57 Best universities for Political Science in France

Below is the list of best universities in France ranked based on their research performance in Political Science. A graph of 55.3K citations received by 10.3K academic papers made by 57 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.

1. Normal Superior School

For Political Science

#105 in Europe
#285 in the World
Enrollment
2,400
Founded
1794

2. Paris Institute of Political Studies

For Political Science

#171 in Europe
#437 in the World
Acceptance Rate
10%
Enrollment
14,000
Founded
1872

3. University of Strasbourg

For Political Science

#281 in Europe
#729 in the World
Enrollment
50,822
Founded
1621

4. University of Aix-Marseilles

For Political Science

#298 in Europe
#774 in the World
Enrollment
78,000
Founded
2012

5. University of Bordeaux

For Political Science

#299 in Europe
#776 in the World
Enrollment
50,174
Founded
1441

6. Grenoble Alpes University

For Political Science

#306 in Europe
#793 in the World
Enrollment
55,000
Founded
1339

7. HEC School of Management

For Political Science

#332 in Europe
#880 in the World
Acceptance Rate
8%
Enrollment
4,500
Founded
1881

8. University of Lille

For Political Science

#344 in Europe
#904 in the World
Enrollment
72,200
Founded
2018

9. University of Montpellier

For Political Science

#371 in Europe
#976 in the World
Enrollment
49,000
Founded
1289

10. ESSEC Business School Paris

For Political Science

#396 in Europe
#1045 in the World
Acceptance Rate
14%
Enrollment
6,500
Founded
1907

11. Polytechnic School

For Political Science

#409 in Europe
#1106 in the World
Acceptance Rate
5%
Enrollment
2,316
Founded
1794

12. Paris Descartes University

For Political Science

#410 in Europe
#1115 in the World
Acceptance Rate
11%
Enrollment
32,302
Founded
2019

13. Paris Dauphine University

For Political Science

#412 in Europe
#1117 in the World
Acceptance Rate
93%
Enrollment
8,681
Founded
1968

14. School for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences

For Political Science

#440 in Europe
#1196 in the World
Enrollment
3,500
Founded
1947

15. Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines University

For Political Science

#446 in Europe
#1211 in the World
Enrollment
13,820
Founded
1991

16. New Sorbonne University - Paris III

For Political Science

#452 in Europe
#1252 in the World
Enrollment
16,265
Founded
1971

17. University of Burgundy

For Political Science

#465 in Europe
#1300 in the World
Enrollment
34,169
Founded
1722

18. Pierre and Marie Curie University

For Political Science

#481 in Europe
#1394 in the World
Enrollment
35,037
Founded
1150

19. Sorbonne University

For Political Science

#487 in Europe
#1427 in the World
Enrollment
55,600
Founded
2018

20. Pantheon-Assas Paris II University

For Political Science

#491 in Europe
#1438 in the World
Enrollment
16,221
Founded
1970

21. University of Poitiers

For Political Science

#495 in Europe
#1455 in the World
Enrollment
25,078
Founded
1431

22. University of Nantes

For Political Science

#499 in Europe
#1473 in the World
Enrollment
36,948
Founded
1460

23. Grenoble Graduate School of Business

For Political Science

#502 in Europe
#1483 in the World
Acceptance Rate
55%
Enrollment
8,000
Founded
1984

24. EMLYON Business School

For Political Science

#503 in Europe
#1486 in the World
Acceptance Rate
40%
Enrollment
8,900
Founded
1872

25. Kedge Business School

For Political Science

#506 in Europe
#1492 in the World
Enrollment
14,800
Founded
2013

26. Lille Catholic University

For Political Science

#509 in Europe
#1504 in the World
Enrollment
32,000
Founded
1875

27. Paris Diderot University

For Political Science

#511 in Europe
#1513 in the World
Enrollment
25,889
Founded
1970

28. ESCP Europe

For Political Science

#512 in Europe
#1514 in the World
Acceptance Rate
15%
Enrollment
5,500
Founded
1819

29. University of Lorraine

For Political Science

#521 in Europe
#1548 in the World
Acceptance Rate
5%
Enrollment
58,320
Founded
2012

