97 Best universities for Mathematics in France

Below is the list of best universities in France ranked based on their research performance in Mathematics. A graph of 894K citations received by 38.9K academic papers made by 97 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 Mathematics

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

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

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

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

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

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

    University of Montpellier logo
    Enrollment
    49,000
    Founded
    1289
  8. For Mathematics

    Paul Sabatier University - Toulouse III logo
    Enrollment
    31,388
    Founded
    1960
  9. For Mathematics

    Grenoble Alpes University logo
    Enrollment
    60,000
    Founded
    1339
  10. For Mathematics

    Normal Superior School of Lyon logo
    Enrollment
    2,300
    Founded
    1987
  11. For Mathematics

    TELECOM ParisTech logo
    Enrollment
    1,500
    Founded
    1878
  12. For Mathematics

    University of Lille logo
    Enrollment
    72,200
    Founded
    2018
  13. For Mathematics

    Eurecom logo
    Enrollment
    125
    Founded
    1991
  14. For Mathematics

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

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

    University of Nantes logo
    Enrollment
    36,948
    Founded
    1460
  17. For Mathematics

    University of Aix-Marseilles logo
    Enrollment
    63,948
    Founded
    2012
  18. For Mathematics

    CentraleSupelec logo
    Enrollment
    4,300
    Founded
    1894
  19. For Mathematics

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

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

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

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

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

    National School of Statistics and Economic Administration logo
    Acceptance Rate
    5%
    Enrollment
    375
    Founded
    1942
  25. For Mathematics

    University of Technology of Troyes logo
    Enrollment
    2,500
    Founded
    1994
  26. For Mathematics

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

    Claude Bernard University Lyon 1 logo
    Enrollment
    38,002
    Founded
    1809
  28. For Mathematics

    EDHEC Business School logo
    Enrollment
    7,500
    Founded
    1906
  29. For Mathematics

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

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

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

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

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

    University of Burgundy logo
    Enrollment
    34,169
    Founded
    1722
  35. For Mathematics

    University of Caen Normandy logo
    Enrollment
    27,465
    Founded
    1432
  36. For Mathematics

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

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

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

    University of Poitiers logo
    Enrollment
    25,078
    Founded
    1431
  40. For Mathematics

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

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

    University of Rouen Normandie logo
    Enrollment
    27,899
    Founded
    1966
  43. For Mathematics

    Lille Catholic University logo
    Enrollment
    32,000
    Founded
    1875
  44. For Mathematics

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

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

    University of Limoges logo
    Enrollment
    19,134
    Founded
    1968
  47. For Mathematics

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

    Grenoble Institute of Technology logo
    Enrollment
    6,000
    Founded
    1900
  49. For Mathematics

    University of Savoy Mont Blanc logo
    Enrollment
    14,831
    Founded
    1979
  50. For Mathematics

    University of Avignon and the Vaucluse logo
    Enrollment
    6,768
    Founded
    1984
  51. For Mathematics

    University of Technology of Belfort-Montbeliard logo
    Enrollment
    3,059
    Founded
    1999
  52. For Mathematics

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

    University of Western Brittany logo
    Enrollment
    19,986
    Founded
    1461
  54. For Mathematics

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

    University of Angers logo
    Enrollment
    22,887
    Founded
    1971
  56. For Mathematics

    Central School of Lille logo
    Enrollment
    1,500
    Founded
    1872
  57. For Mathematics

    University of Rheims Champagne-Ardenne logo
    Enrollment
    22,971
    Founded
    1548
  58. For Mathematics

    University of Clermont Auvergne logo
    Enrollment
    29,727
    Founded
    1854
  59. For Mathematics

    Francois Rabelais University logo
    Enrollment
    25,843
    Founded
    1969
  60. For Mathematics

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

    Paris West University Nanterre La Defense logo
    Enrollment
    31,001
    Founded
    1964
  62. For Mathematics

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

    University of Picardie Jules Verne logo
    Enrollment
    26,721
    Founded
    1970
  64. For Mathematics

    ESCP Europe logo
    Acceptance Rate
    20%
    Enrollment
    5,500
    Founded
    1819
  65. For Mathematics

    Central School of Lyon logo
    Enrollment
    1,468
    Founded
    1857
  66. For Mathematics

    EMLYON Business School logo
    Enrollment
    8,600
    Founded
    1872
  67. For Mathematics

    University of Reunion logo
    Enrollment
    13,472
    Founded
    1960
  68. For Mathematics

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

    Paris Institute of Political Studies logo
    Acceptance Rate
    10%
    Enrollment
    14,000
    Founded
    1872
  70. For Mathematics

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

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

    University of the French West Indies logo
    Enrollment
    9,991
    Founded
    1850
  73. For Mathematics

    University of La Rochelle logo
    Enrollment
    8,193
    Founded
    1993
  74. For Mathematics

    University of Toulon logo
    Enrollment
    9,439
    Founded
    1979
  75. For Mathematics

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

    Jean Monnet University logo
    Enrollment
    18,982
    Founded
    1970
  77. For Mathematics

    University of Southern Brittany logo
    Enrollment
    8,245
    Founded
    1995
  78. For Mathematics

    Montpellier SupAgro logo
    Founded
    2007
  79. For Mathematics

    Artois University logo
    Enrollment
    11,500
    Founded
    1992
  80. For Mathematics

    University of Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne logo
    Enrollment
    40,551
    Founded
    1971
  81. For Mathematics

    Agrocampus Ouest logo
    Enrollment
    2,000
    Founded
    2008
  82. For Mathematics

    Upper Alsace University logo
    Enrollment
    10,366
    Founded
    1975
  83. For Mathematics

    University of Corsica Pascal Paoli logo
    Enrollment
    3,945
    Founded
    1981
  84. For Mathematics

    ENSEA Graduate School logo
    Founded
    1952
  85. For Mathematics

    Kedge Business School logo
    Enrollment
    12,000
    Founded
    2013
  86. For Mathematics

    University of the Littoral Opal Coast logo
    Enrollment
    8,848
    Founded
    1991
  87. For Mathematics

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

    Pantheon-Assas Paris II University logo
    Enrollment
    16,221
    Founded
    1970
  89. For Mathematics

    Audencia Nantes School of Management logo
    Acceptance Rate
    5%
    Enrollment
    2,500
    Founded
    1900
  90. For Mathematics

    Toulouse Business School logo
    Enrollment
    5,600
    Founded
    1903
  91. For Mathematics

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

    Sorbonne University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    100%
    Enrollment
    55,600
    Founded
    2018
  93. For Mathematics

    SKEMA Business School logo
    Enrollment
    7,500
    Founded
    1892
  94. For Mathematics

    NEOMA Business School logo
    Enrollment
    8,893
    Founded
    2013
  95. For Mathematics

    National Graduate School for Advanced Technologies logo
    Enrollment
    897
    Founded
    1970
  96. For Mathematics

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

    Higher Institute of Aeronautics and Space logo
    Enrollment
    1,700
    Founded
    2007

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