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The Best Colleges for English Majors

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List Criteria: Vote up universities with the top English programs for writing and/or literature

List of the best colleges for English majors, ranked by students and experts in the field. Readers and writers can gather around this list to pick the best school for them to apply to. This list ranks the best English schools that are the top-tier education institutions for people who want to be writers or who simply wish to study the classic books of world history. You might not end up with a textbook for one of these courses, but you will end up with a ton of reading to do.

A B.A. in English is not as silly as some folks make it sound (or some Broadway musicals thanks to the "Avenue Q" song, "What Do You Do With A B.A. in English?") -- and some businesspeople even like to hire individuals with such a degree. Why? Some believe that English majors, merely through the not-so-mere act of declaring such a major, are bold in doing so -- and that they have an intellectual curiosity that will last a lifetime.

Vote up the schools with the best English programs, including those for both writing and literature degrees.
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    Ohio State University is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Colleges for English Majors

    Columbus, Ohio, United States of America Columbus, Ohio

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    University of Chicago is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Colleges for English Majors

    Chicago, Illinois, United States of America Chicago, Illinois

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    Brown University is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Colleges for English Majors

    Providence, Rhode Island, United States of America Providence, Rhode Island

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    University of North Carolina a... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Colleges for English Majors

    Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States of America Chapel Hill, North Carolina

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    Duke University is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Colleges for English Majors

    Durham, North Carolina, United States of America Durham, North Carolina

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    Tufts University is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Colleges for English Majors

    Medford, Massachusetts, United States of America Medford, Massachusetts

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    University of California, Sant... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Colleges for English Majors

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    Santa Barbara, California, United States of America

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    Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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    Northwestern University is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Colleges for English Majors

    Evanston, Illinois, United States of America Evanston, Illinois

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    Washington University in St. L... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Colleges for English Majors

    St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America St. Louis, Missouri

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    Columbia University is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Colleges for English Majors

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    Upper Manhattan, New York City, New York

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    Gambier, Ohio, United States of America Gambier, Ohio

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    Boston University is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Colleges for English Majors

    Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America Boston, Massachusetts

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    University of Virginia is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Colleges for English Majors

    Charlottesville, Virginia, United States of America Charlottesville, Virginia

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    Cornell University is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Colleges for English Majors

    Ithaca, New York, United States of America Ithaca, New York

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    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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    University of Maryland, Colleg... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Colleges for English Majors

    College Park, Maryland, United States of America College Park, Maryland

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    University of Notre Dame is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Colleges for English Majors

    Notre Dame, Indiana, United States of America Notre Dame, Indiana

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    Emory University is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Colleges for English Majors

    Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America Atlanta, Georgia

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    University of Iowa is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Colleges for English Majors

    Iowa City, Iowa, United States of America Iowa City, Iowa

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    Sewanee, Tennessee, United States of America

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    New York University is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Colleges for English Majors

    New York City, New York, United States of America New York, New York

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    Rice University is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Colleges for English Majors

    Houston, Texas, United States of America Houston, Texas

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    Pennsylvania State University is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Colleges for English Majors

    University Park, Pennsylvania, United States of America University Park, Pennsylvania

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    Carnegie Mellon University is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Colleges for English Majors

    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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    University of Wisconsin-Madiso... is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Colleges for English Majors

    Madison, Wisconsin, United States of America Madison, Wisconsin

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    University of Colorado at Boul... is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Colleges for English Majors

    Boulder, Colorado, United States of America Boulder, Colorado

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    Waltham, Massachusetts, United States of America Waltham, Massachusetts

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    University of Minnesota is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Colleges for English Majors

    Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States of America Minneapolis, Minnesota 

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    Vanderbilt University is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Colleges for English Majors

    Nashville, Tennessee, United States of America Nashville, Tennessee

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    University of Illinois at Urba... is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Colleges for English Majors

    Urbana, Illinois, United States of America Urbana, Illinois

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    LOL English Majors is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Colleges for English Majors

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    Indiana University Bloomington is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Colleges for English Majors

    Bloomington, Indiana, United States of America Bloomington, Indiana

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    University of Illinois at Chic... is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Colleges for English Majors

    Chicago, Illinois, United States of America Chicago, Illinois

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    University of Scranton is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Colleges for English Majors

    Scranton, Pennsylvania, United States of America Scranton, Pennsylvania

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    University of Washington is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Colleges for English Majors

    Seattle, Washington, United States of America Seattle, Washington

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    University of Texas at Austin is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Colleges for English Majors

    Austin, Texas, United States of America Austin, Texas

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    University of Michigan--Ann Ar... is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Colleges for English Majors
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    Johns Hopkins University is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Colleges for English Majors

    Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America Baltimore, Maryland

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