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2023 Best Colleges for Middle Eastern and Semitic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics

There are about 1,615 students enrolled in Middle Eastern and Semitic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics in the USA.

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popularity

Not Very Popular

Compared to national avg.

Diplomas received last year

789

Vs. National Avg.

-95%

popularity Rank

#305

cost

Somewhat Expensive

Compared to national avg.

Median degree cost

$33K

Vs. National Avg.

36%

cost Rank

#98

salary

Above Average

Compared to national avg.

Average Salary Two Years Out of School

$48K

Vs. National Avg.

19%

salary Rank

#92

professors

Above Average

Compared to national avg.

Professor Rating

B-

Vs. National Avg.

18%

professors Rank

#88

students

Very Diverse

Compared to national avg.

Diversity Rating

B-

Vs. National Avg.

16%

students Rank

#32

SUMMARY

Majoring in Middle Eastern and Semitic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics is not only a valuable choice, but generally a requisite first step for scholars aspiring to pursue a career as a foreign relations specialist, a middle eastern literature professor, or a military linguistic specialist. Interestingly, middle eastern and semitic languages, literatures, and linguistics is an uncommon degree ranking as the 307th most popular major. Last year, there were 355 middle eastern and semitic languages, literatures, and linguistics degrees conferred. In-state tuition for middle eastern and semitic languages, literatures, and linguistics at private universities is, on average, 4.2 times more spendy than their public peers.

With just 78 universities offering this degree you may have limited options as to the institutions that will have an option for you. If you are looking to immerse yourself with other middle eastern and semitic languages, literatures, and linguistics students, consider schools in Pennsylvania which have the most undergraduates admitted to middle eastern and semitic languages, literatures, and linguistics annually. Zooming out, the top region to get a degree in middle eastern and semitic languages, literatures, and linguistics is in the Mid East region with University of Maryland-College Park, Columbia University in the City of New York, and California University of Pennsylvania best representing the region. Interestingly, our selection of the best conference to major in middle eastern and semitic languages, literatures, and linguistics is the Pacific-12 Conference with University of Arizona, University of California-Berkeley, and University of Washington-Seattle Campus representing the conference. From our comprehensive list on the best colleges, our choice for the best university for middle eastern and semitic languages, literatures, and linguistics is Yale University.

The best school does not mean it is the 'best' school for you. There can be tons more perspectives to consider when deciding on institution. Features like campus amenities, transportation services, and food could refashion your decision on where to go to school. At Authority, we've examined the pros and cons for you. If, for example, you are interested in which middle eastern and semitic languages, literatures, and linguistics college boasts the top college campus, the answer is University of California-Los Angeles. If, for example, you are mostly interested in which university boasts the finest campus, we have an entire page dedicated to that. We have carefully pored through government databases, professor reviews, student reviews, and more so we can compare every major in an unbiased and informative way. You can explore our well researched list for the universities with the best student life&nbsphere and, from that list, our pick of the college with the best student life for middle eastern and semitic languages, literatures, and linguistics is Georgetown University. Are you curious why? Keep reading to find out more about our top selections. Many of our picks will probably shock you.

If cost is a significant deciding factor in your decisions, you might consider avoiding Columbia University in the City of New York. Columbia University in the City of New York&nbspis our most expensive university for middle eastern and semitic languages, literatures, and linguistics, at least for out of state enrollment. We do have an entire list of the most expensive&nbspcolleges that might put the expense at Columbia University in the City of New York&nbspinto perspective. Additionally, you could be interested to know that middle eastern and semitic languages, literatures, and linguistics is the 126th most expensive major in the United States, with an average expense of $36,200. To zoom out a little, the most expensive state for middle eastern and semitic languages, literatures, and linguistics in the country is New York demonstrated with a cost of $57,763 at the main university in the state Columbia University in the City of New York. Even more broadly, the most expensive region for middle eastern and semitic languages, literatures, and linguistics is unfortunately unavailable due to missing data.

