École Centrale de Nantes

country rank  79
world rank  2418

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University Overview

Established in 1919, École Centrale de Nantes (Central School of Nantes) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the small city of Nantes (population range of 250,000-499,999 inhabitants), Pays de la Loire. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Ministère de l'Enseignement supérieur et de la Recherche, France (Ministry of Higher Education and Research, France), École Centrale de Nantes (ECN) is a very small (uniRank enrollment range: 1,000-1,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. École Centrale de Nantes (ECN) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 100 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 10-20% making this French higher education organization a most selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Name Central School of Nantes
Acronym ECN
Founded 1919
Motto A Grande école without boundaries

University Location

Address 1 Rue de la Noë; Boîte Postale 92101
Nantes (population range: 250,000-499,999)
44321 Pays de la Loire
T +33 (0)2 40 37 25 74
F +33 (0)2 40 37 25 22

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

uniRank Tuition Range Matrix
Undergraduate Postgraduate
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
1,000-2,500 US$
(750-1,800 Euro)
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
2,500-5,000 US$
(1,800-3,700 Euro)

University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate 10-20%
Admission Office 1 Rue de la Noë, BP 92101
Nantes 44321
+33 (0)2 40 37 25 74

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 1,000-1,999
Academic Staff 100-199
Control Type Public
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Continuous
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library Yes
Housing Not reported
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Not reported
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Not reported


Institutional Accreditation

Ministère de l'Enseignement supérieur et de la Recherche, France

Year of first Accreditation


Memberships and Affiliations

  • Groupe des Écoles Centrales (GEC)

Academic Structure

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Online Courses

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Site last updated: Wednesday, 8 May 2019