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The Best Colleges for English Majors  

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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 Colorado B... is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Colleges for English Majors
Boulder, Colorado, United States of America
Boulder, Colorado
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University of Maryland, ... is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Colleges for English Majors
College Park, Maryland, United States of America
College Park, Maryland
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Indiana University Bloom... is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Colleges for English Majors
Bloomington, Indiana, United States of America
Bloomington, Indiana
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University of Pittsburgh... is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Colleges for English Majors
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Carnegie Mellon Universi... is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Colleges for English Majors
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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University of Wisconsin-... is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Colleges for English Majors
Madison, Wisconsin, United States of America
Madison, Wisconsin
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University of Washington... is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Colleges for English Majors
Seattle, Washington, United States of America
Seattle, Washington
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Brandeis University is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Colleges for English Majors
Waltham, Massachusetts, United States of America
Waltham, Massachusetts
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University of Illinois a... is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Colleges for English Majors
Urbana, Illinois, United States of America
Urbana, Illinois
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University of Texas at A... is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Colleges for English Majors
Austin, Texas, United States of America
Austin, Texas
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University of Minnesota ... is listed (or ranked) 36 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) 37 on the list The Best Colleges for English Majors
Nashville, Tennessee, United States of America
Nashville, Tennessee
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LOL English Majors is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Colleges for English Majors
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University at Buffalo--S... is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Colleges for English Majors
Buffalo, New York
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University of Illinois a... is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Colleges for English Majors
Chicago, Illinois, United States of America
Chicago, Illinois
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Johns Hopkins University... is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Colleges for English Majors
Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America
Baltimore, Maryland
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University of Michigan--... is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Colleges for English Majors
Ann Arbor, Michigan