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

355

Graduates Per Year

$72K

Average Salary

#307

Most Popular Major

Popularity

Somewhat Unpopular

355

94% NATIONAL AVG

Diplomas Received Last Year

78

59% NATIONAL AVG

Colleges Offering this Degree

Most Popular Degrees

306

Biology Teacher Education

364

307

Middle Eastern and Semitic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics

355

Cost

Somewhat Expensive

$36,199

13% NATIONAL AVG

Median Degree Cost

Most Expensive Degrees

125

Archeology

$36,300

126

Middle Eastern and Semitic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics

$36,199

Salary

High Salary

$44,797

16% NATIONAL AVG

Average Salary Two Years Out of School

Average Salary

106

Agricultural Business and Management

$44,844

107

Middle Eastern and Semitic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics

$44,797

108

Ancient Near Eastern and Biblical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics

$44,797

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TOP

50

Professors

Very Good

4.4/5

10% NATIONAL AVG

Median Student Rating

Highest Student Rated Professors

47

Chinese Studies

48

Middle Eastern and Semitic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics

49

Fine Art

Students

Average Diversity

3.8/5

3.35% NATIONAL AVG

Student Diversity Index

Most Diverse

193

Applied Economics

194

Middle Eastern and Semitic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics

195

Non-Profit Management

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 here 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 is 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 colleges that might put the expense at Columbia University in the City of New York into 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 overall. 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 and 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 and 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.

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University of Chicago

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

University of Chicago is a large private university located in Chicago, IL ranked 10th in the nation. It has a total of 7,674 full-time undergraduate students and is highly competitive, accepting 6.17% of applicants. University of Chicago offers 218 different majors and is best known for its Econometrics and Quantitative Economics, Economics, and Counseling Psychology programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $57,642 per year, University of Chicago is exceptionally expensive. 79.52% of students graduate ready to the next phase of their lives, entering the labor force. After finishing college, alumni go on to earn more or less $68,100 per year, which is 64% over the national median.

Chicago, IL

WWW.UCHICAGO.EDU

A+

Rating

6%

Acceptance

19,659

Students

#10

Ranking

$57,642

Tuition

Columbia University in the City of New York

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

Columbia University in the City of New York is a very large private university located in New York, NY ranked 9th in the United States. It has a total of 8,628 full-time undergraduate students and is highly competitive, with a 5.45% acceptance rate. Columbia University in the City of New York offers 467 different majors and is best known for its Sustainability Studies, Art History, and Slavic, Baltic and Albanian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $58,920 per year, Columbia University in the City of New York is exceptionally high-priced. 78.72% of students graduate beginning the next stage of their lives, working. After college, alumni go on to bring home around $83,300 per year, which is 101% greater than the national median.

New York, NY

www.columbia.edu

A+

Rating

5%

Acceptance

33,301

Students

#9

Ranking

$58,920

Tuition

Yale University

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

Yale University is a large private university located in New Haven, CT ranked 4th in the United States. It has a total of 6,748 full-time undergraduate students and is highly competitive, accepting 6.08% of applicants. Yale University offers 297 different majors and is best known for its American Studies, Religious Studies, and History programs (nationally ranked 1st, 1st, and 2nd respectively). With an annual tuition of $55,500 per year, Yale University is very pricey. 89.63% of students graduate beginning the next stage of their lives, working. After graduation, alumni go on to generate about $83,200 per year, which is 100% greater than the national median.

New Haven, CT

https://www.yale.edu

A+

Rating

6%

Acceptance

14,389

Students

#4

Ranking

$55,500

Tuition

University of California-Los Angeles

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

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

University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

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

University of Michigan-Ann Arbor is a very large public university located in Ann Arbor, MI ranked 37th in the nation. It has a total of 31,206 full-time undergraduate students and is relatively competitive, accepting more or less 2 in 9 applicants. University of Michigan-Ann Arbor offers 433 different majors and is best known for its Experimental Psychology, Data Modeling and Database Administration, and German Language and Literature programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $15,230 for students from Michigan and $50,872 for those from out-of-state, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor is exceptionally pricey. 86.28% of students graduate beginning the next stage of their lives, working. After college, alumni go on to take home more or less $63,400 per year, which is 53% greater than the national median.

