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

Programs - Bachelor - Ecole Normale Superieure Paris

Bachelor Art History and Theory
Bachelor Biology
Bachelor Chemistry
Bachelor Classics
Bachelor Cognitives Sciences
Bachelor Computer Science
Bachelor Geography
Bachelor Geosciences
Bachelor History
Bachelor Literature et Languages
Bachelor Philosophy
Bachelor Physics
Bachelor Social Sciences
Bachelor Theorical and Applied Mathematiques Masters Degree Programs
Bachelor Analysis, arithmetics and geometry
Bachelor Analytical, physical and theoretical chemistry
Bachelor Astronomy and astrophysics
Bachelor Biochemistry and molecular biology
Bachelor Cellular biology and development
Bachelor Chemical engineering
Bachelor Chemistry: Materials
Bachelor Cinema and audiovisual studies
Bachelor Cognitive neurosciences Mind and Brain Sciences
Bachelor Cognitive sciences
Bachelor Computer science
Bachelor Contemporary philosophy
Bachelor Droit administratif prepENA
Bachelor Ecology, biodiversity, evolution
Bachelor Economic Analysis and Politics
Bachelor Fundamental concepts of physics
Bachelor Fundamental mathematics
Bachelor Genetics
Bachelor Geopolitics
Bachelor History: The Mediterranean world in medieval times:Byzantium-Islam-Latin West
Bachelor Immunology
Bachelor Interdisciplinarity in the social sciences
Bachelor Literature and Civilizations: Medieval studies
Bachelor Literature: from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment
Bachelor Logics and basis of computer science
Bachelor Logics, philosophy, history and sociology of sciences
Bachelor Mathematics
Bachelor Mathematics of modelisation
Bachelor Microbiology
Bachelor Molecular chemistry
Bachelor Neurosciences
Bachelor Ocean, atmosphere, climate and teledetection
Bachelor Partial differential equations and scientific calculus
Bachelor Partial differential equations, random and determinist modelisation
Bachelor Physics and biological systems
Bachelor Plant development and growth
Bachelor Probabilities and applications
Bachelor Probabilities and statistics
Bachelor Public and Private Law - Comparative analysis of law
Bachelor Public and Private Law - Theory and analysis of law
Bachelor Random modelisation
Bachelor sciences of cognition and complex systems
Bachelor Sciences of materials and nano-objects
Bachelor Sciences of the Earth, environment and planets
Bachelor Sociology: Sociology and Statistics
Bachelor Theater studies
Bachelor Theoric and descriptive linguistics Doctoral Programs
Bachelor Archeology
Bachelor Art History
Bachelor Arts and Media
Bachelor Brain, Cognition and Behaviour
Bachelor Cognition, Behaviour, and Human Conduct
Bachelor Concepts and Languages
Bachelor Condensed Matter and Interfaces
Bachelor Dynamic et Physico-chemistry of the Earth and the planets
Bachelor Earth Sciences
Bachelor Economics Doctoral School Panthéon Sorbonne
Bachelor Elementary Constituants – Complex Systems
Bachelor Environmental Sciences
Bachelor French and Comparative Literature
Bachelor iViv – Interdisciplinary Graduate School for the Life Sciences
Bachelor Mathematical Sciences
Bachelor Molecular Chemistry
Bachelor Physical Chemistry and Analytic Chemistry
Bachelor Social Sciences Doctoral School
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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)1,000 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
Webometrics Ranking354
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