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Ecole Polytechnique ranks 4th best small university in the world!


The Times Higher Education (THE) has just revealed its 2017 World's Best Small University Ranking.

"To be eligible for the ranking, universities must appear in Times Higher Education’s World University Rankings 2016-17, teach more than four subjects, and have fewer than 5,000 students", explains Times Higher Education’s student content editor Seeta Bhardwa.

In this 2017 edition, École polytechnique is ranked 4th best small university in the world and 2nd in Europe.

With only around 2500 students and a campus of 164 hectares, l'X is a relatively small university. The small class environment gives students more opportunities to ask questions, interact with peers and get individual attention from teachers. Attending our small university is also a unique opportunity to profit from tailored study paths, close-knit learning environment and personalized ongoing support.

According to Jianfei Zhang, a Chinese student currently enrolled at École Polytechnique, the close link between students and professors -5:1 student-teacher ratio- and the smaller class sizes “really help us to master the various scientific concepts. This is not easily feasible in big universities".

"Far from being an obstacle to its international development, being small has allowed École Polytechnique to design a unique academic environment based on students’ individual support and guidance, to define a successful international relations strategy that fully takes advantage of the top-quality, largely internationalised faculty, all the while being engaged in domestic networks that catalyse academic and scientific cooperation", explains Mathieu Le Traon -École Polytechnique's former VP for International Relations- in a recent blog post called "Why small is beautiful in higher education".

Want to know more about what École Polytechnique has to offer? Check out the 10 reasons why you should consider us for your graduate education!