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2022 Best East Asian Languages Schools

101 Colleges in the United States
2,219 East Asian Degrees Awarded
$25,569 Avg Early-Career Salary
East Asian Languages isn't the most popular major in the world, but it's not the least popular either. To be more precise it ranks #184 in popularity out of 368 majors in the country. So, you may have to do some digging around to find quality schools that offer the degree program. This list can help with that.

College Factual reviewed 101 schools in the United States to determine which ones were the best for degree seekers in the field of East Asian languages. When you put them all together, these colleges and universities awarded 2,219 degrees in East Asian languages during the 2019-2020 academic year.

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Choosing a Great East Asian Languages School

Best East Asian Languages Schools Your choice of East Asian languages school matters, so we have put together these rankings to help you make your decision. We derive our Best Overall East Asian Languages School rankings by rolling up our degree-level rankings after weighting them by the number of degrees awarded at each school.

You may want to choose one of the degree levels below to find the schools of most interest to you.

Pick Your East Asian Languages Degree Level

When choosing the right school for you, it's important to arm yourself with all the facts you can. To that end, we've created a number of major-specific rankings, including this Best East Asian Languages Schools list to help you make the college decision. More interested in schools in a specific area of the country? Filter this list by region or state.

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Best Schools for East Asian Languages in the United States

If you aren't interested in a particular degree level and want to know which schools are the overall best at delivering an education for the East Asian degrees they offer, see the list below. Only those schools that rank in the top 15% of all the schools we analyze get awarded with a place on this list.

15 Top Schools in East Asian

#1

University of Notre Dame

Notre Dame, IN
Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
2nd Most Popular In IN

Every student pursuing a degree in East Asian languages needs to check out University of Notre Dame. Located in the suburb of Notre Dame, Notre Dame is a private not-for-profit university with a fairly large student population. A Best Schools rank of #15 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means Notre Dame is a great university overall.

There were roughly 27 East Asian languages students who graduated with this degree at Notre Dame in the most recent data year.

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Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In VA

Washington and Lee University is one of the finest schools in the country for getting a degree in East Asian languages. Located in the town of Lexington, Washington and Lee is a private not-for-profit university with a small student population. This university ranks 2nd out of 73 colleges for overall quality in the state of Virginia.

There were roughly 7 East Asian languages students who graduated with this degree at Washington and Lee in the most recent year we have data available.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In NY
55 East Asian Degrees Awarded

Any student pursuing a degree in East Asian languages needs to check out Columbia University in the City of New York. Located in the city of New York, Columbia is a private not-for-profit university with a very large student population. A Best Schools rank of #22 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means Columbia is a great university overall.

There were about 55 East Asian languages students who graduated with this degree at Columbia in the most recent data year.

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#4

Northwestern University

Evanston, IL
Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
3rd Most Popular In IL

Any student who is interested in East Asian languages needs to look into Northwestern University. Northwestern is a fairly large private not-for-profit university located in the city of Evanston. A Best Schools rank of #14 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means Northwestern is a great university overall.

There were approximately 8 East Asian languages students who graduated with this degree at Northwestern in the most recent data year.

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#5

Hamilton College

Clinton, NY
Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
7th Most Popular In NY
$14,454 Median Student Debt

Hamilton is a small private not-for-profit college located in the midsize suburb of Clinton. This college ranks 5th out of 160 colleges for overall quality in the state of New York.

There were approximately 9 East Asian languages students who graduated with this degree at Hamilton in the most recent data year.

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#6

Georgetown University

Washington, DC
Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
2nd Most Popular In DC

Located in the city of Washington, Georgetown is a private not-for-profit university with a large student population. A Best Schools rank of #18 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means Georgetown is a great university overall.

There were approximately 5 East Asian languages students who graduated with this degree at Georgetown in the most recent data year.

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#7

University of Chicago

Chicago, IL
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In IL

Located in the city of Chicago, UChicago is a private not-for-profit university with a fairly large student population. A Best Schools rank of #7 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means UChicago is a great university overall.

