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Linguistics & Comparative Literature at Columbia University in the City of New York

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Linguistics & Comparative Literature at Columbia University in the City of New York

If you are interested in studying linguistics and comparative literature, you may want to check out the program at Columbia University in the City of New York. The following information will help you decide if it is a good fit for you.

Columbia is located in New York, New York and approximately 30,135 students attend the school each year. Of the 2,654 students who graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Columbia University in the City of New York in 2021, 25 of them were linguistics and comparative literature majors.

Want to know more about the career opportunities in this field? Check out the Careers in Linguistics & Comparative Literature section at the bottom of this page.

Columbia Linguistics & Comparative Literature Degrees Available

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Comparative Literature

Columbia Linguistics & Comparative Literature Rankings

Each year, College Factual ranks comparative literature programs across the country. The following shows how Columbia performed in these rankings.

Note: While rankings may be a good starting point when you're researching a school, they don't necessarily highlight all of a school's strengths. Don't forget to check out the other details that are available for a school to see if it has what you're looking for in a program.

Bachelor’s Degree Overall Quality & Other Notable Rankings

The comparative literature major at Columbia is not ranked on College Factual’s Best Colleges and Universities for Linguistics & Comparative Literature. This could be for a number of reasons, such as not having enough data on the major or school to make an accurate assessment of its quality.

Ranking Type Rank
Most Popular Linguistics & Literature Graduate Certificate Schools 1
Best Value Linguistics & Literature Bachelor’s Degree Schools 96

In 2021, 0 student received their master’s degree in comparative literature from Columbia. This is the #127 most popular school for comparative literature master’s degree candidates in the country.

Comparative Literature Student Demographics at Columbia

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the comparative literature majors at Columbia University in the City of New York.

Columbia Linguistics & Comparative Literature Bachelor’s Program

80% Women
40% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Of the 25 comparative literature students who graduated with a bachelor's degree in 2020-2021 from Columbia, about 20% were men and 80% were women.


The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from Columbia University in the City of New York with a bachelor's in comparative literature.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 2
Black or African American 3
Hispanic or Latino 3
White 8
International Students 7
Other Races/Ethnicities 2

Columbia also has a doctoral program available in comparative literature. In 2021, 0 student graduated with a doctor's degree in this field.

Careers That Comparative Literature Grads May Go Into

A degree in comparative literature can lead to the following careers. Since job numbers and average salaries can vary by geographic location, we have only included the numbers for NY, the home state for Columbia University in the City of New York.

Occupation Jobs in NY Average Salary in NY
High School Teachers 74,830 $85,300
English Language and Literature Professors 7,700 $92,170
Interpreters and Translators 3,300 $68,940
Foreign Language and Literature Professors 3,130 $87,670
Social Scientists 2,410 $84,940


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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