École normale supérieure - Overview

The Ecole normale supérieure (ENS Paris) ranks first - not only in France but in continental Europe as a whole - according to the Times Higher Education Supplement. The ENS has held this preeminent position for years running and is widely considered to be the most selective and most challenging institution of higher learning and research in France. Founded in 1794, the ENS has long been a national legend. Unrivaled in training leading French intellectuals in all fields the ENS counts amongst its alumni such figures as Henri Bergson, Jean-Paul Sartre, Michel Foucault, Louis Pasteur, Paul Langevin and Laurent Schwartz. In mathematics all French Fields Medals are held by ENS alumni, as are all 12 French Nobel prizes across all disciplines. Since 1945, the ENS has garnered half of the National Research (CNRS) Gold Medals, France's topmost research award. Nearly every field of knowledge and research is represented at the ENS. Because of its competitive admittance process, the ENS has the luxury of remaining on a human scale : it counts approximately 2500 students. Most research centers and facilities, even student dormitories, are situated in the historical buildings of the rue d'Ulm

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École Normale Supérieure
Country France
City Paris
Bachelor (foreigners)1,730 USD/year.
Master (foreigners)1,153 USD/year.
Bachelor (citizens)1,218 USD/year.
Cost of living $906-1,621 USD/Month.
Acceptance Rate 8%
Official Website
General information
Finance type Nonprofit
Organization type Private
Established 1794
Abbreviation ENS
Teachers 250
Students 2,166
Foreigners 28%
Religion None
Gender limitation No limits
Sport facilities Available
Library Available
• Ministère de l'Enseignement supérieur et de la Recherche, France
World ranking36
Country ranking1
Academic Reputation68
Employer Reputation117
Quality of teaching74
International Faculty267
International Students130
Citations per Faculty7
Ranking in world by sphere
Arts and Humanities124
Natural Science84
Ranking in world by discipline
International rankings
UniPage World University Ranking36
QS World University Rankings23
ARWU Academic Ranking72
Cost of living in Paris
Expenses - USD/Month.Min.Med.
Accommodation 439 637
Food 264 483
Transportation 61 178
Communications and utilities 81 112
Clothing 29 109
Sports and leisure 31 100
Accommodation in Paris USD/Month.
Shared room outside of centre444
Shared room in city centre644
1 bedroom apartment outside of centre658
1 bedroom apartment in city centre932
Alternative title
Arabic مدرسة المعلمين العليا - باريس
German Ecole Normale Superieure - Paris
Spanish Escuela Normal Superior de Paris
French École normale supérieure-Paris
Japanese 高等師範学校(フランス)
Korean 파리 고등사범학교
Portuguese Escola Normal Superior de Paris
Russian Высшая нормальная школа, Париж
Chinese 巴黎高等师范学校
old Ecole Normale Superieure Paris