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Romance Languages at University of Pennsylvania

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Romance Languages at University of Pennsylvania

What traits are you looking for in a romance languages school? To help you decide if University of Pennsylvania is right for you, we've gathered the following information about the school's romance languages program.

UPenn is located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and has a total student population of 26,552. In 2021, 18 romance languages majors received their bachelor's degree from UPenn.

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.

UPenn Romance Languages Degrees Available

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

UPenn Romance Languages Rankings

Each year, College Factual ranks romance languages programs across the country. The following shows how UPenn performed in these rankings.

Note: Although rankings can help you see some information about a school, it's not a good idea to depend on them alone. Be sure to check out other things about the school before making your decision to attend.

Bachelor’s Degree Overall Quality & Other Notable Rankings

The romance languages major at UPenn 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.

Ranking Type Rank
Most Popular Romance Languages Schools 108

In 2021, 7 students received their master’s degree in romance languages from UPenn. This makes it the #43 most popular school for romance languages master’s degree candidates in the country.

There were 10 students who received their doctoral degrees in romance languages, making the school the #5 most popular school in the United States for this category of students.

Romance Languages Student Demographics at UPenn

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

UPenn Romance Languages Bachelor’s Program

78% Women
44% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Of the 18 students who earned a bachelor's degree in Romance Languages from UPenn in 2020-2021, 22% were men and 78% were women.


About 56% of those who receive a bachelor's degree in romance languages at UPenn are white. This is above average for this degree on the nationwide level.

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 1
Black or African American 3
Hispanic or Latino 4
White 10
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 0

UPenn Romance Languages Master’s Program

43% Women
14% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
During the 2020-2021 academic year, 7 romance languages majors earned their master's degree from UPenn. Of these graduates, 57% were men and 43% were women. Nationwide, master's degree programs only see 24% men graduate in romance languages each year. UPenn does a better job at serving the male population as it supports 33% more men than average.


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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 0
Black or African American 0
Hispanic or Latino 1
White 1
International Students 5
Other Races/Ethnicities 0

UPenn also has a doctoral program available in romance languages. In 2021, 10 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 PA, the home state for University of Pennsylvania.

Occupation Jobs in PA Average Salary in PA
High School Teachers 50,460 $64,830
Foreign Language and Literature Professors 1,590 $78,240
Interpreters and Translators 750 $50,100


*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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