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2022 Best Germanic Languages Bachelor's Degree Schools

163 Colleges in the United States
1,163 Bachelor's Degrees
When it comes to popularity, a bachelor's degree in Germanic languages sits in the middle of the road, ranking #159 out of 338 majors in the country. So, it might take a little more work to find colleges and universities that offer the degree program.

College Factual looked at 163 colleges and universities when compiling its 2022 Best Germanic Languages Bachelor's Degree Schools ranking. When you put them all together, these colleges and universities awarded 1,163 bachelor's degrees in Germanic languages during the 2019-2020 academic year.

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Choosing a Great Germanic Languages School for Your Bachelor's Degree

Best Germanic Languages Bachelor's Degree Schools Your choice of Germanic languages for getting your bachelor's degree school matters. Important measures of a quality German program can vary widely even among the top schools. To make it into this list, a school must excel in the following areas.

A Great Overall School

A school that excels in educating for a particular major and degree level must be a great school overall as well. To make it into this list a school must rank well in our overall Best Colleges ranking. This ranking considered factors such as graduation rates, overall graduate earnings and other educational resources to identify great colleges and universities.

Early-Career Earnings

One measure we use to determine the quality of a school is to look at the average salary of bachelor's graduates during the early years of their career. That is, everyone wants their bachelor's degree to be worth something, and salaries are one measure of determining that.

Other Factors We Consider

In addition to the above, you should consider some of the following factors:

  • Major Focus - How much a school focuses on Germanic languages students vs. other majors.
  • Major Demand - How many other Germanic languages students want to attend this school to pursue a bachelor's degree.
  • Educational Resources - The amount of money and other resources allocated to students while they are pursuing their degree. These resources include such things as number of students per instructor and education expenditures per student.
  • Student Debt - How easy is it for Germanic languages to pay back their student loans after receiving their bachelor's degree.
  • Accreditation - Whether a school is regionally accredited and/or accredited by a recognized Germanic languages related body.

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

More Ways to Rank Germanic Languages Schools

Since the program you select can have a significant impact on your future, we've developed a number of rankings, including this Best Germanic Languages Bachelor's Degree Schools list, to help you choose the best school for you.

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

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

24 Top Schools for a Bachelor's in German

10 Annual Graduates

Washington and Lee University is a wonderful option for students interested in a bachelor's degree in Germanic languages. Located in the town of Lexington, Washington and Lee is a private not-for-profit university with a small student population.More information about a bachelor’s in Germanic languages from Washington and Lee University

#2

University of Notre Dame

Notre Dame, IN
7 Annual Graduates

University of Notre Dame is a great decision for students pursuing a bachelor's degree in Germanic languages. Located in the large suburb of Notre Dame, Notre Dame is a private not-for-profit university with a fairly large student population.More information about a bachelor’s in Germanic languages from University of Notre Dame

#3

Northwestern University

Evanston, IL
7 Annual Graduates

Northwestern University is one of the finest schools in the country for getting a bachelor's degree in Germanic languages. Northwestern is a fairly large private not-for-profit university located in the small city of Evanston.More information about a bachelor’s in Germanic languages from Northwestern University

#4

Amherst College

Amherst, MA
3 Annual Graduates

Amherst College is one of the best schools in the country for getting a bachelor's degree in Germanic languages. Amherst is a small private not-for-profit college located in the suburb of Amherst.More information about a bachelor’s in Germanic languages from Amherst College

#5

Trinity College

Hartford, CT
6 Annual Graduates

Trinity Bantams is a small private not-for-profit college located in the city of Hartford.More information about a bachelor’s in Germanic languages from Trinity College

#6

Duke University

Durham, NC
3 Annual Graduates

Located in the large city of Durham, Duke is a private not-for-profit university with a fairly large student population.More information about a bachelor’s in Germanic languages from Duke University

3 Annual Graduates

Located in the large city of New York, Columbia is a private not-for-profit university with a fairly large student population.More information about a bachelor’s in Germanic languages from Columbia University in the City of New York

#8

Vanderbilt University

Nashville, TN
6 Annual Graduates

Vanderbilt is a large private not-for-profit university located in the city of Nashville.More information about a bachelor’s in Germanic languages from Vanderbilt University