30. University of Nice-Sophia Antipolis

For Political Science

#522 in Europe
#1549 in the World
Enrollment
28,333
Founded
1965

31. American University of Paris

For Political Science

#523 in Europe
#1557 in the World
Acceptance Rate
76%
Enrollment
1,500
Founded
1962

32. University of Angers

For Political Science

#526 in Europe
#1572 in the World
Acceptance Rate
27%
Enrollment
24,456
Founded
1971

33. Paris West University Nanterre La Defense

For Political Science

#529 in Europe
#1589 in the World
Enrollment
31,001
Founded
1964

34. Paris-Sud University

For Political Science

#538 in Europe
#1618 in the World
Enrollment
31,400
Founded
2014

35. Francois Rabelais University

For Political Science

#539 in Europe
#1620 in the World
Enrollment
25,843
Founded
1969

36. Toulouse Business School

For Political Science

#540 in Europe
#1631 in the World
Enrollment
5,600
Founded
1903

37. University of Rouen Normandie

For Political Science

#541 in Europe
#1633 in the World
Enrollment
27,899
Founded
1966

38. Agrocampus Ouest

For Political Science

#553 in Europe
#1689 in the World
Enrollment
2,000
Founded
2008

39. University of Caen Normandy

For Political Science

#563 in Europe
#1737 in the World
Enrollment
27,465
Founded
1432

40. University of Franche-Comte

For Political Science

#565 in Europe
#1746 in the World
Enrollment
28,994
Founded
1423

41. EHESP School of Public Health

For Political Science

#571 in Europe
#1769 in the World
Enrollment
9,500
Founded
1945

42. National Graduate School of Engineering, Paris

For Political Science

#574 in Europe
#1794 in the World
Acceptance Rate
5%
Enrollment
1,500
Founded
1783

43. Claude Bernard University Lyon 1

For Political Science

#588 in Europe
#1863 in the World
Enrollment
38,456
Founded
1809

44. University of Limoges

For Political Science

#590 in Europe
#1867 in the World
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
1968

45. University of Clermont Auvergne

For Political Science

#611 in Europe
#1974 in the World
Enrollment
32,500
Founded
1854

46. SKEMA Business School

For Political Science

#615 in Europe
#1988 in the World
Enrollment
7,500
Founded
1892

47. University of Rheims Champagne-Ardenne

For Political Science

#618 in Europe
#1997 in the World
Enrollment
22,971
Founded
1548

48. Jean Moulin University Lyon 3

For Political Science

#623 in Europe
#2031 in the World
Enrollment
28,467
Founded
1809

49. Paris Institute of Technology for Life, Food and Environmental Sciences

For Political Science

#627 in Europe
#2041 in the World
Acceptance Rate
5%
Enrollment
2,300
Founded
2007

50. University of Reunion

For Political Science

#632 in Europe
#2068 in the World
Enrollment
19,000
Founded
1960

51. EDHEC Business School

For Political Science

#633 in Europe
#2074 in the World
Acceptance Rate
25%
Enrollment
7,500
Founded
1906

52. Paul Valery University, Montpellier 3

For Political Science

#651 in Europe
#2133 in the World
Enrollment
22,119
Founded
1970

53. University of Western Brittany

For Political Science

#668 in Europe
#2190 in the World
Enrollment
19,986
Founded
1461

54. Normal Superior School of Lyon

For Political Science

#672 in Europe
#2202 in the World
Enrollment
2,469
Founded
1987

55. University of Pau and Pays de l'Adour

For Political Science

#679 in Europe
#2235 in the World
Acceptance Rate
25%
Enrollment
13,523
Founded
1970

56. University of Picardie Jules Verne

For Political Science

#699 in Europe
#2303 in the World
Enrollment
32,000
Founded
1970

57. Paul Sabatier University - Toulouse III

For Political Science

#723 in Europe
#2410 in the World
Enrollment
31,388
Founded
1960

The best cities to study Political Science in France based on the number of universities and their ranks are Paris, Strasbourg, Marseille, and Bordeaux.