Ann Arbor, MI

https://umich.edu/

A+

Rating

23%

Acceptance

48,218

Students

#37

Ranking

$50,872

Tuition

The University of Texas at Austin

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

The University of Texas at Austin is a very large public university located in Austin, TX ranked 81st in America. It has a total of 43,132 full-time undergraduate students and is somewhat competitive, accepting barely below 1 out of every 3 applicants. The University of Texas at Austin offers 339 different majors and is best known for its Communication Sciences and Disorders, Writing, and Accounting programs (nationally ranked 1st, 1st, and 2nd respectively). With an annual tuition of $10,824 for students from Texas and $38,326 for those from out-of-state, The University of Texas at Austin is quite expensive. 77.77% of students graduate starting the next chapter of their lives, employment. After college, alumni go on to earn more or less $58,200 per year, which is 40% above the national median.

Austin, TX

www.utexas.edu

A+

Rating

32%

Acceptance

55,128

Students

#81

Ranking

$38,326

Tuition

United States Naval Academy

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

Annapolis, MD

www.usna.edu

A

Rating

8%

Acceptance

4,512

Students

#150

Ranking

-

Tuition

Georgetown University

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

Georgetown University is a large private university located in Washington, DC ranked 13th in the United States. It has a total of 8,325 full-time undergraduate students and is quite competitive, accepting 14.36% of applicants. Georgetown University offers 184 different majors and is best known for its Science, Technology and Society, International Economics, and Political Science and Government programs (nationally ranked 1st, 1st, and 2nd respectively). With an annual tuition of $55,440 per year, Georgetown University is very expensive. 87.04% of students graduate beginning the next stage of their lives, entering the labor force. After college, alumni go on to take home roughly $93,500 per year, which is 125% above the national median.

Washington, DC

www.georgetown.edu

A+

Rating

14%

Acceptance

22,534

Students

#13

Ranking

$55,440

Tuition

University of Notre Dame

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

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

Emory University

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

Emory University is a large private university located in Atlanta, GA ranked 23rd in the United States. It has a total of 8,026 full-time undergraduate students and is quite competitive, with a 15.6% acceptance rate. Emory University offers 205 different majors and is best known for its Biology, French Studies, and Radiation Therapy programs, which are all nationally ranked 2nd. With an annual tuition of $53,070 per year, Emory University is exceptionally costly. 88.39% of students graduate beginning the next stage of their lives, working. After finishing college, alumni go on to make roughly $66,000 per year, which is 59% greater than the national median.

Atlanta, GA

www.emory.edu

A+

Rating

16%

Acceptance

16,024

Students

#23

Ranking

$53,070

Tuition

United States Military Academy

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

West Point, NY

www.westpoint.edu

A

Rating

12%

Acceptance

4,648

Students

#153

Ranking

-

Tuition

University of Washington-Seattle Campus

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

University of Washington-Seattle Campus is a very large public university located in Seattle, WA ranked 110th in the US. It has a total of 39,443 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 51.76% acceptance rate. University of Washington-Seattle Campus offers 687 different majors and is best known for its Informatics, Environmental Science, and Physician Assistant Studies programs, which are all nationally ranked 2nd. With an annual tuition of $10,370 for in-state students and $37,071 for those from out-of-state, University of Washington-Seattle Campus is quite costly. 77.21% of students graduate ready to the next chapter of their lives, working. Open graduating, alumni go on to make more or less $57,700 per year, which is 39% greater than the national median.

