Normal Superior School: Statistics

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Rank Ranking
#166 of 14,131 In the World
#52 of 2,785 In Europe
#1 of 224 In France
#1 of 65 In Ile-de-France
#1 of 27 In Paris
#14 of 1,236 For Polymer science and Plastics engineering
Top100 For 40 other topics

Quick Review

Enrollment
2,400
Type
Non-profit
Funding
Public-private
partnership
Website
www.ens.psl.eu
Languages
French
Acceptance rate
22%*

* Normal Superior School is among the institutions that don't provide data on acceptance rates. This might happen because a university has programs where an applicant only needs to meet admission requirements to enroll and doesn't necessarily competes with others.

We estimate the above acceptance rate based on admission statistics of closely-ranked nearby universities with similar research profiles that do publish such data.

Acceptance rate & Admissions

Admissions RequirementsCompetitive entrance examination or jury selection
Enrollment2,400
Full time employee800
Student:staff ratio3:1

Publications & Citations

Publications
99,156
Citations
3,147,417

Normal Superior School majors

by publication & citation count

Engineering
22,693 / 623,145
Physics
20,014 / 831,553
Chemistry
18,509 / 669,192
Biology
10,757 / 539,156
Computer Science
10,392 / 538,474
Materials Science
10,236 / 281,432
Environmental Science
7,534 / 321,106
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
7,148 / 132,971
Medicine
6,171 / 198,354
Mathematics
3,967 / 130,743
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
3,657 / 278,330
Optical Engineering
2,898 / 77,603
Automation and Control engineering
2,613 / 57,490
Business
2,572 / 76,723
Geology
2,510 / 109,679
Psychology
2,476 / 141,292
Condensed Matter Physics
2,293 / 93,467
Electronic Engineering
1,984 / 47,736
Organic Chemistry
1,964 / 77,825
Quantum and Particle physics
1,904 / 217,471
Atomic and Molecular physics
1,852 / 75,154
Demography
1,771 / 58,607
Theoretical Physics
1,723 / 107,784
Inorganic Chemistry
1,661 / 80,961
Economics
1,658 / 46,646
Art & Design
1,510 / 24,529
Biochemistry
1,474 / 95,020
Chemical Engineering
1,369 / 58,542
Political Science
1,364 / 6,192
Blockchain and Cryptography
1,325 / 53,749
Computer Vision
1,324 / 71,555
Sociology
1,279 / 28,730
Geography and Cartography
1,252 / 26,085
Ecology
1,109 / 87,064
Applied Mathematics
1,096 / 29,459
Astrophysics and Astronomy
1,078 / 61,597
Nanotechnology
1,015 / 60,274
Computer Networking
998 / 26,669
Electrical Engineering
916 / 20,336
Molecular Biology
892 / 52,541

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 1124 15795
1992 1295 17226
1993 1347 18426
1994 1472 20564
1995 1595 22464
1996 1694 25982
1997 1912 29774
1998 1943 32465
1999 2048 37077
2000 2249 41013
2001 2259 46558
2002 2334 54782
2003 2506 63330
2004 2712 70984
2005 2992 82817
2006 3311 93558
2007 3558 106156
2008 3981 118078
2009 3789 130824
2010 3878 143828
2011 3914 157724
2012 4201 175046
2013 5176 194049
2014 5120 203635
2015 5250 209829
2016 5636 209127
2017 5952 213850
2018 6209 217581
2019 6268 239867
2020 5875 270888
2021 4939 281825

Tuition

Undergraduate
Local students $500
International students $500

Programs and Degrees

Master Ancient Civilizations, Applied Mathematics, Applied Physics, Astronomy and Space Science, Cell Biology, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Cinema and Television, Cognitive Sciences, Comparative Law, Computer Science, Earth Sciences, Economics, Environmental Studies, Genetics, Geography, Immunology, Literature, Mathematics, Medieval Studies, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Neurosciences, Philosophy, Physics, Social Sciences, Sociology, Theatre
Doctorat Arts and Humanities, Astronomy and Space Science, Chemistry, Cognitive Sciences, Earth Sciences, Environmental Studies, Mathematics, Physics, Social Sciences

Normal Superior School alumni

  1. Jean-Paul Sartre

    Jean-Paul Sartre
    Born in
    France Flag France
    Years
    1905-1980 (aged 75)
    Occupations
    playwrightepistemologistnovelistscreenwriterbiographer
    Biography

    Jean-Paul Charles Aymard Sartre was one of the key figures in the philosophy of Existentialism (and phenomenology), a French playwright, novelist, screenwriter, political activist, biographer, and literary critic, as well as a leading figure in 20th-century French philosophy and Marxism. His work has influenced sociology, critical theory, post-colonial theory, and literary studies, and continues to do so. He was awarded the 1964 Nobel Prize in Literature despite attempting to refuse it, saying that he always declined official honors and that "a writer should not allow himself to be turned into an institution."

  2. Louis Pasteur

    Louis Pasteur
    Born in
    France Flag France
    Years
    1822-1895 (aged 73)
    Enrolled in Normal Superior School
    1844-1845 graduated with Bachelor of Science
    Occupations
    microbiologistchemistuniversity teacherbiochemistagronomist
    Biography

    Louis Pasteur was a French chemist and microbiologist renowned for his discoveries of the principles of vaccination, microbial fermentation, and pasteurization. His research in chemistry led to remarkable breakthroughs in the understanding of the causes and preventions of diseases, which laid down the foundations of hygiene, public health and much of modern medicine. His works are credited to saving millions of lives through the developments of vaccines for rabies and anthrax. He is regarded as one of the founders of modern bacteriology and has been honoured as the "father of bacteriology" and as the "father of microbiology" (together with Robert Koch, and the latter epithet also attributed to Antonie van Leeuwenhoek).

  3. Michel Foucault

    Michel Foucault
    Born in
    France Flag France
    Years
    1926-1984 (aged 58)
    Occupations
    philosopher
    Biography

    Paul-Michel Foucault was a French philosopher, historian of ideas, writer, political activist, and literary critic. Foucault's theories primarily address the relationship between power and knowledge, and how they are used as a form of social control through societal institutions. Though often cited as a structuralist and postmodernist, Foucault rejected these labels. His thought has influenced academics, especially those working in communication studies, anthropology, psychology, sociology, criminology, cultural studies, literary theory, feminism, Marxism and critical theory.

  4. Émile Durkheim

    Émile Durkheim
    Born in
    France Flag France
    Years
    1858-1917 (aged 59)
    Occupations
    anthropologistphilosophersociologistprofessorhistorian of religion
    Biography

    David Émile Durkheim was a French sociologist. He formally established the academic discipline of sociology and is commonly cited as one of the principal architects of modern social science, alongside Max Weber and Karl Marx.

General info

Alternative names ENS
École Normale Supérieure
Founded 1794
Accreditation Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation

Location and Contacts

Address 45 Rue d'Ulm
Paris, Ile-de-France, 75230
France
City population 2,165,000
Phone +33 (0)1 44 32 30 00
Fax +33 (0)1 44 32 20 99

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