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2022 Best Classical Languages & Literature Master's Degree Schools in the Middle Atlantic Region

9 Colleges in the Middle Atlantic Region
41 Master's Degrees
Classical Languages & Literaturemaster's programs are on the lower end of the spectrum in terms of popularity. In fact, the major degree program ranks #199 out of the 326 majors we look at each year. While this may limit the number of schools that offer the degree program, there are still top-quality ones to be found.

College Factual looked at 9 colleges and universities when compiling its 2022 Best Classical Languages & Literature Master's Degree Schools in the Middle Atlantic Region ranking. Combined, these schools handed out 41 master's degrees in classical languages and literature to qualified students.

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Choosing a Great Classical Languages & Literature School for Your Master's Degree

Best Classical Languages & Literature Master's Degree Schools in the Middle Atlantic Region Your choice of classical languages and literature for getting your master's degree school matters. This section explores some of the factors we include in our ranking and how much they vary depending on the school you select. Below we explain some of the most important factors to consider before making your choice:

Overall Quality Is a Must

The overall quality of a master's degree school is important to ensure a good education, not just how well they do in a particular major. To account for this we consider a school's overall Best Colleges for a Master's Degree ranking which itself looks at a combination of various factors like degree completion, educational resources, student body caliber and post-graduation earnings for the school as a whole.

Over 80% of the schools in this list are in the top 15% of our overall quality ranking while the lowest ranked school on the list is still in the top 24%.

Overall Best Colleges Rank  ( 158 to 1 )
Lowest Ranked Overall
Top Ranked Overall

Average Early-Career Salaries

Average early-career salary of those graduating with their master's degree is one indicator we use in our analysis to find the schools that offer the highest-quality education. After all, your master's degree won't mean much if it doesn't help you find a job that will help you earn a living.

Other Factors We Consider

The metrics below are just some of the other metrics that we use to determine our rankings.

  • Major Focus - How much a school focuses on classical languages and literature students vs. other majors.
  • Major Demand - The number of classical languages and literature students who choose to seek a master's degree at the school.
  • Educational Resources - How many resources are allocated to students. These resources may include educational expenditures per student, number of students per instructor, and graduation rate among other things.
  • Student Debt - How much debt classical languages and literature students go into to obtain their master's degree and how well they are able to pay back that debt.
  • Accreditation - Whether a school is regionally accredited and/or accredited by a recognized classical languages and literature related body.

Our complete ranking methodology documents in more detail how we consider these factors to identify the best schools for classical languages and literature students working on their master's degree.

One Size Does Not Fit All

Since picking the right college can be one of the most important decisions of your life, we've developed the Best Classical Languages & Literature Master's Degree Schools in the Middle Atlantic Region ranking, along with many other major-related rankings, to help you make that decision.

Best Schools for Master’s Students to Study Classical Languages & Literature in the Middle Atlantic Region

The following list ranks the best colleges and universities for pursuing a master's degree in classical languages and literature.

Top Middle Atlantic Region Schools for a Master's in Classical Languages

8 Annual Graduates

Columbia University in the City of New York is one of the best schools in the country for getting a master's degree in classical languages and literature. Columbia is a fairly large private not-for-profit university located in the large city of New York. A Best Master's Degree Schools rank of #21 out of 1,305 colleges nationwide means Columbia is a great university overall.

There were approximately 8 classical languages and literature individuals who graduated with this degree at Columbia in the most recent year we have data available.

More information about a master’s in classical languages and literature from Columbia University in the City of New York

#2

Villanova University

Villanova, PA
2 Annual Graduates

Villanova University is one of the best schools in the country for getting a master's degree in classical languages and literature. Villanova is a large private not-for-profit university located in the suburb of Villanova. A Best Master's Degree Schools rank of #46 out of 1,305 colleges nationwide means Villanova is a great university overall.

There were roughly 2 classical languages and literature individuals who graduated with this degree at Villanova in the most recent year we have data available.

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#3

Cornell University

Ithaca, NY
4 Annual Graduates

It is hard to beat Cornell University if you wish to pursue a master's degree in classical languages and literature. Located in the small city of Ithaca, Cornell is a private not-for-profit university with a very large student population. A Best Master's Degree Schools rank of #16 out of 1,305 colleges nationwide means Cornell is a great university overall.

Cornell University is one of the most popular universities to study classical languages in the Middle Atlantic Region with roughly 4 graduates in the most recent data year.

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#4

New York University

New York, NY
2 Annual Graduates

New York University is a wonderful option for students pursuing a master's degree in classical languages and literature. NYU is a fairly large private not-for-profit university located in the large city of New York. A Best Master's Degree Schools rank of #40 out of 1,305 schools nationwide means NYU is a great university overall.

A preferred choice for classical languages and literature students, there were approximately 2 learners who graduated from this program at NYU in the most recent data year.

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1 Annual Graduates

CUA is a medium-sized private not-for-profit university located in the large city of Washington. This university ranks 4th out of 9 schools for overall master's degree quality in the state of District of Columbia.

There were roughly 1 classical languages and literature individuals who graduated with this degree at CUA in the most recent year we have data available.

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3 Annual Graduates

Located in the suburb of College Park, UMCP is a public university with a very large student population. This university ranks 2nd out of 20 schools for overall master's degree quality in the state of Maryland.

There were roughly 3 classical languages and literature students who graduated with this degree at UMCP in the most recent year we have data available.

More information about a master’s in classical languages and literature from University of Maryland - College Park

#7

Fordham University

Bronx, NY
1 Annual Graduates

Fordham U is a fairly large private not-for-profit university located in the city of Bronx. This university ranks 9th out of 96 colleges for overall master's degree quality in the state of New York.

A preferred choice for classical languages and literature students, there were approximately 1 individuals who completed this degree at Fordham U in the most recent year we have data available.

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2 Annual Graduates

Located in the small city of New Brunswick, Rutgers New Brunswick is a public university with a very large student population. This university ranks 4th out of 30 schools for overall master's degree quality in the state of New Jersey.

There were approximately 2 classical languages and literature individuals who graduated with this degree at Rutgers New Brunswick in the most recent data year.

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#9

University at Buffalo

Buffalo, NY
4 Annual Graduates

University at Buffalo is a fairly large public university located in the suburb of Buffalo. This university ranks 40th out of 96 schools for overall master's degree quality in the state of New York.

There were roughly 4 classical languages and literature individuals who graduated with this degree at University at Buffalo in the most recent year we have data available.

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Best Classical Languages & Literature Colleges by State

Explore the best classical languages and literature colleges for a specific state in the Middle Atlantic Region .

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
New York 249 20
Pennsylvania 238 7
Maryland 190 6
New Jersey 178 12
District of Columbia 151 5

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One of 17 majors within the Foreign Languages & Linguistics area of study, Classical Languages & Literature has other similar majors worth exploring.

Classical Languages Concentrations

Major Annual Graduates
General Classics & Classical Languages, Literatures, & Linguistics 41

Majors Similar to Classical Languages

Related Major Annual Graduates
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 218
Romance Languages 203
East Asian Languages 62
American Sign Language 47
Middle Eastern Semitic Languages 39
Germanic Languages 17
Foreign Language, Literature & Linguistics (Other) 14
Second Language Learning 13
Slavic, Baltic & Albanian Languages 11

Notes and References

  • The bars on the spread charts above show the distribution of the schools on this list +/- one standard deviation from the mean.
  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard). More about our data sources and methodologies.

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