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2023 Best Colleges for French Language and Literature

There are about 6,853 students enrolled in French Language and Literature in the USA.

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popularity

Average

Compared to national avg.

Diplomas received last year

2,999

Vs. National Avg.

-81%

popularity Rank

#202

cost

Somewhat Expensive

Compared to national avg.

Median degree cost

$34K

Vs. National Avg.

41%

cost Rank

#74

salary

Above Average

Compared to national avg.

Average Salary Two Years Out of School

$46K

Vs. National Avg.

14%

salary Rank

#115

professors

Average

Compared to national avg.

Professor Rating

B-

Vs. National Avg.

12%

professors Rank

#124

students

Average

Compared to national avg.

Diversity Rating

B-

Vs. National Avg.

4%

students Rank

#147

SUMMARY

A degree in French Language and Literature is a valuable choice and ordinarily a requisite first step for students coveting to begin a career as a french poet, a french linguistics professor, or a french translator. In fact, french language and literature is a very rare degree ranking as the 135th most popular degree. Last academic year, there were 2,400 french language and literature graduates. In-state tuition for french language and literature at private universities is, on average, 4.6 times more expensive than their public rivals.

There are 561 schools which offer french language and literature. This number of institutions is fairly average in terms of the number of institutions which offer each degree. If you are hoping to immerse yourself with other french language and literature majors, consider institutions in New York which have the most undergrads admitted to french language and literature annually. More generally, the best region to major in french language and literature is in the Mid East region with New York University, Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus, and University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus best representing the region. Interestingly, our selection for the top conference to major in french language and literature is the Big Ten Conference with University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, Ohio State University-Main Campus, and University of Wisconsin-Madison representing the conference. That being said, our choice for the best university for french language and literature is Harvard University, and here you can find our comprehensive list for the best colleges.

The 'best' school might not actually be the best school for every student. There are lots more factors to weigh when choosing institution. Things like campus amenities, transportation services, and food would affect your decision on where to go to university. Here at Authority, we evaluated the pros and cons for you. If, as an example, you want to know which french language and literature college is home to the top campus, the winner is Harvard University. If you are very interested in which college is home to the finest campus, we have a whole page dedicated to that. We have carefully pored through student reviews, government databases, professor reviews, and more in order to compare all U.S. majors in an unbiased and informative way. You can find our well researched list for the universities with the best student life&nbsphere and, from that list, our pick for the school with the best student life for french language and literature is Cornell University. Are you curious why? Keep reading to learn more about our top choices. Many of our conclusions will probably shock you.

If price is a major factor in your decisions, you might be cautious about Columbia University in the City of New York. Columbia University in the City of New York&nbspappears to be our most expensive university for french language and literature, at least for out of state attendance. That being said, we have an entire page for the most expensive&nbspschools that could put the expense of Columbia University in the City of New York&nbspinto perspective. You may also be interested to know that french language and literature is the 22nd most expensive degree in America, with an average expense of $53,500. On a broader scale, the most costly state for french language and literature in the country is District of Columbia at George Washington University and Georgetown University, the main colleges in the state, of $54,453 and $55,440. To zoom out even further, the most expensive region of the U.S. for french language and literature is the New England region which is best demonstrated with Amherst College with a cost of $57,640, Tufts University with a cost of $57,324, and Williams College with a cost of $56,970.

Our cheapest region for french language and literature is the Rocky Mountains region which is represented by Boise State University with a cost of $22,452, Brigham Young University-Provo with a cost of $5,790, and University of Utah with a cost of $26,017. More optimistically, the most affordable university for french language and literature is University of Maryland-College Park. Authority.org's comprehensive list of the most affordable universities can be explored here.

In-state students can expect to pay around $11,100 for a degree in french language and literature. The cost grows dramatically to an average of $29,000 for an out-of-state public-school student. Our pick for the school constituting the best value for french language and literature: Duke University. Through this link you can find our comprehensive list on the colleges we see as being the best value&nbspoverall. Do know, this list is predicated on being an out-of-state student. A discussion of value changes when in-state tuition is considered, as such, we are using out-of-state tuition as the baseline.

Earnings for french language and literature majors can vary, but two years after graduation graduates will regularly make around $50,200. While there is a lot of variation in pay; highest paid earners can experience pay up to $82,000. Even right out of college, the lowest end positions within the french language and literature field earn $30,000, which could be worse. The top earning grads from french language and literature attended Duke University&nbspand if you want to find the schools with all of the highest earning graduates, Authority has that too.

The all-around diversity of french language and literature ranks subpar, falling in the 49th percentile of majors nationally. The school with the highest composite diversity for french language and literature is New York University&nbspand here you can find our comprehensive list of the colleges which have the most diversity. The financial diversity of the French Language and Literature major ranks only within the 17th percentile of all majors. Racial diversity is actually greater, in the 45th percentile. White collegians compose the largest proportion at 63% of those studying french language and literature. Additionally, 75% of undergraduates seeking a french language and literature major are women.

We have insufficient professors data for french language and literature to make the conclusions we normally would have made in this sentence. If we consider data other than simply rankings it becomes clear that the university with the best instructors for french language and literature is Johns Hopkins University. One will find an explanation of our ever evolving ranking methodology for the best overall professors here, as well as many of the finest examples of professors in the U.S.

