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2021 Best Value Colleges for Foreign Languages & Linguistics in Pennsylvania

5 Colleges
1,137 Bachelor's Degrees
$39,733 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Value Foreign Languages & Linguistics School for You

Best Value Colleges for Foreign Languages & Linguistics in PennsylvaniaIn 2018-2019, 1,137 bachelor's degrees were awarded to foreign languages and linguistics students who went to a Pennsylvania college or university. This makes it the #19 most popular major in the state. This means that colleges and universities in the state were responsible for awarding 4.7% of all the foreign languages and linguistics bachelor's degrees in the country.

This year's Best Value Colleges for Foreign Languages & Linguistics in Pennsylvania ranking looked at 5 colleges that offer a bachelor's in foreign languages and linguistics. When talking about the 'best value', we do not simply mean those with the lowest price. Instead, we are looking at those foreign languages and linguistics schools that offer a high quality educational experience at a price lower than expected.

When calculating average cost, we take tuition, fees, room and board, books and supplies, and other related expenses into account. We then subtract the average financial aid award. The is meant to give you an idea of how much money you'll need to pay out-of-pocket through loans, external scholarships, or other methods. Your cost may be different from the average one, depending on your income and other factors.

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

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2021 Best Value Foreign Languages & Linguistics Schools in Pennsylvania

Check out the foreign languages and linguistics programs at these schools if you want to get the best value for your money.

Best Value Foreign Languages & Linguistics Schools in Pennsylvania

University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh Campus comes in at #1 in this year's ranking. Pitt is a fairly large public school located in the large city of Pittsburgh. As a testament to the quality of education offered at Pitt, the school also landed the #2 rank in our Best Colleges for Foreign Languages & Linguistics in Pennsylvania ranking.

At Pitt, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.2 years, and it costs about $34,417 per year to attend the school. Putting this cost and the average time to graduate together, we find that the average amount you’ll pay to get a bachelor’s degree from Pitt is $145,584. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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Pennsylvania State University - University Park landed the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value foreign languages and linguistics schools. Located in the city of University Park, Penn State University Park is a public college with a fairly large student population. Penn State University Park did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #1 on our Best Colleges for Foreign Languages & Linguistics in Pennsylvania list.

The average student at Penn State University Park graduates in less than 4.2 years, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $43,829. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from Penn State University Park be around $185,835. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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Dickinson College

Carlisle, PA

Our rankings recognize Dickinson College as the #3 school in this year's rankings. Located in the small city of Carlisle, Dickinson is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population. Dickinson also made our Best Colleges for Foreign Languages & Linguistics in Pennsylvania list, coming in at #4.

It takes about 4.0 years for the average student at Dickinson to complete their degree, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $39,847. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from Dickinson is $160,982. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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Bucknell University

Lewisburg, PA

Bucknell University earned the #4 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the distant town of Lewisburg, Bucknell is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population. In addition to being on our best value list, Bucknell has also earned the #3 rank in our Best Colleges for Foreign Languages & Linguistics in Pennsylvania ranking.

It takes the average student at Bucknell about 4.1 years to graduate, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $44,545. Putting this cost and the average time to graduate together, we find that the average amount you’ll pay to get a bachelor’s degree from Bucknell is $180,407. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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Temple University

Philadelphia, PA

The #5 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Temple University. Located in the large city of Philadelphia, Temple is a public school with a very large student population. Temple not only placed well in our value rankings. It is also #5 on our Best Colleges for Foreign Languages & Linguistics in Pennsylvania list.

It takes about 4.4 years for the average student at Temple to complete their degree, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $36,027. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from Temple is $158,159. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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Best Foreign Languages & Linguistics Colleges in the Middle Atlantic Region

Explore all the Best Foreign Languages & Linguistics Colleges in the Middle Atlantic Area or other specific states within that region.

State Degrees Awarded
New York 1,676
New Jersey 383
Maryland 368
Delaware 80
District of Columbia 202

Foreign Languages & Linguistics Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Romance Languages 625
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 200
Germanic Languages 73
Classical Languages & Literature 71
East Asian Languages 62

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Visual & Performing Arts 4,394
English Language & Literature 2,323
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities 1,001
Philosophy & Religious Studies 848
Theology & Religious Vocations 362

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Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 5 schools only.

  • 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 John Stephen Dwyer.

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