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2022 Best Colleges for Comparative Literature

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803

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$52K

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#237

Most Popular Major

Popularity

Average Popularity

803

87% NATIONAL AVG

Diplomas Received Last Year

95

51% NATIONAL AVG

Colleges Offering this Degree

Most Popular Degrees

236

Forensic Psychology

804

237

Comparative Literature

803

238

Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing

799

Cost

Somewhat Expensive

$41,196

29% NATIONAL AVG

Median Degree Cost

Most Expensive Degrees

75

Communication and Media Studies

$41,498

76

Comparative Literature

$41,196

Salary

Low Salary

$27,131

30% NATIONAL AVG

Average Salary Two Years Out of School

Average Salary

335

Digital Arts

$27,285

336

Comparative Literature

$27,131

337

Linguistics

$27,131

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TOP

50

Professors

Very Good

4.5/5

12.5% NATIONAL AVG

Median Student Rating

Highest Student Rated Professors

35

Conservation Biology

36

Comparative Literature

37

Pre-Law Studies

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TOP

50

Students

Very Diverse

4.3/5

18.48% NATIONAL AVG

Student Diversity Index

Most Diverse

48

Psychology

49

Comparative Literature

50

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SUMMARY

Studying Comparative Literature is not only a valuable choice, but frequently a mandatory first step for undergraduates seeking to begin a career as a screenwriter, a theatrical actor, or a public relations associate. In fact, comparative literature is an uncommon major being the 237th most popular area of study. Last academic year, there were 803 comparative literature diplomas received. In-state tuition for comparative literature at private institutions is, on average, 4.4 times more expensive than their public rivals.

With only 95 colleges offering comparative literature you might have a smaller selection of institutions you can choose from. If you're hoping to immerse yourself with other comparative literature undergrads, consider looking at schools in California which have more undergraduates admitted to comparative literature than any other state. More generally, the best region to pursue comparative literature is in the Far West region with University of California-Los Angeles, University of California-Santa Barbara, and University of California-Santa Cruz best representing the region. Interestingly, our pick of the top conference to major in comparative literature is the Division III Independents with University of California-Santa Cruz representing the conference. That being said, our choice for the best university for comparative literature is Stanford University. You might also want to check out our list of the best colleges.

The objectively best school might not actually be the best school for every student. There can be lots of perspectives to weigh when choosing ​university. Things like campus amenities, transportation services, and food might definitely modify your thoughts on which university to attend. At Authority, we have evaluated the pros and cons for you. If, as an example, you want to know which comparative literature college boasts the top college campus, the answer is Harvard University. If you are very interested in which college has the best campus, we have a whole page dedicated to that. We have carefully pored through professor reviews, student reviews, government databases, and more so we can compare every U.S. major in an unbiased and informative way. You can find our comprehensive list for the schools with the best student life here and, from that list, our pick of the university with the best student life for comparative literature is Cornell University. Are you curious why? Continue reading to learn more about Authority's top selections. Some of our decisions might shock you.

If price is a primary factor in your choice of where you attend university, you might consider avoiding Columbia University in the City of New York. Columbia University in the City of New York appears to be our most expensive school for comparative literature, at least for out of state enrollment. That being said, we have a list of the most expensive colleges that could put the price tag at Columbia University in the City of New York into perspective. You may also want to know that comparative literature is the 76th most expensive degree in the United States, with an average bill of $41,200. On a broader scale, the most costly state for comparative literature in the country is Illinois with tuition and fees at the primary university, University of Chicago, of $57,642. To zoom out even further, the most costly region of the country for comparative literature is the Great Lakes region which is best demonstrated with University of Chicago with a cost of $57,642, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor with a cost of $52,669, and Oberlin College with a cost of $55,976.

Our cheapest region for comparative literature is the Rocky Mountains region which is represented by Brigham Young University-Provo with a cost of $5,790. In better news, the most affordable college for comparative literature is Ramapo College of New Jersey. Authority.org's full list of the most affordable colleges can be found here.

In-state attendees can anticipate paying in the neighborhood of $12,100 for a degree in comparative literature. The price increases intensely to a median of $32,500 for an out-of-state public-school student. As such, you might be interested in our choice for the school constituting the best value for comparative literature: Stanford University. Here you will find our comprehensive list for the schools we see as being the best value overall. That being said, this list is based on being an out-of-state student. A discussion of value changes when it comes to in-state tuition, but as we do not know what state(s) you might qualify for in-state tuition, we are approaching this discussion through out-of-state tuition costs.

