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The new Bachelor program welcomes its first class

71 students, part of the new École Polytechnique Bachelor program, started their academic year on September, 2, 2017.

It is the start of the academic year for the students of the new Bachelor program of l’X. Saturday September 2, 2017, 71 students arrived on the campus for a personalized reception. Description of this new class.

> An international class

Among 71 students, 37 are international and 34 are French, and 10 hold dual nationality. Thus 66% of the students of this first Bachelor class are international or with dual nationality.

Moreover, those students come from 32 different countries: France, Morocco, Tunisia, China, Germany, the United-States, Lebanon, Belgium, Romania, Côte d'Ivoire, Lithuania, the United Arab Emirates, Spain, Singapore, Austria, Denmark, Australia, Vietnam, Brazil, Albania, Madagascar, Ireland, the United Kingdom, Italy, Kenya, Slovenia, Switzerland, Georgia, Zambia, Greece, India and South Korea.

> A mostly francophone bachelor class

Despite their various origins, most of the students (72%) speak French. Some of them by birth, others due to their academic experience in a high school in France or in a French high school abroad.

26 of 71 students come from High Schools of the Agency for French Education Abroad; École Polytechnique signed a partnership agreement with the AEFE in November 2016.

> A feminine and young class

Moreover, 25 of 71 Bachelor students are girls. They thus represent 35.2% of the class.

In addition, 22 students are minors. 10 of these will be 18 years old by December 31, 2017. Eleven others are one year ahead and one student is two years in advance.

"This is a successful bet in terms of the variety of profiles and origins of this first high-level class. With its new Bachelor program, l'X aims to attract talented students from diverse backgrounds, searching for a demanding scientific and academic training, offering a multicultural environment and a genuine international outlook, "says Claire Lenz, Deputy Director of the Bachelor program.