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2023 Best Comparative Literature Bachelor's Degree Schools

44 Colleges in the United States
637 Bachelor's Degrees
If you plan on getting your bachelor's degree in comparative literature, you won't be alone since the degree program is ranked #312 in the country in terms of popularity. This means you won't have too much trouble finding schools that offer the degree.

For its 2023 ranking, College Factual looked at 44 schools in the United States to determine which ones were the best for comparative literature students pursuing a bachelor's degree. Combined, these schools handed out 637 bachelor's degrees in comparative literature to qualified students.

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

Best Comparative Literature Bachelor's Degree Schools Your choice of comparative literature for getting your bachelor's degree school matters. This section explores some of the factors we include in our ranking and how much they vary depending on the school you select. When choosing a school we recommend considering some of the following factors:

Quality Overall Is Important

The overall quality of a bachelor's degree school is important to ensure a good education, not just how well they do in a particular major. To take this into account we consider a college's overall Best Colleges ranking which itself looks at a collection of various factors like degree completion, educational resources, student body caliber and post-graduation earnings for the school as a whole.

Other Factors We Consider

The metrics below are just some of the other metrics that we use to determine our rankings.

  • Major Focus - How many resources a school devotes to comparative literature students as compared to other majors.
  • Major Demand - The number of comparative literature students who choose to seek a bachelor's degree at the school.
  • Educational Resources - How many resources are allocated to students. These resources may include educational expenditures per student, number of students per instructor, and graduation rate among other things.
  • 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 bachelor's degree.

One Size Does Not Fit All

Since picking the right college can be one of the most important decisions of your life, we've developed the Best Comparative Literature Bachelor's Degree Schools ranking, along with many other major-related rankings, to help you make that decision.

In addition to College Factual's rankings, you may want to take a look at College Combat, our unique tool that lets you pit your favorite schools head-to-head and compare how they rate on factors that most interest you. When you have some time, check it out - you may want to bookmark the link so you don't forget it.

Best Schools for Bachelor’s Students to Study Comparative Literature in the United States

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

10 Top Schools for a Bachelor's in Comparative Literature

Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
17 Annual Graduates

University of California - Los Angeles is a great choice for individuals pursuing a bachelor's degree in comparative literature. UCLA is a fairly large public university located in the large city of Los Angeles.More information about a bachelor’s in comparative literature from University of California - Los Angeles

Graduate Certificate Highest Degree Type
24 Annual Graduates

Columbia University in the City of New York is a great decision for individuals pursuing a bachelor's degree in comparative literature. Columbia is a fairly large private not-for-profit university located in the city of New York.More information about a bachelor’s in comparative literature from Columbia University in the City of New York

Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
25 Annual Graduates

University of California - Berkeley is a great option for students interested in a bachelor's degree in comparative literature. Located in the city of Berkeley, UC Berkeley is a public university with a very large student population.More information about a bachelor’s in comparative literature from University of California - Berkeley

#4

Brown University

Providence, RI
14 Annual Graduates

Brown University is a good decision for individuals pursuing a bachelor's degree in comparative literature. Brown is a fairly large private not-for-profit university located in the midsize city of Providence.More information about a bachelor’s in comparative literature from Brown University

Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
5 Annual Graduates

Located in the city of Los Angeles, USC is a private not-for-profit university with a very large student population.More information about a bachelor’s in comparative literature from University of Southern California

Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
32 Annual Graduates

UCSB is a fairly large public university located in the suburb of Santa Barbara.More information about a bachelor’s in comparative literature from University of California - Santa Barbara

Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
1 Annual Graduates

UIUC is a very large public university located in the city of Champaign.More information about a bachelor’s in comparative literature from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
7 Annual Graduates

UW Seattle is a very large public university located in the city of Seattle.More information about a bachelor’s in comparative literature from University of Washington - Seattle Campus

#9

University of Chicago

Chicago, IL
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
3 Annual Graduates

UChicago is a fairly large private not-for-profit university located in the large city of Chicago.More information about a bachelor’s in comparative literature from University of Chicago

Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
8 Annual Graduates

UC Davis is a very large public university located in the suburb of Davis.More information about a bachelor’s in comparative literature from University of California - Davis

Comparative Literature by Region

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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 2,324
Modern Languages 2,118
Other Linguistic, Comparative, & Related Language Studies & Services 213
Applied Linguistics 63
Language Translation 46

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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