First Graduating Class of the École Polytechnique Bachelor of Science Program
New Delhi: 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, CentraleSupélec, 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.