The École Normale Supérieure
How many students does it take to change a light bulb at the ENS?
Only one student is permitted the honour – whoever proves himself the most excellent light-bulb changer.
What Uni in the USA says...
The École Normale Supérieure may be the best educational institution in France; the French certainly think it is, and the international rankings tend to agree. It’s hard to overstate the academic prowess of this place. The reputation that ENS grads enjoy in France makes the reputation of an Oxbridge degree look like an insignificant GCSE. And it is not ill deserved.