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Most Popular Schools for Comparative Literature Major & Degree Program

A program that focuses on two or more literary traditions in the original languages or in translation. Includes instruction in comparative linguistics; applicable foreign languages; English/French language and literature; literary criticism; and applications to genre, period, national, and textual studies as well as literary forms such as poetry, prose, and drama.


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Rank School Name Students % of Total Total On-Campus Cost
1 University of California-Santa Cruz 146 3% $36,217
2 The University of Texas at Dallas 56 1% $29,286
3 Ramapo College of New Jersey 39 2% $31,572
4 University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras 35 2% $19,876
5 University of Washington-Seattle Campus 30 0% $27,638
6 Brown University 28 1% $73,802
7 New York University 27 0% $73,566
8 Princeton University 24 1% $70,900
9 Columbia University in the City of New York 23 0% $76,856
10 University of California-Los Angeles 22 0% $34,620
11 University of California-Irvine 20 0% $34,261
12 Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus 18 0% $36,652
13 University of California-Berkeley 17 0% $38,066
14 California State University-Long Beach 16 0% $24,738
15 University of Minnesota-Twin Cities 16 0% $27,898
16 Oberlin College 15 2% $74,636
17 Dartmouth College 15 1% $74,359
18 University of California-Davis 14 0% $35,177
19 San Francisco State University 14 0% $27,480
20 Harvard University 13 0% $71,650
21 Stanford University 12 0% $71,587
22 University of Connecticut 12 0% $32,404
23 University of California-Santa Barbara 12 0% $36,659
24 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 12 0% $23,811
25 University of Oregon 11 0% $27,366
26 Yale University 11 0% $73,900
27 Binghamton University 11 0% $26,866
28 Williams College 10 2% $73,200
29 University of Pennsylvania 10 0% $74,408
30 University of Georgia 9 0% $26,688
31 Middlebury College 9 1% $71,980
32 University of New Mexico-Main Campus 8 0% $22,639
33 Cornell University 8 0% $73,904
34 University of Southern California 7 0% $74,825
35 University of Massachusetts-Amherst 7 0% $30,913
36 Stony Brook University 7 0% $26,091
37 Rutgers University-New Brunswick 7 0% $32,443
38 University at Buffalo 6 0% $27,758
39 Colorado College 6 1% $71,642
40 CUNY Graduate School and University Center 6 0% N/A
41 Reed College 5 2% $73,207
42 Haverford College 5 2% $73,902
43 Occidental College 5 1% $74,132
44 Northwestern University 5 0% $74,649
45 Smith College 5 1% $72,701
46 Barnard College 4 1% $74,777
47 Indiana University-Bloomington 4 0% $24,779
48 Boston University 4 0% $72,618
49 Clackamas Community College 4 0% $6,744
50 Brigham Young University-Provo 4 0% $18,776
51 University of Rochester 3 0% $72,721
52 Bryn Mawr College 3 1% $70,860
53 University of Wisconsin-Madison 3 0% $26,025
54 University of San Francisco 3 0% $68,296
55 Beloit College 3 1% $61,584
56 University of California-Riverside 3 0% $35,242
57 University of South Carolina-Columbia 3 0% $28,301
58 Washington University in St Louis 3 0% $74,361
59 San Diego State University 2 0% $29,318
60 University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez 2 0% $6,262
61 The University of Texas at Austin 2 0% $26,506
62 Ohio Wesleyan University 2 1% $61,910
63 University of Michigan-Ann Arbor 2 0% $30,298
64 Wellesley College 2 0% $72,250
65 University of Utah 2 0% $24,472
66 CUNY Queens College 2 0% $28,907
67 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 2 0% $30,102
68 University of Chicago 2 0% $78,555
69 College of the Holy Cross 1 0% $69,190
70 CUNY Hunter College 1 0% $22,379
71 California State University-Fullerton 1 0% $27,738
72 Hofstra University 1 0% $63,748
73 University of Colorado Boulder 1 0% $31,044
74 Emory University 1 0% $69,502
75 Ohio State University-Main Campus 1 0% $27,367
76 Purdue University-Main Campus 1 0% $22,822
77 SUNY College at Geneseo 1 0% $25,761
78 Fordham University 1 0% $74,265
79 University of Dallas 1 0% $57,352
80 Georgetown University 1 0% $73,840
81 University of Arkansas 1 0% $25,500

This list indicates the number of students that completed the Comparative Literature program at the schools above.
It is not necessarily an indicator of academic rigor or quality of education.
Note that some schools do not have enough data to be ranked, and these schools will not appear in our lists.