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2023 Best Colleges for Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics

There are about 6,273 students enrolled in Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics in the USA.

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popularity

Average

Compared to national avg.

Diplomas received last year

3,197

Vs. National Avg.

-80%

popularity Rank

#192

cost

Very Expensive

Compared to national avg.

Median degree cost

$41K

Vs. National Avg.

71%

cost Rank

#20

salary

Above Average

Compared to national avg.

Average Salary Two Years Out of School

$49K

Vs. National Avg.

23%

salary Rank

#63

professors

Above Average

Compared to national avg.

Professor Rating

B-

Vs. National Avg.

20%

professors Rank

#82

students

Above Average

Compared to national avg.

Diversity Rating

B-

Vs. National Avg.

13%

students Rank

#57

SUMMARY

Studying Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics is a valuable choice and typically an essential first step for scholars aspiring to begin a career as a classical language professor, an ancient text translator, or an old english linguistician. Interestingly, nationally, classics and classical languages, literatures, and linguistics is a very rare degree coming in at the 197th most popular area of study. Last year alone, there were 1,205 classics and classical languages, literatures, and linguistics graduates. In-state tuition for classics and classical languages, literatures, and linguistics at private schools is, on average, 4.2 times more spendy than their public counterparts.

There are 275 schools which offer classics and classical languages, literatures, and linguistics. This number of colleges is on par with other degrees offered in the United States. If you're looking to immerse yourself with other classics and classical languages, literatures, and linguistics undergrads, consider looking at institutions in New York which have more undergraduates admitted to classics and classical languages, literatures, and linguistics than any other state. less precisely, the best region to pursue classics and classical languages, literatures, and linguistics is in the Southeast region with Florida State University, William & Mary, and University of Virginia-Main Campus best representing the region. Interestingly, our selection of the top conference to study classics and classical languages, literatures, and linguistics is the Ivy League with Harvard University, Columbia University in the City of New York, and Brown University representing the conference. Based on our extensive list of the best colleges, our selection for the best school for classics and classical languages, literatures, and linguistics is Stanford University.

The best school might not actually be the best school for every student. There can be lots of facets to weigh when deciding on school. Things like campus amenities, transportation services, and food could impact your decision on which university to attend. At Authority, we examined the pros and cons for you. If, for example, you are interested in which classics and classical languages, literatures, and linguistics school boasts the top campus, the answer is Harvard University. If, for example, you are very interested in which college has the best campus, we have an entire list dedicated to that. We have carefully pored through professor reviews, government databases, student reviews, and more so we can compare every major in an unbiased and informative way. You can explore our comprehensive list for the universities with the best student life&nbsphere and, from that list, our choice for the college with the best student life for classics and classical languages, literatures, and linguistics is Cornell University. Curious why? Keep reading to find out more about Authority's top selections. Some of our conclusions will probably surprise you.

If expense is a major influence in your decision on where to go to school, you might be cautious about Columbia University in the City of New York. Columbia University in the City of New York&nbspis our most expensive school for classics and classical languages, literatures, and linguistics, at least for out of state enrollment. We do have a page for the most expensive&nbspcolleges that could put the cost at Columbia University in the City of New York&nbspinto perspective. You may also care to know that classics and classical languages, literatures, and linguistics is the 24th most expensive major in America, with an average cost of $53,400. On a broader scale, the most costly state for classics and classical languages, literatures, and linguistics in the nation is District of Columbia at George Washington University and Georgetown University, the main universities in the state, of $54,453 and $55,440. To zoom out even further, the most expensive region of the country for classics and classical languages, literatures, and linguistics is the New England region which is best demonstrated with Tufts University with a cost of $57,324, Williams College with a cost of $56,970, and Brown University with a cost of $57,112.

Our cheapest region for classics and classical languages, literatures, and linguistics is the Southwest region which is represented by University of Arizona with a cost of $33,273, University of Oklahoma-Norman Campus with a cost of $20,169, and The University of Texas at Austin with a cost of $38,326. In better news, the most affordable school for classics and classical languages, literatures, and linguistics is Florida State University. Authority.org's entire list of the most affordable schools can be found here.

In-state learners can anticipate paying around $12,400 for a degree in classics and classical languages, literatures, and linguistics. That price swells significantly to an average of $32,800 for an out-of-state public-school student. Our choice for the university representing the best value for classics and classical languages, literatures, and linguistics: Stanford University. Here you will see our comprehensive list for the colleges we see as being the best value&nbspin general. Bear in mind, this list is predicated on the assumption that you are an out-of-state student. A discussion of value changes when in-state tuition is considered, but as we do not know what state(s) you might qualify for in-state tuition, we are approaching this discussion through out-of-state tuition costs.

Earnings for classics and classical languages, literatures, and linguistics students range widely, but two-years after finishing the degree students will regularly earn in the neighborhood of $45,200. There is much variation in earnings potential; top positions can bring in up to $77,200. Right out of school, the lowest end jobs within the classics and classical languages, literatures, and linguistics space earn $26,000, which isn't that bad. The highest earning graduates from classics and classical languages, literatures, and linguistics come from Stanford University&nbspand if you are looking for colleges with all of the highest earning graduates, we have that too.

The overall diversity of classics and classical languages, literatures, and linguistics lies quite poor, falling within only the 24th percentile of all majors. The college with the highest composite diversity for classics and classical languages, literatures, and linguistics is Brown University&nbspand here you can find our general list of the colleges with the most diversity. The overall financial diversity of Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics is only within the 29th percentile of all majors. Racial diversity is even lower in the 17th percentile. White students compose the largest share, 76%, of scholars studying classics and classical languages, literatures, and linguistics. Additionally, 56% of undergrads pursuing a classics and classical languages, literatures, and linguistics major are women.

