2022 Best Romance Languages Schools

342 Colleges in the United States
15,905 Romance Languages Degrees Awarded
$30,408 Avg Early-Career Salary
Romance Languages is above average in terms of popularity with it being the #63 most popular degree program in the country. As a result, there are many college that offer the degree, making your choice of school a hard one.

In 2022, College Factual analyzed 342 schools in order to identify the top ones for its Best Romance Languages Schools ranking. Combined, these schools handed out 15,905 degrees in romance languages to qualified students.

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Choosing a Great Romance Languages School

Best Romance Languages Schools The romance languages program you select can have a big impact on your future. That's why we developed our collection of Best Schools for Romance Languages rankings. We derive our Best Overall Romance Languages School rankings by rolling up our degree-level rankings after weighting them by the number of degrees awarded at each school.

You may want to choose one of the degree levels below to find the schools of most interest to you.

Romance Languages Rankings by Degree Level

Since picking the right college can be one of the most important decisions of your life, we've developed the Best Romance Languages Schools ranking, along with many other major-related rankings, to help you make that decision. If you'd like to restrict your choices to just one part of the country, you can filter this list by location.

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Best Schools for Romance Languages in the United States

If you aren't interested in a particular degree level and want to know which schools are the overall best at delivering an education for the romance languages degrees they offer, see the list below. Only those schools that rank in the top 15% of all the schools we analyze get awarded with a place on this list.

25 Top Schools in Romance Languages

Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
7th Most Popular In VA

Washington and Lee University is one of the finest schools in the country for getting a degree in romance languages. Located in the town of Lexington, Washington and Lee is a private not-for-profit university with a small student population. This university ranks 2nd out of 73 colleges for overall quality in the state of Virginia.

There were approximately 19 romance languages students who graduated with this degree at Washington and Lee in the most recent year we have data available.

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#2

University of Notre Dame

Notre Dame, IN
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
98 Romance Languages Degrees Awarded

University of Notre Dame is a great decision for students interested in a degree in romance languages. Located in the suburb of Notre Dame, Notre Dame is a private not-for-profit university with a large student population. A Best Schools rank of #15 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means Notre Dame is a great university overall.

There were roughly 98 romance languages students who graduated with this degree at Notre Dame in the most recent data year. Degree recipients from the romance languages program at University of Notre Dame get $19,692 above the standard graduate in this field when they enter the workforce.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
110 Romance Languages Degrees Awarded

It's hard to beat Columbia University in the City of New York if you wish to pursue a degree in romance languages. Located in the large city of New York, Columbia is a private not-for-profit university with a very large student population. A Best Schools rank of #22 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means Columbia is a great university overall.

There were roughly 110 romance languages students who graduated with this degree at Columbia in the most recent year we have data available. Degree recipients from the romance languages degree program at Columbia University in the City of New York make $9,192 more than the average college grad in this field shortly after graduation.

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#4

Amherst College

Amherst, MA
Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
7th Most Popular In MA

Amherst College is one of the finest schools in the country for getting a degree in romance languages. Amherst is a small private not-for-profit college located in the large suburb of Amherst. A Best Schools rank of #29 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means Amherst is a great college overall.

There were approximately 23 romance languages students who graduated with this degree at Amherst in the most recent data year.

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#5

Northwestern University

Evanston, IL
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
7th Most Popular In IL

Northwestern is a very large private not-for-profit university located in the small city of Evanston. A Best Schools rank of #14 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means Northwestern is a great university overall.

There were about 23 romance languages students who graduated with this degree at Northwestern in the most recent data year.

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#6

Bucknell University

Lewisburg, PA
Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
35 Romance Languages Degrees Awarded

Located in the distant town of Lewisburg, Bucknell is a private not-for-profit university with a small student population. This university ranks 5th out of 134 colleges for overall quality in the state of Pennsylvania.

There were approximately 35 romance languages students who graduated with this degree at Bucknell in the most recent year we have data available. Degree recipients from the romance languages degree program at Bucknell University earn $14,192 above the average college graduate in this field shortly after graduation.

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#7

Villanova University

Villanova, PA
Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
6th Most Popular In PA
$22,799 Median Student Debt

Located in the suburb of Villanova, Villanova is a private not-for-profit university with a large student population. This university ranks 8th out of 134 schools for overall quality in the state of Pennsylvania.

There were approximately 29.000000000000004 romance languages students who graduated with this degree at Villanova in the most recent data year.

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#8

Duke University

Durham, NC
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
6th Most Popular In NC
$8,982 Median Student Debt

Located in the city of Durham, Duke is a private not-for-profit university with a fairly large student population. A Best Schools rank of #9 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means Duke is a great university overall.

