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2023 Best East Asian Languages Bachelor's Degree Schools

68 Colleges in the United States
1,596 Bachelor's Degrees
East Asian Languages is above average in terms of popularity with it being the #144 most popular bachelor's degree program in the country. So, you have a fair amount of options to choose from when looking for a school.

In 2023, College Factual analyzed 68 schools in order to identify the top ones for its Best East Asian Languages Bachelor's Degree Schools ranking. Combined, these schools handed out 1,596 bachelor's degrees in East Asian languages to qualified students.

What's on this page: * Our Methodology

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 quality education, not just how well they do in a particular major. To take this into account 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.

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 schools 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.

10 Top Schools for a Bachelor's in East Asian

#1

University of Notre Dame

Notre Dame, IN
23 Annual Graduates

Every student pursuing a degree in a bachelor's degree in East Asian languages has to take a look at University of Notre Dame. Notre Dame is a large private not-for-profit university located in the large suburb of Notre Dame.More information about a bachelor’s in East Asian languages from University of Notre Dame

25 Annual Graduates

Every student pursuing a degree in a bachelor's degree in East Asian languages has to take a look at University of California - Berkeley. Located in the midsize city of Berkeley, UC Berkeley is a public university with a fairly large student population.More information about a bachelor’s in East Asian languages from University of California - Berkeley

35 Annual Graduates
$14,582 Median Student Debt

It's hard to beat University of California - Los Angeles if you want to pursue a bachelor's degree in East Asian languages. UCLA is a fairly large public university located in the city of Los Angeles.

Soon after graduation, East Asian bachelor's recipients usually make an average of $26,836 in their early careers.

More information about a bachelor’s in East Asian languages from University of California - Los Angeles

23 Annual Graduates

University of Southern California is a good option for individuals pursuing a bachelor's degree in East Asian languages. Located in the large city of Los Angeles, USC is a private not-for-profit university with a very large student population.More information about a bachelor’s in East Asian languages from University of Southern California

#5

Wellesley College

Wellesley, MA
10 Annual Graduates

Wellesley is a small private not-for-profit college located in the suburb of Wellesley.More information about a bachelor’s in East Asian languages from Wellesley College

22 Annual Graduates

UW - Madison is a fairly large public university located in the city of Madison.More information about a bachelor’s in East Asian languages from University of Wisconsin - Madison

#7

Middlebury College

Middlebury, VT
15 Annual Graduates

Middlebury is a small private not-for-profit college located in the town of Middlebury.More information about a bachelor’s in East Asian languages from Middlebury College

12 Annual Graduates

Located in the large city of Washington, GWU is a private not-for-profit university with a fairly large student population.More information about a bachelor’s in East Asian languages from George Washington University

UW Seattle is a very large public university located in the large city of Seattle.

Students who graduate with their bachelor's from the East Asian program state that they receive average early career earnings of $28,026.

More information about a bachelor’s in East Asian languages from University of Washington - Seattle Campus

#10

Vassar College

Poughkeepsie, NY
9 Annual Graduates

Located in the suburb of Poughkeepsie, Vassar is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.More information about a bachelor’s in East Asian languages from Vassar College

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
11 Colgate University Hamilton, NY
12 Tufts University Medford, MA
13 Ohio State University - Main Campus Columbus, OH
14 Brigham Young University - Provo Provo, UT
15 University of Chicago Chicago, IL
16 Georgetown University Washington, DC
17 Wake Forest University Winston-Salem, NC

East Asian Languages by Region

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

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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 729
Chinese Language & Literature 556
East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General 155
Other East Asian Languages 85
Korean Language & Literature 71

Majors Similar to East Asian

Related Major Annual Graduates
Romance Languages 11,607
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 5,401
Classical Languages & Literature 1,120
Germanic Languages 1,077
American Sign Language 548
Slavic, Baltic & Albanian Languages 494
Middle Eastern Semitic Languages 360
Foreign Language, Literature & Linguistics (Other) 249
Southeast Asian & Pacific Languages 25
Iranian & Persian 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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