Earnings for comparative literature students can cover a wide range, but within two-years of graduation students will often make around $51,800. There is a lot of variation in earnings potential; top positions can experience pay up to $87,900. Straight out of college, the lowest earning positions within the comparative literature field earn $29,900, which could be worse. The top earning graduates from comparative literature come from Stanford University and if you want to find the colleges with all of the highest earning graduates, we have that too.

The prevailing diversity of comparative literature is quite high, being in the 88th percentile of majors nationally. The university with the most composite diversity for comparative literature is New York University and here you can find our comprehensive list for the schools which have the most diversity. The overall financial diversity of the Comparative Literature major is only within the 47th percentile of all majors. Racial diversity is actually above financial diversity, in the 85th percentile. White collegians compose the largest proportion, 48%, of students studying comparative literature. Additionally, 65% of students seeking a comparative literature major are women.

The median score of comparative literature professors is 4.5 stars, a ranking which is 13% greater than the average across all majors; this is a fairly good score. If you are searching for the most popular comparative literature instructor in the nation, consider looking up Margaret Fronefield at University of Miami. It might be shocking, but the highest ranked instructors for comparative literature from student rankings are at University of Miami. If we including information beyond just rankings we find that the college possessing comprehensively the best professors for comparative literature is Stanford University. You will find an explanation of our ever evolving ranking methodology for the best overall professors here, as well as some of the finest examples of professors nationwide.

Finally, the most difficult school to get into for comparative literature is Stanford University. While we do not necessarily see the value in it, we have a detailed page of the hardest colleges to get into. Although, we hope you believe that considering the higher education world from context primarily shaped by superlatives can cause issues. We at Authority hope you explore our other pages on different universities and peruse a few of our background pages on beneficial details to think about as your college search continues.

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University of California-Santa Cruz

#1 Best Colleges for Comparative Literature

University of California-Santa Cruz is a large public university located in Santa Cruz, CA ranked 175th in the United States. It has a total of 18,774 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 51.31% of applicants. University of California-Santa Cruz offers 155 different majors and is best known for its Comparative Literature, Women's Studies, and Hispanic-American Studies programs (nationally ranked 1st, 1st, and 2nd respectively). With an annual tuition of $11,442 for students from California and $41,196 for those from out-of-state, University of California-Santa Cruz is quite costly. 72.4% of students graduate beginning the next chapter of their lives, employment. After finishing college, alumni go on to take in roughly $46,900 per year, which is 13% over the national median.

Santa Cruz, CA

www.ucsc.edu/

A

Rating

51%

Acceptance

20,839

Students

#175

Ranking

$41,196

Tuition

Princeton University

#2 Best Colleges for Comparative Literature

Princeton University is a mid-sized private university located in Princeton, NJ ranked 5th in the nation. It has a total of 5,535 full-time undergraduate students and is highly competitive, accepting 5.78% of applicants. Princeton University offers 125 different majors and is best known for its Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Molecular Biology, and Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $51,870 per year, Princeton University is extremely costly. 88.56% of students graduate ready to the next phase of their lives, entering the labor force. After finishing college, alumni go on to earn more or less $74,700 per year, which is 80% greater than the national median.

Princeton, NJ

www.princeton.edu

A+

Rating

6%

Acceptance

8,720

Students

#5

Ranking

$51,870

Tuition

Harvard University

#3 Best Colleges for Comparative Literature

Harvard University is a very large private university located in Cambridge, MA ranked 3rd in America. It has a total of 14,467 full-time undergraduate students and is highly competitive, accepting 4.64% of applicants. Harvard University offers 375 different majors and is best known for its History, Social Sciences, and Natural Sciences programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $47,730 per year, Harvard University is very high-priced. 77.7% of students graduate starting the next phase of their lives, employment. After finishing college, alumni go on to make more or less $89,700 per year, which is 116% above the national median.

