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Ranking   36   1
École Normale Supérieure
Country France
City Paris
Bachelor (foreigners) 1,730 USD/year. Check the current price on the official website of the university
Master (foreigners) 1,153 USD/year. Check the current price on the official website of the university
Bachelor (citizens) 1,000 USD/year. Check the current price on the official website of the university
Living expenses $906 -1,621 USD/month
Acceptance Rate 8%
Official Website
General information
Finance type Nonprofit
Organization type Public
Established 1794
Abbreviation ENS
Teachers 178
Students 2,166
Foreigners 17%
Religion None
Gender limitation No limits
Sport facilities Available
Library Available
• Ministère de l'Enseignement supérieur et de la Recherche, France
World ranking 36
Country ranking 1
Academic Reputation 68
Employer Reputation 117
Quality of teaching 74
International Faculty 267
International Students 130
Citations per Faculty 7
Ranking in world by sphere
Arts and Humanities 124
Natural Science 84
Ranking in world by discipline
Mathematics 26
Physics 40
International rankings
UniPage World University Ranking 36
QS World University Rankings 23
ARWU Academic Ranking 72
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
Total 906 1,621
Accommodation in Paris USD/Month
Shared room outside of centre 444
Shared room in city centre 644
1 bedroom apartment outside of centre 658
1 bedroom apartment in city centre 932
Alternative title
Russian Высшая нормальная школа, Париж
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
Chinese 巴黎高等师范学校
old Ecole Normale Superieure Paris
alt Ecole normale supérieure, Paris

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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