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2023 Best Germanic Languages Bachelor's Degree Schools

126 Colleges in the United States
1,077 Bachelor's Degrees
$55,443 Avg Early-Career Salary
Germanic Languages is about average in terms of popularity for bachelor's degrees programs. That is, it ranks #162 out of the 363 majors across the country that we analyze each year. So, it might take a little more work to find colleges and universities that offer the degree program.

College Factual looked at 126 colleges and universities when compiling its 2023 Best Germanic Languages Bachelor's Degree Schools ranking. Combined, these schools handed out 1,077 bachelor's degrees in Germanic languages to qualified students.

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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:

Our full 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.

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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.

18 Top Schools for a Bachelor's in German

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Duke University
Durham, NC
12 Annual Graduates

Duke University is one of the best schools in the United States for getting a bachelor's degree in Germanic languages. Located in the large city of Durham, Duke is a private not-for-profit university with a large student population.More information about a bachelor’s in Germanic languages from Duke University

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3 Annual Graduates

It is difficult to beat Columbia University in the City of New York if you want to pursue a bachelor's degree in Germanic languages. Located in the large city of New York, Columbia is a private not-for-profit university with a very large student population.More information about a bachelor’s in Germanic languages from Columbia University in the City of New York

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3 Annual Graduates

University of Notre Dame is a great decision for students interested in 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 large student population.More information about a bachelor’s in Germanic languages from University of Notre Dame

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Tufts University
Medford, MA
14 Annual Graduates

Tufts University is one of the best schools in the United States for getting a bachelor's degree in Germanic languages. 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

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10 Annual Graduates

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

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5 Annual Graduates

Located in the large 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

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Georgetown University
Washington, DC
2 Annual Graduates

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

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Located in the large suburb of Storrs, UCONN is a public university with a fairly large student population.

Germanic Languages bachelor's degree recipients from University of Connecticut earn a boost of around $14,427 above the average income of Germanic languages graduates.

More information about a bachelor’s in Germanic languages from University of Connecticut

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17 Annual Graduates

Located in the city of Seattle, UW Seattle is a public university with a fairly large student population.More information about a bachelor’s in Germanic languages from University of Washington - Seattle Campus

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12 Annual Graduates

Located in the large 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

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Bucknell University
Lewisburg, PA
3 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

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Colby College
Waterville, ME
5 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

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4 Annual Graduates

University of Virginia is a very large public university located in the suburb of Charlottesville.More information about a bachelor’s in Germanic languages from University of Virginia - Main Campus

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45 Annual Graduates
$21,743 Median Starting Salary
$19,911 Median Student Debt

U-M is a very large public university located in the medium-sized city of Ann Arbor.

After graduation, German bachelor's recipients usually earn about $21,743 in their early careers.

More information about a bachelor’s in Germanic languages from University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

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Wake Forest University
Winston-Salem, NC
6 Annual Graduates

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

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Colgate University
Hamilton, NY
3 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

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Vanderbilt University
Nashville, TN
1 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

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Middlebury College
Middlebury, VT
3 Annual Graduates

Located in the 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

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 Georgia Athens, GA
19 Vassar College Poughkeepsie, NY
20 University of Chicago Chicago, IL
21 The University of Texas at Austin Austin, TX
22 University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh Campus Pittsburgh, PA
23 University of California - Santa Barbara Santa Barbara, CA
24 University of Missouri - Columbia Columbia, MO
25 University of Georgia Athens, GA

Germanic Languages by Region

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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, Germanic Languages has other similar majors worth exploring.

German Concentrations

Major Annual Graduates
German Language & Literature 946
Germanic Languages, Literatures, & Linguistics, General 88
Germanic Languages, Literatures, & Linguistics, Other 21
Sc&inavian Languages, Literatures, & Linguistics 9
Norwegian Language & Literature 7
Swedish Language & Literature 5
Danish Language & Literature 1

Related Major Annual Graduates
Romance Languages 11,607
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 5,401
East Asian Languages 1,596
Classical Languages & Literature 1,120
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

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