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2022 Best Colleges for Italian Language and Literature

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289

Graduates Per Year

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$53K

Average Salary

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#327

Most Popular Major

Popularity

Unpopular

289

95% NATIONAL AVG

Diplomas Received Last Year

114

41% NATIONAL AVG

Colleges Offering this Degree

Most Popular Degrees

327

Italian Language and Literature

289

328

Botany

274

Cost

Somewhat Expensive

$35,830

12% NATIONAL AVG

Median Degree Cost

Most Expensive Degrees

128

Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences

$35,896

129

Italian Language and Literature

$35,830

130

Mechatronics, Robotics, and Automation Engineering

$35,454

Salary

Average Salary

$33,235

14% NATIONAL AVG

Average Salary Two Years Out of School

Average Salary

223

Natural Sciences

$33,303

224

Italian Language and Literature

$33,235

225

Portuguese Language and Literature

$33,235

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TOP

50

Professors

Very Good

4.4/5

10% NATIONAL AVG

Median Student Rating

Highest Student Rated Professors

45

Air Transportation

46

Italian Language and Literature

47

Chinese Studies

Students

Not Very Diverse

3.5/5

3.98% NATIONAL AVG

Student Diversity Index

Most Diverse

258

Educational Administration and Supervision

259

Italian Language and Literature

260

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SUMMARY

Going to school for Italian Language and Literature is not only a valuable choice, but naturally a required first step for pupils endeavoring to begin a career as an italian novelist, an italian linguistics researcher, or an italian translator. In fact, italian language and literature is a very rare major ranking as the 327th most popular major. Last academic year alone, there were 289 italian language and literature diplomas received. In-state tuition for italian language and literature at private institutions is, on average, 4.1 times more expensive than their public rivals.

With only 114 schools offering italian language and literature you may have limited options as to the institutions that will have an option for you. If you're looking to surround yourself with other italian language and literature students, look at schools in New York which have the most students admitted to italian language and literature annually. Zooming out, the top region to pursue italian language and literature is in the Mid East region with Binghamton University, Vassar College, and Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus best representing the region. Interestingly, our selection for the top conference to study italian language and literature is the Atlantic Coast Conference with Florida State University, University of Notre Dame, and University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus representing the conference. On that topic, our choice for the best school for italian language and literature is Harvard University. You may also want to check out our list of the best colleges.

The best school might not actually be the 'best' school for every student. There can be a bunch of perspectives to consider when choosing college. External stuff like campus amenities, transportation services, and food would sway your thoughts on where to go to college. Here at Authority, we have examined the pros and cons for you. If, for example, you are interested in which italian language and literature college has the top campus, the answer is Harvard University. If you are very interested in which college boasts the finest campus, we have an entire list dedicated to that. We have carefully pored through government databases, professor reviews, student reviews, and more so we can compare every U.S. major in an unbiased and informative way. You can explore our comprehensive list for the universities with the best student life here and from that list, our selection of the school with the best student life for italian language and literature is University of Notre Dame. Curious why? Keep reading to learn more about our top choices. Some of our decisions just might shock you.

If price is a primary factor in your decisions, you might consider avoiding Vassar College. Vassar College is the most expensive school for italian language and literature, at least regarding out of state students. We have an entire page for the most expensive schools that could put the expense at Vassar College into perspective. For more context, you might care to know that italian language and literature is the 129th most expensive major in the US, with an average bill of $35,800. To zoom out a little, the most costly state for italian language and literature nationally is Indiana demonstrated with a cost of $55,046 at the main college in Indiana University of Notre Dame. To zoom out even further, the most costly region of the country for italian language and literature is the Great Lakes region which is best demonstrated with University of Notre Dame with a cost of $55,046, and University of Wisconsin-Madison with a cost of $36,333.

Our cheapest region for italian language and literature is the Southeast region which is represented by Florida State University with a cost of $19,084. More optimistically, the most affordable university for italian language and literature is CUNY Hunter College. Authority.org's full list of the most affordable universities can be explored here.

