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September 30, 2010

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Comparative Literature

The National Research Council assessed programs according to 21 different criteria. Here are the NRC's five major ratings summarizing those criteria. For a detailed explanation, see our FAQ.

S-Rank: Programs are ranked highly if they are strong in the criteria that scholars say are most important.
Research: Derived from faculty publications, citation rates, grants, and awards.
Students: Derived from students' completion rates, financial aid, and other criteria.
Diversity: Reflects gender balance, ethnic diversity, and the proportion of international students.
R-Rank: Programs are ranked highly if they have similar features to programs viewed by faculty as top-notch.
Institution, program S-Rank High S-Rank Low Research High Research Low Students High Students Low Diversity High Diversity Low R-Rank High R-Rank Low
Bingham-
tonton U. (SUNY)

Comparative Literature
18 35 12 27 26 37 7 19 19 33
Brown U.
Comparative Literature
1 10 4 14 1 39 18 34 8 32
City U. of New York Graduate Center
Comparative Literature
17 35 1 4 43 46 30 43 22 36
Cornell U.
Comparative Literature
21 38 29 39 5 27 11 25 6 14
Duke U.
Literature
3 13 13 26 2 14 3 12 4 7
Emory U.
Comparative Literature
10 24 4 16 14 28 24 40 12 27
Harvard U.
Comparative Literature
5 16 21 32 2 21 9 24 1 4
Indiana U. at Blooming-
ton

Comparative Literature
9 32 20 32 4 41 6 19 14 36
Johns Hopkins U.
Humanities
5 17 14 27 4 24 28 43 15 34
Louisiana State U. at Baton Rouge
Comparative Literature
27 45 5 19 11 38 44 45 33 45
New York U.
Comparative Literature
5 18 8 20 12 36 3 11 8 23
North-
western U.

Comparative Literary Studies
12 28 23 35 1 13 29 43 11 30
Pennsyl-
vania State U.

Comparative Literature
5 17 15 30 1 12 20 37 20 35
Princeton U.
Comparative Literature
1 7 2 11 1 19 17 32 1 6
Purdue U. Main Campus
Comparative Literature
1 11 4 19 6 22 2 7 35 46
Rutgers U. at New Brunswick
Comparative Literature
20 38 12 27 15 35 4 17 21 36
Stanford U.
Comparative Literature
1 13 3 13 1 31 18 32 1 6
State U. of New York at Stony Brook
Comparative Literary and Cultural Studies
15 28 33 44 5 21 5 18 23 35
U. at Buffalo (SUNY)
Comparative Literature
19 37 6 18 5 30 27 42 11 30
U. of California at Berkeley
Comparative Literature
1 9 3 13 10 29 25 41 2 7
U. of California at Davis
Comparative Literature
14 28 35 44 1 14 9 24 10 26
U. of California at Irvine
Comparative Literature
34 46 26 38 32 41 32 43 12 28
U. of California at Los Angeles
Comparative Literature
18 33 30 40 6 30 18 33 10 28
U. of California at Riverside
Comparative Literature
35 46 39 46 26 40 11 27 40 46
U. of California at San Diego
Literature
40 46 39 46 40 42 3 13 9 26
U. of California at Santa Barbara
Comparative Literature
23 38 28 38 13 31 27 42 17 33
U. of California at Santa Cruz
Literature
25 39 14 29 18 35 20 37 10 26
U. of Chicago
Comparative Literature
7 19 1 7 25 38 44 45 9 27
U. of Colorado at Boulder
Comparative Literature
30 45 36 46 9 30 31 43 33 43
U. of Georgia
Comparative Literature
29 45 4 18 42 46 18 34 35 44
U. of Illinois at Urbana-
Champaign

Comparative Literature
23 43 16 30 40 46 4 16 37 46
U. of Iowa
Comparative Literature
25 45 30 43 27 44 4 19 39 46
U. of Maryland at College Park
Comparative Literature
6 19 11 24 43 46 1 1 1 6
U. of Massachu-
setts at Amherst

Comparative Literature
18 37 14 28 31 41 5 17 31 43
U. of Michigan at Ann Arbor
Comparative Literature
11 24 28 39 4 17 5 17 7 13
U. of Minnesota-
Twin Cities

Comparative Studies in Discourse and Society
35 46 17 29 19 36 46 46 29 40
U. of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Comparative Literature
16 31 21 33 24 38 25 40 8 26
U. of Oregon
Comparative Literature
11 29 29 43 13 39 16 34 19 37
U. of Pennsyl-
vania

Comparative Literature and Literary Theory
3 14 2 12 11 30 8 21 7 17
U. of South Carolina at Columbia
Comparative Literature
15 31 8 23 1 10 16 33 35 45
U. of Southern California
Comparative Literature
28 43 40 46 16 37 2 4 13 33
U. of Texas at Austin
Comparative Literature
25 42 36 46 5 36 23 43 10 29
U. of Washing-
ton

Comparative Literature
34 45 36 46 25 38 27 41 35 43
U. of Wisconsin at Madison
Comparative Literature
37 46 19 34 37 43 23 40 34 46
Washing-
ton U. in St. Louis

Comparative Literature
23 41 35 46 4 34 13 29 20 37
Yale U.
Comparative Literature
1 9 1 8 3 23 33 43 5 16
Methodology: This interactive tool is based on rankings developed by the NRC. For a complete explanation of the methods the research council used, go to its site; registration may be required.