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2022 Best Comparative Literature Master's Degree Schools in the Middle Atlantic Region

8 Colleges in the Middle Atlantic Region
51 Master's Degrees
Comparative Literature is above average in terms of popularity with it being the #434 most popular master's degree program in the country. This means you won't have too much trouble finding schools that offer the degree.

In 2022, College Factual analyzed 8 schools in order to identify the top ones for its Best Comparative Literature Master's Degree Schools in the Middle Atlantic Region ranking. When you put them all together, these colleges and universities awarded 51 master's degrees in comparative literature during the 2019-2020 academic year.

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Choosing a Great Comparative Literature School for Your Master's Degree

Best Comparative Literature Master's Degree Schools in the Middle Atlantic Region Your choice of comparative literature for getting your master's degree school matters. Important measures of a quality comparative literature program can vary widely even among the top schools. When choosing a school we recommend considering some of the following factors:

Quality Overall Is Important

A school that excels in educating for a particular major and degree level must be a great school overall as well. To make it into this list a school must rank well in our overall Best Colleges for a Master's Degree ranking. This ranking considered factors such as graduation rates, overall graduate earnings and other educational resources to identify great colleges and universities.

Over 80% of the schools in this list are in the top 17% of our overall quality ranking while the lowest ranked school on the list is still in the top 24%.

Overall Best Colleges Rank  ( 189 to 1 )
Lowest Ranked Overall
Top Ranked Overall

Other Factors We Consider

In addition to the above, you should consider some of the following factors:

  • Major Focus - How much a school focuses on comparative literature students vs. other majors.
  • Major Demand - The number of comparative literature students who choose to seek a master's degree at the school.
  • Educational Resources - The amount of money and other resources allocated to students while they are pursuing their degree. These resources include such things as number of students per instructor and education expenditures per student.
  • Accreditation - Whether a school is regionally accredited and/or accredited by a recognized comparative literature related body.

Our complete ranking methodology documents in more detail how we consider these factors to identify the best colleges for comparative literature students working on their master's degree.

More Ways to Rank Comparative Literature Schools

Since the program you select can have a significant impact on your future, we've developed a number of rankings, including this Best Comparative Literature Master's Degree Schools in the Middle Atlantic Region list, to help you choose the best school for you.

Best Schools for Master’s Students to Study Comparative Literature in the Middle Atlantic Region

Learn about the top ranked colleges and universities for comparative literature students seeking a a master's degree.

Top Middle Atlantic Region Schools for a Master's in Comparative Literature

#1

New York University

New York, NY
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In NY
10 Annual Graduates

Every student pursuing a degree in a master's degree in comparative literature needs to look into New York University. Located in the large city of New York, NYU is a private not-for-profit university with a very large student population. A Best Master's Degree Schools rank of #40 out of 1,305 colleges nationwide means NYU is a great university overall.

There were approximately 10 comparative literature individuals who graduated with this degree at NYU in the most recent year we have data available.

More information about a master’s in comparative literature from New York University

#2

Cornell University

Ithaca, NY
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
7th Most Popular In NY
6 Annual Graduates

Cornell University is one of the finest schools in the United States for getting a master's degree in comparative literature. Cornell is a fairly large private not-for-profit university located in the small city of Ithaca. A Best Master's Degree Schools rank of #16 out of 1,305 schools nationwide means Cornell is a great university overall.

Cornell University is one of the most popular universities to study comparative literature in the Middle Atlantic Region with roughly 6 graduations in the most recent data year.

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#3

University of Rochester

Rochester, NY
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
5th Most Popular In NY
2 Annual Graduates

University of Rochester is a great decision for individuals pursuing a master's degree in comparative literature. Located in the medium-sized city of Rochester, University of Rochester is a private not-for-profit university with a fairly large student population. A Best Master's Degree Schools rank of #57 out of 1,305 colleges nationwide means University of Rochester is a great university overall.

University of Rochester is a fairly popular university to study comparative literature in the Middle Atlantic Region with roughly 2 graduations in the most recent year we have data available.

More information about a master’s in comparative literature from University of Rochester

#4

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
2nd Most Popular In PA
11 Annual Graduates

University of Pennsylvania is one of the finest schools in the United States for getting a master's degree in comparative literature. Located in the large city of Philadelphia, UPenn is a private not-for-profit university with a fairly large student population. A Best Master's Degree Schools rank of #11 out of 1,305 schools nationwide means UPenn is a great university overall.

There were roughly 11 comparative literature students who graduated with this degree at UPenn in the most recent data year.

More information about a master’s in comparative literature from University of Pennsylvania

Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
2nd Most Popular In NJ
2 Annual Graduates

Rutgers New Brunswick is a very large public university located in the small city of New Brunswick. This university ranks 4th out of 30 colleges for overall master's degree quality in the state of New Jersey.

There were roughly 2 comparative literature students who graduated with this degree at Rutgers New Brunswick in the most recent year we have data available.

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#6

Binghamton University

Vestal, NY
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
4th Most Popular In NY
4 Annual Graduates

Located in the midsize suburb of Vestal, Binghamton University is a public university with a fairly large student population. This university ranks 20th out of 96 colleges for overall master's degree quality in the state of New York.

Binghamton University is one of the most popular universities to study comparative literature in the Middle Atlantic Region with about 4 graduates in the most recent year we have data available.

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#7

University at Buffalo

Buffalo, NY
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
5th Most Popular In NY
3 Annual Graduates

Located in the large suburb of Buffalo, University at Buffalo is a public university with a very large student population. This university ranks 40th out of 96 colleges for overall master's degree quality in the state of New York.

University at Buffalo is a fairly popular university to study comparative literature in the Middle Atlantic Region with roughly 3 graduates in the most recent data year.

More information about a master’s in comparative literature from University at Buffalo

#8

Stony Brook University

Stony Brook, NY
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
3rd Most Popular In NY
1 Annual Graduates

Located in the large suburb of Stony Brook, SUNY Stony Brook is a public university with a very large student population. This university ranks 25th out of 96 colleges for overall master's degree quality in the state of New York.

There were approximately 1 comparative literature individuals who graduated with this degree at SUNY Stony Brook in the most recent year we have data available.

More information about a master’s in comparative literature from Stony Brook University

Best Comparative Literature Colleges by State

Explore the best comparative literature colleges for a specific state in the Middle Atlantic Region .

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
New York 667 49
Pennsylvania 586 8
Maryland 342 0
New Jersey 323 9

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Comparative Literature is one of 5 different types of Linguistics & Comparative Literature programs to choose from.

Related Major Annual Graduates
Linguistics 121
Modern Languages 25
Language Translation 15
Other Linguistic, Comparative, & Related Language Studies & Services 5
Applied Linguistics 1

Notes and References

  • The bars on the spread charts above show the distribution of the schools on this list +/- one standard deviation from the mean.
  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to Pandit Rahul Sanskrutayan, Banshidhar Mohanty. More about our data sources and methodologies.

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