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Literature at The New School

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

New School University is located in New York, New York and has a total student population of 9,047. Of the 1,469 students who graduated with a bachelor’s degree from The New School in 2021, 50 of them were literature majors.

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

New School University Literature Degrees Available

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Literature

New School University Literature Rankings

The following rankings from College Factual show how the literature progam at New School University compares to programs at other colleges and universities.

Note: Although rankings can help you see some information about a school, it's not a good idea to depend on them alone. Be sure to check out other things about the school before making your decision to attend.

Bachelor’s Degree Overall Quality & Other Notable Rankings

The literature major at New School University 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.

Ranking Type Rank
Most Popular Literature Schools 3
Most Focused Literature Schools 8
Best Literature Bachelor’s Degree Schools 15

How Much Do Literature Graduates from New School University Make?

The median salary of literature students who receive their bachelor's degree at New School University is $23,592. This is less than $23,864, which is the national average of all literature majors in the nation who earn bachelor's degrees.


Literature Student Demographics at New School University

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the literature majors at The New School.

New School University Literature Bachelor’s Program

86% Women
38% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
During the 2020-2021 academic year, 50 literature majors earned their bachelor's degree from New School University. Of these graduates, 14% were men and 86% were women.


About 52% of those who receive a bachelor's degree in literature at New School University are white. This is below average for this degree on the nationwide level. Prospective students may be interested in knowing that this school graduates 8% 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 The New School with a bachelor's in literature.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 0
Black or African American 4
Hispanic or Latino 12
White 26
International Students 2
Other Races/Ethnicities 6

New School University also has a doctoral program available in literature. In 2021, 0 student 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 The New School.

Occupation Jobs in NY Average Salary in NY
Editors 19,140 $83,070
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.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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