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2021 Best Romance Languages Colleges for Veterans in the United States

150 Colleges
12,532 Bachelor's Degrees
$35,384 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Romance Languages Schools for Vets

Best Romance Languages Colleges for Veterans in the United StatesIn 2018-2019, 12,532 people earned their bachelor's in romance languages, making the major the #40 most popular in the United States.

For this year's Best Romance Languages Colleges for Veterans in the United States ranking, we looked at 150 colleges that offer a bachelor's in romance languages. This ranking identifies schools with high-quality romance languages programs as well as strong veteran support.

To come up with these rankings, we looked at factors such as veteran satisfaction, veteran affordability, and overall quality of the romance languages program at the school. See our ranking methodology to learn more.

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Since the program you select can have a significant impact on your future, we've developed a number of rankings, including this Best Romance Languages Schools for Veterans list, to help you choose the best school for you.

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2021 Best Romance Languages Schools for Veterans in the United States

The colleges and universities below are the best for vets studying romance languages.

Top 15% Best Romance Languages Schools for Veterans

#1

University of Notre Dame

Notre Dame, IN

Our rankings recognize University of Notre Dame as the #1 school in this year's rankings. Located in the suburb of Notre Dame, Notre Dame is a private not-for-profit school with a large student population. In addition to being on our best for vets list, Notre Dame has also earned the #1 rank in our Best Colleges for Romance Languages in the United States ranking.

Among the 12,607 students enrolled at Notre Dame, 361 are GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 303 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $10,306. During this same period, 78 students received scholarships through the Yellow Ribbon Program.

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#2

Boston College

Chestnut Hill, MA

The #2 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Boston College. Boston College is a large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Chestnut Hill. Boston College not only placed well in our veterans rankings. It is also #2 on our Best Colleges for Romance Languages in the United States list.

Of the 14,720 students enrolled at Boston College, 164 were GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 130 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $24,987. On top of their other funding sources, 74 students qualified for the Yellow Ribbon Program. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Our rankings recognize University of Wisconsin - Madison as the #3 school in this year's rankings. Located in the city of Madison, Wisconsin is a public college with a fairly large student population. Wisconsin also took the #6 spot in our Best Colleges for Romance Languages in the United States rankings.

Of the 43,463 students enrolled at Wisconsin, 554 were GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 346 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $10,489. To help with additional expenses, 21 students received funds through the Yellow Ribbon Program. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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The #4 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Columbia University in the City of New York. Columbia is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the large city of New York. Columbia also took the #5 spot in our Best Colleges for Romance Languages in the United States rankings.

Among the 31,077 students enrolled at Columbia, 797 are GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 528 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $20,878. On top of their other funding sources, 361 students qualified for the Yellow Ribbon Program.

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Pennsylvania State University - University Park earned the #5 spot in our 2021 rankings. Penn State University Park is a very large public school located in the small city of University Park. Penn State University Park also claimed a spot on our Best Colleges for Romance Languages in the United States list. It's in the top 10% of all schools in this category.

According to our most recent data, Penn State University Park supports 46,810 students, and 1,039 of those are GI Bill® students, of which 836 are Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $15,714. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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University of Michigan - Ann Arbor landed the #6 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value romance languages schools. U of Michigan is a fairly large public school located in the midsize city of Ann Arbor. In addition to being on our bet for vets list, U of Michigan is in the top 10% of all schools on our Best Colleges for Romance Languages in the United States list.

Our most recent data shows that 509 of the 46,716 students enrolled at U of Michigan were GI Bill® students, of which 321 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $26,841. U of Michigan does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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Our rankings recognize University of Maryland - College Park as the #7 school in this year's rankings. UMCP is a fairly large public school located in the large suburb of College Park. UMCP also claimed a spot on our Best Colleges for Romance Languages in the United States list. It's in the top 15% of all schools in this category.

Our most recent data shows that 896 of the 41,200 students enrolled at UMCP were GI Bill® students, of which 672 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $13,240. On top of their other funding sources, 7 students qualified for the Yellow Ribbon Program. UMCP does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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The #8 spot in this year's ranking belongs to The University of Texas at Austin. Located in the large city of Austin, UT Austin is a public school with a very large student population. UT Austin excels when it comes to major quality. It's ranked in the top 15% of all schools on our Best Colleges for Romance Languages in the United States list.

According to our most recent data, UT Austin supports 51,832 students, and 1,201 of those are GI Bill® students, of which 843 are Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $11,949. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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Indiana University - Bloomington landed the #9 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value romance languages schools. IU Bloomington is a very large public school located in the city of Bloomington. As a testament to the quality of education it offers, IU Bloomington also is in the top 15% of our Best Colleges for Romance Languages in the United States ranking.

Our most recent data shows that 626 of the 43,503 students enrolled at IU Bloomington were GI Bill® students, of which 389 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $12,606. On top of their other funding sources, 23 students qualified for the Yellow Ribbon Program. IU Bloomington does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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Brigham Young University - Provo earned the #10 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the medium-sized city of Provo, BYU is a private not-for-profit school with a fairly large student population. BYU excels when it comes to major quality. It's ranked in the top 10% of all schools on our Best Colleges for Romance Languages in the United States list.

