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September 30, 2010

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English Language and 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
Arizona State U.
English
5 29 4 13 27 88 11 46 33 82
Auburn U.
English
40 81 40 72 1 55 56 97 73 103
Baylor U.
English
46 77 34 71 1 10 110 117 36 80
Bingham-
tonton U. (SUNY)

English, General Literature & Rhetoric
80 101 81 108 75 101 27 71 54 96
Boston College
English
15 50 15 40 5 77 109 117 10 94
Boston U.
English
75 98 30 59 48 89 117 119 37 93
Brandeis U.
English and American Literature
11 41 13 33 5 62 62 100 11 42
Brown U.
English
10 34 52 83 3 39 16 52 5 28
Carnegie Mellon U.
English, Literature, Cultural Theory & Rhetoric
21 54 6 26 48 94 65 104 54 91
Case Western Reserve U.
English
50 83 37 69 39 86 38 81 88 112
Catholic U. of America
English
107 117 96 112 82 107 84 110 93 116
City U. of New York Graduate Center
English
16 45 6 21 100 110 41 80 3 27
Claremont Graduate U.
English
39 78 10 30 111 118 82 108 41 94
Columbia U.
English and Comparative Literature
5 23 6 19 65 104 35 73 1 8
Cornell U.
English Language and Literature
7 28 46 77 3 31 2 14 5 25
Duke U.
English
9 33 17 37 9 76 24 66 13 47
Emory U.
English
16 44 36 68 4 44 11 47 23 58
Florida State U.
English
15 44 4 18 41 80 22 67 26 69
Fordham U.
English
114 119 115 119 112 118 34 79 92 118
George Washing-
ton U.

English
98 113 91 111 112 119 4 30 63 103
Georgia State U.
English
67 97 62 91 96 112 10 47 38 84
Harvard U.
English & American Lit. & Lang.
1 2 1 2 5 39 71 101 1 7
Howard U.
English
N/R N/R N/R N/R N/R N/R N/R N/R N/R N/R
Indiana U. at Blooming-
ton

English
21 51 19 41 52 96 62 100 17 52
Johns Hopkins U.
English
7 36 4 12 11 56 114 118 21 70
Kent State U. Main Campus
English
86 106 76 103 48 99 71 105 96 116
Lehigh U.
English
104 115 98 113 29 80 102 115 96 116
Louisiana State U. at Baton Rouge
English
38 71 39 72 21 80 65 99 47 89
Loyola U. Chicago
English
82 103 70 98 65 100 91 110 75 106
Marquette U.
English
106 116 29 62 110 115 91 112 100 117
Miami U. (Ohio)
English
77 103 89 110 26 91 4 32 80 110
Michigan State U.
English
40 71 90 110 58 93 1 8 42 84
New York U.
English and American Literature
19 49 9 27 70 98 51 91 6 31
North-
eastern U.

English
79 106 47 76 53 110 57 100 70 106
Northern Illinois U.
English
77 103 52 87 22 90 57 98 87 113
North-
western U.

English
9 33 30 58 16 66 3 20 9 45
Ohio State U. Main Campus
English
42 79 73 98 4 70 22 62 21 62
Ohio U. Main Campus
English
103 115 117 119 17 62 62 99 95 116
Oklahoma State U. Main Campus
English
93 109 88 109 97 111 63 100 69 105
Pennsyl-
vania State U.

English
4 19 12 36 1 67 19 56 13 48
Princeton U.
English
1 3 1 3 2 39 12 48 1 7
Purdue U. Main Campus
English
27 55 31 66 25 67 38 80 15 58
Rice U.
English
23 54 54 81 21 93 4 30 41 87
Rutgers U. at New Brunswick
Literatures in English
16 44 25 52 39 87 7 36 7 29
Southern Illinois U. at Carbondale
English
100 113 109 117 26 83 61 94 90 117
Stanford U.
English
2 3 2 4 8 44 8 39 1 9
State U. of New York at Albany
English
49 84 28 60 30 80 66 100 58 93
State U. of New York at Stony Brook
English
76 99 84 109 53 94 12 50 62 97
Syracuse U. Main Campus
English
99 114 79 107 66 104 54 94 95 118
Temple U.
English
34 68 34 68 34 84 19 59 30 70
Texas A&M U.
English
69 97 85 107 17 83 17 56 60 95
Texas Christian U.
English
98 111 104 116 87 104 23 65 97 116
Texas Tech U.
English
86 104 114 119 3 28 51 88 85 114
Tufts U.
English
39 69 71 97 28 78 5 37 32 78
U. at Buffalo (SUNY)
English
81 101 79 103 37 76 65 98 34 75
U. of Alabama
English Language and Literature
55 88 66 94 18 66 16 52 54 92
U. of Arizona
English
42 76 35 65 13 60 95 112 29 69
U. of Arkansas Main Campus
English
61 94 39 76 1 27 118 119 56 102
U. of California at Berkeley
English
27 56 43 72 67 96 24 63 2 17
U. of California at Davis
English
44 75 74 97 30 82 37 82 38 79
U. of California at Irvine
English
40 76 36 68 35 89 69 102 17 51
U. of California at Los Angeles
English
11 40 35 65 39 94 3 29 4 34
U. of California at Riverside
English
13 40 21 45 9 59 2 22 18 59
U. of California at Santa Barbara
English
15 45 13 36 91 107 66 100 16 46
U. of Chicago
English Language and Literature
8 31 15 36 35 91 31 73 8 34
U. of Cincinnati Main Campus
English and Comparative Literature
59 95 46 80 3 49 104 116 50 90
U. of Colorado at Boulder
English
90 105 65 91 81 104 20 61 83 108
U. of Connec-
ticut

