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2021 Best Value Colleges for Foreign Languages & Linguistics in the New England Region

12 Colleges
1,836 Bachelor's Degrees
$36,219 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Value Foreign Languages & Linguistics School for You

Best Value Colleges for Foreign Languages & Linguistics in the New England RegionOut of all the majors we analyze each year, foreign languages and linguistics was ranked #21 in the country. In fact 24,008 bachelor's degrees were handed out in 2018-2019. Of those degrees, 1,836 went to students in the New England region of the United States.

This year's Best Value Colleges for Foreign Languages & Linguistics in the New England Region ranking looked at 12 colleges that offer a bachelor's in foreign languages and linguistics. To us, 'best value' doesn't just mean the school with the lowest overall costs. For this ranking, we are identifying those foreign languages and linguistics schools that provide their students with a hiqh quality education at a price that is lower than other colleges and universities of the same caliber.

To determine the average cost, we look at total expenses - such as tuition, fees, room and board, books, and other related expenses - and then subtract the average financial award a student receives. Knowing this amount can help you determine how much you may have to borrow in loans or take out of savings. Depending on your income and other factors, the cost for you to attend a particular school may be more or less.

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2021 Best Value Foreign Languages & Linguistics Schools in the New England Region

The following schools top our list of the Best Foreign Languages & Linguistics Colleges for the Money.

Top 10 Best Value Foreign Languages & Linguistics Schools

University of Massachusetts Amherst comes in at #1 in this year's ranking. Located in the large suburb of Amherst, UMass Amherst is a public college with a fairly large student population. UMass Amherst also made our Best Colleges for Foreign Languages & Linguistics in the New England Region list, coming in at #3.

The average student at UMass Amherst graduates in less than 4.1 years, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $36,714. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from UMass Amherst be around $151,996. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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The #2 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of Rhode Island. Located in the suburb of Kingston, URI is a public college with a fairly large student population. As a testament to the quality of education offered at URI, the school also landed the #6 rank in our Best Colleges for Foreign Languages & Linguistics in the New England Region ranking.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at URI is 4.3 years, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $35,346. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the URI is $152,695. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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#3

College of the Holy Cross

Worcester, MA

College of the Holy Cross landed the #3 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value foreign languages and linguistics schools. Holy Cross is a small private not-for-profit school located in the city of Worcester. Holy Cross did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #1 on our Best Colleges for Foreign Languages & Linguistics in the New England Region list.

At Holy Cross, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.1 years, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $33,952. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from Holy Cross is $137,506. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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Mount Holyoke College

South Hadley, MA

Our rankings recognize Mount Holyoke College as the #4 school in this year's rankings. Mt. Holyoke is a small private not-for-profit school located in the suburb of South Hadley. Mt. Holyoke also took the #7 spot in our Best Colleges for Foreign Languages & Linguistics in the New England Region rankings.

The average student at Mt. Holyoke graduates in less than 4.1 years, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $36,537. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from Mt. Holyoke be around $148,706. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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Wellesley College

Wellesley, MA

Wellesley College landed the #5 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value foreign languages and linguistics schools. Wellesley is a small private not-for-profit school located in the large suburb of Wellesley. As a testament to the quality of education offered at Wellesley, the school also landed the #4 rank in our Best Colleges for Foreign Languages & Linguistics in the New England Region ranking.

The average student at Wellesley graduates in less than 4.1 years, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $28,093. This means that the average student pays around $115,462 to get a bachelor’s degree from Wellesley. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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Boston College

Chestnut Hill, MA

Our rankings recognize Boston College as the #6 school in this year's rankings. Boston College is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Chestnut Hill. Boston College also made our Best Colleges for Foreign Languages & Linguistics in the New England Region list, coming in at #2.

The average student at Boston College graduates in less than 4.1 years, and it costs about $36,304 per year to attend the school. This means that the average student pays around $147,031 to get a bachelor’s degree from Boston College. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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The #7 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of Connecticut. Located in the suburb of Storrs, UCONN is a public school with a very large student population. UCONN did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #9 on our Best Colleges for Foreign Languages & Linguistics in the New England Region list.

The average student at UCONN graduates in less than 4.2 years, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $39,140. This means that the average student pays around $162,822 to get a bachelor’s degree from UCONN. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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Smith College

Northampton, MA

Smith College earned the #8 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the large suburb of Northampton, Smith is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

The average student at Smith graduates in less than 4.1 years, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $33,004. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from Smith is $134,656. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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Tufts University

Medford, MA

Tufts University landed the #9 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value foreign languages and linguistics schools. Tufts is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the suburb of Medford. As a testament to the quality of education offered at Tufts, the school also landed the #5 rank in our Best Colleges for Foreign Languages & Linguistics in the New England Region ranking.

It takes about 4.1 years for the average student at Tufts to complete their degree, and it costs about $36,654 per year to attend the school. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from Tufts is $149,548. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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University of New Hampshire - Main Campus landed the #10 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value foreign languages and linguistics schools. Located in the small suburb of Durham, U of NH is a public college with a fairly large student population.

At U of NH, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.1 years, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $36,404. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from U of NH is $149,984. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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Best Foreign Languages & Linguistics Colleges by State

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State Degrees Awarded
Vermont 139
Maine 83
Rhode Island 225
Massachusetts 1,034
New Hampshire 122
Connecticut 230

Foreign Languages & Linguistics Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Romance Languages 948
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 316
Classical Languages & Literature 185
East Asian Languages 180
Germanic Languages 133

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Visual & Performing Arts 7,645
English Language & Literature 4,024
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities 2,956
Philosophy & Religious Studies 902
Theology & Religious Vocations 123

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Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 12 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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