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Linguistics & Comparative Literature at New York University

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Linguistics & Comparative Literature at New York University

If you plan to study linguistics and comparative literature, take a look at what New York University has to offer and decide if the program is a good match for you. Get started with the following essential facts.

NYU is located in New York, New York and has a total student population of 52,775. In 2021, 23 comparative 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 Linguistics & Comparative Literature section at the bottom of this page.

NYU Linguistics & Comparative Literature Degrees Available

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Comparative Literature
  • Master’s Degree in Comparative Literature

Online Classes Are Available at NYU

Online courses are a good option for students who need a more flexible schedule that allows them to pursue an education when and where they want. Whether you're going to school part-time or full-time, you may find distance education the right choice for you.

NYU does offer online education options in comparative literature for the following degree levels for those interested in distance learning:

  • Master’s Degree

NYU Linguistics & Comparative Literature Rankings

Each year, College Factual ranks comparative literature programs across the country. The following shows how NYU 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 NYU 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 Focused Linguistics & Literature Master’s Degree Schools 50

In 2021, 20 students received their master’s degree in comparative literature from NYU. This makes it the #13 most popular school for comparative literature master’s degree candidates in the country.

There were 0 student who received their doctoral degrees in comparative literature, making the school the #69 most popular school in the United States for this category of students.

Comparative Literature Student Demographics at NYU

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

NYU Linguistics & Comparative Literature Bachelor’s Program

83% Women
35% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
In the 2020-2021 academic year, 23 students earned a bachelor's degree in comparative literature from NYU. About 83% of these graduates were women and the other 17% were men.


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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 1
Black or African American 0
Hispanic or Latino 6
White 8
International Students 6
Other Races/Ethnicities 2

NYU Linguistics & Comparative Literature Master’s Program

75% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Of the 20 comparative literature students who graduated with a master's degree in 2020-2021 from NYU, about 25% were men and 75% were women.


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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 2
Black or African American 2
Hispanic or Latino 1
White 5
International Students 8
Other Races/Ethnicities 2

NYU 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 New York University.

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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