In-state learners can anticipate paying around $13,100 for a degree in italian language and literature. That cost inflates by a lot to an average of $33,200 for an out-of-state public-school undergraduate. Our choice for the university with the best value for italian language and literature: Harvard University. On this page you can see our comprehensive list of the colleges we see as being the best value in general. With that said, this section is predicated on out-of-state tuition costs. 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 italian language and literature majors differ widely, but two years after finishing the degree students will regularly earn around $53,400. There is a lot of variation in pay; top positions can bring in up to $97,800. Even straight out of school, the lowest earning opportunities within the italian language and literature field make $29,500, which isn't that bad. The highest earning graduates from italian language and literature attended Harvard University and if you want to find the schools with all of the highest earning graduates, we have that too.

The overall diversity of italian language and literature falls below average, arriving in the 35th percentile of all programs. The school with the highest composite diversity for italian language and literature is Harvard University and here you can find our general list of the schools with the most diversity. The financial diversity of Italian Language and Literature only is in the 44th percentile of all majors. Racial diversity is even lower in the 28th percentile. White undergraduates compose the largest proportion, 70%, of scholars majoring in italian language and literature. Additionally, 64% of scholars pursuing an italian language and literature major are women.

The median ranking for italian language and literature professors is 4.4 stars, which is 10% higher than the median for every major; which is a fairly good score. If you are searching for the most popular italian language and literature instructor nationally, look no further than Andrea Dini at Montclair State University. It might come as a surprise, but the highest ranked italian language and literature instructors according to students come from Montclair State University. As we incorporate data other than simply rankings it becomes clear that the college with comprehensively the best professors for italian language and literature is Harvard University. You will find an explanation of our ever evolving ranking methodology of the best overall professors here, as well as many of the top examples of instructors in the country.

Finally, the most difficult university to get into for italian language and literature is Harvard University. While we do not necessarily see the value in it, we have a general list for the hardest colleges to get into. But, we do hope you understand that looking at university with a lens mainly informed by superlatives can cause issues. We encourage you to look at some of our more focused pages on different colleges and read a few of Authority's background articles on useful things to think about as you continue your school search.

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University of Notre Dame

#1 Best Colleges for Italian Language and Literature

University of Notre Dame is a large private university located in Notre Dame, IN ranked 16th in the United States. It has a total of 8,803 full-time undergraduate students and is quite competitive, with a 15.83% acceptance rate. University of Notre Dame offers 173 different majors and is best known for its Pre-Medical Studies, Theological and Ministerial Studies, and Italian Language and Literature programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $55,046 per year, University of Notre Dame is exceptionally expensive. 94.34% of students graduate ready to the next chapter of their lives, working. After college, alumni go on to earn around $78,400 per year, which is 89% greater than the national median.

Notre Dame, IN

www.nd.edu

A+

Rating

16%

Acceptance

13,221

Students

#16

Ranking

$55,046

Tuition

Vassar College

#2 Best Colleges for Italian Language and Literature

Vassar College is a small private liberal arts college located in Poughkeepsie, NY ranked 60th in the United States. It has a total of 2,603 full-time undergraduate students and is relatively competitive, with a 23.74% acceptance rate. Vassar College offers 49 different majors and is best known for its Italian Language and Literature, Russian Language and Literature, and Urban Studies programs (nationally ranked 2nd, 7th, and 8th respectively). With an annual tuition of $57,910 per year, Vassar College is exceptionally high-priced. 91.07% of students graduate starting the next stage of their lives, entering the labor force. After graduation, alumni go on to earn more or less $54,600 per year, which is 31% over the national median.

Poughkeepsie, NY

www.vassar.edu

A+

Rating

24%

Acceptance

2,603

Students

#60

Ranking

$57,910

Tuition

University of California-Los Angeles

#3 Best Colleges for Italian Language and Literature

University of California-Los Angeles is a very large public university located in Los Angeles, CA ranked 33rd in America. It has a total of 33,703 full-time undergraduate students and is quite competitive, accepting 12.32% of applicants. University of California-Los Angeles offers 333 different majors and is best known for its Psychology, Sociology, and Political Science and Government programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $11,442 for students from California and $41,196 for those from out-of-state, University of California-Los Angeles is quite expensive. 80.62% of students graduate starting the next chapter of their lives, working. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to earn more or less $60,700 per year, which is 46% above the national median.