The median ranking of classics and classical languages, literatures, and linguistics professors is 4.2 stars, a rating that is 5% above the average for every major; which is a good score. If you are searching for the most popular classics and classical languages, literatures, and linguistics instructor in the nation, look no further than John Rundin from University of California-Davis. It might be a shock, but the best rated classics and classical languages, literatures, and linguistics professors by student come from Montclair State University. As we consider data beyond basic rankings it becomes clear that the school possessing comprehensively the best instructors for classics and classical languages, literatures, and linguistics is Stanford University. One can find an explanation of our evolving ranking methodology of the best overall professors here, along with some of the best instructors in the country.

Finally, the most difficult college to get into for classics and classical languages, literatures, and linguistics is Stanford University. While we think of this list more as a novelty, we do have a general list for the hardest colleges to get into. But, we do hope you understand that considering academics through a lens only shaped by superlatives can create problems. We at Authority encourage you to read our other pages on different colleges and peruse some of our helpful background pages on useful details to look for as your college search continues.

Top 25 Best Colleges for Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics

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#1 2023 Best Colleges for Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics

Pomona College

Claremont, CA | www.pomona.edu/

9%

Acceptance

1,733

Students

#40

Ranking

$55K

Tuition

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#2 2023 Best Colleges for Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics

Bowdoin College

Brunswick, ME | https://www.bowdoin.edu/

9%

Acceptance

1,973

Students

#41

Ranking

$56K

Tuition

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#3 2023 Best Colleges for Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics

Haverford College

Haverford, PA | https://www.haverford.edu/

18%

Acceptance

1,392

Students

#39

Ranking

$59K

Tuition

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#4 2023 Best Colleges for Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics

Princeton University

Princeton, NJ | www.princeton.edu/

6%

Acceptance

8,532

Students

#5

Ranking

$49K

Tuition

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#5 2023 Best Colleges for Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics

Stanford University

Stanford, CA | www.stanford.edu/

5%

Acceptance

20,961

Students

#2

Ranking

$56K

Tuition

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#6 2023 Best Colleges for Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics

Harvard University

Cambridge, MA | www.harvard.edu/

5%

Acceptance

41,024

Students

#3

Ranking

$54K

Tuition

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#7 2023 Best Colleges for Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics

Rice University

Houston, TX | www.rice.edu/

11%

Acceptance

8,005

Students

#22

Ranking

$51K

Tuition

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#8 2023 Best Colleges for Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics

College of the Holy Cross

Worcester, MA | www.holycross.edu/

38%

Acceptance

3,098

Students

#75

Ranking

$55K

Tuition

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#9 2023 Best Colleges for Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics

Yale University

New Haven, CT | https://www.yale.edu/

7%

Acceptance

14,910

Students

#8

Ranking

$58K

Tuition

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#10 2023 Best Colleges for Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics

Columbia University in the City of New York

New York, NY | www.columbia.edu/

7%

Acceptance

33,882

Students

#10

Ranking

$62K

Tuition

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#11 2023 Best Colleges for Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics

Dartmouth College

Hanover, NH | www.dartmouth.edu/

9%

Acceptance

7,171

Students

#15

Ranking

$60K

Tuition

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#12 2023 Best Colleges for Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics

Duke University

Durham, NC | www.duke.edu/

8%

Acceptance

17,855

Students

#6

Ranking

$58K

Tuition

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#13 2023 Best Colleges for Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics

Brown University

Providence, RI | www.brown.edu/

8%

Acceptance

10,807

Students

#13

Ranking

$61K

Tuition

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#14 2023 Best Colleges for Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics

Vanderbilt University

Nashville, TN | www.vanderbilt.edu/

12%

Acceptance

13,918

Students

#17

Ranking

$54K

Tuition

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#15 2023 Best Colleges for Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics

Hamilton College

Clinton, NY | www.hamilton.edu/

18%

Acceptance

2,085

Students

#44

Ranking

$59K

Tuition

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#16 2023 Best Colleges for Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics

Grinnell College

Grinnell, IA | www.grinnell.edu/

19%

Acceptance

1,754

Students

#58

Ranking

$57K

Tuition

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#17 2023 Best Colleges for Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics

Northwestern University

Evanston, IL | www.northwestern.edu/

9%

Acceptance

25,870

Students

#12

Ranking

$59K

Tuition

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#18 2023 Best Colleges for Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics

Washington and Lee University

Lexington, VA | www.wlu.edu/

25%

Acceptance

2,269

Students

#43

Ranking

$57K

Tuition

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#19 2023 Best Colleges for Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA | www.upenn.edu/

9%

Acceptance

30,688

Students

#7

Ranking

$60K

Tuition

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#20 2023 Best Colleges for Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics

Washington University in St Louis

Saint Louis, MO | www.wustl.edu/

16%

Acceptance

17,893

Students

#18

Ranking

$57K

Tuition

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Rating

#21 2023 Best Colleges for Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics

Georgetown University

Washington, DC | www.georgetown.edu/

17%

Acceptance

22,720

Students

#19

Ranking

$58K

Tuition

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#22 2023 Best Colleges for Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics

University of Chicago

Chicago, IL | www.uchicago.edu/

7%

Acceptance

20,413

Students

#11

Ranking

$61K

Tuition

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#23 2023 Best Colleges for Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics

Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, MD | www.jhu.edu/

11%

Acceptance

34,250

Students

#4

Ranking

$54K

Tuition

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#24 2023 Best Colleges for Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics

University of California-Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA | www.ucla.edu/

14%

Acceptance

46,947

Students

#50

Ranking

$43K

Tuition

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#25 2023 Best Colleges for Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics

University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor, MI | https://umich.edu/

26%

Acceptance

49,530

Students

#33

Ranking

$52K

Tuition

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