Cambridge, MA

www.harvard.edu

A+

Rating

5%

Acceptance

41,987

Students

#3

Ranking

$47,730

Tuition

Brown University

#4 Best Colleges for Comparative Literature

Brown University is a large private university located in Providence, RI ranked 12th in the US. It has a total of 7,428 full-time undergraduate students and is highly competitive, accepting 7.07% of applicants. Brown University offers 265 different majors and is best known for its Entrepreneurship, African Studies, and Latin American and Caribbean Studies programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $57,112 per year, Brown University is very high-priced. 87.69% of students graduate moving on to the next phase of their lives, joining the labor force. Open graduating, alumni go on to earn about $67,500 per year, which is 63% greater than the national median.

Providence, RI

www.brown.edu

A+

Rating

7%

Acceptance

10,760

Students

#12

Ranking

$57,112

Tuition

Stanford University

#5 Best Colleges for Comparative Literature

Stanford University is a large private university located in Stanford, CA ranked 2nd in the nation. It has a total of 8,290 full-time undergraduate students and is highly competitive, accepting 4.34% of applicants. Stanford University offers 227 different majors and is best known for its Human Biology, Industrial Management, and Earth Sciences programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $52,857 per year, Stanford University is exceptionally pricey. 89.2% of students graduate moving on to the next phase of their lives, employment. After college, alumni go on to make roughly $94,000 per year, which is 126% above the national median.

Stanford, CA

www.stanford.edu/

A+

Rating

4%

Acceptance

20,993

Students

#2

Ranking

$52,857

Tuition

Yale University

#6 Best Colleges for Comparative Literature

Yale University is a large private university located in New Haven, CT ranked 4th in the United States. It has a total of 6,748 full-time undergraduate students and is highly competitive, accepting 6.08% of applicants. Yale University offers 297 different majors and is best known for its American Studies, Religious Studies, and History programs (nationally ranked 1st, 1st, and 2nd respectively). With an annual tuition of $55,500 per year, Yale University is very pricey. 89.63% of students graduate beginning the next stage of their lives, working. After graduation, alumni go on to generate about $83,200 per year, which is 100% greater than the national median.

New Haven, CT

https://www.yale.edu

A+

Rating

6%

Acceptance

14,389

Students

#4

Ranking

$55,500

Tuition

Reed College

#7 Best Colleges for Comparative Literature

Reed College is a small private liberal arts college located in Portland, OR ranked 80th in the nation. It has a total of 1,555 full-time undergraduate students and is somewhat competitive, with a 39.47% acceptance rate. Reed College offers 34 different majors and is best known for its Comparative Literature, Linguistics, and Religious Studies programs (nationally ranked 7th, 19th, and 27th respectively). With an annual tuition of $58,130 per year, Reed College is exceptionally costly. 83.52% of students graduate beginning the next phase of their lives, entering the labor market. After college, alumni go on to bring in roughly $42,200 per year, which is 2% greater than the national median.

Portland, OR

https://www.reed.edu

A+

Rating

39%

Acceptance

1,581

Students

#80

Ranking

$58,130

Tuition

New York University

#8 Best Colleges for Comparative Literature

New York University is a very large private university located in New York, NY ranked 25th in America. It has a total of 29,902 full-time undergraduate students and is quite competitive, accepting 16.2% of applicants. New York University offers 564 different majors and is best known for its Drama, Radio, Television, and Digital Communication, and Management Information Systems programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $50,684 per year, New York University is exceptionally expensive. 73.93% of students graduate beginning the next phase of their lives, employment. After finishing college, alumni go on to make roughly $61,900 per year, which is 49% over the national median.

New York, NY

www.nyu.edu

A+

Rating

16%

Acceptance

58,091

Students

#25

Ranking

$50,684

Tuition

Cornell University

#9 Best Colleges for Comparative Literature

Cornell University is a very large private university located in Ithaca, NY ranked 11th in America. It has a total of 15,464 full-time undergraduate students and is quite competitive, accepting 10.85% of applicants. Cornell University offers 323 different majors and is best known for its Human Resources, Agricultural Business and Management, and Agriculture programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $56,550 per year, Cornell University is very high-priced. 89.35% of students graduate moving on to the next stage of their lives, employment. After college, alumni go on to take home roughly $77,200 per year, which is 86% above the national median.