Finally, the hardest college to get into for french language and literature is Harvard University. While we do not necessarily see the value in it, we have an extensive list of the hardest colleges to get into. That being said, we do hope you understand that looking at higher education through a lens only derived from superlatives could cause issues. We hope you read our other pages on individual colleges and explore some of our helpful background articles on beneficial things to think about as you progress with your college search.

Top 25 Best Colleges for French Language and Literature

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#1 2023 Best Colleges for French Language and Literature

Stanford University

Stanford, CA | www.stanford.edu/

5%

Acceptance

20,961

Students

#2

Ranking

$56K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#2 2023 Best Colleges for French Language and Literature

Princeton University

Princeton, NJ | www.princeton.edu/

6%

Acceptance

8,532

Students

#5

Ranking

$49K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#3 2023 Best Colleges for French Language and Literature

Harvard University

Cambridge, MA | www.harvard.edu/

5%

Acceptance

41,024

Students

#3

Ranking

$54K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#4 2023 Best Colleges for French Language and Literature

Duke University

Durham, NC | www.duke.edu/

8%

Acceptance

17,855

Students

#6

Ranking

$58K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#5 2023 Best Colleges for French Language and Literature

Rice University

Houston, TX | www.rice.edu/

11%

Acceptance

8,005

Students

#22

Ranking

$51K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#6 2023 Best Colleges for French Language and Literature

Vanderbilt University

Nashville, TN | www.vanderbilt.edu/

12%

Acceptance

13,918

Students

#17

Ranking

$54K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#7 2023 Best Colleges for French Language and Literature

Brown University

Providence, RI | www.brown.edu/

8%

Acceptance

10,807

Students

#13

Ranking

$61K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#8 2023 Best Colleges for French Language and Literature

Columbia University in the City of New York

New York, NY | www.columbia.edu/

7%

Acceptance

33,882

Students

#10

Ranking

$62K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#9 2023 Best Colleges for French Language and Literature

Northwestern University

Evanston, IL | www.northwestern.edu/

9%

Acceptance

25,870

Students

#12

Ranking

$59K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#10 2023 Best Colleges for French Language and Literature

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA | www.upenn.edu/

9%

Acceptance

30,688

Students

#7

Ranking

$60K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#11 2023 Best Colleges for French Language and Literature

Dartmouth College

Hanover, NH | www.dartmouth.edu/

9%

Acceptance

7,171

Students

#15

Ranking

$60K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#12 2023 Best Colleges for French Language and Literature

Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, MD | www.jhu.edu/

11%

Acceptance

34,250

Students

#4

Ranking

$54K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#13 2023 Best Colleges for French Language and Literature

Washington University in St Louis

Saint Louis, MO | www.wustl.edu/

16%

Acceptance

17,893

Students

#18

Ranking

$57K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#14 2023 Best Colleges for French Language and Literature

Georgetown University

Washington, DC | www.georgetown.edu/

17%

Acceptance

22,720

Students

#19

Ranking

$58K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#15 2023 Best Colleges for French Language and Literature

Harvey Mudd College

Claremont, CA | https://www.hmc.edu/

18%

Acceptance

1,132

Students

#20

Ranking

$59K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#16 2023 Best Colleges for French Language and Literature

University of Notre Dame

Notre Dame, IN | www.nd.edu/

19%

Acceptance

13,268

Students

#16

Ranking

$58K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#17 2023 Best Colleges for French Language and Literature

Pomona College

Claremont, CA | www.pomona.edu/

9%

Acceptance

1,733

Students

#40

Ranking

$55K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#18 2023 Best Colleges for French Language and Literature

University of California-Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA | www.ucla.edu/

14%

Acceptance

46,947

Students

#50

Ranking

$43K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#19 2023 Best Colleges for French Language and Literature

Carnegie Mellon University

Pittsburgh, PA | www.cmu.edu/

17%

Acceptance

15,567

Students

#21

Ranking

$59K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#20 2023 Best Colleges for French Language and Literature

Claremont McKenna College

Claremont, CA | www.cmc.edu/

13%

Acceptance

1,361

Students

#26

Ranking

$56K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#21 2023 Best Colleges for French Language and Literature

Swarthmore College

Swarthmore, PA | www.swarthmore.edu/

9%

Acceptance

1,689

Students

#36

Ranking

$54K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#22 2023 Best Colleges for French Language and Literature

Cornell University

Ithaca, NY | www.cornell.edu/

11%

Acceptance

24,594

Students

#14

Ranking

$59K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#23 2023 Best Colleges for French Language and Literature

University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

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

26%

Acceptance

49,530

Students

#33

Ranking

$52K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#24 2023 Best Colleges for French Language and Literature

University of Virginia-Main Campus

Charlottesville, VA | https://www.virginia.edu/

23%

Acceptance

29,237

Students

#38

Ranking

$53K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#25 2023 Best Colleges for French Language and Literature

University of Southern California

Los Angeles, CA | www.usc.edu/

16%

Acceptance

52,376

Students

#28

Ranking

$60K

Tuition

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