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2022 Best Applied Linguistics Bachelor's Degree Schools

4 Colleges in the United States
63 Bachelor's Degrees
If you're seeking a Bachelor's Degree in applied linguistics, you will have fewer peers than average since the major degree program is the #842 one in the country in terms of popularity.This may make is a little harder to find a school that is a good fit for you.

In 2022, College Factual analyzed 4 schools in order to identify the top ones for its Best Applied Linguistics Bachelor's Degree Schools ranking. When you put them all together, these colleges and universities awarded 63 bachelor's degrees in applied linguistics during the 2019-2020 academic year.

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Choosing a Great Applied Linguistics School for Your Bachelor's Degree

Best Applied Linguistics Bachelor's Degree Schools The applied linguistics bachelor's degree program you select can have a big impact on your future. Important measures of a quality applied linguistics 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.

Over 80% of the schools in this list are in the top 43% of our overall quality ranking.

Overall Best Colleges Rank  ( 642 to 18 )
Lowest Ranked Overall
Top Ranked Overall

Other Factors We Consider

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

  • Major Focus - How many resources a school devotes to applied linguistics students as compared to other majors.
  • Major Demand - The number of applied linguistics students who choose to seek a bachelor's degree at the school.
  • 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.
  • Accreditation - Whether a school is regionally accredited and/or accredited by a recognized applied linguistics related body.

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

One Size Does Not Fit All

Since picking the right college can be one of the most important decisions of your life, we've developed the Best Applied Linguistics Bachelor's Degree Schools ranking, along with many other major-related rankings, to help you make that decision.

In addition to our rankings, you can take two colleges and compare them based on the criteria that matters most to you in our unique tool, College Combat. Test it out when you get a chance! You may also want to bookmark the link and share it with others who are trying to make the college decision.

Best Schools for Bachelor’s Students to Study Applied Linguistics in the United States

The following list ranks the best colleges and universities for pursuing a bachelor's degree in applied linguistics.

Top Schools for a Bachelor's in Applied Linguistics

3rd Most Popular In CA
6 Annual Graduates

University of California - Irvine is one of the finest schools in the United States for getting a bachelor's degree in applied linguistics. UC Irvine is a very large public university located in the large city of Irvine. A Best Bachelor's Degree Schools rank of #137 out of 1,683 schools nationwide means UC Irvine is a great university overall.

University of California - Irvine is one of the most popular universities to study applied linguistics in the United States with roughly 6 graduations in the most recent data year.

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2nd Most Popular In CA
13 Annual Graduates

University of California - Santa Cruz is one of the best schools in the United States for getting a bachelor's degree in applied linguistics. UC Santa Cruz is a fairly large public university located in the small city of Santa Cruz. A Best Bachelor's Degree Schools rank of #263 out of 1,683 schools nationwide means UC Santa Cruz is a great university overall.

University of California - Santa Cruz is a fairly popular university to study applied linguistics in the United States with approximately 13 graduates in the most recent year we have data available.

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#3

University of Idaho

Moscow, ID
1st Most Popular In ID
6 Annual Graduates

It's difficult to beat University of Idaho if you wish to pursue a bachelor's degree in applied linguistics. U of I is a large public university located in the town of Moscow. This university ranks 3rd out of 8 schools for overall bachelor's degree quality in the state of Idaho.

There were about 6 applied linguistics students who graduated with this degree at U of I in the most recent year we have data available.

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1st Most Popular In CA
23 Annual Graduates

It's hard to beat The University of Arizona Global Campus if you wish to pursue a bachelor's degree in applied linguistics. UAGC is a fairly large private for-profit university located in the city of San Diego. This university ranks 49th out of 113 schools for overall bachelor's degree quality in the state of California.

There were approximately 23 applied linguistics students who graduated with this degree at UAGC in the most recent data year.

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Applied Linguistics by Region

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Applied Linguistics is one of 5 different types of Linguistics & Comparative Literature programs to choose from.

Related Major Annual Graduates
Modern Languages 2,336
Linguistics 2,298
Comparative Literature 734
Other Linguistic, Comparative, & Related Language Studies & Services 254
Language Translation 59

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 Pandit Rahul Sanskrutayan, Banshidhar Mohanty. More about our data sources and methodologies.

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