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List Rules 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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University of Minnesota, Morri... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Colleges for English Majors
University of Minnesota, Morris Morris, Minnesota United States of America

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Ohio State University is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Colleges for English Majors
Ohio State University Columbus, Ohio United States of America - Columbus, Ohio

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University of Chicago is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Colleges for English Majors
University of Chicago Chicago, Illinois United States of America - Chicago, Illinois

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Brown University is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Colleges for English Majors
Brown University Providence, Rhode Island United States of America - Providence, Rhode Island

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University of North Carolina a... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Colleges for English Majors
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chapel Hill, North Carolina United States of America - Chapel Hill, North Carolina

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Duke University is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Colleges for English Majors
Duke University Durham, North Carolina United States of America - Durham, North Carolina

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

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Tufts University is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Colleges for English Majors
Tufts University Medford, Massachusetts United States of America - Medford, Massachusetts

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Emerson College is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Colleges for English Majors
Emerson College Boston, Massachusetts United States of America

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Northwestern University is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Colleges for English Majors
Northwestern University Evanston, Illinois United States of America - Evanston, Illinois

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Washington University in St. L... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Colleges for English Majors
Washington University in St. Louis St. Louis, Missouri United States of America - St. Louis, Missouri

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Kenyon College is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Colleges for English Majors
Kenyon College Gambier, Ohio United States of America - Gambier, Ohio

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Columbia University is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Colleges for English Majors
Columbia University Upper Manhattan, New York City New York

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University of Virginia is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Colleges for English Majors
University of Virginia Charlottesville, Virginia United States of America - Charlottesville, Virginia

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Boston University is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Colleges for English Majors
Boston University Boston, Massachusetts United States of America - Boston, Massachusetts

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University of Pittsburgh is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Colleges for English Majors
University of Pittsburgh 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
University of Maryland, College Park College Park, Maryland United States of America - College Park, Maryland

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Cornell University is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Colleges for English Majors
Cornell University Ithaca, New York United States of America - Ithaca, New York

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Emory University is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Colleges for English Majors
Emory University Atlanta, Georgia United States of America - Atlanta, Georgia

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University of Notre Dame is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Colleges for English Majors
University of Notre Dame Notre Dame, Indiana United States of America - Notre Dame, Indiana

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University of Iowa is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Colleges for English Majors
University of Iowa Iowa City, Iowa United States of America - Iowa City, Iowa

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Rice University is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Colleges for English Majors
Rice University Houston, Texas United States of America - Houston, Texas

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Pennsylvania State University is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Colleges for English Majors
Pennsylvania State University University Park, Pennsylvania United States of America - University Park, Pennsylvania

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New York University is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Colleges for English Majors
New York University New York City, New York United States of America - New York, New York

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University of Wisconsin-Madiso... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Colleges for English Majors
University of Wisconsin-Madison Madison, Wisconsin United States of America - Madison, Wisconsin

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University of Colorado Boulder is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Colleges for English Majors
University of Colorado at Boulder Boulder, Colorado United States of America - Boulder, Colorado

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Carnegie Mellon University is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Colleges for English Majors
Carnegie Mellon University Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania United States of America - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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Brandeis University is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Colleges for English Majors
Brandeis University Waltham, Massachusetts United States of America - Waltham, Massachusetts

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Vanderbilt University is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Colleges for English Majors
Vanderbilt University Nashville, Tennessee United States of America - Nashville, Tennessee

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University of Minnesota is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Colleges for English Majors
University of Minnesota Minneapolis, Minnesota United States of America - Minneapolis, Minnesota 

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University at Buffalo--SUNY is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Colleges for English Majors
University at Buffalo--SUNY Buffalo, New York

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Sewanee, The University of the... is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Colleges for English Majors
Sewanee, The University of the South Sewanee, Tennessee United States of America

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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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University of Illinois at Urba... is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Colleges for English Majors
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Urbana, Illinois United States of America - Urbana, Illinois

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Indiana University Bloomington is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Colleges for English Majors
Indiana University Bloomington Bloomington, Indiana United States of America - Bloomington, Indiana

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University of Washington is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Colleges for English Majors
University of Washington Seattle, Washington United States of America - Seattle, Washington

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University of Texas at Austin is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Colleges for English Majors
University of Texas at Austin Austin, Texas United States of America - Austin, Texas

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University of Michigan--Ann Ar... is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Colleges for English Majors
University of Michigan--Ann Arbor Ann Arbor, Michigan

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Johns Hopkins University is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Colleges for English Majors
Johns Hopkins University Baltimore, Maryland United States of America - Baltimore, Maryland

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University of Scranton is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Colleges for English Majors
University of Scranton Scranton, Pennsylvania United States of America - Scranton, Pennsylvania

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University of Illinois at Chic... is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Colleges for English Majors
University of Illinois at Chicago Chicago, Illinois United States of America - Chicago, Illinois