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First Graduating Class of the École Polytechnique Bachelor of Science Program

Launched in 2017, the Bachelor of Science program at École Polytechnique celebrates its first graduating class on July, 17, 2020. Admitted into the best universities in the world following their Bachelor’s degree, École Polytechnique Bachelor students have benefitted from a highly selective and multidisciplinary education taught exclusively in English. These prestigious destinations post-graduation confirm the quality of the program and attest to its truly international aspects.
 
Today, l’X celebrates the first graduating class of the Bachelor of Science program. Launched three years ago, this program, backed by research and taught entirely in English by École Polytechnique teacher-researchers, was intended to pave the way for higher education courses of excellence on an international level. With more than 70% of students having been admitted into programs at the best universities worldwide such as MIT, UC Berkeley, Stanford University, Columbia University, the University of Cambridge, the University of Oxford, ETH Zurich, EPFL, or the Technical University of Munich (TUM), the Bachelor of Science program at École Polytechnique has fully achieved its goal. These varied choices post-graduation demonstrate the international aspects of the program and its reputation.  The multidisciplinary characteristic of the program (double majors – Mathematics & Computer Science, Mathematics & Economics, Mathematics & Physics) also played a key role in the variety of graduates’ choices.
 
With 67% international or bi-national students, the Bachelor program brings together students from more than 30 different countries in the last three classes of the program combined. These students, now all proficient in French (at least B2 level), have developed a strong attachment to France. As the first graduating class, they have gone through a unique experience, as shown by their testimonials and true attachment to their community. Some students will continue their studies in France at Institut Polytechnique de Paris or in other prestigious French institutions such as ENS Ulm or HEC Paris.
 
A virtual ceremony takes place today in order to celebrate the graduation and success of this first Bachelor of Science class. This program, a pioneer in France, has attracted talented students with international profiles, confirming the attractivity of École Polytechnique and France as a whole in the global higher education and research landscape.

About École Polytechnique

École Polytechnique, also known as L’X, is the leading French institution combining top-level research, academics, and innovation at the cutting-edge of science and technology. Its various undergraduate and graduate-level programs – Bachelor of Science, Ingénieur Polytechnicien (Master’s level program), Master’s, and PhD – are highly selective and promote a culture of excellence with a strong emphasis on science, anchored in humanist traditions. As a widely internationalized university, École Polytechnique offers a variety of international programs and attracts a growing number of foreign students and researchers from around the globe (currently 41% of students and 40% of faculty members).

École Polytechnique offers an exceptional education to prepare bright men and women to excel in top-level key positions and lead complex and innovative projects which meet the challenges of 21st century society, all while maintaining a keen sense of their civil and social responsibilities. With its 23 laboratories, 22 of which are joint research units with the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), the École Polytechnique Research Center explores the frontiers of interdisciplinary knowledge to provide major contributions to science, technology, and society. École Polytechnique is a founding member of Institut Polytechnique de Paris.

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