22 Annual Graduates

Located in the suburb of Storrs, UCONN is a public university with a fairly large student population.More information about a bachelor’s in Germanic languages from University of Connecticut

#10

Georgetown University

Washington, DC
3 Annual Graduates

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

#11

Lafayette College

Easton, PA
6 Annual Graduates

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

#12

Bucknell University

Lewisburg, PA
1 Annual Graduates

Located in the town of Lewisburg, Bucknell is a private not-for-profit university with a small student population.More information about a bachelor’s in Germanic languages from Bucknell University

#13

University of Chicago

Chicago, IL
6 Annual Graduates

Located in the city of Chicago, UChicago is a private not-for-profit university with a large student population.More information about a bachelor’s in Germanic languages from University of Chicago

#14

Colby College

Waterville, ME
2 Annual Graduates

Located in the town of Waterville, Colby is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.More information about a bachelor’s in Germanic languages from Colby College

#15

Gettysburg College

Gettysburg, PA
6 Annual Graduates

Gettysburg is a small private not-for-profit college located in the small city of Gettysburg.More information about a bachelor’s in Germanic languages from Gettysburg College

#16

Middlebury College

Middlebury, VT
5 Annual Graduates

Located in the distant town of Middlebury, Middlebury is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.More information about a bachelor’s in Germanic languages from Middlebury College

7 Annual Graduates

Located in the city of Los Angeles, UCLA is a public university with a fairly large student population.More information about a bachelor’s in Germanic languages from University of California - Los Angeles

#18

Colgate University

Hamilton, NY
2 Annual Graduates

Colgate is a small private not-for-profit university located in the town of Hamilton.More information about a bachelor’s in Germanic languages from Colgate University

#19

Wake Forest University

Winston-Salem, NC
8 Annual Graduates

Wake Forest University is a medium-sized private not-for-profit university located in the medium-sized city of Winston-Salem.More information about a bachelor’s in Germanic languages from Wake Forest University

#20

College of Saint Benedict

Saint Joseph, MN
3 Annual Graduates

Located in the suburb of Saint Joseph, CSB is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.More information about a bachelor’s in Germanic languages from College of Saint Benedict

18 Annual Graduates

UC Berkeley is a very large public university located in the medium-sized city of Berkeley.More information about a bachelor’s in Germanic languages from University of California - Berkeley

#22

Tufts University

Medford, MA
4 Annual Graduates

Tufts is a large private not-for-profit university located in the large suburb of Medford.More information about a bachelor’s in Germanic languages from Tufts University

18 Annual Graduates

Located in the city of Madison, UW - Madison is a public university with a very large student population.More information about a bachelor’s in Germanic languages from University of Wisconsin - Madison

#24

New York University

New York, NY
7 Annual Graduates

Located in the large city of New York, NYU is a private not-for-profit university with a fairly large student population.More information about a bachelor’s in Germanic languages from New York University

Rest of the Top Best Germanic Languages Bachelor's Degree Schools

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 Germanic Languages Bachelor's Degree Schools award.

Rank College Location
25 University of Rhode Island Kingston, RI
26 College of the Holy Cross Worcester, MA
27 George Washington University Washington, DC
28 University of Michigan - Ann Arbor Ann Arbor, MI
29 Dickinson College Carlisle, PA
30 University of Maryland - College Park College Park, MD
31 Fairfield University Fairfield, CT
32 Grinnell College Grinnell, IA
25 University of Rhode Island Kingston, RI

Germanic Languages by Region

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

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

German Concentrations

Major Annual Graduates
German Language & Literature 1,041
Germanic Languages, Literatures, & Linguistics, General 97
Norwegian Language & Literature 9
Sc&inavian Languages, Literatures, & Linguistics 7
Germanic Languages, Literatures, & Linguistics, Other 7
Danish Language & Literature 1
Swedish Language & Literature 1

Related Major Annual Graduates
Romance Languages 12,437
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 5,744
East Asian Languages 1,616
Classical Languages & Literature 1,168
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 fdecomite. More about our data sources and methodologies.

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