Los Angeles, CA

www.ucla.edu/

A+

Rating

12%

Acceptance

47,103

Students

#33

Ranking

$41,196

Tuition

College of the Holy Cross

#4 Best Colleges for Italian Language and Literature

College of the Holy Cross is a small private liberal arts college located in Worcester, MA ranked 75th in the nation. It has a total of 3,005 full-time undergraduate students and is somewhat competitive, accepting 34.22% of applicants. College of the Holy Cross offers 54 different majors and is best known for its Italian Language and Literature, Chinese Language and Literature, and Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics programs (nationally ranked 4th, 10th, and 14th respectively). With an annual tuition of $54,050 per year, College of the Holy Cross is exceptionally expensive. 93.19% of students graduate ready to the next phase of their lives, employment. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to generate roughly $71,000 per year, which is 71% above the national median.

Worcester, MA

www.holycross.edu

A+

Rating

34%

Acceptance

3,005

Students

#75

Ranking

$54,050

Tuition

Harvard University

#5 Best Colleges for Italian Language and Literature

Harvard University is a very large private university located in Cambridge, MA ranked 3rd in America. It has a total of 14,467 full-time undergraduate students and is highly competitive, accepting 4.64% of applicants. Harvard University offers 375 different majors and is best known for its History, Social Sciences, and Natural Sciences programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $47,730 per year, Harvard University is very high-priced. 77.7% of students graduate starting the next phase of their lives, employment. After finishing college, alumni go on to make more or less $89,700 per year, which is 116% above the national median.

Cambridge, MA

www.harvard.edu

A+

Rating

5%

Acceptance

41,987

Students

#3

Ranking

$47,730

Tuition

Binghamton University

#6 Best Colleges for Italian Language and Literature

Binghamton University is a large public university located in Vestal, NY ranked 139th in the United States. It has a total of 15,300 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 40.53% acceptance rate. Binghamton University offers 208 different majors and is best known for its Applied Economics, Jewish Studies, and Asian-American Studies programs (nationally ranked 1st, 2nd, and 4th respectively). With an annual tuition of $7,070 for in-state students and $24,660 for those from out-of-state, Binghamton University is somewhat moderately high-priced. 74.07% of students graduate beginning the next stage of their lives, employment. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to earn close to $61,600 per year, which is 48% above the national median.

Vestal, NY

www.binghamton.edu

A

Rating

41%

Acceptance

19,454

Students

#139

Ranking

$24,660

Tuition

University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus

#7 Best Colleges for Italian Language and Literature

University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus is a very large public university located in Pittsburgh, PA ranked 157th in the US. It has a total of 20,856 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting virtually 5 in every 9 applicants. University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus offers 422 different majors and is best known for its Rhetoric and Composition, Bioinformatics, and Biological and Physical Sciences programs (nationally ranked 2nd, 3rd, and 4th respectively). With an annual tuition of $18,628 for in-state students and $32,656 for those from out-of-state, University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus is reasonably high-priced. 67.18% of students graduate moving on to the next phase of their lives, joining the labor market. After graduation, alumni go on to take home about $53,900 per year, which is 30% over the national median.

Pittsburgh, PA

www.pitt.edu

A

Rating

57%

Acceptance

31,667

Students

#157

Ranking

$32,656

Tuition

University of Rhode Island

#8 Best Colleges for Italian Language and Literature

University of Rhode Island is a large public university located in Kingston, RI ranked 6th in Rhode Island. It has a total of 17,179 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 74.77% acceptance rate. University of Rhode Island offers 187 different majors and is best known for its German Language and Literature, Fishing and Fisheries Sciences and Management, and Clinical Nutrition Services programs (nationally ranked 4th, 5th, and 6th respectively). With an annual tuition of $12,590 for students from Rhode Island and $29,710 for those from out-of-state, University of Rhode Island is reasonably expensive. 65.28% of students graduate moving on to the next chapter of their lives, working. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to make near $52,900 per year, which is 27% above the national median.

