According to THE - QS World University Rankings 2009, two institutions from France made it to the Top 40 list. Ecole Normale Superieure, Paris is placed 28th globally and Ecole Polytechnique in 36th place. Other good performers include the University Pierre and Marie Curie - Paris VI (117th) and Ecole Normale Superieure de Lyon (126th).

Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris is the only university in France ranked within the THES Top 10 universities in citations per staff member 2007.

HEC-Paris France is ranked in the Top 10 Non-USA MBA League Table 2007.

Université Toulouse I (Sciences Sociales) is ranked 14th in the league table of World Top Universities in Finance.

List of leading universities and colleges in France:
  • American University of Paris
  • Ecole Centrale Paris
  • Ecole Centrale de Lyon
  • École Nationale Supérieure de Techniques Avancées
  • École Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Paris
  • Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Mines de St-Etienne
  • Ecole Nationale Superieure d'Ingenieurs en Construction Aeronautique (ENSICA)
  • Ecole Nationale Superieure des telecomunnications de Paris (ENST)
  • École Normale Supérieure
  • Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon
  • École Polytechnique
  • École Supérieure D'Électricité
  • Ecole Supérieure en Sciences Informatiques
  • Ecole Superieure de Commerce de Paris
  • European Institute of Business Administration
  • Institut National des Sciences Appliquées de Lyon
  • Institut National des Sciences Appliquees de Toulouse
  • Strasbourg University
  • Université d'Angers
  • Université de Caen
  • Université de Franche-Comté
  • Université de Savoie
  • Université de la Méditerranée
  • Université des Sciences et Technologies de Lille
  • Universite d'Orleans
  • Universite de Pau et des Pays de l'Adour
  • University of Picardie
  • Nantes University
* Suggested Reading:

MBA French Rankings

Top Business Schools in France

Top Universities in France 2011-2012

World University Ranking Tables

America - US News & World Report, The Princeton Review, BusinessWeek
Canada - Maclean's, Gourman Report Ranking of Canadian Universities
UK - Sunday Times, Guardian, Times Good University Guide, Daily Telegraph
World - Shanghai Jiao Tong ARWU Rankings, Webometrics, Newsweek
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