100 Best colleges for Linguistics in the United States

Below is the list of best universities in the United States ranked based on their research performance in Linguistics. A graph of 3.01M citations received by 65.4K academic papers made by 223 universities in the United States was used to calculate publications' ratings, which then were adjusted for release dates and added to final scores.

We don't distinguish undergraduate and graduate programs nor do we adjust for current majors offered. You can find information about granted degrees on a university page but always double-check with an official site as it's constantly changing data.

  1. For Linguistics

    University of Pennsylvania logo
    Acceptance Rate
    8%
    Average SAT
    1505
    Average ACT
    34
    Net Price
    $24,771
  2. For Linguistics

    Stanford University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    4%
    Average SAT
    1505
    Average ACT
    34
    Net Price
    $16,779
  3. For Linguistics

    University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign logo
    Acceptance Rate
    59%
    Average SAT
    1340
    Average ACT
    29
    Receiving Aid
    64%
  4. For Linguistics

    University of Texas at Austin logo
    Acceptance Rate
    32%
    Average SAT
    1355
    Average ACT
    30
    Receiving Aid
    67%
  5. For Linguistics

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    7%
    Average SAT
    1540
    Average ACT
    35
    Net Price
    $20,465
  6. For Linguistics

    Ohio State University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    54%
    Average SAT
    1355
    Average ACT
    30
    Receiving Aid
    79%
  7. For Linguistics

    University of California - Los Angeles logo
    Acceptance Rate
    12%
    Average SAT
    1415
    Average ACT
    32
    Receiving Aid
    61%
  8. For Linguistics

    Indiana University - Bloomington logo
    Acceptance Rate
    78%
    Average SAT
    1255
    Average ACT
    28
    Receiving Aid
    84%
  9. For Linguistics

    University of California - Berkeley logo
    Acceptance Rate
    16%
    Average SAT
    1430
    Average ACT
    33
    Receiving Aid
    63%
  10. For Linguistics

    Harvard University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    5%
    Average SAT
    1515
    Average ACT
    34
    Net Price
    $18,030
  11. For Linguistics

    University of Massachusetts - Amherst logo
    Acceptance Rate
    64%
    Average SAT
    1290
    Average ACT
    29
    Receiving Aid
    90%
  12. For Linguistics

    University of Washington - Seattle logo
    Acceptance Rate
    52%
    Average SAT
    1345
    Average ACT
    30
    Receiving Aid
    57%
  13. For Linguistics

    University of Michigan - Ann Arbor logo
    Acceptance Rate
    23%
    Average SAT
    1435
    Average ACT
    33
    Receiving Aid
    65%
  14. For Linguistics

    University of California-San Diego logo
    Acceptance Rate
    31%
    Average SAT
    1370
    Average ACT
    30
    Receiving Aid
    63%
  15. For Linguistics

    University of Chicago logo
    Acceptance Rate
    6%
    Average SAT
    1535
    Average ACT
    34
    Net Price
    $34,719
  16. For Linguistics

    Northwestern University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    9%
    Average SAT
    1495
    Average ACT
    34
    Net Price
    $26,196
  17. For Linguistics

    University of Arizona logo
    Acceptance Rate
    85%
    Average SAT
    1235
    Average ACT
    25
    Receiving Aid
    91%
  18. For Linguistics

    University of Wisconsin - Madison logo
    Acceptance Rate
    54%
    Average SAT
    1390
    Average ACT
    30
    Receiving Aid
    61%
  19. For Linguistics

    University of Maryland - College Park logo
    Acceptance Rate
    44%
    Average SAT
    1375
    Average ACT
    32
    Receiving Aid
    66%
  20. For Linguistics

    University of Southern California logo
    Acceptance Rate
    11%
    Average SAT
    1445
    Average ACT
    33
    Net Price
    $37,521
  21. For Linguistics

    Carnegie Mellon University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    15%
    Average SAT
    1510
    Average ACT
    34
    Net Price
    $30,618
  22. For Linguistics

    Michigan State University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    71%
    Average SAT
    1210
    Average ACT
    26
    Receiving Aid
    70%
  23. For Linguistics