Seattle, WA

www.washington.edu

A

Rating

52%

Acceptance

56,315

Students

#110

Ranking

$37,071

Tuition

University of California-Berkeley

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

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

University of Maryland-College Park

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

University of Maryland-College Park is a very large public university located in College Park, MD ranked 100th in America. It has a total of 33,022 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 44.18% of applicants. University of Maryland-College Park offers 432 different majors and is best known for its Criminology, Preschool Education and Teaching, and Family and Community Services programs (nationally ranked 1st, 1st, and 2nd respectively). With an annual tuition of $8,824 for students from Maryland and $34,936 for those from out-of-state, University of Maryland-College Park is somewhat moderately pricey. 75.08% of students graduate beginning the next stage of their lives, joining the labor market. After graduation, alumni go on to make around $62,900 per year, which is 51% greater than the national median.

College Park, MD

www.umd.edu

A

Rating

44%

Acceptance

44,486

Students

#100

Ranking

$34,936

Tuition

Brigham Young University-Provo

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

Brigham Young University-Provo is a very large private university located in Provo, UT ranked 233rd in the nation. It has a total of 35,951 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 67.49% acceptance rate. Brigham Young University-Provo offers 310 different majors and is best known for its Family Systems, Portuguese Language and Literature, and Spanish Language Teacher Education programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $5,790 per year, Brigham Young University-Provo is very inexpensive. 66.32% of students graduate starting the next stage of their lives, entering the labor market. Open graduating, alumni go on to earn around $59,700 per year, which is 44% over the national median.

Provo, UT

www.byu.edu

A-

Rating

67%

Acceptance

39,233

Students

#233

Ranking

$5,790

Tuition

Indiana University-Bloomington

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

Indiana University-Bloomington is a very large public university located in Bloomington, IN ranked 280th in the US. It has a total of 34,843 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 77.91% acceptance rate. Indiana University-Bloomington offers 336 different majors and is best known for its Business, Public Administration, and Informatics programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $9,575 for students from Indiana and $35,140 for those from out-of-state, Indiana University-Bloomington is somewhat moderately pricey. 60.07% of students graduate starting the next phase of their lives, working. After finishing college, alumni go on to bring home around $47,700 per year, which is 15% above the national median.

Bloomington, IN

www.indiana.edu/

A-

Rating

78%

Acceptance

46,423

Students

#280

Ranking

$35,140

Tuition

Ohio State University-Main Campus

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

Ohio State University-Main Campus is a very large public university located in Columbus, OH ranked 160th in the nation. It has a total of 50,053 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 53.74% of applicants. Ohio State University-Main Campus offers 382 different majors and is best known for its Allied Health and Medical Assisting Services, Operations Management and Supervision, and Educational Administration and Supervision programs (nationally ranked 1st, 2nd, and 2nd respectively). With an annual tuition of $10,197 for students from Ohio and $31,174 for those from out-of-state, Ohio State University-Main Campus is somewhat moderately high-priced. 59.09% of students graduate beginning the next stage of their lives, working. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to draw close to $46,100 per year, which is 11% over the national median.

Columbus, OH

www.osu.edu/

A

Rating

54%

Acceptance

66,178

Students

#160

Ranking

$31,174

Tuition

University of Arizona

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

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

University of Georgia

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

University of Georgia is a very large public university located in Athens, GA ranked 127th in the United States. It has a total of 32,548 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 45.3% acceptance rate. University of Georgia offers 419 different majors and is best known for its Insurance, Landscape Architecture, and Mathematics Teacher Education programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $9,790 for students from Georgia and $28,830 for those from out-of-state, University of Georgia is reasonably costly. 74.72% of students graduate beginning the next phase of their lives, working. After finishing college, alumni go on to bring home about $50,500 per year, which is 22% above the national median.