English Ph.D.
7 35 8 29 8 75 18 56 19 55
U. of Connec-
ticut

Medieval Studies Ph.D.
50 91 7 26 110 118 62 99 41 100
U. of Dallas
Literature
116 119 108 117 111 118 93 111 103 118
U. of Delaware
English
69 97 71 97 6 52 102 115 43 90
U. of Florida
English
75 100 68 97 38 90 27 67 45 83
U. of Georgia
English
53 84 56 86 29 75 51 92 23 61
U. of Hawaii-
Manoa

English
101 114 64 94 94 107 78 106 94 116
U. of Houston main campus
English
96 111 30 64 100 111 26 70 107 119
U. of Illinois at Chicago
English
5 24 5 21 6 41 22 61 14 42
U. of Illinois at Urbana-
Champaign

English
23 53 61 89 22 71 13 51 21 54
U. of Iowa
English
44 79 23 51 64 97 48 89 35 71
U. of Kansas
English
45 80 49 85 42 85 4 25 61 100
U. of Kentucky
English
6 27 23 57 11 51 4 27 34 82
U. of Louisiana at Lafayette
English
108 116 108 117 41 85 80 106 94 117
U. of Maryland at College Park
English Language and Literature
33 61 40 71 41 84 4 31 11 40
U. of Massachu-
setts at Amherst

English
52 86 68 93 24 80 48 87 20 61
U. of Memphis
English
71 96 71 100 29 79 37 84 68 102
U. of Miami
English Language and Literature
27 63 107 116 4 68 1 3 23 69
U. of Michigan at Ann Arbor
English Language and Literature
4 10 6 23 8 57 37 81 6 32
U. of Minnesota-
Twin Cities

English
63 92 72 99 30 81 45 88 39 84
U. of Mississippi
English
44 81 25 59 31 94 89 108 47 87
U. of Missouri at Columbia
English
30 61 83 107 1 11 31 73 19 63
U. of Missouri at Kansas City
English
62 105 11 40 59 113 65 107 93 119
U. of Nebraska at Lincoln
English
41 75 31 65 89 105 18 56 49 94
U. of Nevada at Reno
English
109 118 104 117 93 112 101 116 99 117
U. of New Hampshire
English
24 67 17 46 19 96 24 73 57 98
U. of New Mexico Main Campus
English
65 96 105 117 104 114 2 16 22 86
U. of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
English
34 71 40 72 95 111 53 94 5 38
U. of North Carolina at Greensboro
English
N/R N/R N/R N/R N/R N/R N/R N/R N/R N/R
U. of North Dakota Main Campus
English
59 92 83 105 12 68 25 77 59 114
U. of North Texas
English
116 119 67 95 117 119 57 95 99 119
U. of Notre Dame
English
10 35 33 66 3 34 7 38 11 39
U. of Oklahoma Norman Campus
English
24 54 54 83 38 91 3 24 48 89
U. of Oregon
English
79 100 93 111 92 105 36 82 30 80
U. of Pennsyl-
vania

English
4 17 4 15 8 53 49 90 8 28
U. of Pittsburgh Main Campus
English
46 80 94 111 21 75 29 73 39 84
U. of Rochester
English
10 39 4 16 21 92 53 92 19 59
U. of South Carolina at Columbia
English
12 42 15 36 2 27 69 101 14 51
U. of South Florida
English
102 115 57 90 113 119 6 35 85 117
U. of Southern California
English
48 80 29 68 67 99 17 57 42 83
U. of Southern Mississippi
English
101 115 89 111 95 108 16 54 102 119
U. of Tennessee
English
45 80 89 109 5 48 96 114 46 84
U. of Texas at Austin
English
19 53 28 62 5 65 35 76 9 35
U. of Texas at Dallas
Studies in Literature
N/R N/R N/R N/R N/R N/R N/R N/R N/R N/R
U. of Utah
English
53 87 34 69 5 39 110 117 39 88
U. of Virginia
English Language & Literature
21 54 21 44 4 41 100 113 10 40
U. of Washing-
ton

English
46 81 67 98 63 96 40 77 27 68
U. of Wisconsin at Madison
English
6 29 8 27 24 69 10 43 5 23
U. of Wisconsin at Milwaukee
English
60 88 86 109 52 88 9 41 63 94
Vanderbilt U.
English
4 14 25 50 2 29 5 32 7 30
Washing-
ton State U.

English
26 59 23 56 17 60 14 50 60 100
Washing-
ton U. in St. Louis

English and American Literature
78 101 68 92 61 102 74 106 36 77
Wayne State U.
English
51 84 47 76 37 80 44 83 57 93
Western Michigan U.
English
53 90 37 71 24 87 99 115 66 100
Yale U.
English
5 23 7 23 6 39 83 106 2 12
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.