According to our most recent data, BYU supports 34,499 students, and 338 of those are GI Bill® students, of which 220 are Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $3,788. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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University of Minnesota - Twin Cities landed the #11 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value romance languages schools. UMN Twin Cities is a very large public school located in the large city of Minneapolis. UMN Twin Cities also claimed a spot on our Best Colleges for Romance Languages in the United States list. It's in the top 20% of all schools in this category.

According to our most recent data, UMN Twin Cities supports 50,734 students, and 824 of those are GI Bill® students, of which 585 are Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $15,664. UMN Twin Cities does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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University of Massachusetts Amherst earned the #12 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the suburb of Amherst, UMass Amherst is a public college with a very large student population. As a testament to the quality of education it offers, UMass Amherst also is in the top 15% of our Best Colleges for Romance Languages in the United States ranking.

Among the 30,593 students enrolled at UMass Amherst, 460 are GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 300 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $11,069. To help with additional expenses, 17 students received funds through the Yellow Ribbon Program. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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#13

University of Arizona

Tucson, AZ

Our rankings recognize University of Arizona as the #13 school in this year's rankings. Arizona is a fairly large public school located in the large city of Tucson.

According to our most recent data, Arizona supports 44,097 students, and 1,914 of those are GI Bill® students, of which 1,561 are Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $9,490. In addition to receiving other benefits, 37 students qualified for the Yellow Ribbon Program. Arizona does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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Ohio State University - Main Campus earned the #14 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the large city of Columbus, Ohio State is a public school with a fairly large student population.

Among the 61,170 students enrolled at Ohio State, 1,851 are GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 1,158 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $10,438. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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Arizona State University - Tempe comes in at #15 in this year's ranking. Located in the medium-sized city of Tempe, ASU - Tempe is a public college with a very large student population.

Of the 51,585 students enrolled at ASU - Tempe, 7,047 were GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 6,145 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $10,977. On top of their other funding sources, 156 students qualified for the Yellow Ribbon Program. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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Our rankings recognize University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire as the #16 school in this year's rankings. Located in the city of Eau Claire, UW - Eau Claire is a public college with a fairly large student population.

According to our most recent data, UW - Eau Claire supports 11,604 students, and 257 of those are GI Bill® students, of which 108 are Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $6,770. On top of their other funding sources, 3 students qualified for the Yellow Ribbon Program. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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#17

University of Rhode Island

Kingston, RI

The #17 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of Rhode Island. Located in the large suburb of Kingston, URI is a public college with a large student population.

Among the 17,777 students enrolled at URI, 385 are GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 192 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $9,395. URI does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign comes in at #18 in this year's ranking. Located in the small city of Champaign, UIUC is a public school with a very large student population. As a testament to the quality of education it offers, UIUC also is in the top 20% of our Best Colleges for Romance Languages in the United States ranking.

Among the 49,702 students enrolled at UIUC, 500 are GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 247 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $12,702. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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University of Houston

Houston, TX

The #19 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of Houston. Located in the large city of Houston, U of H is a public school with a very large student population.

According to our most recent data, U of H supports 46,324 students, and 1,380 of those are GI Bill® students, of which 935 are Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $9,578. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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The #20 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of California - Berkeley. Located in the medium-sized city of Berkeley, UC Berkeley is a public college with a fairly large student population. UC Berkeley excels when it comes to major quality. It's ranked in the top 15% of all schools on our Best Colleges for Romance Languages in the United States list.

Our most recent data shows that 557 of the 42,501 students enrolled at UC Berkeley were GI Bill® students, of which 401 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $22,465. During this same period, 3 students received scholarships through the Yellow Ribbon Program.

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Texas A&M University - College Station landed the #21 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value romance languages schools. Texas A&M is a very large public school located in the midsize city of College Station.

Our most recent data shows that 2,040 of the 68,679 students enrolled at Texas A&M were GI Bill® students, of which 1,388 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $9,525. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Our rankings recognize University of Southern California as the #22 school in this year's rankings. USC is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Los Angeles. In addition to being on our bet for vets list, USC is in the top 20% of all schools on our Best Colleges for Romance Languages in the United States list.

According to our most recent data, USC supports 47,310 students, and 1,323 of those are GI Bill® students, of which 908 are Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $21,271. In addition to receiving other benefits, 415 students qualified for the Yellow Ribbon Program. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Additional Noteworthy Schools

Here are some additional great schools for United States vets studying Romance Languages that almost earned our Best Romance Languages Colleges for Veterans in the United States award.

Rank College Location
23 University of Washington - Seattle Campus Seattle, WA
24 University of Portland Portland, OR
25 University of Virginia - Main Campus Charlottesville, VA
26 University of Colorado Boulder Boulder, CO
27 University of New Mexico - Main Campus Albuquerque, NM
28 University of Arkansas Fayetteville, AR
29 Tufts University Medford, MA
30 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chapel Hill, NC

Romance Languages by Region

View the best for vets Romance Languages colleges in a specific region near you.

Region
Southeast
New England
Rocky Mountains
Plains States
Middle Atlantic
Far Western US
Southwest
Great Lakes

One of 16 majors within the Foreign Languages & Linguistics area of study, Romance Languages has other similar majors worth exploring.

Related Major Annual Graduates
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 5,739
East Asian Languages 1,708
Classical Languages & Literature 1,205
Germanic Languages 1,148
American Sign Language 532

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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 Susana Freixeiro.

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