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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 Minnesota, Morri... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Colleges for English Majors
Jim Tisel added Morris, Minnesota, United States of America
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Northwestern University is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Colleges for English Majors
Evanston, Illinois, United States of America
Evanston, Illinois
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Ohio State University is listed (or ranked) 3 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) 4 on the list The Best Colleges for English Majors
Chicago, Illinois, United States of America
Chicago, Illinois
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New York University is listed (or ranked) 5 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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Emory University is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Colleges for English Majors
Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America
Atlanta, Georgia
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Brown University is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Colleges for English Majors
Providence, Rhode Island, United States of America
Providence, Rhode Island
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Columbia University is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Colleges for English Majors
mixmaster reid added Upper Manhattan, New York City, New York
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Kenyon College is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Colleges for English Majors
Gambier, Ohio, United States of America
Gambier, Ohio
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University of Iowa is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Colleges for English Majors
Iowa City, Iowa, United States of America
Iowa City, Iowa
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Emerson College is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Colleges for English Majors
bfortini7y added Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
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State University of New York a... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Colleges for English Majors
nikolasttoner added Geneseo, New York, United States of America
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University of Virginia is listed (or ranked) 13 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) 14 on the list The Best Colleges for English Majors
Ithaca, New York, United States of America
Ithaca, New York
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Pennsylvania State University is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Colleges for English Majors
University Park, Pennsylvania, United States of America
University Park, Pennsylvania
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Washington University in St. L... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Colleges for English Majors
St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America
St. Louis, Missouri
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Sewanee, The University of the... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Colleges for English Majors
mixmaster reid added Sewanee, Tennessee, United States of America
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Duke University is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Colleges for English Majors
Durham, North Carolina, United States of America
Durham, North Carolina
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University of Notre Dame is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Colleges for English Majors
Notre Dame, Indiana, United States of America
Notre Dame, Indiana
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University of North Carolina a... is listed (or ranked) 20 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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Tufts University is listed (or ranked) 21 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) 22 on the list The Best Colleges for English Majors
Dani Porter added Santa Barbara, California, United States of America
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Boston University is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Colleges for English Majors
Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
Boston, Massachusetts
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Rice University is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Colleges for English Majors
Houston, Texas, United States of America
Houston, Texas
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University of Scranton is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Colleges for English Majors
Scranton, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Scranton, Pennsylvania