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2022 Best Romance Languages Bachelor's Degree Schools

330 Colleges in the United States
12,437 Bachelor's Degrees
If you plan on getting your bachelor's degree in romance languages, you won't be alone since the degree program is ranked #40 in the country in terms of popularity. As a result, there are many college that offer the degree, making your choice of school a hard one.

College Factual looked at 330 colleges and universities when compiling its 2022 Best Romance Languages Bachelor's Degree Schools ranking. Combined, these schools handed out 12,437 bachelor's degrees in romance languages to qualified students.

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

Best Romance Languages Bachelor's Degree Schools Your choice of romance languages for getting your bachelor's degree school matters. This section explores some of the factors we include in our ranking and how much they vary depending on the school you select. 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 3% of our overall quality ranking while the lowest ranked school on the list is still in the top 4%.

Overall Best Colleges Rank  ( 50 to 17 )
Lowest Ranked Overall
Top Ranked Overall

Better Early and Mid Career Salaries

To determine the overall quality of a romance languages school, one factor we look at is the average early-career salary of those receiving their bachelor's degree from the school. While bachelor's degree recipients from schools in the United States earn an average starting salary of $30,282, the top 25 schools on this list made an average of $40,627.

Starting Salary  ( 30873 to 48326 )
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$58,200

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 romance languages students vs. other majors.
  • Major Demand - The number of romance languages 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.
  • Student Debt - How easy is it for romance 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 romance languages related body.

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

More Ways to Rank Romance 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 Romance Languages Bachelor's Degree Schools list to help you make the college 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 Romance Languages in the United States

Explore the top ranked colleges and universities for romance 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.

25 Top Schools for a Bachelor's in Romance Languages

19 Annual Graduates

Every student who is interested in a bachelor's degree in romance languages has to take a look at Washington and Lee University. Located in the town of Lexington, Washington and Lee is a private not-for-profit university with a small student population. A Best Bachelor's Degree Schools rank of #25 out of 1,683 colleges nationwide means Washington and Lee is a great university overall.

Washington and Lee University is a fairly popular university to study romance languages in the United States with approximately 19 graduations in the most recent data year.

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#2

University of Notre Dame

Notre Dame, IN
90 Annual Graduates
$19,000 Median Student Debt

University of Notre Dame is a wonderful option for students interested in a bachelor's degree in romance languages. Located in the suburb of Notre Dame, Notre Dame is a private not-for-profit university with a large student population. A Best Bachelor's Degree Schools rank of #14 out of 1,683 schools nationwide means Notre Dame is a great university overall.

There were about 90 romance languages individuals who graduated with this degree at Notre Dame in the most recent data year. Those romance languages students who get their bachelor's degree from University of Notre Dame receive $19,818 more than the typical romance languages student.

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#3

Northwestern University

Evanston, IL
19 Annual Graduates

Northwestern University is one of the finest schools in the United States for getting a bachelor's degree in romance languages. Northwestern is a very large private not-for-profit university located in the city of Evanston. A Best Bachelor's Degree Schools rank of #16 out of 1,683 colleges nationwide means Northwestern is a great university overall.

With 19 students who graduated from this program in the most recent data year, Northwestern University is one of the most popular universities to study romance languages in the United States.

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#4

Amherst College

Amherst, MA
23 Annual Graduates

Amherst College is a good decision for individuals pursuing a bachelor's degree in romance languages. Amherst is a small private not-for-profit college located in the suburb of Amherst. A Best Bachelor's Degree Schools rank of #28 out of 1,683 colleges nationwide means Amherst is a great college overall.

Amherst College is one of the most popular colleges to study romance languages in the United States with about 23 graduations in the most recent year we have data available.

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40 Annual Graduates
$24,781 Median Student Debt

Located in the large city of New York, Columbia is a private not-for-profit university with a very large student population. A Best Bachelor's Degree Schools rank of #23 out of 1,683 schools nationwide means Columbia is a great university overall.

Columbia University in the City of New York is a fairly popular university to study romance languages in the United States with approximately 40 graduates in the most recent year we have data available. Bachelor's recipients from the romance languages program at Columbia University in the City of New York earn $9,318 above the standard graduate with the same degree shortly after graduation.

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#6

Bucknell University

Lewisburg, PA
35 Annual Graduates
$26,817 Median Student Debt

Located in the distant town of Lewisburg, Bucknell is a private not-for-profit university with a small student population. This university ranks 6th out of 100 schools for overall bachelor's degree quality in the state of Pennsylvania.

There were roughly 35 romance languages individuals who graduated with this degree at Bucknell in the most recent data year. Romance Languages bachelor's degree recipients from Bucknell University get an earnings boost of about $14,318 above the average income of romance languages majors.

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#7

Duke University

Durham, NC
18 Annual Graduates
$8,982 Median Student Debt

Located in the large city of Durham, Duke is a private not-for-profit university with a large student population. A Best Bachelor's Degree Schools rank of #7 out of 1,683 colleges nationwide means Duke is a great university overall.