    University of Pittsburgh logo
    Acceptance Rate
    57%
    Average SAT
    1350
    Average ACT
    31
    Receiving Aid
    77%
  24. For Linguistics

    Pennsylvania State University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    76%
    Average SAT
    1190
    Average ACT
    27
    Receiving Aid
    73%
  25. For Linguistics

    Columbia University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    5%
    Average SAT
    1505
    Average ACT
    34
    Net Price
    $21,828
  26. For Linguistics

    Purdue University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    60%
    Average SAT
    1315
    Average ACT
    29
    Receiving Aid
    65%
  27. For Linguistics

    University of Connecticut logo
    Acceptance Rate
    49%
    Average SAT
    1305
    Average ACT
    29
    Receiving Aid
    75%
  28. For Linguistics

    Cornell University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    11%
    Average SAT
    1480
    Average ACT
    34
    Net Price
    $28,921
  29. For Linguistics

    Rutgers University - New Brunswick logo
    Acceptance Rate
    61%
    Average SAT
    1320
    Average ACT
    29
    Receiving Aid
    71%
  30. For Linguistics

    New York University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    16%
    Average SAT
    1440
    Average ACT
    32
    Net Price
    $37,739
  31. For Linguistics

    Georgetown University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    14%
    Average SAT
    1465
    Average ACT
    33
    Net Price
    $28,442
  32. For Linguistics

    University of Minnesota - Twin Cities logo
    Acceptance Rate
    57%
    Average SAT
    1370
    Average ACT
    29
    Receiving Aid
    81%
  33. For Linguistics

    University of Rochester logo
    Acceptance Rate
    30%
    Average SAT
    1405
    Average ACT
    32
    Net Price
    $32,939
  34. For Linguistics

    Yale University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    6%
    Average SAT
    1515
    Average ACT
    34
    Net Price
    $18,073
  35. For Linguistics

    University of Oregon logo
    Acceptance Rate
    82%
    Average SAT
    1205
    Average ACT
    25
    Receiving Aid
    77%
  36. For Linguistics

    University of Colorado Boulder logo
    Acceptance Rate
    78%
    Average SAT
    1250
    Average ACT
    28
    Receiving Aid
    66%
  37. For Linguistics

    Johns Hopkins University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    11%
    Average SAT
    1510
    Average ACT
    34
    Net Price
    $28,999
  38. For Linguistics

    University of California - Santa Cruz logo
    Acceptance Rate
    51%
    Average SAT
    1290
    Average ACT
    29
    Receiving Aid
    70%
  39. For Linguistics

    Boston University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    19%
    Average SAT
    1425
    Average ACT
    32
    Net Price
    $29,479
  40. For Linguistics

    Princeton University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    6%
    Average SAT
    1515
    Average ACT
    34
    Net Price
    $18,712
  41. For Linguistics

    Arizona State University - Tempe logo
    Acceptance Rate
    86%
    Average SAT
    1240
    Average ACT
    25
    Receiving Aid
    96%
  42. For Linguistics

    University of California - Santa Barbara logo
    Acceptance Rate
    30%
    Average SAT
    1355
    Average ACT
    31
    Receiving Aid
    63%
  43. For Linguistics

    Northern Arizona University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    85%
    Receiving Aid
    95%
    Average Aid
    $11,656
    Enrollment
    30,733
  44. For Linguistics

    University of Iowa logo
    Acceptance Rate
    83%
    Average SAT
    1235
    Average ACT
    26
    Receiving Aid
    85%
  45. For Linguistics

    University of Kansas logo
    Acceptance Rate
    93%
    Average ACT
    26
    Receiving Aid
    85%
    Average Aid
    $10,073
  46. For Linguistics

    University of Georgia logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Average SAT
    1330
    Average ACT
    30
    Receiving Aid
    97%
  47. For Linguistics

    Iowa State University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    92%
    Average SAT
    1220
    Average ACT
    25
    Receiving Aid
    90%
  48. For Linguistics

    Temple University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    60%
    Receiving Aid
    90%
    Average Aid
    $10,364
    Enrollment
    38,794
  49. For Linguistics

    Brown University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    7%
    Average SAT
    1505
    Average ACT
    34
    Net Price
    $27,218
  50. For Linguistics

