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2022 Best Modern Languages Bachelor's Degree Schools

85 Colleges in the United States
2,336 Bachelor's Degrees
a bachelor's degree in modern languages is more popular than many other degrees. In fact, it ranks #144 out of 1137 on popularity of all such degrees in the nation. This means you won't have too much trouble finding schools that offer the degree.

In 2022, College Factual analyzed 85 schools in order to identify the top ones for its Best Modern Languages Bachelor's Degree Schools ranking. Combined, these schools handed out 2,336 bachelor's degrees in modern languages to qualified students.

What's on this page: * Our Methodology

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

Best Modern Languages Bachelor's Degree Schools The modern languages 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. When choosing a school we recommend considering some of the following factors:

Quality Overall Is Important

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.

Other Factors We Consider

The metrics below are just some of the other metrics that we use to determine our rankings.

  • Major Focus - How many resources a school devotes to modern languages students as compared to other majors.
  • Major Demand - How many other modern languages students want to attend this school to pursue a bachelor's degree.
  • 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.
  • Accreditation - Whether a school is regionally accredited and/or accredited by a recognized modern languages related body.

Our full ranking methodology documents in more detail how we consider these factors to identify the best colleges for modern languages 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 Modern Languages Bachelor's Degree Schools ranking, along with many other major-related rankings, to help you make that decision.

In addition to College Factual's rankings, you may want to take a look at College Combat, our unique tool that lets you pit your favorite schools head-to-head and compare how they rate on factors that most interest you. When you have some time, check it out - you may want to bookmark the link so you don't forget it.

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

Learn about the top ranked colleges and universities for modern languages students seeking a a bachelor's degree. Only those schools that rank in the top 15% of all the schools we analyze get awarded with a place on this list.

12 Top Schools for a Bachelor's in Modern Languages

#1

Duke University

Durham, NC
26 Annual Graduates

Duke University is one of the best schools in the country for getting a bachelor's degree in modern languages. Duke is a large private not-for-profit university located in the city of Durham.More information about a bachelor’s in modern languages from Duke University

#2

Virginia Tech

Blacksburg, VA
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
75 Annual Graduates

Virginia Tech is a great decision for students interested in a bachelor's degree in modern languages. Virginia Tech is a fairly large public school located in the small city of Blacksburg.More information about a bachelor’s in modern languages from Virginia Tech

#3

Hamilton College

Clinton, NY
3 Annual Graduates

Any student who is interested in a bachelor's degree in modern languages needs to take a look at Hamilton College. Located in the midsize suburb of Clinton, Hamilton is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.More information about a bachelor’s in modern languages from Hamilton College

#4

Trinity College

Hartford, CT
1 Annual Graduates

Trinity College is a good option for students pursuing a bachelor's degree in modern languages. Located in the medium-sized city of Hartford, Trinity Bantams is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.More information about a bachelor’s in modern languages from Trinity College

11 Annual Graduates

VMI is a small public school located in the distant town of Lexington.More information about a bachelor’s in modern languages from Virginia Military Institute

#6

New York University

New York, NY
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
8 Annual Graduates

NYU is a fairly large private not-for-profit university located in the city of New York.More information about a bachelor’s in modern languages from New York University

#7

James Madison University

Harrisonburg, VA
60 Annual Graduates

Located in the city of Harrisonburg, JMU is a public university with a fairly large student population.More information about a bachelor’s in modern languages from James Madison University

19 Annual Graduates

Texas A&M College Station is a fairly large public university located in the midsize city of College Station.More information about a bachelor’s in modern languages from Texas A&M University - College Station

#9

University of Florida

Gainesville, FL
52 Annual Graduates

UF is a very large public university located in the medium-sized city of Gainesville.More information about a bachelor’s in modern languages from University of Florida

21 Annual Graduates

Located in the city of Chapel Hill, UNC Chapel Hill is a public university with a fairly large student population.More information about a bachelor’s in modern languages from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
40 Annual Graduates

Located in the city of Columbia, Mizzou is a public university with a fairly large student population.More information about a bachelor’s in modern languages from University of Missouri - Columbia

#12

Kansas State University

Manhattan, KS
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
32 Annual Graduates

Located in the city of Manhattan, K -State is a public university with a fairly large student population.More information about a bachelor’s in modern languages from Kansas State University

Honorable Mentions

Here are some additional great schools for Modern Languages students that almost earned our Best Modern Languages Bachelor's Degree Schools award.

Rank College Location
13 Augustana University Sioux Falls, SD
14 Clemson University Clemson, SC
15 Christopher Newport University Newport News, VA
16 Colorado State University - Fort Collins Fort Collins, CO
17 Towson University Towson, MD
18 Syracuse University Syracuse, NY
19 Rochester Institute of Technology Rochester, NY
20 North Carolina State University Raleigh, NC
21 Butler University Indianapolis, IN

Modern Languages by Region

View the Best Modern Languages Bachelor's Degree Schools for a specific region near you.

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

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

Related Major Annual Graduates
Linguistics 2,298
Comparative Literature 734
Other Linguistic, Comparative, & Related Language Studies & Services 254
Applied Linguistics 63
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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