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Romance Languages at New York University

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Romance Languages at New York University

If you plan to study romance languages, take a look at what New York University has to offer and decide if the program is a good match for you. Get started with the following essential facts.

NYU is located in New York, New York and approximately 52,775 students attend the school each year. Of the 6,752 students who graduated with a bachelor’s degree from New York University in 2021, 77 of them were romance languages majors.

Want to know more about the career opportunities in this field? Check out the Careers in Romance Languages section at the bottom of this page.

NYU Romance Languages Degrees Available

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Romance Languages
  • Master’s Degree in Romance Languages
  • Doctorate Degree in Romance Languages

NYU Romance Languages Rankings

The romance languages major at NYU is not ranked on College Factual’s Best Colleges and Universities for Romance Languages. This could be for a number of reasons, such as not having enough data on the major or school to make an accurate assessment of its quality.

In 2021, 22 students received their master’s degree in romance languages from NYU. This makes it the #4 most popular school for romance languages master’s degree candidates in the country.

There were 6 students who received their doctoral degrees in romance languages, making the school the #13 most popular school in the United States for this category of students.

Romance Languages Student Demographics at NYU

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the romance languages majors at New York University.

NYU Romance Languages Bachelor’s Program

83% Women
56% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Of the 77 romance languages students who graduated with a bachelor's degree in 2020-2021 from NYU, about 17% were men and 83% were women.


Prospective students may be interested in knowing that this school graduates 11% more racial-ethnic minorities in its romance languages bachelor's program than the national average.*

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from New York University with a bachelor's in romance languages.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 5
Black or African American 9
Hispanic or Latino 18
White 26
International Students 6
Other Races/Ethnicities 13

NYU Romance Languages Master’s Program

64% Women
23% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
During the 2020-2021 academic year, 22 romance languages majors earned their master's degree from NYU. Of these graduates, 36% were men and 64% were women. Nationwide, master's degree programs only see 24% men graduate in romance languages each year. NYU does a better job at serving the male population as it supports 12% more men than average.


The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from New York University with a master's in romance languages.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 0
Black or African American 0
Hispanic or Latino 5
White 4
International Students 13
Other Races/Ethnicities 0

NYU also has a doctoral program available in romance languages. In 2021, 6 students graduated with a doctor's degree in this field.

Careers That Romance Languages Grads May Go Into

A degree in romance languages can lead to the following careers. Since job numbers and average salaries can vary by geographic location, we have only included the numbers for NY, the home state for New York University.

Occupation Jobs in NY Average Salary in NY
High School Teachers 74,830 $85,300
Interpreters and Translators 3,300 $68,940
Foreign Language and Literature Professors 3,130 $87,670


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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