Polytechnic School

country rank  28
world rank  1131

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University Overview

Founded in 1794, École Polytechnique (Polytechnic School) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the suburban setting of the medium-sized town of Palaiseau (population range of 10,000-49,999 inhabitants), Ile-de-France. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Ministère des Armées, France (Ministry of the Armed Forces, France), École Polytechnique (L'X) is a small (uniRank enrollment range: 3,000-3,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. École Polytechnique (L'X) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 224 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 0-10% making this French higher education organization a most selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Name Polytechnic School
Acronym L'X
Founded 1794
Motto Pour la Patrie, les Sciences et la Gloire
For the Homeland, Science and Glory
Colours Blue and white

University Location

Address Route de Saclay
Palaiseau (population range: 10,000-49,999)
91128 Ile-de-France
T +33 (0)1 69 33 33 33
F +33 (0)1 69 33 30 53

Degree Levels & Study Areas

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Yearly Tuition Range

uniRank Tuition Range Matrix
Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local student 15,000-17,500 US$
(11,000-12,900 Euro)
15,000-17,500 US$
(11,000-12,900 Euro)
Int'l student over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
15,000-17,500 US$
(11,000-12,900 Euro)

University Admissions

Gender Admission Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Admission Selection Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate Admission Rate 0-10%
Admission Office Route de Saclay
Palaiseau 91128
+33 (0)1 69 33 3333

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment Total Enrolment Range 3,000-3,999
Academic Staff Total Faculty Range 1,500-1,999
Control Type Control Type Public
Entity Type Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Campus Setting Suburban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library University Library Yes Go to École Polytechnique's Library
Housing University Housing and Accommodation Yes
Sport Facilities University Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids University Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Study Abroad and International Exchange Programs Yes
Distance Learning Distance Learning and Online Courses Yes


Institutional Accreditation or Recognition
Ministère des Armées, France


  • Eurotech Universities
  • Grandes Écoles de la Défense
  • Conférence des Grandes Écoles

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Site last updated: Monday, 5 August 2019