Our cheapest region for middle eastern and semitic languages, literatures, and linguistics is the Rocky Mountains region which is represented by Brigham Young University-Provo with a cost of $5,790. In better news, the most affordable university for middle eastern and semitic languages, literatures, and linguistics is Brigham Young University-Provo. Our comprehensive list of the most affordable universities can be explored here.

In-state learners can anticipate paying around $11,800 for a degree in middle eastern and semitic languages, literatures, and linguistics. The price inflates intensely to an average of $33,700 for the out-of-state public-school undergrad. Our selection for the school with the best value for middle eastern and semitic languages, literatures, and linguistics: Yale University. Here you will find our comprehensive list about the schools we see as being the best value&nbspoverall. Bear in mind, this section is predicated on being an out-of-state student. The value proposition changes when in-state tuition costs are considered, as such, we are using out-of-state tuition as the baseline.

Earnings for middle eastern and semitic languages, literatures, and linguistics majors range widely, but within two-years of graduation students will typically earn around $71,800. While there is a lot of variation in earnings; highest paid earners can experience pay up to $155,500. Right out of school, the lowest earning positions within the middle eastern and semitic languages, literatures, and linguistics field make $33,200, which is an alright wage. The top earning grads from middle eastern and semitic languages, literatures, and linguistics come from Georgetown University&nbspand if you want to find the colleges with all of the highest earning graduates, we have that too.

The all-around diversity of middle eastern and semitic languages, literatures, and linguistics sits on the higher end, falling in the 51st percentile of all majors. The school with the most composite diversity for middle eastern and semitic languages, literatures, and linguistics is Yale University&nbspand here you can find our comprehensive list for the colleges with the most diversity. The financial diversity of the Middle Eastern and Semitic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics major only ranks in the 33rd percentile compared to all other majors. Racial diversity is actually greater, ranking in the 42nd percentile. White undergraduates make up the largest share at 65% of those majoring in middle eastern and semitic languages, literatures, and linguistics. Additionally, 52% of scholars pursuing a middle eastern and semitic languages, literatures, and linguistics degree are women.

The median rating for middle eastern and semitic languages, literatures, and linguistics' professors is 4.4 stars, a ranking that is 10% higher than the average score across every major; which is a pretty good score. If you are looking for the most popular middle eastern and semitic languages, literatures, and linguistics professor in the country, consider looking up Ghassan Zakaria from San Diego State University. It might be a shock, but the top rated instructors for middle eastern and semitic languages, literatures, and linguistics according to students come from George Washington University. If we including information other than simply rankings it becomes clear that the university with comprehensively the best professors for middle eastern and semitic languages, literatures, and linguistics is Yale University. One can find an explanation of our ever evolving ranking methodology of the best overall professors here, along with many of the best examples of professors nationwide.

Finally, the hardest college to get into for middle eastern and semitic languages, literatures, and linguistics is Columbia University in the City of New York. While we are unsure why you would be interested, we do have a comprehensive page of the hardest colleges to get into. But, we do hope you believe that considering university from examples primarily shaped by superlatives might cause issues. We at Authority encourage you to look at some of our other pages on different universities and peruse a couple of our helpful background articles on essential things to look out for as you continue your college search.

Top 25 Best Colleges for Middle Eastern and Semitic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics

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#1 2023 Best Colleges for Middle Eastern and Semitic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics

United States Military Academy

West Point, NY | www.westpoint.edu/

9%

Acceptance

4,503

Students

#103

Ranking

$0

Tuition

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#2 2023 Best Colleges for Middle Eastern and Semitic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics

Harvard University

Cambridge, MA | www.harvard.edu/

5%

Acceptance

41,024

Students

#3

Ranking

$54K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#3 2023 Best Colleges for Middle Eastern and Semitic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics

University of Chicago

Chicago, IL | www.uchicago.edu/

7%

Acceptance

20,413

Students

#11

Ranking

$61K

Tuition

A+

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#4 2023 Best Colleges for Middle Eastern and Semitic 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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#5 2023 Best Colleges for Middle Eastern and Semitic 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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#6 2023 Best Colleges for Middle Eastern and Semitic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics

