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2022 Best Comparative Literature Bachelor's Degree Schools

51 Colleges in the United States
734 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 #279 in the country in terms of popularity. This means you won't have too much trouble finding schools that offer the degree.

In 2022, College Factual analyzed 51 schools in order to identify the top ones for its Best Comparative Literature Bachelor's Degree Schools ranking. When you put them all together, these colleges and universities awarded 734 bachelor's degrees in comparative literature during the 2019-2020 academic year.

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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 host of different factors like degree completion, educational resources, student body caliber and post-graduation earnings for the school as a whole.

Over 80% of the schools in this list are in the top 6% of our overall quality ranking while the lowest ranked school on the list is still in the top 14%.

Overall Best Colleges Rank  ( 104 to 1 )
Lowest Ranked Overall
Top Ranked Overall

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 schools 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

#1

Northwestern University

Evanston, IL
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
2nd Most Popular In IL
4 Annual Graduates

Northwestern University is one of the finest schools in the United States for getting a bachelor's degree in comparative literature. Located in the city of Evanston, Northwestern is a private not-for-profit university with a fairly large student population. A Best Bachelor's Degree Schools rank of #16 out of 1,683 schools nationwide means Northwestern is a great university overall.

There were approximately 4 comparative literature individuals who graduated with this degree at Northwestern in the most recent data year.

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#2

Georgetown University

Washington, DC
1st Most Popular In DC
3 Annual Graduates

Georgetown University is one of the best schools in the United States for getting a bachelor's degree in comparative literature. Georgetown is a large private not-for-profit university located in the city of Washington. A Best Bachelor's Degree Schools rank of #17 out of 1,683 schools nationwide means Georgetown is a great university overall.

There were approximately 3 comparative literature individuals who graduated with this degree at Georgetown in the most recent data year.

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1st Most Popular In NY
23 Annual Graduates

Columbia University in the City of New York is a good option for students pursuing a bachelor's degree in comparative literature. Columbia is a very large private not-for-profit university located in the large city of New York. A Best Bachelor's Degree Schools rank of #23 out of 1,683 schools nationwide means Columbia is a great university overall.

There were roughly 23 comparative literature students who graduated with this degree at Columbia in the most recent data year.

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

University of California - Los Angeles is a great option for students pursuing a bachelor's degree in comparative literature. UCLA is a fairly large public university located in the city of Los Angeles. This university ranks 10th out of 113 schools for overall bachelor's degree quality in the state of California.

There were roughly 22 comparative literature students who graduated with this degree at UCLA in the most recent data year.

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#5

Brown University

Providence, RI
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In RI
17 Annual Graduates

Brown is a medium-sized private not-for-profit university located in the city of Providence. A Best Bachelor's Degree Schools rank of #19 out of 1,683 colleges nationwide means Brown is a great university overall.

There were roughly 17 comparative literature students who graduated with this degree at Brown in the most recent data year.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
13th Most Popular In CA
2 Annual Graduates

Located in the large city of Los Angeles, USC is a private not-for-profit university with a fairly large student population. A Best Bachelor's Degree Schools rank of #30 out of 1,683 colleges nationwide means USC is a great university overall.

University of Southern California is one of the most popular universities to study comparative literature in the United States with approximately 2 graduates in the most recent year we have data available.

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#7

Boston University

Boston, MA
5th Most Popular In MA
4 Annual Graduates

Located in the large city of Boston, Boston U is a private not-for-profit university with a fairly large student population. This university ranks 12th out of 56 colleges for overall bachelor's degree quality in the state of Massachusetts.

With 4 individuals who graduated from this program in the most recent year we have data available, Boston University is one of the most popular universities to study comparative literature in the United States.

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#8

University of Chicago

Chicago, IL
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In IL
6 Annual Graduates

UChicago is a fairly large private not-for-profit university located in the large city of Chicago. A Best Bachelor's Degree Schools rank of #10 out of 1,683 colleges nationwide means UChicago is a great university overall.

There were roughly 6 comparative literature individuals who graduated with this degree at UChicago in the most recent year we have data available.

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#9

Williams College

Williamstown, MA
2nd Most Popular In MA
10 Annual Graduates

Williams is a small private not-for-profit college located in the fringe town of Williamstown. A Best Bachelor's Degree Schools rank of #22 out of 1,683 schools nationwide means Williams is a great college overall.

There were about 10 comparative literature students who graduated with this degree at Williams in the most recent data year.

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#10

New York University

New York, NY
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
3rd Most Popular In NY
9 Annual Graduates

NYU is a very large private not-for-profit university located in the large city of New York. This university ranks 7th out of 124 schools for overall bachelor's degree quality in the state of New York.

New York University is a fairly popular university to study comparative literature in the United States with about 9 graduates in the most recent data year.

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

Related Major Annual Graduates
Modern Languages 2,336
Linguistics 2,298
Other Linguistic, Comparative, & Related Language Studies & Services 254
Applied Linguistics 63
Language Translation 59

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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