    University of Florida logo
    Acceptance Rate
    37%
    Average SAT
    1390
    Average ACT
    31
    Receiving Aid
    92%
  51. For Linguistics

    University of New Mexico logo
    Acceptance Rate
    94%
    Average SAT
    1130
    Average ACT
    22
    Receiving Aid
    94%
  52. For Linguistics

    Florida State University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    36%
    Average SAT
    1270
    Average ACT
    28
    Receiving Aid
    97%
  53. For Linguistics

    Brigham Young University - Provo logo
    Acceptance Rate
    67%
    Average SAT
    1315
    Average ACT
    29
    Net Price
    $13,340
  54. For Linguistics

    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill logo
    Acceptance Rate
    23%
    Average SAT
    1405
    Average ACT
    31
    Receiving Aid
    65%
  55. For Linguistics

    University of California - Davis logo
    Acceptance Rate
    39%
    Average SAT
    1290
    Average ACT
    28
    Receiving Aid
    66%
  56. For Linguistics

    Brandeis University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    30%
    Average SAT
    1435
    Average ACT
    32
    Net Price
    $37,264
  57. For Linguistics

    University at Buffalo logo
    Acceptance Rate
    61%
    Average SAT
    1250
    Average ACT
    27
    Receiving Aid
    84%
  58. For Linguistics

    San Diego State University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    34%
    Average SAT
    1215
    Average ACT
    26
    Receiving Aid
    60%
  59. For Linguistics

    Georgia State University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    76%
    Average SAT
    1155
    Average ACT
    23
    Receiving Aid
    93%
  60. For Linguistics

    Stony Brook University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    44%
    Average SAT
    1335
    Average ACT
    29
    Receiving Aid
    79%
  61. For Linguistics

    Wayne State University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    73%
    Average SAT
    1120
    Average ACT
    24
    Receiving Aid
    98%
  62. For Linguistics

    University of California - Irvine logo
    Acceptance Rate
    27%
    Average SAT
    1295
    Average ACT
    29
    Receiving Aid
    63%
  63. For Linguistics

    University of Delaware logo
    Acceptance Rate
    71%
    Average SAT
    1255
    Average ACT
    27
    Receiving Aid
    88%
  64. For Linguistics

    Eastern Illinois University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    53%
    Average SAT
    1035
    Average ACT
    21
    Receiving Aid
    95%
  65. For Linguistics

    University of Illinois at Chicago logo
    Acceptance Rate
    73%
    Average SAT
    1145
    Average ACT
    25
    Receiving Aid
    78%
  66. For Linguistics

    University of Memphis logo
    Acceptance Rate
    85%
    Average SAT
    1120
    Average ACT
    23
    Receiving Aid
    97%
  67. For Linguistics

    University of South Carolina - Columbia logo
    Acceptance Rate
    69%
    Average SAT
    1275
    Average ACT
    28
    Receiving Aid
    95%
  68. For Linguistics

    Washington University in St Louis logo
    Acceptance Rate
    14%
    Average SAT
    1520
    Average ACT
    34
    Net Price
    $27,108
  69. For Linguistics

    Emory University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    16%
    Average SAT
    1445
    Average ACT
    33
    Net Price
    $25,942
  70. For Linguistics

    University of Hawaii at Manoa logo
    Acceptance Rate
    58%
    Average SAT
    1170
    Average ACT
    24
    Receiving Aid
    77%
  71. For Linguistics

    Vanderbilt University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    9%
    Average SAT
    1510
    Average ACT
    34
    Net Price
    $25,855
  72. For Linguistics

    Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Average SAT
    1195
    Average ACT
    26
    Receiving Aid
    96%
  73. For Linguistics

    Tufts University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    15%
    Average SAT
    1465
    Average ACT
    33
    Net Price
    $26,280
  74. For Linguistics

    Texas A&M University - College Station logo
    Acceptance Rate
    58%
    Average SAT
    1275
    Average ACT
    29
    Receiving Aid
    76%
  75. For Linguistics

    Southern Illinois University - Carbondale logo
    Acceptance Rate
    66%
    Average SAT
    1140
    Average ACT
    25
    Receiving Aid
    95%
  76. For Linguistics