Kingston, RI

web.uri.edu/

B+

Rating

75%

Acceptance

20,628

Students

#373

Ranking

$29,710

Tuition

University of Wisconsin-Madison

#9 Best Colleges for Italian Language and Literature

University of Wisconsin-Madison is a very large public university located in Madison, WI ranked 106th in the nation. It has a total of 34,640 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 54.41% of applicants. University of Wisconsin-Madison offers 492 different majors and is best known for its Spanish Language and Literature, Genetics, and French Language and Literature programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $9,273 for in-state students and $36,333 for those from out-of-state, University of Wisconsin-Madison is rather pricey. 81.28% of students graduate beginning the next stage of their lives, working. Open graduating, alumni go on to make approximately $56,200 per year, which is 35% greater than the national median.

Madison, WI

www.wisc.edu

A

Rating

54%

Acceptance

47,392

Students

#106

Ranking

$36,333

Tuition

University of California-Davis

#10 Best Colleges for Italian Language and Literature

University of California-Davis is a very large public university located in Davis, CA ranked 86th in the nation. It has a total of 32,863 full-time undergraduate students and is somewhat competitive, with a 38.87% acceptance rate. University of California-Davis offers 311 different majors and is best known for its Design and Visual Communications, Nutrition Sciences, and Biotechnology programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $11,442 for in-state students and $41,196 for those from out-of-state, University of California-Davis is rather costly. 80.59% of students graduate moving on to the next chapter of their lives, working. Open graduating, alumni go on to draw more or less $58,200 per year, which is 40% over the national median.

Davis, CA

ucdavis.edu

A+

Rating

39%

Acceptance

40,623

Students

#86

Ranking

$41,196

Tuition

University of California-Berkeley

#11 Best Colleges for Italian Language and Literature

University of California-Berkeley is a very large public university located in Berkeley, CA ranked 68th in the United States. It has a total of 32,700 full-time undergraduate students and is quite competitive, accepting 16.25% of applicants. University of California-Berkeley offers 315 different majors and is best known for its Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences, Natural Resources and Conservation, and Environmental Studies programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $11,442 for students from California and $41,196 for those from out-of-state, University of California-Berkeley is rather costly. 58.68% of students graduate ready to the next phase of their lives, entering the workforce. After finishing college, alumni go on to take home roughly $64,700 per year, which is 56% above the national median.

Berkeley, CA

www.berkeley.edu

A+

Rating

16%

Acceptance

45,183

Students

#68

Ranking

$41,196

Tuition

CUNY Hunter College

#12 Best Colleges for Italian Language and Literature

CUNY Hunter College is a very large public college located in New York, NY ranked 45th in New York. It has a total of 20,712 full-time undergraduate students and is somewhat competitive, accepting 35.17% of applicants. CUNY Hunter College offers 255 different majors and is best known for its Human Biology, Drama and Dance Teacher Education, and Chinese Language and Literature programs (nationally ranked 4th, 4th, and 8th respectively). With an annual tuition of $6,930 for students from New York and $14,880 for those from out-of-state, CUNY Hunter College is moderately priced. 47.93% of students graduate moving on to the next phase of their lives, employment. Open graduating, alumni go on to draw approximately $47,200 per year, which is 14% over the national median.

New York, NY

www.hunter.cuny.edu

B+

Rating

35%

Acceptance

28,082

Students

#323

Ranking

$14,880

Tuition

Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus

#13 Best Colleges for Italian Language and Literature

Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus is a very large public university located in University Park, PA ranked 230th in the US. It has a total of 42,805 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 75.94% of applicants. Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus offers 481 different majors and is best known for its Architectural Engineering, Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, and Foreign Language Teacher Education programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $17,416 for students from Pennsylvania and $34,480 for those from out-of-state, Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus is reasonably expensive. 60.08% of students graduate starting the next chapter of their lives, working. Open graduating, alumni go on to earn around $50,100 per year, which is 21% above the national median.