Ithaca, NY

www.cornell.edu

A+

Rating

11%

Acceptance

24,189

Students

#11

Ranking

$56,550

Tuition

Williams College

#10 Best Colleges for Comparative Literature

Williams College is a small private liberal arts college located in Williamstown, MA ranked 26th in the United States. It has a total of 2,237 full-time undergraduate students and is quite competitive, accepting 12.6% of applicants. Williams College offers 38 different majors and is best known for its Chinese Language and Literature, Near and Middle Eastern Studies, and Comparative Literature programs (nationally ranked 2nd, 4th, and 10th respectively). With an annual tuition of $56,970 per year, Williams College is very high-priced. 92.56% of students graduate ready to the next stage of their lives, working. After finishing college, alumni go on to make roughly $59,000 per year, which is 42% greater than the national median.

Williamstown, MA

https://www.williams.edu

A+

Rating

13%

Acceptance

2,291

Students

#26

Ranking

$56,970

Tuition

University of California-Los Angeles

#11 Best Colleges for Comparative Literature

University of California-Los Angeles is a very large public university located in Los Angeles, CA ranked 33rd in America. It has a total of 33,703 full-time undergraduate students and is quite competitive, accepting 12.32% of applicants. University of California-Los Angeles offers 333 different majors and is best known for its Psychology, Sociology, and Political Science and Government programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $11,442 for students from California and $41,196 for those from out-of-state, University of California-Los Angeles is quite expensive. 80.62% of students graduate starting the next chapter of their lives, working. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to earn more or less $60,700 per year, which is 46% above the national median.

Los Angeles, CA

www.ucla.edu/

A+

Rating

12%

Acceptance

47,103

Students

#33

Ranking

$41,196

Tuition

Columbia University in the City of New York

#12 Best Colleges for Comparative Literature

Columbia University in the City of New York is a very large private university located in New York, NY ranked 9th in the United States. It has a total of 8,628 full-time undergraduate students and is highly competitive, with a 5.45% acceptance rate. Columbia University in the City of New York offers 467 different majors and is best known for its Sustainability Studies, Art History, and Slavic, Baltic and Albanian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $58,920 per year, Columbia University in the City of New York is exceptionally high-priced. 78.72% of students graduate beginning the next stage of their lives, working. After college, alumni go on to bring home around $83,300 per year, which is 101% greater than the national median.

New York, NY

www.columbia.edu

A+

Rating

5%

Acceptance

33,301

Students

#9

Ranking

$58,920

Tuition

University of Pennsylvania

#13 Best Colleges for Comparative Literature

University of Pennsylvania is a very large private university located in Philadelphia, PA ranked 8th in the US. It has a total of 14,000 full-time undergraduate students and is highly competitive, with a 7.66% acceptance rate. University of Pennsylvania offers 355 different majors and is best known for its Finance, Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods, and Philosophy programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $51,156 per year, University of Pennsylvania is exceptionally pricey. 81.13% of students graduate ready to the next chapter of their lives, entering the labor force. Open graduating, alumni go on to earn more or less $85,900 per year, which is 107% greater than the national median.

Philadelphia, PA

www.upenn.edu

A+

Rating

8%

Acceptance

29,813

Students

#8

Ranking

$51,156

Tuition

Haverford College

#14 Best Colleges for Comparative Literature

Haverford College is a small private liberal arts college located in Haverford, PA ranked 42nd in the US. It has a total of 1,368 full-time undergraduate students and is quite competitive, accepting 16.32% of applicants. Haverford College offers 39 different majors and is best known for its Urban Planning, Visual and Performing Arts, and Chemistry programs (nationally ranked 3rd, 12th, and 13th respectively). With an annual tuition of $56,200 per year, Haverford College is exceptionally pricey. 87.06% of students graduate starting the next stage of their lives, working. Open graduating, alumni go on to earn near $60,700 per year, which is 46% greater than the national median.

Haverford, PA

https://www.haverford.edu

A+

Rating

16%

Acceptance

1,368

Students

#42

Ranking

$56,200

Tuition

Occidental College

#15 Best Colleges for Comparative Literature

Occidental College is a small private liberal arts college located in Los Angeles, CA ranked 90th in the nation. It has a total of 2,109 full-time undergraduate students and is somewhat competitive, accepting 36.69% of applicants. Occidental College offers 37 different majors and is best known for its Critical Theory and Analysis, Comparative Literature, and Cognitive Science programs (nationally ranked 2nd, 15th, and 19th respectively). With an annual tuition of $55,980 per year, Occidental College is exceptionally costly. 79.62% of students graduate beginning the next chapter of their lives, employment. Open graduating, alumni go on to make approximately $50,600 per year, which is 22% above the national median.