A preferred choice for romance languages students, there were roughly 18 learners who completed this degree at Duke in the most recent data year.

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#8

Villanova University

Villanova, PA
29 Annual Graduates
$22,799 Median Student Debt

Located in the large suburb of Villanova, Villanova is a private not-for-profit university with a fairly large student population. This university ranks 8th out of 100 colleges for overall bachelor's degree quality in the state of Pennsylvania.

There were about 29 romance languages individuals who graduated with this degree at Villanova in the most recent year we have data available.

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#9

Vanderbilt University

Nashville, TN
63 Annual Graduates
$16,250 Median Student Debt

Vanderbilt is a fairly large private not-for-profit university located in the large city of Nashville. A Best Bachelor's Degree Schools rank of #26 out of 1,683 schools nationwide means Vanderbilt is a great university overall.

There were about 63 romance languages students who graduated with this degree at Vanderbilt in the most recent data year. Romance Languages bachelor's degree recipients from Vanderbilt University receive an earnings boost of around $7,518 above the average earnings of romance languages graduates.

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#10

University of Virginia - Main Campus

Charlottesville, VA
146 Annual Graduates
$14,750 Median Student Debt

University of Virginia is a very large public university located in the small suburb of Charlottesville. This university ranks 2nd out of 48 colleges for overall bachelor's degree quality in the state of Virginia.

There were approximately 146 romance languages students who graduated with this degree at University of Virginia in the most recent data year. Bachelor's students who receive their degree from the romance languages program earn about $31,400 in the first couple years of working.

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#11

Georgetown University

Washington, DC
38 Annual Graduates
$14,750 Median Student Debt

Located in the city of Washington, Georgetown is a private not-for-profit university with a large student population. A Best Bachelor's Degree Schools rank of #17 out of 1,683 schools nationwide means Georgetown is a great university overall.

There were approximately 38 romance languages individuals who graduated with this degree at Georgetown in the most recent year we have data available.

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#12

Trinity College

Hartford, CT
13 Annual Graduates
$17,376 Median Student Debt

Trinity Bantams is a small private not-for-profit college located in the midsize city of Hartford. This college ranks 2nd out of 20 schools for overall bachelor's degree quality in the state of Connecticut.

There were about 13 romance languages individuals who graduated with this degree at Trinity Bantams in the most recent data year.

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#13

Hamilton College

Clinton, NY
26 Annual Graduates
$12,750 Median Student Debt

Hamilton is a small private not-for-profit college located in the midsize suburb of Clinton. This college ranks 5th out of 124 colleges for overall bachelor's degree quality in the state of New York.

With 26 individuals who graduated from this program in the most recent data year, Hamilton College is one of the most popular colleges to study romance languages in the United States.

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#14

College of the Holy Cross

Worcester, MA
49 Annual Graduates
$26,500 Median Student Debt

Holy Cross is a small private not-for-profit college located in the medium-sized city of Worcester. This college ranks 6th out of 56 colleges for overall bachelor's degree quality in the state of Massachusetts.

There were approximately 49 romance languages students who graduated with this degree at Holy Cross in the most recent data year. Those romance languages students who get their bachelor's degree from College of the Holy Cross make $9,018 more than the typical romance languages student.

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#15

Colgate University

Hamilton, NY

Colgate is a small private not-for-profit university located in the town of Hamilton. A Best Bachelor's Degree Schools rank of #29 out of 1,683 schools nationwide means Colgate is a great university overall.

With 31 individuals who completed this degree in the most recent year we have data available, Colgate University is one of the most popular universities to study romance languages in the United States. Those romance languages students who get their bachelor's degree from Colgate University earn $8,018 more than the standard romance languages student.

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#16

Colby College

Waterville, ME
33 Annual Graduates

Located in the town of Waterville, Colby is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population. This college ranks 2nd out of 16 schools for overall bachelor's degree quality in the state of Maine.

There were roughly 33 romance languages students who graduated with this degree at Colby in the most recent year we have data available.

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#17

Williams College

Williamstown, MA
26 Annual Graduates

Located in the town of Williamstown, Williams is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population. A Best Bachelor's Degree Schools rank of #22 out of 1,683 colleges nationwide means Williams is a great college overall.

Williams College is a fairly popular college to study romance languages in the United States with approximately 26 graduates in the most recent data year.

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#18

Boston College

Chestnut Hill, MA
20 Annual Graduates
$17,500 Median Student Debt

Boston College is a fairly large private not-for-profit college located in the small city of Chestnut Hill. A Best Bachelor's Degree Schools rank of #33 out of 1,683 schools nationwide means Boston College is a great college overall.

Boston College is one of the most popular colleges to study romance languages in the United States with about 20 graduates in the most recent data year. Romance Languages bachelor's degree recipients from Boston College receive an earnings boost of about $27,918 above the typical income of romance languages majors.