University Park, PA

www.psu.edu/

A-

Rating

76%

Acceptance

49,935

Students

#230

Ranking

$34,480

Tuition

Saint Louis University

#14 Best Colleges for Italian Language and Literature

Saint Louis University is a large private university located in Saint Louis, MO ranked 176th in America. It has a total of 11,095 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 58.28% acceptance rate. Saint Louis University offers 243 different majors and is best known for its Occupational Therapy, Homeland Security, and Organizational Behavior Studies programs (nationally ranked 3rd, 4th, and 8th respectively). With an annual tuition of $44,700 per year, Saint Louis University is quite pricey. 67.58% of students graduate starting the next chapter of their lives, working. After finishing college, alumni go on to take home near $56,500 per year, which is 36% above the national median.

Saint Louis, MO

www.slu.edu

A

Rating

58%

Acceptance

16,248

Students

#176

Ranking

$44,700

Tuition

University at Buffalo

#15 Best Colleges for Italian Language and Literature

University at Buffalo is a very large public university located in Buffalo, NY ranked 215th in the United States. It has a total of 24,330 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 61.08% acceptance rate. University at Buffalo offers 465 different majors and is best known for its Occupational Therapy, Pharmacology and Toxicology, and Social Sciences programs (nationally ranked 1st, 3rd, and 4th respectively). With an annual tuition of $7,070 for in-state students and $24,740 for those from out-of-state, University at Buffalo is somewhat moderately costly. 65.04% of students graduate starting the next chapter of their lives, working. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to earn more or less $52,600 per year, which is 27% greater than the national median.

Buffalo, NY

www.buffalo.edu

A

Rating

61%

Acceptance

35,111

Students

#215

Ranking

$24,740

Tuition

University of New Hampshire-Main Campus

#16 Best Colleges for Italian Language and Literature

University of New Hampshire-Main Campus is a large public university located in Durham, NH ranked 3rd in New Hampshire. It has a total of 13,538 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, accepting faintly over 83.3% of applicants. University of New Hampshire-Main Campus offers 207 different majors and is best known for its Occupational Therapy, Agricultural Production Operations, and Genetics programs (nationally ranked 8th, 10th, and 11th respectively). With an annual tuition of $15,520 for students from New Hampshire and $32,050 for those from out-of-state, University of New Hampshire-Main Campus is somewhat moderately expensive. 70.35% of students graduate beginning the next phase of their lives, working. After college, alumni go on to make near $51,400 per year, which is 24% greater than the national median.

Durham, NH

www.unh.edu

B+

Rating

84%

Acceptance

16,673

Students

#343

Ranking

$32,050

Tuition

Florida State University

#17 Best Colleges for Italian Language and Literature

Florida State University is a very large public university located in Tallahassee, FL ranked 148th in the nation. It has a total of 36,720 full-time undergraduate students and is somewhat competitive, accepting 35.97% of applicants. Florida State University offers 272 different majors and is best known for its English Language and Literature, Real Estate, and Insurance programs (nationally ranked 1st, 2nd, and 2nd respectively). With an annual tuition of $4,022 for students from Florida and $16,540 for those from out-of-state, Florida State University is moderately priced. 73.69% of students graduate moving on to the next chapter of their lives, entering the workforce. After graduation, alumni go on to draw around $46,400 per year, which is 12% above the national median.

Tallahassee, FL

www.fsu.edu

A

Rating

36%

Acceptance

46,825

Students

#148

Ranking

$16,540

Tuition

University of Arizona

#18 Best Colleges for Italian Language and Literature

University of Arizona is a very large public university located in Tucson, AZ ranked 2nd in Arizona. It has a total of 37,332 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, with a 84.59% acceptance rate. University of Arizona offers 494 different majors and is best known for its Homeland Security, Physiology, and Pre-Veterinary Studies programs (nationally ranked 2nd, 3rd, and 3rd respectively). With an annual tuition of $11,299 for students from Arizona and $35,326 for those from out-of-state, University of Arizona is reasonably costly. 57.09% of students graduate moving on to the next stage of their lives, working. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to take in about $47,300 per year, which is 14% over the national median.

Tucson, AZ

https://www.arizona.edu

B+

Rating

85%

Acceptance

48,653

Students

#359

Ranking

$35,326

Tuition