    Portland State University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    96%
    Average SAT
    1110
    Average ACT
    21
    Receiving Aid
    82%
  77. For Linguistics

    Syracuse University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    44%
    Average SAT
    1280
    Average ACT
    28
    Net Price
    $43,111
  78. For Linguistics

    Ohio University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    82%
    Average SAT
    1155
    Average ACT
    24
    Receiving Aid
    94%
  79. For Linguistics

    University of Utah logo
    Acceptance Rate
    62%
    Average SAT
    1262
    Average ACT
    26
    Receiving Aid
    85%
  80. For Linguistics

    University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee logo
    Acceptance Rate
    77%
    Average ACT
    22
    Receiving Aid
    78%
    Average Aid
    $5,280
  81. For Linguistics

    San Francisco State University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    67%
    Average SAT
    1045
    Average ACT
    20
    Receiving Aid
    77%
  82. For Linguistics

    University of Alabama at Birmingham logo
    Acceptance Rate
    74%
    Average SAT
    1228
    Average ACT
    26
    Receiving Aid
    95%
  83. For Linguistics

    North Carolina State University at Raleigh logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Average SAT
    1335
    Average ACT
    30
    Receiving Aid
    68%
  84. For Linguistics

    Northeastern University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    18%
    Average SAT
    1465
    Average ACT
    34
    Net Price
    $36,479
  85. For Linguistics

    University of Virginia logo
    Acceptance Rate
    24%
    Average SAT
    1430
    Average ACT
    32
    Receiving Aid
    57%
  86. For Linguistics

    University of Houston logo
    Acceptance Rate
    65%
    Average SAT
    1225
    Average ACT
    25
    Receiving Aid
    87%
  87. For Linguistics

    University of Miami logo
    Acceptance Rate
    27%
    Average SAT
    1355
    Average ACT
    31
    Net Price
    $33,102
  88. For Linguistics

    University of Kentucky logo
    Acceptance Rate
    96%
    Average SAT
    1195
    Average ACT
    26
    Receiving Aid
    94%
  89. For Linguistics

    University of Missouri - Columbia logo
    Acceptance Rate
    81%
    Average SAT
    1230
    Average ACT
    26
    Receiving Aid
    89%
  90. For Linguistics

    University of South Florida logo
    Acceptance Rate
    48%
    Average SAT
    1250
    Average ACT
    28
    Receiving Aid
    93%
  91. For Linguistics

    University of North Texas logo
    Acceptance Rate
    74%
    Average SAT
    1155
    Average ACT
    24
    Receiving Aid
    82%
  92. For Linguistics

    University of New Hampshire logo
    Acceptance Rate
    84%
    Average SAT
    1170
    Average ACT
    25
    Receiving Aid
    90%
  93. For Linguistics

    Kent State University at Kent logo
    Acceptance Rate
    86%
    Average SAT
    1135
    Average ACT
    23
    Receiving Aid
    96%
  94. For Linguistics

    Rice University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    9%
    Average SAT
    1520
    Average ACT
    34
    Net Price
    $20,335
  95. For Linguistics

    University of Alabama logo
    Acceptance Rate
    83%
    Average SAT
    1210
    Average ACT
    27
    Receiving Aid
    79%
  96. For Linguistics

    Northern Illinois University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    48%
    Average SAT
    1055
    Average ACT
    22
    Receiving Aid
    97%
  97. For Linguistics

    Dartmouth College logo
    Acceptance Rate
    8%
    Average SAT
    1500
    Average ACT
    34
    Net Price
    $23,869
  98. For Linguistics

    University of Texas at San Antonio logo
    Acceptance Rate
    77%
    Average SAT
    1125
    Average ACT
    22
    Receiving Aid
    83%
  99. For Linguistics

    New Mexico State University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    55%
    Average SAT
    1050
    Average ACT
    21
    Receiving Aid
    99%
  100. For Linguistics

    University of Cincinnati logo
    Acceptance Rate
    77%
    Average SAT
    1235
    Average ACT
    26
    Receiving Aid
    75%

The best cities to study Linguistics in the United States based on the number of universities and their ranks are Philadelphia, Stanford, Champaign, and Austin.