Top Graduate Schools for English Majors
Graduate programs in English include a variety of specialties in English literature, including literature theory and criticism, American literature, British literature and medieval literature. The following are the highest ranked graduate schools offering English programs.
Highest Ranked Graduate Schools for English
1. University of California - Berkeley
Berkeley is a 4-year public school serving roughly 35,396 students. In 2009, U.S. News and World Report ranked the University of California - Berkeley's English Ph.D. program as the nation's top graduate program for English. This 6-year Ph.D. program, offered through the school's English Department, includes topics in cultural and critical theory, American and British literature, and Anglophone literature. A master's degree in English is not offered at Berkeley, but an undergraduate program is available.
- Address: Berkeley, California 94720
- Phone Number: (510) 642-6000
2. Stanford University in Stanford, CA
Located 37 miles southeast of San Francisco, Stanford University's graduate English program provides expert instruction in many areas of study, from Renaissance literature to post-colonial studies, and is home to a renowned creative writing program. In 2009, U.S. News and World Report ranked Stanford the second-best graduate English program in the nation. Alumni of Stanford's Graduate School of English include U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Haas, Pulitzer Price winner Jeffrey Eugenides, and Tobias Wolfe, author of This Boy's Life. Wolfe is professor of English and creative writing at Stanford, where he has been a faculty member since 1997.
- Address: Stanford, CA 94305
- Phone Number: (650) 723-2300
List of Good Graduate English Programs
|College/University Name||Student Population||Address||Phone Number|
|University of Texas at Austin||49,984||Austin, Texas 78712||(512) 471-3434|
|New York University||42,189||70 Washington Sq. S., New York, New York 10012||(212) 998-1212|
|University of Wisconsin - Madison||41,620||500 Lincoln Dr., Madison, Wisconsin 53706||(608) 262-1234|
|University of Michigan - Ann Arbor||41,028||Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109||(734) 764-1817|
|University of California - Los Angeles||38,220||405 Hilgard Ave., Los Angeles, California 90095||(310) 825-4321|
|Rutgers University - New Brunswick||36,041||83 Somerset St., New Brunswick, New Jersey 08901||(732) 932-1766|
|University of California - Berkeley||35,396||Berkeley, California 94720||(510) 642-6000|
|University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill||28,567||103 S. Bldg. Cb 9100, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599||(919) 962-2211|
|Harvard University||26,496||Massachusetts Hall, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138||(617) 495-1000|
|University of Virginia||24,541||Charlottesville, Virginia 22904||(434) 924-0311|
|University of Pennsylvania||24,107||1 College Hall 34th and Spruce Sts., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104||(215) 898-5000|
|Columbia University||23,196||116 St. and Broadway, New York, New York 10027||(212) 854-1754|
|Cornell University||20,273||Ithaca, New York 14853||(607) 255-2000|
|Johns Hopkins University||19,758||3400 N. Charles St., Mason Hall, Baltimore, Maryland 21218||(410) 516-8000|
|Stanford University||17,833||Stanford, California 94305||(650) 723-2300|
|University of Chicago||14,788||5801 S. Ellis Ave., Chicago, Illinois 60637||(773) 702-1234|
|Duke University||14,060||103 Allen Bldg., Durham, North Carolina 27708||(919) 684-2813|
|Yale University||10,192||New Haven, Connecticut 06520||(203) 432-1333|
|Brown University||8,318||One Prospect St., Providence, Rhode Island 02912||(401) 863-1000|
|Princeton University||7,330||Princeton, New Jersey 08544||(609) 258-3000|
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