Los Angeles, CA

https://www.oxy.edu

A+

Rating

37%

Acceptance

2,110

Students

#90

Ranking

$55,980

Tuition

University of Chicago

#16 Best Colleges for Comparative Literature

University of Chicago is a large private university located in Chicago, IL ranked 10th in the nation. It has a total of 7,674 full-time undergraduate students and is highly competitive, accepting 6.17% of applicants. University of Chicago offers 218 different majors and is best known for its Econometrics and Quantitative Economics, Economics, and Counseling Psychology programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $57,642 per year, University of Chicago is exceptionally expensive. 79.52% of students graduate ready to the next phase of their lives, entering the labor force. After finishing college, alumni go on to earn more or less $68,100 per year, which is 64% over the national median.

Chicago, IL

WWW.UCHICAGO.EDU

A+

Rating

6%

Acceptance

19,659

Students

#10

Ranking

$57,642

Tuition

Emory University

#17 Best Colleges for Comparative Literature

Emory University is a large private university located in Atlanta, GA ranked 23rd in the United States. It has a total of 8,026 full-time undergraduate students and is quite competitive, with a 15.6% acceptance rate. Emory University offers 205 different majors and is best known for its Biology, French Studies, and Radiation Therapy programs, which are all nationally ranked 2nd. With an annual tuition of $53,070 per year, Emory University is exceptionally costly. 88.39% of students graduate beginning the next stage of their lives, working. After finishing college, alumni go on to make roughly $66,000 per year, which is 59% greater than the national median.

Atlanta, GA

www.emory.edu

A+

Rating

16%

Acceptance

16,024

Students

#23

Ranking

$53,070

Tuition

Middlebury College

#18 Best Colleges for Comparative Literature

Middlebury College is a small private liberal arts college located in Middlebury, VT ranked 39th in the United States. It has a total of 3,931 full-time undergraduate students and is quite competitive, accepting practically 1 out of every 7 applicants. Middlebury College offers 65 different majors and is best known for its European Studies, Spanish Language and Literature, and Chinese Language and Literature programs (nationally ranked 1st, 2nd, and 3rd respectively). With an annual tuition of $55,790 per year, Middlebury College is exceptionally pricey. 85.77% of students graduate moving on to the next phase of their lives, working. After graduation, alumni go on to make close to $58,200 per year, which is 40% greater than the national median.

Middlebury, VT

www.middlebury.edu

A+

Rating

15%

Acceptance

4,751

Students

#39

Ranking

$55,790

Tuition

University of California-Berkeley

#19 Best Colleges for Comparative Literature

University of California-Berkeley is a very large public university located in Berkeley, CA ranked 68th in the United States. It has a total of 32,700 full-time undergraduate students and is quite competitive, accepting 16.25% of applicants. University of California-Berkeley offers 315 different majors and is best known for its Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences, Natural Resources and Conservation, and Environmental Studies programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $11,442 for students from California and $41,196 for those from out-of-state, University of California-Berkeley is rather costly. 58.68% of students graduate ready to the next phase of their lives, entering the workforce. After finishing college, alumni go on to take home roughly $64,700 per year, which is 56% above the national median.

Berkeley, CA

www.berkeley.edu

A+

Rating

16%

Acceptance

45,183

Students

#68

Ranking

$41,196

Tuition

Ramapo College of New Jersey

#20 Best Colleges for Comparative Literature

Ramapo College of New Jersey is a mid-sized public institution located in Mahwah, NJ ranked 9th in New Jersey. It has a total of 6,256 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 65.58% of applicants. Ramapo College of New Jersey offers 60 different majors and is best known for its Multimedia Art, Social Sciences, and Legal Studies programs (nationally ranked 5th, 17th, and 19th respectively). With an annual tuition of $12,171 for students from New Jersey and $21,722 for those from out-of-state, Ramapo College of New Jersey is reasonably pricey. 66.75% of students graduate moving on to the next phase of their lives, working. Open graduating, alumni go on to take home roughly $53,200 per year, which is 28% above the national median.

