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2022 Best Modern Languages Schools

98 Colleges in the United States
3,075 Modern Languages Degrees Awarded
Modern Languages is above average in terms of popularity with it being the #219 most popular degree program in the country. This means you won't have too much trouble finding schools that offer the degree.

College Factual reviewed 98 schools in the United States to determine which ones were the best for degree seekers in the field of modern languages. Combined, these schools handed out 3,075 degrees in modern languages to qualified students.

What's on this page: * Degree-Level Rankings

Choosing a Great Modern Languages School

Best Modern Languages Schools Your choice of modern languages school matters, so we have put together these rankings to help you make your decision. We derive our Best Overall Modern Languages School rankings by rolling up our degree-level rankings after weighting them by the number of degrees awarded at each school.

In order to find the schools that are the best fit for you, you may want to filter to one of the degree levels below.

Modern Languages Rankings by Degree Level

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 Modern Languages Schools list to help you make the college decision. You can also filter this list by location to find schools closer to you.

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More information on how we come up with our rankings can be found here: College Factual's Data Methodology.

Best Schools for Modern Languages in the United States

Although we recommend filtering by degree level first, you can view the list below to see which schools give the educational experience for the modern languages degree levels they offer. Only those schools that rank in the top 15% of all the schools we analyze get awarded with a place on this list.

14 Top Schools in Modern Languages

#1

Duke University

Durham, NC
Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
2nd Most Popular In NC

It is difficult to beat Duke University if you wish to pursue a degree in modern languages. Duke is a large private not-for-profit university located in the city of Durham. A Best Schools rank of #9 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means Duke is a great university overall.

There were approximately 26 modern languages students who graduated with this degree at Duke in the most recent year we have data available.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
3rd Most Popular In NY

Any student pursuing a degree in modern languages needs to check out Columbia University in the City of New York. Columbia is a fairly large private not-for-profit university located in the large city of New York. A Best Schools rank of #22 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means Columbia is a great university overall.

There were about 5 modern languages students who graduated with this degree at Columbia in the most recent year we have data available.

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#3

Virginia Tech

Blacksburg, VA
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In VA
77 Modern Languages Degrees Awarded

It is hard to beat Virginia Tech if you wish to pursue a degree in modern languages. Virginia Tech is a very large public school located in the small city of Blacksburg. A Best Schools rank of #73 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means Virginia Tech is a great school overall.

There were about 77 modern languages students who graduated with this degree at Virginia Tech in the most recent year we have data available.

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#4

Hamilton College

Clinton, NY
Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
4th Most Popular In NY

It's hard to beat Hamilton College if you wish to pursue a degree in modern languages. Located in the midsize suburb of Clinton, Hamilton is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population. A Best Schools rank of #39 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means Hamilton is a great college overall.

There were roughly 3 modern languages students who graduated with this degree at Hamilton in the most recent data year.

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#5

Trinity College

Hartford, CT
Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
2nd Most Popular In CT

Located in the medium-sized city of Hartford, Trinity Bantams is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population. A Best Schools rank of #55 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means Trinity Bantams is a great college overall.

There were approximately 1 modern languages students who graduated with this degree at Trinity Bantams in the most recent year we have data available.

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Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
7th Most Popular In VA

VMI is a small public school located in the distant town of Lexington. This school ranks 8th out of 73 schools for overall quality in the state of Virginia.

There were approximately 11 modern languages students who graduated with this degree at VMI in the most recent year we have data available.

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#7

New York University

New York, NY
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In NY

NYU is a very large private not-for-profit university located in the large city of New York. A Best Schools rank of #53 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means NYU is a great university overall.

There were roughly 14 modern languages students who graduated with this degree at NYU in the most recent data year.

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#8

James Madison University

Harrisonburg, VA
Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
2nd Most Popular In VA
60 Modern Languages Degrees Awarded

Located in the city of Harrisonburg, JMU is a public university with a fairly large student population. A Best Schools rank of #109 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means JMU is a great university overall.

There were approximately 60 modern languages students who graduated with this degree at JMU in the most recent year we have data available.

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Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
3rd Most Popular In TX

Texas A&M College Station is a very large public university located in the city of College Station. A Best Schools rank of #81 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means Texas A&M College Station is a great university overall.

There were about 19 modern languages students who graduated with this degree at Texas A&M College Station in the most recent year we have data available.

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#10

University of Florida

Gainesville, FL
Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
2nd Most Popular In FL
52 Modern Languages Degrees Awarded

UF is a very large public university located in the midsize city of Gainesville. A Best Schools rank of #94 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means UF is a great university overall.

There were approximately 52 modern languages students who graduated with this degree at UF in the most recent data year.

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#11

University of Delaware

Newark, DE
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In DE

Located in the large suburb of Newark, UD is a public university with a fairly large student population. A Best Schools rank of #119 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means UD is a great university overall.

There were approximately 5 modern languages students who graduated with this degree at UD in the most recent year we have data available.

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Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
4th Most Popular In NC

Located in the city of Chapel Hill, UNC Chapel Hill is a public university with a very large student population. A Best Schools rank of #63 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means UNC Chapel Hill is a great university overall.

There were approximately 21 modern languages students who graduated with this degree at UNC Chapel Hill in the most recent data year.

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Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In MO
45 Modern Languages Degrees Awarded

Located in the city of Columbia, Mizzou is a public university with a fairly large student population. This university ranks 4th out of 55 colleges for overall quality in the state of Missouri.

There were about 45 modern languages students who graduated with this degree at Mizzou in the most recent data year.

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#14

Purdue University - Main Campus

West Lafayette, IN
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In IN

Located in the city of West Lafayette, Purdue is a public university with a very large student population. A Best Schools rank of #106 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means Purdue is a great university overall.

There were roughly 10 modern languages students who graduated with this degree at Purdue in the most recent data year.

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Honorable Mentions

These are some additional schools worth mentioning that are also great but just didn't quite make the cut to earn our top Best Modern Languages Schools award.

Rank College Location
15 Kansas State University Manhattan, KS
16 Augustana University Sioux Falls, SD
17 Clemson University Clemson, SC
18 Christopher Newport University Newport News, VA
19 Illinois State University Normal, IL
20 Marquette University Milwaukee, WI
21 Colorado State University - Fort Collins Fort Collins, CO
22 Towson University Towson, MD
23 Syracuse University Syracuse, NY
24 Rochester Institute of Technology Rochester, NY

Modern Languages by Region

View the Best Modern Languages 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 3,129
Comparative Literature 1,093
Language Translation 874
Other Linguistic, Comparative, & Related Language Studies & Services 351
Applied Linguistics 163

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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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