There were about 25 romance languages students who graduated with this degree at Duke in the most recent year we have data available.

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#9

Vanderbilt University

Nashville, TN
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In TN
76 Romance Languages Degrees Awarded

Vanderbilt is a fairly large private not-for-profit university located in the large city of Nashville. A Best Schools rank of #37 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means Vanderbilt is a great university overall.

There were approximately 76 romance languages students who graduated with this degree at Vanderbilt in the most recent year we have data available.

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#10

Georgetown University

Washington, DC
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In DC
53 Romance Languages Degrees Awarded

Located in the large city of Washington, Georgetown is a private not-for-profit university with a large student population. A Best Schools rank of #18 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means Georgetown is a great university overall.

There were roughly 53 romance languages students who graduated with this degree at Georgetown in the most recent year we have data available.

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#11

Trinity College

Hartford, CT
Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
5th Most Popular In CT
$17,376 Median Student Debt

Trinity Bantams is a small private not-for-profit college located in the medium-sized city of Hartford. This college ranks 2nd out of 32 colleges for overall quality in the state of Connecticut.

There were roughly 13 romance languages students who graduated with this degree at Trinity Bantams in the most recent data year.

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#12

Hamilton College

Clinton, NY
Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
9th Most Popular In NY
$12,750 Median Student Debt

Hamilton is a small private not-for-profit college located in the suburb of Clinton. This college ranks 5th out of 160 schools for overall quality in the state of New York.

There were roughly 26 romance languages students who graduated with this degree at Hamilton in the most recent data year.

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#13

College of the Holy Cross

Worcester, MA
Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
49 Romance Languages Degrees Awarded

Holy Cross is a small private not-for-profit college located in the city of Worcester. A Best Schools rank of #32 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means Holy Cross is a great college overall.

There were approximately 49 romance languages students who graduated with this degree at Holy Cross in the most recent data year. Romance Languages degree recipients from College of the Holy Cross get an earnings boost of about $8,892 over the average income of romance languages graduates.

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#14

Colgate University

Hamilton, NY
Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
31 Romance Languages Degrees Awarded

Colgate is a small private not-for-profit university located in the distant town of Hamilton. A Best Schools rank of #30 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means Colgate is a great university overall.

There were approximately 31 romance languages students who graduated with this degree at Colgate in the most recent data year. Romance Languages degree recipients from Colgate University earn a boost of about $7,892 over the average income of romance languages majors.

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#15

University of Virginia - Main Campus

Charlottesville, VA
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In VA
160 Romance Languages Degrees Awarded

University of Virginia is a fairly large public university located in the small suburb of Charlottesville. This university ranks 1st out of 73 colleges for overall quality in the state of Virginia.

There were roughly 160 romance languages students who graduated with this degree at University of Virginia in the most recent year we have data available.

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#16

Colby College

Waterville, ME
Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In ME
33 Romance Languages Degrees Awarded

Located in the remote town of Waterville, Colby is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population. This college ranks 2nd out of 23 schools for overall quality in the state of Maine.

There were about 33 romance languages students who graduated with this degree at Colby in the most recent data year.

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#17

Williams College

Williamstown, MA
Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
13th Most Popular In MA

Located in the town of Williamstown, Williams is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population. A Best Schools rank of #23 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means Williams is a great college overall.

There were approximately 26 romance languages students who graduated with this degree at Williams in the most recent data year.

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#18

Middlebury College

Middlebury, VT
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In VT
112 Romance Languages Degrees Awarded

Located in the town of Middlebury, Middlebury is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population. This college ranks 1st out of 13 colleges for overall quality in the state of Vermont.

There were approximately 112 romance languages students who graduated with this degree at Middlebury in the most recent year we have data available.

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#19

Boston College

Chestnut Hill, MA

Boston College is a large private not-for-profit college located in the city of Chestnut Hill. This college ranks 8th out of 72 colleges for overall quality in the state of Massachusetts.

There were about 29.999999999999996 romance languages students who graduated with this degree at Boston College in the most recent data year. Romance Languages degree recipients from Boston College earn a boost of about $27,792 over the average income of romance languages graduates.

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Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
40 Romance Languages Degrees Awarded

USC is a fairly large private not-for-profit university located in the city of Los Angeles. A Best Schools rank of #33 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means USC is a great university overall.

There were roughly 40 romance languages students who graduated with this degree at USC in the most recent year we have data available. Those romance languages students who get their degree from University of Southern California make $10,292 more than the typical romance languages student.

