Linguistics & Comparative Literature

2021 Best Linguistics & Comparative Literature Colleges for Veterans

55 Colleges
5,744 Bachelor's Degrees
$34,009 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Linguistics & Comparative Literature Schools for Vets

Best Linguistics & Comparative Literature Colleges for VeteransIn 2019-2020, 5,744 people earned their bachelor's in linguistics and comparative literature, making the major the #73 most popular in the United States.

This year's Best Linguistics & Comparative Literature Colleges for Veterans ranking analyzed 55 colleges that offered a bachelor's degree in comparative literature. The schools that top this list are recognized because they have great linguistics and comparative literature programs and a strong support system for veterans and active service members.

Some of the factors we look at when determining these rankings are overall quality of the linguistics and comparative literature program at the school, veteran affordability, and veteran population. See our ranking methodology to learn more.

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2021 Best Linguistics & Comparative Literature Schools for Veterans in the United States

The following schools top our list of the Best Linguistics & Comparative Literature Colleges for Veterans.

Top 10 Best Linguistics & Comparative Literature Schools for Veterans

Virginia Military Institute landed the #1 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value linguistics and comparative literature schools. VMI is a small public school located in the town of Lexington. VMI also made our Best Colleges for Linguistics & Comparative Literature list, coming in at #1.

According to our most recent data, VMI supports 1,698 students, and 150 of those are GI Bill® students, of which 104 are Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $12,319. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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#2

New York University

New York, NY

The #2 spot in this year's ranking belongs to New York University. Located in the city of New York, NYU is a private not-for-profit college with a fairly large student population. In addition to being on our best for vets list, NYU has also earned the #4 rank in our Best Colleges for Linguistics & Comparative Literature ranking.

Among the 52,775 students enrolled at NYU, 681 are GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 482 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $21,831. During this same period, 265 students received scholarships through the Yellow Ribbon Program.

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#3

George Mason University

Fairfax, VA

Our rankings recognize George Mason University as the #3 school in this year's rankings. GMU is a very large public school located in the large suburb of Fairfax. In addition to being on our best for vets list, GMU has also earned the #9 rank in our Best Colleges for Linguistics & Comparative Literature ranking.

Among the 38,541 students enrolled at GMU, 2,265 are GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 1,599 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $11,143. To help with additional expenses, 44 students received funds through the Yellow Ribbon Program. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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The #4 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of California - Los Angeles. Located in the large city of Los Angeles, UCLA is a public college with a very large student population. In addition to being on our best for vets list, UCLA has also earned the #3 rank in our Best Colleges for Linguistics & Comparative Literature ranking.

Our most recent data shows that 623 of the 44,589 students enrolled at UCLA were GI Bill® students, of which 444 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $26,825.

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The #5 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of California - Santa Barbara. Located in the suburb of Santa Barbara, UCSB is a public college with a very large student population. UCSB not only placed well in our veterans rankings. It is also #5 on our Best Colleges for Linguistics & Comparative Literature list.

According to our most recent data, UCSB supports 26,179 students, and 296 of those are GI Bill® students, of which 154 are Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $11,044. In addition to receiving other benefits, 5 students qualified for the Yellow Ribbon Program. UCSB does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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#6

Christopher Newport University

Newport News, VA

The #6 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Christopher Newport University. CNU is a small public school located in the city of Newport News.

Our most recent data shows that 329 of the 4,868 students enrolled at CNU were GI Bill® students, of which 280 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $10,270. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Colorado State University - Fort Collins earned the #7 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the medium-sized city of Fort Collins, Colorado State is a public college with a very large student population.

Of the 32,428 students enrolled at Colorado State, 1,706 were GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 1,344 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $11,826. To help with additional expenses, 70 students received funds through the Yellow Ribbon Program. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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Duke University

Durham, NC

The #8 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Duke University. Located in the city of Durham, Duke is a private not-for-profit college with a fairly large student population. Duke did well in our major quality rankings, too. It placed #2 on our Best Colleges for Linguistics & Comparative Literature list.

According to our most recent data, Duke supports 16,172 students, and 288 of those are GI Bill® students, of which 248 are Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $24,322. To help with additional expenses, 115 students received funds through the Yellow Ribbon Program.

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#9

University of Mary Washington

Fredericksburg, VA

University of Mary Washington landed the #9 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value linguistics and comparative literature schools. UMW is a small public school located in the medium-sized suburb of Fredericksburg.

Of the 4,293 students enrolled at UMW, 334 were GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 265 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $9,645. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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University of Maryland - Baltimore County landed the #10 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value linguistics and comparative literature schools. UMBC is a large public school located in the suburb of Baltimore. In addition to being on our bet for vets list, UMBC is in the top 20% of all schools on our Best Colleges for Linguistics & Comparative Literature list.

Our most recent data shows that 411 of the 13,497 students enrolled at UMBC were GI Bill® students, of which 286 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $8,558. During this same period, 2 students received scholarships through the Yellow Ribbon Program.

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Linguistics & Comparative Literature by Region

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One of 17 majors within the Foreign Languages & Linguistics area of study, Linguistics & Comparative Literature has other similar majors worth exploring.

Related Major Annual Graduates
Romance Languages 12,437
East Asian Languages 1,616
Classical Languages & Literature 1,168
Germanic Languages 1,163
American Sign Language 528

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Cost is for the top 25 schools only.

**GI Bill® student total includes all chapters of the GI Bill® program (e.g., Post-9/11, Montgomery GI Bill, Reserve Education Assistance Program, and Veteran Readiness and Employment)

References

  • 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).
  • Veteran-specific data can be found at the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs.
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to Pandit Rahul Sanskrutayan, Banshidhar Mohanty.

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