Some of the Best of the Best
The following five colleges and universities are among the top schools for foreign language studies in the US, but they are by no means the only ones.
Harvard University: Harvard offers fields of concentration in Linguistics, Germanic Languages and Literature, Slavic Languages and Literature (including Russian, Polish, Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian, and Ukrainian), Romance Languages and Literature (offering courses and degrees in French, Italian, Spanish, and Portuguese), Near Eastern Languages and Culture (including classes in Arabic and Hebrew), and East Asian Studies (which offers courses in Mongolian and Tibetan in addition to more common Asian languages). The campus is located in Cambridge, MA and tuition is currently $34,976.
The University of Southern California: Located in Los Angeles, USC's Language Center offers 12 languages, including less-widely studied ones such as Korean and Hindi. The university offers majors in French, Italian, Spanish, Russian, East Asian Languages and Culture, and Linguistics. Current tuition is $37,096 a year.
Middlebury College: Consistently ranked among the top 10 liberal arts colleges, Middlebury is located in Middlebury, Vermont. They offer degree programs in Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese Studies, Spanish & Portuguese, and Russian. Currently, the comprehensive fee for tuition, room, and board is $52,120.
Princeton University: Located in Princeton, NJ, this Ivy League university has programs in French & Italian, East Asian Studies, German, Near Eastern Studies, Slavic Languages and Literature, and Spanish and Portuguese Languages and Cultures. Tuition is currently $36,640.
Columbia University: This New York City university has departments and programs in French, German, East Asian Languages and Cultures, Italian, Japanese, Middle East and Asian Languages, Swedish, Slavic Languages, and Spanish and Portuguese. The tuition is $41,160 for 2010-2011.