Dartmouth College

Hanover, NH | www.dartmouth.edu/

9%

Acceptance

7,171

Students

#15

Ranking

$60K

Tuition

A+

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#7 2023 Best Colleges for Middle Eastern and Semitic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics

Northwestern University

Evanston, IL | www.northwestern.edu/

9%

Acceptance

25,870

Students

#12

Ranking

$59K

Tuition

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#8 2023 Best Colleges for Middle Eastern and Semitic 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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Rating

#9 2023 Best Colleges for Middle Eastern and Semitic 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

#10 2023 Best Colleges for Middle Eastern and Semitic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics

Georgetown University

Washington, DC | www.georgetown.edu/

17%

Acceptance

22,720

Students

#19

Ranking

$58K

Tuition

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Rating

#11 2023 Best Colleges for Middle Eastern and Semitic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics

University of California-Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA | www.ucla.edu/

14%

Acceptance

46,947

Students

#50

Ranking

$43K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#12 2023 Best Colleges for Middle Eastern and Semitic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics

University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

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

26%

Acceptance

49,530

Students

#33

Ranking

$52K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#13 2023 Best Colleges for Middle Eastern and Semitic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics

University of Notre Dame

Notre Dame, IN | www.nd.edu/

19%

Acceptance

13,268

Students

#16

Ranking

$58K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#14 2023 Best Colleges for Middle Eastern and Semitic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics

Tufts University

Medford, MA | https://www.tufts.edu/

16%

Acceptance

13,458

Students

#37

Ranking

$61K

Tuition

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Rating

#15 2023 Best Colleges for Middle Eastern and Semitic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics

Emory University

Atlanta, GA | www.emory.edu/

19%

Acceptance

15,970

Students

#24

Ranking

$54K

Tuition

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Rating

#16 2023 Best Colleges for Middle Eastern and Semitic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics

University of California-Berkeley

Berkeley, CA | www.berkeley.edu/

17%

Acceptance

45,878

Students

#55

Ranking

$44K

Tuition

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Rating

#17 2023 Best Colleges for Middle Eastern and Semitic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics

Middlebury College

Middlebury, VT | www.middlebury.edu/

22%

Acceptance

4,616

Students

#54

Ranking

$58K

Tuition

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Rating

#18 2023 Best Colleges for Middle Eastern and Semitic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics

The University of Texas at Austin

Austin, TX | https://www.utexas.edu/

32%

Acceptance

54,243

Students

#81

Ranking

$40K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#19 2023 Best Colleges for Middle Eastern and Semitic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics

New York University

New York, NY | www.nyu.edu/

21%

Acceptance

58,361

Students

#23

Ranking

$55K

Tuition

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Rating

#20 2023 Best Colleges for Middle Eastern and Semitic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics

Carleton College

Northfield, MN | https://www.carleton.edu/

21%

Acceptance

2,150

Students

#48

Ranking

$59K

Tuition

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Rating

#21 2023 Best Colleges for Middle Eastern and Semitic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics

University of Georgia

Athens, GA | www.uga.edu/

48%

Acceptance

42,941

Students

#120

Ranking

$31K

Tuition

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Rating

#22 2023 Best Colleges for Middle Eastern and Semitic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics

University of Washington-Seattle Campus

Seattle, WA | www.washington.edu/

56%

Acceptance

56,554

Students

#108

Ranking

$39K

Tuition

A

Rating

#23 2023 Best Colleges for Middle Eastern and Semitic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics

Ohio State University-Main Campus

Columbus, OH | www.osu.edu/

68%

Acceptance

66,017

Students

#194

Ranking

$34K

Tuition

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Rating

#24 2023 Best Colleges for Middle Eastern and Semitic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics

University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus

Pittsburgh, PA | www.pitt.edu/

64%

Acceptance

35,563

Students

#155

Ranking

$34K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#25 2023 Best Colleges for Middle Eastern and Semitic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics

University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

Minneapolis, MN | https://twin-cities.umn.edu/

70%

Acceptance

63,760

Students

#159

Ranking

$33K

Tuition

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