Athens, GA

www.uga.edu

A

Rating

45%

Acceptance

42,708

Students

#127

Ranking

$28,830

Tuition

California University of Pennsylvania

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

California University of Pennsylvania is a mid-sized public institution located in California, PA with a student to faculty ratio of 18 to 1. It has a total of 6,251 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, accepting 97.13% of applicants. California University of Pennsylvania offers 119 different majors and is best known for its Mechatronics, Robotics, and Automation Engineering, Systems Science and Theory, and Arabic Language and Literature programs (nationally ranked 7th, 9th, and 12th respectively). With an annual tuition of $7,716 for students from Pennsylvania and $11,574 for those from out-of-state, California University of Pennsylvania is relatively inexpensive. 52.97% of students graduate starting the next chapter of their lives, joining the workforce. After college, alumni go on to earn near $41,600 per year, which is 0% above the national median.

California, PA

www.calu.edu

C

Rating

97%

Acceptance

9,440

Students

#1719

Ranking

$11,574

Tuition

University of Oklahoma-Norman Campus

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

University of Oklahoma-Norman Campus is a very large public university located in Norman, OK ranked 2nd in Oklahoma. It has a total of 24,261 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, with a 80.41% acceptance rate. University of Oklahoma-Norman Campus offers 279 different majors and is best known for its Organizational Behavior Studies, Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, and Zoology programs (nationally ranked 1st, 2nd, and 3rd respectively). With an annual tuition of $4,788 for in-state students and $20,169 for those from out-of-state, University of Oklahoma-Norman Campus is reasonably priced. 53.71% of students graduate starting the next stage of their lives, joining the workforce. Open graduating, alumni go on to take in roughly $51,100 per year, which is 23% over the national median.

Norman, OK

www.ou.edu

B+

Rating

80%

Acceptance

32,189

Students

#397

Ranking

$20,169

Tuition

Wayne State University

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

Wayne State University is a very large public university located in Detroit, MI ranked 22nd in Michigan. It has a total of 20,384 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 73.14% of applicants. Wayne State University offers 387 different majors and is best known for its Culinary Arts, Health Teacher Education, and Allied Health and Medical Assisting Services programs (nationally ranked 9th, 15th, and 19th respectively). With an annual tuition of $11,912 for students from Michigan and $27,282 for those from out-of-state, Wayne State University is reasonably costly. 40.6% of students graduate ready to the next chapter of their lives, entering the labor force. Open graduating, alumni go on to draw about $40,800 per year, which is 2% less than the national median.

Detroit, MI

www.wayne.edu

C+

Rating

73%

Acceptance

31,759

Students

#929

Ranking

$27,282

Tuition

Western Kentucky University

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

Western Kentucky University is a large public college located in Bowling Green, KY ranked 26th in Kentucky. It has a total of 20,024 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, accepting 97.26% of applicants. Western Kentucky University offers 251 different majors and is best known for its Home Economics Teacher Education, Photojournalism, and Critical Theory and Analysis programs (nationally ranked 5th, 7th, and 7th respectively). With an annual tuition of $10,802 for students from Kentucky and $26,496 for those from out-of-state, Western Kentucky University is reasonably costly. 39.83% of students graduate beginning the next phase of their lives, working. Open graduating, alumni go on to generate more or less $34,700 per year, which is 16% under the national median.

Bowling Green, KY

www.wku.edu

C-

Rating

97%

Acceptance

23,228

Students

#2071

Ranking

$26,496

Tuition

California State University-San Bernardino

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

California State University-San Bernardino is a very large public institution located in San Bernardino, CA ranked 96th in California. It has a total of 19,195 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 68.56% of applicants. California State University-San Bernardino offers 89 different majors and is best known for its Arabic Language and Literature and Middle Eastern and Semitic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics programs, which are respectively ranked 15th and 24th in the US. With an annual tuition of $5,743 for in-state students and $17,622 for those from out-of-state, California State University-San Bernardino is moderately priced. 63.07% of students graduate moving on to the next chapter of their lives, employment. After graduation, alumni go on to earn close to $44,500 per year, which is 7% above the national median.

San Bernardino, CA

www.csusb.edu

C+

Rating

69%

Acceptance

21,967

Students

#970

Ranking

$17,622

Tuition