Enrollment
    750
    Founded
    2017
  66. For Engineering

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

    University of Toulon logo
    Enrollment
    9,439
    Founded
    1979
  68. For Engineering

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

    ENSEA Graduate School logo
    Founded
    1952
  70. For Engineering

    National Graduate School of Textile Engineering logo
    Enrollment
    350
    Founded
    1889
  71. For Engineering

    University Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallee logo
    Enrollment
    12,335
    Founded
    1991
  72. For Engineering

    University of the Littoral Opal Coast logo
    Enrollment
    8,848
    Founded
    1991
  73. For Engineering

    University of Rennes 1 logo
    Enrollment
    30,630
    Founded
    1970
  74. For Engineering

    Artois University logo
    Enrollment
    11,500
    Founded
    1992
  75. For Engineering

    University of Reunion logo
    Enrollment
    13,472
    Founded
    1960
  76. For Engineering

    University of Corsica Pascal Paoli logo
    Enrollment
    3,945
    Founded
    1981
  77. For Engineering

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

    Montpellier SupAgro logo
    Founded
    2007
  79. For Engineering

    National Graduate School for Advanced Technologies logo
    Enrollment
    897
    Founded
    1970
  80. For Engineering

    National Polytechnic Institute of Toulouse logo
    Enrollment
    7,500
    Founded
    1969
  81. For Engineering

    ESSEC Business School Paris logo
    Acceptance Rate
    14%
    Enrollment
    6,500
    Founded
    1907
  82. For Engineering

    National School of Engineering, Tarbes logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Enrollment
    1,083
    Founded
    1963
  83. For Engineering

    Agrocampus Ouest logo
    Enrollment
    2,000
    Founded
    2008
  84. For Engineering

    Higher Institute of Aeronautics and Space logo
    Enrollment
    1,700
    Founded
    2007
  85. For Engineering

    National Institute for Applied Sciences, Rennes logo
    Enrollment
    1,756
    Founded
    1966
  86. For Engineering

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

    University of the French West Indies logo
    Enrollment
    9,991
    Founded
    1850
  88. For Engineering

    ESIEE Paris logo
    Enrollment
    2,100
    Founded
    1904
  89. For Engineering

    Brest National School of Engineering logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    750
    Founded
    1961
  90. For Engineering

    HEC School of Management logo
    Acceptance Rate
    8%
    Enrollment
    4,500
    Founded
    1881
  91. For Engineering

    Sorbonne University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    100%
    Enrollment
    55,600
    Founded
    2018
  92. For Engineering

    Grenoble Graduate School of Business logo
    Acceptance Rate
    55%
    Enrollment
    8,000
    Founded
    1984
  93. For Engineering

    Paris West University Nanterre La Defense logo
    Enrollment
    31,001
    Founded
    1964
  94. For Engineering

    SKEMA Business School logo
    Enrollment
    7,500
    Founded
    1892

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