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2022 Best East Asian Languages Bachelor's Degree Schools

96 Colleges in the United States
1,616 Bachelor's Degrees
East Asian Languages isn't the most popular bachelor's program in the world, but it's not the least popular either. To be more precise it ranks #137 in popularity out of 338 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.

For its 2022 ranking, College Factual looked at 96 schools in the United States to determine which ones were the best for East Asian languages students pursuing a bachelor's degree. Combined, these schools handed out 1,616 bachelor's degrees in East Asian languages to qualified students.

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Choosing a Great East Asian Languages School for Your Bachelor's Degree

Best East Asian Languages Bachelor's Degree Schools The East Asian bachelor's degree program you select can have a big impact on your future. 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 bachelor'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 include a school's overall Best Colleges 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.

The lowest ranked school in our list is in the top 20% of our overall quality ranking while the vast majority are in at least the top 9%.

Overall Best Colleges Rank  ( 127 to 1 )
Lowest Ranked Overall
Top Ranked Overall

Average Early-Career Salaries

Average early-career salary of those graduating with their bachelor's degree is one indicator we use in our analysis to find the schools that offer the highest-quality education. After all, your bachelor'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 East Asian languages students vs. other majors.
  • Major Demand - The number of East Asian languages students who choose to seek a bachelor'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 East Asian languages students go into to obtain their bachelor'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 East Asian languages related body.

Our full ranking methodology documents in more detail how we consider these factors to identify the best colleges for East Asian languages students working on their bachelor's degree.

More Ways to Rank East Asian Languages Schools

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 Bachelor's Degree Schools list to help you make the college decision.

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Best Schools for Bachelor’s Students to Study East Asian Languages in the United States

The following list ranks the best colleges and universities for pursuing a bachelor's degree in East Asian languages. Only those schools that rank in the top 15% of all the schools we analyze get awarded with a place on this list.

14 Top Schools for a Bachelor's in East Asian

#1

University of Notre Dame

Notre Dame, IN
27 Annual Graduates
$18,925 Median Student Debt

Every student who is interested in a bachelor's degree in East Asian languages has to look into University of Notre Dame. Notre Dame is a large private not-for-profit university located in the large suburb of Notre Dame. A Best Bachelor's Degree Schools rank of #14 out of 1,683 schools nationwide means Notre Dame is a great university overall.

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

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7 Annual Graduates

Every student who is interested in a bachelor's degree in East Asian languages has to look into Washington and Lee University. Washington and Lee is a small private not-for-profit university located in the distant town of Lexington. A Best Bachelor's Degree Schools rank of #25 out of 1,683 colleges nationwide means Washington and Lee is a great university overall.

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

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#3

Northwestern University

Evanston, IL
8 Annual Graduates

Northwestern University is one of the best schools in the United States for getting a bachelor's degree in East Asian languages. Located in the small city of Evanston, Northwestern is a private not-for-profit university with a fairly large student population. A Best Bachelor's Degree Schools rank of #16 out of 1,683 colleges nationwide means Northwestern is a great university overall.

A preferred major for East Asian languages students, there were approximately 8 learners who graduated from this program at Northwestern in the most recent data year.

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#4

Hamilton College

Clinton, NY
9 Annual Graduates
$14,454 Median Student Debt

Hamilton College is a wonderful choice for individuals pursuing a bachelor's degree in East Asian languages. Located in the suburb of Clinton, Hamilton is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population. A Best Bachelor's Degree Schools rank of #42 out of 1,683 schools nationwide means Hamilton is a great college overall.

A preferred major for East Asian languages students, there were approximately 9 learners who graduated from this program at Hamilton in the most recent data year.

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#5

Georgetown University

Washington, DC
5 Annual Graduates

Georgetown is a large private not-for-profit university located in the city of Washington. A Best Bachelor's Degree Schools rank of #17 out of 1,683 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 year we have data available.

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21 Annual Graduates
$17,125 Median Student Debt

Located in the city of Los Angeles, USC is a private not-for-profit university with a very large student population. A Best Bachelor's Degree Schools rank of #30 out of 1,683 schools nationwide means USC is a great university overall.

A favorite major for East Asian languages students, there were about 21 learners who graduated from this program at USC in the most recent data year.

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48 Annual Graduates
$12,500 Median Student Debt

UCLA is a fairly large public university located in the large city of Los Angeles. This university ranks 10th out of 113 schools for overall bachelor's degree quality in the state of California.

