23 Best universities for Mechanical Engineering in France

Below is the list of best universities in France ranked based on their research performance in Mechanical Engineering. A graph of 66.5K citations received by 3.47K academic papers made by 23 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 Mechanical Engineering

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Grenoble Institute of Technology logo
    Enrollment
    6,000
    Founded
    1900

The best cities to study Mechanical Engineering in France based on the number of universities and their ranks are Paris, Lyon, Poitiers, and Lille.