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40 Annual Graduates
$18,125 Median Student Debt

USC is a very large private not-for-profit university located in the large city of Los Angeles. A Best Bachelor's Degree Schools rank of #30 out of 1,683 schools nationwide means USC is a great university overall.

University of Southern California is a fairly popular university to study romance languages in the United States with approximately 40 graduations in the most recent year we have data available. Bachelor's recipients from the romance languages program at University of Southern California get $10,418 above the average college graduate in this field shortly after graduation.

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#20

Tufts University

Medford, MA
56 Annual Graduates
$16,300 Median Student Debt

Tufts is a fairly large private not-for-profit university located in the suburb of Medford. This university ranks 8th out of 56 colleges for overall bachelor's degree quality in the state of Massachusetts.

There were about 56 romance languages students who graduated with this degree at Tufts in the most recent data year. Romance Languages bachelor's degree recipients from Tufts University get an earnings boost of around $11,618 above the average earnings of romance languages graduates.

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#21

Lafayette College

Easton, PA
18 Annual Graduates
$24,475 Median Student Debt

Lafayette is a small private not-for-profit college located in the large suburb of Easton. This college ranks 7th out of 100 schools for overall bachelor's degree quality in the state of Pennsylvania.

A preferred choice for romance languages students, there were approximately 18 individuals who graduated from this program at Lafayette in the most recent data year.

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#22

Gettysburg College

Gettysburg, PA
25 Annual Graduates

Gettysburg is a small private not-for-profit college located in the small city of Gettysburg. This college ranks 9th out of 100 schools for overall bachelor's degree quality in the state of Pennsylvania.

With 25 students who completed this degree in the most recent year we have data available, Gettysburg College is one of the most popular colleges to study romance languages in the United States.

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87 Annual Graduates
$15,000 Median Student Debt

Located in the large city of Los Angeles, UCLA is a public university with a very large student population. This university ranks 10th out of 113 schools for overall bachelor's degree quality in the state of California.

There were approximately 87 romance languages individuals who graduated with this degree at UCLA in the most recent data year. After graduating, romance languages bachelor's recipients typically make an average of $25,000 in the first five years of their career.

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#24

New York University

New York, NY
55 Annual Graduates

Located in the large city of New York, NYU is a private not-for-profit university with a very large student population. This university ranks 7th out of 124 schools for overall bachelor's degree quality in the state of New York.

There were about 55 romance languages students who graduated with this degree at NYU in the most recent year we have data available.

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#25

Middlebury College

Middlebury, VT
28 Annual Graduates

Located in the town of Middlebury, Middlebury is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population. This college ranks 1st out of 11 schools for overall bachelor's degree quality in the state of Vermont.

There were approximately 28 romance languages individuals who graduated with this degree at Middlebury in the most recent data year.

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

#25

Middlebury College

Middlebury, VT
#26

University of Chicago

Chicago, IL
#27

University of Richmond

University of Richmond, VA
#29

College of Saint Benedict

Saint Joseph, MN
#30

Butler University

Indianapolis, IN
#31

Brown University

Providence, RI

#32

DePauw University

Greencastle, IN

#33

Vassar College

Poughkeepsie, NY
#35

Dickinson College

Carlisle, PA
#37

William & Mary

Williamsburg, VA
#38

Wake Forest University

Winston-Salem, NC
#40

Augustana University

Sioux Falls, SD

#42

Emory University

Atlanta, GA
#43

Cornell University

Ithaca, NY
#44

Stonehill College

Easton, MA
#45

Wellesley College

Wellesley, MA
#48

Connecticut College

New London, CT

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 Romance Languages Bachelor's Degree Schools award.

Rank College Location
50 Barnard College New York, NY
51 Brigham Young University - Provo Provo, UT
52 Fairfield University Fairfield, CT
53 Providence College Providence, RI
54 University of Florida Gainesville, FL
55 Saint Anselm College Manchester, NH
56 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chapel Hill, NC
57 Marquette University Milwaukee, WI
58 Iowa State University Ames, IA
59 Denison University Granville, OH
60 University of Rhode Island Kingston, RI
61 University of Dayton Dayton, OH
62 Franklin and Marshall College Lancaster, PA
63 Syracuse University Syracuse, NY
64 University of California - Davis Davis, CA
65 Grinnell College Grinnell, IA
66 Mount Holyoke College South Hadley, MA

Romance 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, Romance Languages has other similar majors worth exploring.

Romance Languages Focus Areas

Major Annual Graduates
Spanish Language & Literature 9,326
French Language & Literature 2,201
Italian Language & Literature 278
General Hispanic & Latin American Languages, Literatures, & Linguistics 212
General Romance Languages 211
Other Romance Languages, Literatures, & Linguistics 140
Portuguese 69

Related Major Annual Graduates
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 5,744
East Asian Languages 1,616
Classical Languages & Literature 1,168
Germanic Languages 1,163
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 Susana Freixeiro. More about our data sources and methodologies.

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