Literature at New York University
NYU is located in New York, New York and has a total student population of 52,775. In 2021, 87 literature majors received their bachelor's degree from NYU.
Want to know more about the career opportunities in this field? Check out the Careers in Literature section at the bottom of this page.
NYU Literature Degrees Available
- Bachelor’s Degree in Literature
- Master’s Degree in Literature
- Doctorate Degree in Literature
NYU Literature Rankings
The following rankings from College Factual show how the literature progam at NYU compares to programs at other colleges and universities.
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 literature major at NYU is not ranked on College Factual’s Best Colleges and Universities for 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.
In 2021, 40 students received their master’s degree in literature from NYU. This makes it the #1 most popular school for literature master’s degree candidates in the country.
There were 9 students who received their doctoral degrees in literature, making the school the #2 most popular school in the United States for this category of students.
Literature Student Demographics at NYU
Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the literature majors at New York University.
NYU Literature Bachelor’s Program
Prospective students may be interested in knowing that this school graduates 11% more racial-ethnic minorities in its literature bachelor's program than the national average.*
The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from New York University with a bachelor's in literature.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Students|
|Black or African American||5|
|Hispanic or Latino||20|
NYU Literature Master’s Program
Of the students who received a literature master's degree from NYU, 53% were white. This is below average for this degree on the natiowide level.
The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from New York University with a master's in literature.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Students|
|Black or African American||4|
|Hispanic or Latino||5|
NYU also has a doctoral program available in literature. In 2021, 9 students graduated with a doctor's degree in this field.
Careers That Literature Grads May Go Into
A degree in 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 New York University.
|Occupation||Jobs in NY||Average Salary in NY|
|English Language and Literature Professors||7,700||$92,170|
|Writers and Authors||7,410||$86,380|
*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.
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
- O*NET Online
- Image Credit: By Cincin12 under License
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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