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Sciences Po Paris (IEP)

Institut d'Etudes Politiques - Paris, 27, rue Saint-Guillaume, 75337 Paris, France
3.92 / 5 based on 324 reviews.
Description:
Sciences Po is one of Europe's most distinguished universities located right in the heart of Paris. With a long history of more than 125 years, Sciences Po educates the best young minds not only of France but also of Europe for leadership. Sciences Po prepares its graduates to pursue their future careers in various paths such as international business, public administration and service sector, multilateral organisations and many other fields of endeavour. Read more


Programmes
Accreditations
74% of students recommend
324 reviews
Housing
3.6/5
All experiences (324)
Student life
4.1/5
5 stars (90)
Academic
4.1/5
4 stars (138)
Languages
4.4/5
3 stars (84)
Expenses
3.4/5
2 stars (12)
Overall
4.3/5
1 star (0)
Get a carte orange for your metro/bus transport it's cheaper if you move around quite a bit than buying individual tickets. Read Review
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324 reviews of Sciences Po Paris

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HOUSING    
by elina2, University of Warwick, Coventry, United Kingdom
International Relations, Erasmus
Personal assessment
Cost
KEY:
Couldn't have asked for more.
Pretty good.
Could've been better, but didn't lessen the overall experience.
Disappointing.
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Type of housing: a small studio
Arranged by: Independently - I had no other choice
If returning, I would choose: Apartment/House
Why? I feel that an independently organised accomodation would suit me best. However, next time around I wold love to live with some friends, rather than alone.
Personal comments:
none
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STUDENT LIFE    
by dmatier, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Urbana-Champaign, United States
Political Science, Independent
Personal social experience
Activities
KEY:
Amazing! Hardly had time to study.
Plenty to do when I had the time.
So-so.
Did not get involved.
Nightlife
Travel
Overall
Describe host city: Students interact with the local community without much university involvement
Activities, Nightlife, Travel: Takes place mostly outside the university/student environment
Personal comments:
Les Deux Magots cafe; Monte Cristo nightclub on the Champs-Elysee
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ACADEMIC    
by Emma, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland
Marketing and Sales Management, Independent
My academic experiences
Quality of courses
KEY:
Fantastic.
Pretty good.
Could've been a bit better.
Disappointing.
Variety of courses
Availability/access to resources
Interaction with teachers
Interaction with other international students
Interaction with local students
Course recommendations:
First year course was available in the form of apprenticeship, a bit disorganised, but will improve for the following years.



My opinion of the university assessment
Exams at end of course
KEY:
Liked it.
It was alright.
A bit annoying.
Didn't like it.
Exams throughout the course
Essays and/or projects at the end of course.
Essays and/or projects throughout the course
Overall
Personal comments:
none

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by magdabroseta, Universidad Cardenal Herrera-CEU, Valencia, Spain
Law, European Community/EU, MA
Language difficulties
Social
KEY:
No problems.
I coped pretty well.
Sometimes it was difficult.
It was a constant struggle.
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Language of instruction: French
Was learning French a key decision factor?
No, it wasn't.
How much did you improve your French?
My level before:
My level after:
Personal comments:
A basic knowledge of French is necessary in order to study at Sciences Po. Unfortunately, international students who don't speek perfect French don't have the chance to meet local students or take regular classes at the University.
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EXPENSES    
by Kristi18, University of Washington, Seattle, Seattle, United States
Political Science, Independent
The accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
KEY:
Very easy.
Minimal effort.
Accessible but required effort.
Almost impossible.
Second-hand household items
Computers / Internet
Administrative
Money from home
Main source of funding:
Family
Other sources of funding:
Personal savings
Government assistance
Work opportunities:
I didn't want/need to work
Personal spending habits:
Basic neccessities in Paris are about the same, if not cheaper, than in the United States. However, nightlife activities and travel will take a large part out of your budget.
Travel, Nightlife, Overall, Telephone: was more expensive than at home.
Food, Housing: was the same price as at home.
Personal comments:
The government will help you pay for your housing, but you need to make sure to follow through with your Carte de sejour.
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OVERALL    
by M, George Washington University, Washington DC, United States
Political Science, University Agreement
Important to choosing this university...
Academic reasons
KEY:
Very Important.
Important.
Not really important.
Unimportant.
Culture
Costs
Activities
Campus life
Party / people
Weather / Location
I wish I had known...
That Sciences Po is not as good as it reputation maintains that it is.
In my opinion:
Stay home.



During my experience abroad, I ...
Became familiar with another culture
KEY:
Happened all the time.
Happened quite a lot.
Happened a bit.
Didn't happen.
Traveled
Improved language skills
Met people from other countries
Became more independent
Partied a lot
Experienced a change in life
Advanced my studies/career
Personal recommendation:
Paris is amazing, and French is a beautiful, challenging language. Sciences Po is none of these things, and this opinion is quite literally unanimous among international students. I cannot speak for other universities in Paris or in France, but Sciences Po is to be avoided.



FINAL COMMENTS

As I mentioned above, I absolutely adored living in Paris and there are limitless things to do there. However, academically the city isn't very conducive to heavy study (lines to get into libraries, no library is open past 10 p.m., etc.). Sciences Po, naturally, compounds this. I have spoken to about 40-50 students in the international program at Sciences Po, and the BEST response I have ever received is that they thought Sciences Po was a "mixed bag." The feelings tend to be more along the lines of, "I can't wait to go home" and "It's horrible," etc. Everyone eventually drops into indifference because they can't stand to put effort into something so pointless...the university is truly counterproductive to the academic experience.
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