There were about 48 East Asian languages individuals who graduated with this degree at UCLA in the most recent year we have data available. Bachelor's recipients from the East Asian languages program at University of California - Los Angeles earn $2,331 more than the standard college grad in this field shortly after graduation.

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#8

Colgate University

Hamilton, NY
11 Annual Graduates

Located in the town of Hamilton, Colgate is a private not-for-profit university with a small student population. A Best Bachelor's Degree Schools rank of #29 out of 1,683 colleges nationwide means Colgate is a great university overall.

A favorite choice for East Asian languages students, there were about 11 learners who graduated from this program at Colgate in the most recent year we have data available.

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#9

University of Chicago

Chicago, IL
13 Annual Graduates

UChicago is a fairly large private not-for-profit university located in the large city of Chicago. A Best Bachelor's Degree Schools rank of #10 out of 1,683 schools nationwide means UChicago is a great university overall.

There were roughly 13 East Asian languages students who graduated with this degree at UChicago in the most recent year we have data available.

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#10

Middlebury College

Middlebury, VT
15 Annual Graduates

Middlebury is a small private not-for-profit college located in the distant town of Middlebury. This college ranks 1st out of 11 colleges for overall bachelor's degree quality in the state of Vermont.

There were roughly 15 East Asian languages students who graduated with this degree at Middlebury in the most recent year we have data available.

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#11

Williams College

Williamstown, MA
12 Annual Graduates

Williams is a small private not-for-profit college located in the fringe town of Williamstown. A Best Bachelor's Degree Schools rank of #22 out of 1,683 schools nationwide means Williams is a great college overall.

A favorite choice for East Asian languages students, there were approximately 12 individuals who graduated from this program at Williams in the most recent year we have data available.

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#12

College of the Holy Cross

Worcester, MA
5 Annual Graduates

Located in the midsize city of Worcester, Holy Cross is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population. A Best Bachelor's Degree Schools rank of #34 out of 1,683 colleges nationwide means Holy Cross is a great college overall.

A preferred major for East Asian languages students, there were about 5 learners who graduated from this program at Holy Cross in the most recent data year.

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#13

Boston University

Boston, MA
13 Annual Graduates

Located in the large city of Boston, Boston U is a private not-for-profit university with a very large student population. This university ranks 12th out of 56 colleges for overall bachelor's degree quality in the state of Massachusetts.

A favorite choice for East Asian languages students, there were about 13 students who completed this degree at Boston U in the most recent year we have data available.

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#14

Tufts University

Medford, MA
10 Annual Graduates

Located in the large suburb of Medford, Tufts is a private not-for-profit university with a large student population. This university ranks 8th out of 56 schools for overall bachelor's degree quality in the state of Massachusetts.

A preferred choice for East Asian languages students, there were about 10 individuals who graduated from this program at Tufts in the most recent year we have data available.

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Honorable Mentions

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 Bachelor's Degree Schools award.

Rank College Location
15 Wellesley College Wellesley, MA
16 University of California - Berkeley Berkeley, CA
17 Gustavus Adolphus College Saint Peter, MN
18 George Washington University Washington, DC
19 Wake Forest University Winston-Salem, NC
20 University of Vermont Burlington, VT
21 University of Rhode Island Kingston, RI
22 William & Mary Williamsburg, VA
23 University of Washington - Seattle Campus Seattle, WA
24 University of Maryland - College Park College Park, MD

East Asian Languages by Region

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Region
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Rocky Mountains
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Middle Atlantic
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Southwest
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East Asian Languages is one of 17 different types of Foreign Languages & Linguistics programs to choose from.

East Asian Concentrations

Major Annual Graduates
Japanese Language & Literature 751
Chinese Language & Literature 563
East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General 173
Other East Asian Languages 77
Korean Language & Literature 52

Majors Similar to East Asian

Related Major Annual Graduates
Romance Languages 12,437
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 5,744
Classical Languages & Literature 1,168
Germanic Languages 1,163
American Sign Language 528
Slavic, Baltic & Albanian Languages 499
Middle Eastern Semitic Languages 354
Foreign Language, Literature & Linguistics (Other) 249
Native American Languages 4
Southeast Asian & Pacific Languages 4

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. More about our data sources and methodologies.

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