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#21

Tufts University

Medford, MA
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
57 Romance Languages Degrees Awarded

Tufts is a large private not-for-profit university located in the large suburb of Medford. This university ranks 6th out of 72 colleges for overall quality in the state of Massachusetts.

There were approximately 57 romance languages students who graduated with this degree at Tufts in the most recent data year. Degree recipients from the romance languages major at Tufts University make $11,492 more than the typical college graduate in this field shortly after graduation.

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#22

University of Chicago

Chicago, IL
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
10th Most Popular In IL

Located in the large city of Chicago, UChicago is a private not-for-profit university with a large student population. A Best Schools rank of #7 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means UChicago is a great university overall.

There were roughly 29 romance languages students who graduated with this degree at UChicago in the most recent year we have data available.

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#23

Lafayette College

Easton, PA
Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
22nd Most Popular In PA

Lafayette is a small private not-for-profit college located in the large suburb of Easton. This college ranks 6th out of 134 colleges for overall quality in the state of Pennsylvania.

There were about 18 romance languages students who graduated with this degree at Lafayette in the most recent data year.

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#24

Gettysburg College

Gettysburg, PA
Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
12th Most Popular In PA

Gettysburg is a small private not-for-profit college located in the city of Gettysburg. This college ranks 9th out of 134 colleges for overall quality in the state of Pennsylvania.

There were about 25 romance languages students who graduated with this degree at Gettysburg in the most recent data year.

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#25

New York University

New York, NY
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
99 Romance Languages Degrees Awarded

Located in the large city of New York, NYU is a private not-for-profit university with a fairly large student population. This university ranks 7th out of 160 colleges for overall quality in the state of New York.

There were approximately 99 romance languages students who graduated with this degree at NYU in the most recent year we have data available. Degree recipients from the romance languages program at New York University earn $8,992 above the average graduate with the same degree shortly after graduation.

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Rest of the Top Best Romance Languages Schools

#25

New York University

New York, NY
#26

University of Richmond

University of Richmond, VA
#29

College of Saint Benedict

Saint Joseph, MN
#30

Butler University

Indianapolis, IN
#31

Brown University

Providence, RI

#32

DePauw University

Greencastle, IN

#33

Vassar College

Poughkeepsie, NY
#34

Dickinson College

Carlisle, PA
#38

William & Mary

Williamsburg, VA
#39

Wake Forest University

Winston-Salem, NC
#40

Cornell University

Ithaca, NY

#41

Augustana University

Sioux Falls, SD

#42

Stonehill College

Easton, MA
#44

Wellesley College

Wellesley, MA
#45

Emory University

Atlanta, GA
#48

Connecticut College

New London, CT
#49

Barnard College

New York, NY

Remaining Award Winners

This section shows the rest of the schools awarded a Best Romance Languages Schools badge. Showing in this list means the school was ranked in the top 15% of the 342 different United States romance languages schools we analyzed.

Rank College Location
50 Fairfield University Fairfield, CT
51 Providence College Providence, RI

Additional Noteworthy Schools

These are some additional schools worth mentioning that are also great but just didn't quite make the cut to earn our top Best Romance Languages Schools award.

Rank College Location
52 Brigham Young University - Provo Provo, UT
53 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Champaign, IL
54 Saint Anselm College Manchester, NH
55 Georgia Southern University Statesboro, GA
56 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chapel Hill, NC
57 University of Florida Gainesville, FL
58 Marquette University Milwaukee, WI
59 Iowa State University Ames, IA
60 Denison University Granville, OH
61 University of Rhode Island Kingston, RI
62 University of Dayton Dayton, OH
63 Franklin and Marshall College Lancaster, PA
64 Grinnell College Grinnell, IA
65 Mount Holyoke College South Hadley, MA
66 University of Nebraska at Kearney Kearney, NE
67 Syracuse University Syracuse, NY
68 Boston University Boston, MA

Romance Languages by Region

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

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

Romance Languages Focus Areas

Major Annual Graduates
Spanish Language & Literature 11,818
French Language & Literature 2,743
Italian Language & Literature 405
General Romance Languages 342
General Hispanic & Latin American Languages, Literatures, & Linguistics 289
Other Romance Languages, Literatures, & Linguistics 224
Portuguese 84

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 8,685
American Sign Language 2,737
East Asian Languages 2,219
Classical Languages & Literature 1,446
Germanic Languages 1,415
Slavic, Baltic & Albanian Languages 619
Middle Eastern Semitic Languages 591
Foreign Language, Literature & Linguistics (Other) 504
Second Language Learning 63
Native American Languages 43

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Notes and References

  • The bars on the spread charts above show the distribution of the schools on this list +/- one standard deviation from the mean.
  • 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 Susana Freixeiro.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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