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Campus Life

7. You seek a truly enriching campus life

"L’X is a great place to learn French and the culture. There are language courses, student clubs, and sport sections, which allow us to get integrated into “la vie en France”."
Zhiyuan YAO, student in the Internet of Things: Innovation and Management Master

With only around 2500 students and a campus of 164 hectares, l'X is a relatively small university, which can be refreshing if you have felt lost in larger institutions. Our students make up a close-knit community and though you will blend in, you certainly will not fade away. Our international students contribute to the diversity of our small community – over 60 different nationalities are represented on campus, with 30% of the student body and 39% of the faculty coming from abroad.

Extracurricular activities promote a huge range of clubs for all interests, so whether you enjoy music, sushi-making or want to get involved in community volunteer projects, it will be easy for you to ignite an old passion or find a new one. Our compact community offers you the ideal environment to start your unique activity or help others to discover their own interests.

Ecole Polytechnique is pleased to offer accommodation on campus to all students enrolled in the "Graduate Degree Programs". Click here for further information.

8. You know an active mind needs an active body

It is important to us that our students revel in the diversity of campus activites. That’s why sports are vital to campus life. We have state-of-the-art facilities across campus, including a semi-artificial lake, an equestrian center, swimming pool and shooting range to name but a few. Throughout your time at l'X you will practice sport for at least two hours a week. This creates an atmosphere of solidarity among our students, while developing teamwork, leadership and confidence – the perfect complements to academic rigor. Click here for further information about sports in graduate degree programs.

More pictures about campus life and our facilities!