L’Usine Nouvelle, a magazine dedicated to the economy and technologies in the industrial world, has just published the results of its annual ranking of the best 100 French engineering schools. EPITA is once more featured at a good rank and has even gained a few places.
The ranking of the best engineering schools proposed by L’Usine Nouvelle is based on three broad areas of evaluation: the integration of graduates into the job market, the international opening-up of instruction, and the proximity of research. After reaching the 28th rank in 2013, EPITA is at the 25th rank this year, in particular thanks to the recognition of the post-graduation success of its students (7th in the general ranking, with a 0.10-month delay before recruitment and over 6,100 alumni working), and thanks to its opening-up at the international level (12th in the general ranking, with, among other criteria, close to 94 % of students gone abroad). Out of the 29 schools specialized in computer science, electronics and telecommunications, it has pulled itself up to the 1st position of post-baccalaureate schools, in 5th overall position, with 1st place for integration and 2nd place for the international dimension.
EPITA also wins over professionals
The magazine also publishes a study on the relationships between industrialists and the schools that are ranked. The survey, which involved questioning 700 industrial managers between December 2013 and January 2014, reveals that close to 95.7 % of these industrialists judge that engineering schools are fairly or very efficient. This panel also establishes a ranking of the “20 schools most adapted to business”: EPITA is in 4th place and is thus recognized as the first Computer Science engineering school by the professionals. This is a great reward that the school owes as much to its pedagogical methods as to its students’ passion and performance.
- The 2014 ranking of engineering schools by “L’Usine Nouvelle”
- The EPITA fact sheet