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

18 Colleges in the Middle Atlantic Region
218 Master's Degrees
a master's degree in linguistics and comparative literature is more popular than many other degrees. In fact, it ranks #97 out of 326 on popularity of all such degrees in the nation. As a result, there are many college that offer the degree, making your choice of school a hard one.

For its 2022 ranking, College Factual looked at 18 schools in the Middle Atlantic Region to determine which ones were the best for linguistics and comparative literature students pursuing a master's degree. Combined, these schools handed out 218 master's degrees in linguistics and comparative literature to qualified students.

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

Best Linguistics & Comparative Literature Master's Degree Schools in the Middle Atlantic Region Your choice of linguistics and comparative literature for getting your master'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. To make it into this list, a school must excel in the following areas.

A Great Overall School

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

The vast majority of the schools on this list are in at least the top 24% of our overall quality ranking.

Overall Best Colleges Rank  ( 272 to 1 )
Lowest Ranked Overall
Top Ranked Overall

Early-Career Earnings

One measure we use to determine the quality of a school is to look at the average salary of master's graduates during the early years of their career. That is, everyone wants their master's degree to be worth something, and salaries are one measure of determining that.

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 linguistics and comparative literature students as compared to other majors.
  • Major Demand - How many other linguistics and comparative literature students want to attend this school to pursue a master's degree.
  • 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.
  • Student Debt - How much debt linguistics and comparative literature students go into to obtain their master's degree and how well they are able to pay back that debt.
  • Accreditation - Whether a school is regionally accredited and/or accredited by a recognized linguistics and comparative literature related body.

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

More Ways to Rank Linguistics & Comparative Literature Schools

When choosing the right school for you, it's important to arm yourself with all the facts you can. To that end, we've created a number of major-specific rankings, including this Best Linguistics & Comparative Literature Master's Degree Schools in the Middle Atlantic Region list to help you make the college decision.

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

The following list ranks the best colleges and universities for pursuing a master's degree in linguistics and comparative literature.

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

#1

Georgetown University

Washington, DC
21 Annual Graduates

Every student pursuing a degree in a master's degree in linguistics and comparative literature needs to take a look at Georgetown University. Georgetown is a large private not-for-profit university located in the large city of Washington. A Best Master's Degree Schools rank of #19 out of 1,305 schools nationwide means Georgetown is a great university overall.

There were approximately 21 linguistics and comparative literature individuals who graduated with this degree at Georgetown in the most recent year we have data available.

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#2

New York University

New York, NY
27 Annual Graduates

New York University is one of the best schools in the United States for getting a master's degree in linguistics and comparative literature. NYU is a very large private not-for-profit university located in the city of New York. A Best Master's Degree Schools rank of #40 out of 1,305 schools nationwide means NYU is a great university overall.

There were roughly 27 linguistics and comparative literature individuals who graduated with this degree at NYU in the most recent year we have data available.

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#3

Cornell University

Ithaca, NY
10 Annual Graduates

Cornell University is one of the finest schools in the country for getting a master's degree in linguistics and comparative literature. Located in the city of Ithaca, Cornell is a private not-for-profit university with a very large student population. 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 about 10 graduates in the most recent data year.

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25 Annual Graduates

Teachers College at Columbia University is a good decision for students pursuing a master's degree in linguistics and comparative literature. Teachers College is a small private not-for-profit university located in the city of New York. A Best Master's Degree Schools rank of #32 out of 1,305 schools nationwide means Teachers College is a great university overall.

There were approximately 25 linguistics and comparative literature individuals who graduated with this degree at Teachers College in the most recent data year.

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16 Annual Graduates

Located in the large suburb of Newark, UD is a public university with a very large student population. This university ranks 1st out of 5 schools for overall master's degree quality in the state of Delaware.

There were roughly 16 linguistics and comparative literature students who graduated with this degree at UD in the most recent data year.

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#6

University of Rochester

Rochester, NY
10 Annual Graduates

University of Rochester is a fairly large private not-for-profit university located in the midsize city of Rochester. A Best Master's Degree Schools rank of #57 out of 1,305 colleges nationwide means University of Rochester is a great university overall.

With 10 individuals who completed this degree in the most recent data year, University of Rochester is one of the most popular universities to study comparative literature in the Middle Atlantic Region .

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#7

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA
12 Annual Graduates

UPenn is a very large private not-for-profit university located in the city of Philadelphia. A Best Master's Degree Schools rank of #11 out of 1,305 schools nationwide means UPenn is a great university overall.

With 12 students who completed this degree in the most recent year we have data available, University of Pennsylvania is one of the most popular universities to study comparative literature in the Middle Atlantic Region .

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#8

Syracuse University

Syracuse, NY
9 Annual Graduates

Located in the midsize city of Syracuse, Syracuse is a private not-for-profit university with a very large student population. A Best Master's Degree Schools rank of #88 out of 1,305 colleges nationwide means Syracuse is a great university overall.

Syracuse University is one of the most popular universities to study comparative literature in the Middle Atlantic Region with roughly 9 graduations in the most recent data year.

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5 Annual Graduates

Located in the large suburb of College Park, UMCP is a public university with a very large student population. A Best Master's Degree Schools rank of #62 out of 1,305 colleges nationwide means UMCP is a great university overall.

There were approximately 5 linguistics and comparative literature students who graduated with this degree at UMCP in the most recent year we have data available.

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3 Annual Graduates

Pitt is a fairly large public university located in the large city of Pittsburgh. This university ranks 11th out of 75 schools for overall master's degree quality in the state of Pennsylvania.

There were approximately 3 linguistics and comparative literature individuals who graduated with this degree at Pitt in the most recent year we have data available.

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Best Linguistics & Comparative Literature Colleges by State

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

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
New York 249 174
Pennsylvania 238 28
Maryland 190 3
New Jersey 178 19
District of Columbia 151 33
Delaware 88 12

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One of 17 majors within the Foreign Languages & Linguistics area of study, Linguistics & Comparative Literature has other similar majors worth exploring.

Comparative Literature Focus Areas

Major Annual Graduates
Linguistics 121
Comparative Literature 51
Modern Languages 25
Language Translation 15
Other Linguistic, Comparative, & Related Language Studies & Services 5
Applied Linguistics 1

Related Major Annual Graduates
Romance Languages 203
East Asian Languages 62
American Sign Language 47
Classical Languages & Literature 41
Middle Eastern Semitic Languages 39
Germanic Languages 17
Foreign Language, Literature & Linguistics (Other) 14
Second Language Learning 13
Slavic, Baltic & Albanian Languages 11

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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