Polytechnic School: Statistics

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Rank Ranking
#458 of 14,131 In the World
#185 of 2,785 In Europe
#7 of 224 In France
#4 of 65 In Ile-de-France
#1 of 2 In Palaiseau
#42 of 1,004 For Theoretical Physics
Top50% For 83 other topics

Quick Review

Acceptance rate
5%
Enrollment
2,316
Type
Non-profit
Funding
Public-private
partnership
Languages
French;English

Acceptance rate & Admissions

Acceptance Rate5%
Admissions RequirementsIngénieur Polytechnicien curriculum: Competitive entrance examination following 2-3 yrs university level studies in Sciences after secondary school certificate (baccalauréat), or equivalent. Master of Science: Students must hold a Bachelor's degree; PhD programme: students must hold a Master of Science by Research degree and obtain prior approval of a thesis director and of the director of host laboratory
Academic CalendarSeptember to July
Enrollment2,316
Full time employee1,750

Publications & Citations

Publications
35,895
Citations
1,272,310

Polytechnic School majors

by publication & citation count

Physics
14,719 / 658,813
Engineering
9,840 / 298,752
Chemistry
7,869 / 250,408
Materials Science
5,716 / 167,032
Quantum and Particle physics
2,882 / 236,838
Optical Engineering
2,766 / 82,538
Atomic and Molecular physics
2,279 / 82,173
Mathematics
1,994 / 48,298
Environmental Science
1,877 / 68,335
Computer Science
1,863 / 68,621
Biology
1,613 / 76,219
Nuclear Physics
1,613 / 156,537
Condensed Matter Physics
1,585 / 62,741
Theoretical Physics
1,366 / 47,214
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
1,099 / 29,271
Economics
1,071 / 30,414
Medicine
1,043 / 33,178
Business
977 / 29,572
Applied Mathematics
835 / 18,953
Meteorology and Atmospheric Science
801 / 36,562
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
732 / 27,759
Astrophysics and Astronomy
642 / 60,369
Econometrics and Mathematical Economics
623 / 15,234
Organic Chemistry
550 / 24,637
Nanotechnology
548 / 30,600
Demography
506 / 14,868
Pharmacy
457 / 11,029
Geology
445 / 14,392
Automation and Control engineering
438 / 9,466
Chemical Engineering
433 / 16,172
Inorganic Chemistry
415 / 19,258
Structural Engineering
335 / 10,670
Biochemistry
281 / 13,815
Investment Banking and Stock trading
273 / 10,185
Remote Sensing
264 / 8,880
Blockchain and Cryptography
249 / 6,620
Art & Design
248 / 2,965
Psychology
222 / 7,401
Electronic Engineering
218 / 4,444
Computational Chemistry
210 / 4,750

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 512 6825
1992 486 7701
1993 536 7780
1994 564 8638
1995 622 9925
1996 702 11706
1997 730 12161
1998 743 13461
1999 785 15046
2000 805 16175
2001 797 17525
2002 876 20774
2003 919 23382
2004 968 25856
2005 1135 29908
2006 1304 34792
2007 1429 38983
2008 1416 44912
2009 1635 49989
2010 1691 55592
2011 1704 60789
2012 1879 70000
2013 1820 81963
2014 1859 84562
2015 1801 94003
2016 1510 95780
2017 1401 90131
2018 1336 91546
2019 1655 96312
2020 1859 102844
2021 1615 106338

Tuition

Local studetns Ingénieur Polytechnicien Program in 2019: EU students: 19,000 for 3 years. Non-EU students: €38,000 for 3 years (EUR)

Polytechnic School has financial aid programs and on-campus housing.

Programs and Degrees

Diplôme d'Ingénieur Artificial Intelligence, Biology, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Engineering
Master Artificial Intelligence, Biology, Computer Science, Economics, Energy Engineering, Environmental Management, Environmental Studies, Finance, Mathematics, Urban Studies

Polytechnic School alumni

  1. Bernard Arnault

    Bernard Arnault
    Born in
    France Flag France
    Years
    1949-.. (age 73)
    Occupations
    art collectorbusinesspersonentrepreneurengineer
    Biography

    Bernard Jean Étienne Arnault is a French business magnate, investor, and art collector. He is the chairman and chief executive of LVMH Moët Hennessy – Louis Vuitton SE, the world's largest luxury goods company. Arnault is, as of May 2022, the third-richest person in the world and the richest person from Europe, with an estimated net worth of US $160 billion according to Forbes.

  2. Carlos Ghosn

    Carlos Ghosn
    Born in
    Brazil Flag Brazil
    Years
    1954-.. (age 68)
    Occupations
    business executivewriterengineerentrepreneur
    Biography

    Carlos Ghosn is a Brazilian-born Lebanese businessman. Ghosn also holds French nationality. As of January 2020, he is an internationally wanted fugitive. Ghosn was the CEO of Michelin North America, chairman and CEO of Renault, chairman of AvtoVAZ, chairman and CEO of Nissan, and chairman of Mitsubishi Motors. Ghosn was also the chairman and CEO of the Renault–Nissan–Mitsubishi Alliance, a strategic partnership among those automotive manufacturers through a complex cross-shareholding agreement. The venture has held approximately 10% of the total market share since 2010, and as of 2017, was understood to be the largest automobile group worldwide.

  3. Valéry Giscard d'Estaing

    Valéry Giscard d'Estaing
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1926-2020 (aged 94)
    Occupations
    statesperson
    Biography

    Valéry René Marie Georges Giscard d'Estaing, also known as Giscard or VGE, was a French politician who served as President of France from 1974 to 1981.

  4. Alfred Dreyfus

    Alfred Dreyfus
    Born in
    France Flag France
    Years
    1859-1935 (aged 76)
    Occupations
    military personnel
    Biography

    Alfred Dreyfus was a French artillery officer of Jewish ancestry whose trial and conviction in 1894 on charges of treason became one of the most polarizing political dramas in modern French history. The incident has gone down in history as the Dreyfus affair, the reverberations from which were felt throughout Europe. It ultimately ended with Dreyfus's complete exoneration.

General info

Alternative names L'X
École Polytechnique
Founded 1794
Accreditation Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation
Motto Pour la Patrie, les Sciences et la Gloire
For the Homeland, Science and Glory
Colors blue, white
Affiliations and memberships Eurotech Universities
Grandes Écoles de la Défense
Conférence des Grandes Écoles

Location and Contacts

Address Route de Saclay
Palaiseau, Ile-de-France, 91128
France
City population 35,000
Phone +33 (0)1 69 33 33 33
Fax +33 (0)1 69 33 30 53

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