Mahwah, NJ

www.ramapo.edu

B+

Rating

66%

Acceptance

6,982

Students

#346

Ranking

$21,722

Tuition

Binghamton University

#21 Best Colleges for Comparative Literature

Binghamton University is a large public university located in Vestal, NY ranked 139th in the United States. It has a total of 15,300 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 40.53% acceptance rate. Binghamton University offers 208 different majors and is best known for its Applied Economics, Jewish Studies, and Asian-American Studies programs (nationally ranked 1st, 2nd, and 4th respectively). With an annual tuition of $7,070 for in-state students and $24,660 for those from out-of-state, Binghamton University is somewhat moderately high-priced. 74.07% of students graduate beginning the next stage of their lives, employment. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to earn close to $61,600 per year, which is 48% above the national median.

Vestal, NY

www.binghamton.edu

A

Rating

41%

Acceptance

19,454

Students

#139

Ranking

$24,660

Tuition

University of California-Santa Barbara

#22 Best Colleges for Comparative Literature

University of California-Santa Barbara is a very large public university located in Santa Barbara, CA ranked 97th in the US. It has a total of 24,638 full-time undergraduate students and is relatively competitive, accepting 29.56% of applicants. University of California-Santa Barbara offers 182 different majors and is best known for its Actuarial Science, Sociology, and Experimental Psychology programs (nationally ranked 1st, 2nd, and 2nd respectively). With an annual tuition of $11,442 for in-state students and $41,196 for those from out-of-state, University of California-Santa Barbara is quite expensive. 64.93% of students graduate moving on to the next phase of their lives, employment. After college, alumni go on to take in roughly $55,300 per year, which is 33% greater than the national median.

Santa Barbara, CA

www.ucsb.edu

A

Rating

30%

Acceptance

27,685

Students

#97

Ranking

$41,196

Tuition

Barnard College

#23 Best Colleges for Comparative Literature

Barnard College is a small private liberal arts college located in New York, NY ranked 31st in the US. It has a total of 2,723 full-time undergraduate students and is quite competitive, with a 11.77% acceptance rate. Barnard College offers 69 different majors and is best known for its Urban Studies, Asian Studies, and American Studies programs (nationally ranked 1st, 2nd, and 6th respectively). With an annual tuition of $55,781 per year, Barnard College is very costly. 90.3% of students graduate starting the next stage of their lives, employment. After college, alumni go on to draw around $57,900 per year, which is 39% above the national median.

New York, NY

www.barnard.edu

A+

Rating

12%

Acceptance

2,723

Students

#31

Ranking

$55,781

Tuition

University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

#24 Best Colleges for Comparative Literature

University of Michigan-Ann Arbor is a very large public university located in Ann Arbor, MI ranked 37th in the nation. It has a total of 31,206 full-time undergraduate students and is relatively competitive, accepting more or less 2 in 9 applicants. University of Michigan-Ann Arbor offers 433 different majors and is best known for its Experimental Psychology, Data Modeling and Database Administration, and German Language and Literature programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $15,230 for students from Michigan and $50,872 for those from out-of-state, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor is exceptionally pricey. 86.28% of students graduate beginning the next stage of their lives, working. After college, alumni go on to take home more or less $63,400 per year, which is 53% greater than the national median.

Ann Arbor, MI

https://umich.edu/

A+

Rating

23%

Acceptance

48,218

Students

#37

Ranking

$50,872

Tuition

Oberlin College

#25 Best Colleges for Comparative Literature

Oberlin College is a small private liberal arts college located in Oberlin, OH ranked 111th in America. It has a total of 2,911 full-time undergraduate students and is somewhat competitive, accepting a smidgeon below 3 out of 8 applicants. Oberlin College offers 57 different majors and is best known for its Music Performance, Jazz, and East Asian Studies programs (nationally ranked 6th, 7th, and 9th respectively). With an annual tuition of $55,976 per year, Oberlin College is exceptionally expensive. 78.88% of students graduate moving on to the next stage of their lives, working. After finishing college, alumni go on to bring home about $40,800 per year, which is 2% less than the national median.

Oberlin, OH

www.oberlin.edu

A

Rating

36%

Acceptance

2,939

Students

#111

Ranking

$55,976

Tuition