There were approximately 19 East Asian languages students who graduated with this degree at UChicago in the most recent data year.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
53 East Asian Degrees Awarded

Located in the city of Los Angeles, UCLA is a public university with a fairly large student population. This university ranks 11th out of 203 schools for overall quality in the state of California.

There were roughly 53 East Asian languages students who graduated with this degree at UCLA in the most recent year we have data available. East Asian Languages degree recipients from University of California - Los Angeles receive an earnings boost of around $2,331 above the average income of East Asian languages majors.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
5th Most Popular In CA
$17,125 Median Student Debt

USC is a fairly large private not-for-profit university located in the city of Los Angeles. A Best Schools rank of #33 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means USC is a great university overall.

There were roughly 24 East Asian languages students who graduated with this degree at USC in the most recent year we have data available.

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#10

Colgate University

Hamilton, NY
Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
6th Most Popular In NY

Colgate is a small private not-for-profit university located in the town of Hamilton. A Best Schools rank of #30 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means Colgate is a great university overall.

There were about 11 East Asian languages students who graduated with this degree at Colgate in the most recent year we have data available.

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#11

Cornell University

Ithaca, NY
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
8th Most Popular In NY

Cornell is a fairly large private not-for-profit university located in the city of Ithaca. A Best Schools rank of #16 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means Cornell is a great university overall.

There were approximately 4 East Asian languages students who graduated with this degree at Cornell in the most recent data year.

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#12

Middlebury College

Middlebury, VT
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In VT

Located in the town of Middlebury, Middlebury is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population. This college ranks 1st out of 13 schools for overall quality in the state of Vermont.

There were about 22 East Asian languages students who graduated with this degree at Middlebury in the most recent year we have data available.

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#13

Williams College

Williamstown, MA
Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
4th Most Popular In MA

Located in the town of Williamstown, Williams is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population. A Best Schools rank of #23 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means Williams is a great college overall.

There were about 12 East Asian languages students who graduated with this degree at Williams in the most recent year we have data available.

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#14

College of the Holy Cross

Worcester, MA
Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
5th Most Popular In MA

Holy Cross is a small private not-for-profit college located in the medium-sized city of Worcester. A Best Schools rank of #32 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means Holy Cross is a great college overall.

There were approximately 5 East Asian languages students who graduated with this degree at Holy Cross in the most recent year we have data available.

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#15

Boston University

Boston, MA
Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
8th Most Popular In MA

Boston U is a very large private not-for-profit university located in the city of Boston. This university ranks 12th out of 72 colleges for overall quality in the state of Massachusetts.

There were about 13 East Asian languages students who graduated with this degree at Boston U in the most recent data year.

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Additional Noteworthy Schools

These are some additional schools worth mentioning that are also great but just didn't quite make the cut to earn our top Best East Asian Languages Schools award.

Rank College Location
16 Tufts University Medford, MA
17 Wellesley College Wellesley, MA
18 University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, PA
19 University of California - Berkeley Berkeley, CA
20 Gustavus Adolphus College Saint Peter, MN
21 Wake Forest University Winston-Salem, NC
22 University of Vermont Burlington, VT
23 George Washington University Washington, DC
24 University of Rhode Island Kingston, RI
25 William & Mary Williamsburg, VA

East Asian Languages by Region

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New England
Rocky Mountains
Plains States
Middle Atlantic
Far Western US
Southwest
Great Lakes

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

East Asian Focus Areas

Major Annual Graduates
Japanese Language & Literature 1,001
Chinese Language & Literature 731
East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General 306
Other East Asian Languages 111
Korean Language & Literature 70

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Majors Similar to East Asian

Related Major Annual Graduates
Romance Languages 15,905
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 8,685
American Sign Language 2,737
Classical Languages & Literature 1,446
Germanic Languages 1,415
Slavic, Baltic & Albanian Languages 619
Middle Eastern Semitic Languages 591
Foreign Language, Literature & Linguistics (Other) 504
Second Language Learning 63
Native American Languages 43

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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).
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to Betoseha.

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