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École Polytechnique

World Rankings

  • QS World University Ranking (2018–19) 65

History

  • In 1794 the École Centrale des Travaux Publics was founded, which took the name École Polytechnique a year later.
  • In 1970 the École became a public establishment overseen by the Ministry of Defence.
  • In 1972 women were admitted to the famously competitive entrance exam and in 1995 École opened its doors to international students.
  • It is renowned for only admitting top students.  Over the years many École graduates have had distinguished careers in science, industry, politics and economics.

Address

École Polytechnique, Route de Saclay, 91120 Palaiseau, France