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2022 Best Linguistics & Comparative Literature Master's Degree Schools in New York

9 Colleges in New York
122 Master's Degrees
Linguistics & Comparative Literature is above average in terms of popularity with it being the #97 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 9 schools in order to identify the top ones for its Best Linguistics & Comparative Literature Master's Degree Schools in New York ranking. When you put them all together, these colleges and universities awarded 122 master's degrees in linguistics and comparative literature during the 2019-2020 academic year.

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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 New York 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. When choosing a school we recommend considering some of the following factors:

Quality Overall Is Important

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 account for this we include a school's overall Best Colleges for a Master's Degree ranking which itself looks at a combination of various 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 22% of our overall quality ranking while the lowest ranked school on the list is still in the top 32%.

Overall Best Colleges Rank  ( 228 to 1 )
Lowest Ranked Overall
Top Ranked Overall

Average Earnings

To determine the overall quality of a graduate school, one factor we look at is the average early-career salary of those receiving their master's degree from the school. This is because one of the main reasons people pursue their master's degree is to enable themselves to find better-paying positions.

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

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

Best Schools for Master’s Students to Study Linguistics & Comparative Literature in New York

Below you'll see a list of the best colleges and universities for pursuing a master's degree in linguistics and comparative literature.

Top New York Schools for a Master's in Comparative Literature

#1

New York University

New York, NY
27 Annual Graduates

New York University is one of the best schools in the country 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 about 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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#2

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 small city of Ithaca, Cornell is a private not-for-profit university with a fairly large student population. A Best Master's Degree Schools rank of #16 out of 1,305 colleges nationwide means Cornell is a great university overall.

A preferred choice for linguistics and comparative literature students, there were approximately 10 students who completed this degree at Cornell in the most recent data year.

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25 Annual Graduates

Teachers College at Columbia University is a good option 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 large city of New York. A Best Master's Degree Schools rank of #32 out of 1,305 colleges nationwide means Teachers College is a great university overall.

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

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#4

University of Rochester

Rochester, NY
10 Annual Graduates

It's hard to beat University of Rochester if you want to pursue a master's degree in linguistics and comparative literature. University of Rochester is a large private not-for-profit university located in the 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.

A popular major for linguistics and comparative literature students, there were roughly 10 individuals who graduated from this program at University of Rochester in the most recent data year.

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#5

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. This university ranks 8th out of 96 schools for overall master's degree quality in the state of New York.

There were approximately 9 linguistics and comparative literature individuals who graduated with this degree at Syracuse in the most recent year we have data available.

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#6

Binghamton University

Vestal, NY
4 Annual Graduates

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

Binghamton University is a fairly popular university to study comparative literature in New York with approximately 4 graduates in the most recent year we have data available.

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#7

University at Buffalo

Buffalo, NY
5 Annual Graduates

University at Buffalo is a fairly large public university located in the suburb of Buffalo. This university ranks 40th out of 96 colleges for overall master's degree quality in the state of New York.

There were about 5 linguistics and comparative literature students who graduated with this degree at University at Buffalo in the most recent data year.

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10 Annual Graduates

CCNY is a large public college located in the city of New York. This college ranks 56th out of 96 schools for overall master's degree quality in the state of New York.

There were approximately 10 linguistics and comparative literature students who graduated with this degree at CCNY in the most recent year we have data available.

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#9

Stony Brook University

Stony Brook, NY
1 Annual Graduates

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

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

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Best Linguistics & Comparative Literature Colleges in the Middle Atlantic Region

Explore all the Best Linguistics & Comparative Literature Colleges in the Middle Atlantic Area or other specific states within that region.

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
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 73
Comparative Literature 33
Language Translation 9
Modern Languages 6
Applied Linguistics 1

Related Major Annual Graduates
Romance Languages 133
East Asian Languages 36
Classical Languages & Literature 23
Middle Eastern Semitic Languages 19
Second Language Learning 13
Slavic, Baltic & Albanian Languages 10
Germanic Languages 9
Foreign Language, Literature & Linguistics (Other) 8
American Sign Language 7

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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