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2021 Best Romance Languages Colleges for Veterans

150 Colleges
12,437 Bachelor's Degrees
$35,384 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Romance Languages Schools for Vets

Best Romance Languages Colleges for VeteransIn 2019-2020, 12,437 people earned their bachelor's in romance languages, making the major the #40 most popular in the United States.

This year's Best Romance Languages Colleges for Veterans ranking analyzed 150 colleges that offered a bachelor's degree in romance languages. Not only do the schools that top this list have excellent romance languages programs, but they also offer a lot of support to veterans and active service members.

When determining these rankings, we looked at things such as overall quality of the romance languages program at the school, veteran affordability, and veteran satisfaction. For more information, check out our ranking methodology.

More Ways to Rank Romance Languages Schools

The romance languages school you choose to invest your time and money in matters. To help you make the decision that is right for you, we've developed a number of major-specific rankings, including this list of the Best Romance Languages Schools for Veterans.

In addition to our rankings, you can take two colleges and compare them based on the criteria that matters most to you in our unique tool, College Combat. Test it out when you get a chance! You may also want to bookmark the link and share it with others who are trying to make the college decision.

2021 Best Romance Languages Schools for Veterans in the United States

Check out the romance languages programs at these schools if you want to see which ones are the best for vets.

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 large suburb of Notre Dame, Notre Dame is a private not-for-profit school with a fairly large student population. Notre Dame also took the #1 spot in our Best Colleges for Romance Languages rankings.

According to our most recent data, Notre Dame supports 12,809 students, and 361 of those are GI Bill® students, of which 303 are 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 fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Chestnut Hill. Boston College also made our Best Colleges for Romance Languages list, coming in at #2.

Of the 14,934 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. During this same period, 74 students received scholarships through 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 large city of Madison, UW - Madison is a public college with a very large student population. UW - Madison not only placed well in our veterans rankings. It is also #6 on our Best Colleges for Romance Languages list.

Among the 44,640 students enrolled at UW - Madison, 554 are 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. On top of their other funding sources, 21 students qualified for 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 Columbia University in the City of New York. Columbia is a very large private not-for-profit school located in the city of New York. Columbia not only placed well in our veterans rankings. It is also #5 on our Best Colleges for Romance Languages list.

Among the 30,135 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. To help with additional expenses, 361 students received funds through the Yellow Ribbon Program.

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Pennsylvania State University - University Park earned the #5 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the city of University Park, Penn State University Park is a public school with a student population. Penn State University Park also claimed a spot on our Best Colleges for Romance Languages list. It's in the top 10% of all schools in this category.

The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $15,714. Penn State University Park does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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University of Michigan - Ann Arbor landed the #6 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value romance languages schools. Located in the city of Ann Arbor, U-M is a public school with a very large student population. As a testament to the quality of education it offers, U-M also is in the top 10% of our Best Colleges for Romance Languages ranking.

Our most recent data shows that 509 of the 47,907 students enrolled at U-M were GI Bill® students, of which 321 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $26,841. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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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 suburb of College Park. As a testament to the quality of education it offers, UMCP also is in the top 15% of our Best Colleges for Romance Languages ranking.

Our most recent data shows that 896 of the 40,709 students enrolled at UMCP were GI Bill® students, of which 672 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $13,240. In addition to receiving other benefits, 7 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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The #8 spot in this year's ranking belongs to The University of Texas at Austin. Located in the city of Austin, UT Austin is a public college with a fairly large student population. In addition to being on our bet for vets list, UT Austin is in the top 15% of all schools on our Best Colleges for Romance Languages list.

Our most recent data shows that 1,201 of the 50,476 students enrolled at UT Austin were GI Bill® students, of which 843 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $11,949. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

Full Veterans at The University of Texas at Austin Report

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. On top of its placing in our veterans rankings, IU Bloomington also did well on our Best Colleges for Romance Languages list. It's in the top 15% of all schools reviewed in that analysis.

Of the 43,064 students enrolled at IU Bloomington, 626 were GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 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. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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Brigham Young University - Provo earned the #10 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the midsize city of Provo, BYU is a private not-for-profit school with a very large student population. BYU also claimed a spot on our Best Colleges for Romance Languages list. It's in the top 10% of all schools in this category.

Our most recent data shows that 338 of the 36,461 students enrolled at BYU were GI Bill® students, of which 220 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients 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 city of Minneapolis. As a testament to the quality of education it offers, UMN Twin Cities also is in the top 20% of our Best Colleges for Romance Languages ranking.

Of the 52,017 students enrolled at UMN Twin Cities, 824 were GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 585 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients 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 fairly large student population. UMass Amherst excels when it comes to major quality. It's ranked in the top 15% of all schools on our Best Colleges for Romance Languages list.

Our most recent data shows that 460 of the 31,642 students enrolled at UMass Amherst were GI Bill® students, of which 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. University of Arizona is a very large public school located in the city of Tucson.

Of the 45,601 students enrolled at University of Arizona, 1,914 were GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 1,561 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $9,490. During this same period, 37 students received scholarships through the Yellow Ribbon Program. University of 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.

According to our most recent data, Ohio State supports 61,369 students, and 1,851 of those are GI Bill® students, of which 1,158 are Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school 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 midsize city of Tempe, ASU - Tempe is a public school with a very large student population.

According to our most recent data, ASU - Tempe supports 74,795 students, and 7,047 of those are GI Bill® students, of which 6,145 are Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $10,977. During this same period, 156 students received scholarships through the Yellow Ribbon Program. ASU - Tempe does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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

Our most recent data shows that 257 of the 11,017 students enrolled at UW - Eau Claire were GI Bill® students, of which 108 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $6,770. To help with additional expenses, 3 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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#17

University of Rhode Island

Kingston, RI

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

According to our most recent data, URI supports 17,649 students, and 385 of those are GI Bill® students, of which 192 are Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $9,395. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

Full Veterans at University of Rhode Island Report

The #18 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Located in the small city of Champaign, UIUC is a public school with a very large student population. On top of its placing in our veterans rankings, UIUC also did well on our Best Colleges for Romance Languages list. It's in the top 20% of all schools reviewed in that analysis.

Among the 52,679 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. UIUC does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

Full Veterans at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Report

#19

University of Houston

Houston, TX

The #19 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of Houston. UH is a very large public school located in the city of Houston.

Of the 47,090 students enrolled at UH, 1,380 were GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 935 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $9,578. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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The #20 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of California - Berkeley. Located in the midsize city of Berkeley, UC Berkeley is a public college with a fairly large student population. As a testament to the quality of education it offers, UC Berkeley also is in the top 15% of our Best Colleges for Romance Languages ranking.

Among the 42,327 students enrolled at UC Berkeley, 557 are GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 401 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $22,465. To help with additional expenses, 3 students received funds through the Yellow Ribbon Program.

Full Veterans at University of California - Berkeley Report

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

Among the 70,418 students enrolled at Texas A&M College Station, 2,040 are GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 1,388 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $9,525. Texas A&M College Station does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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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 list.

Of the 46,287 students enrolled at USC, 1,323 were GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 908 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $21,271. To help with additional expenses, 415 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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Additional Noteworthy Schools

Here are some additional great schools for vets studying Romance Languages that almost earned our Best Romance Languages Colleges for Veterans 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 schools in a specific region near you.

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

Romance Languages is one of 17 different types of Foreign Languages & Linguistics programs to choose from.

Related Major Annual Graduates
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 5,744
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 Susana Freixeiro.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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