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2021 Best Literature Schools in the Middle Atlantic Region

11 Colleges
$23,289 Avg Salary
$28,416 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Literature School for You

Literature is the #264 most popular major in the country with 841 degrees and certificates awarded in 2018-2019.

Today's students have lots of options to pick from when considering higher education opportunities. With more and more schools offering online options, you could even register for a great program on the other side of the country. On top of that, there are a considerable number of trade schools that offer fast-track entry to many fields.

The Best Literature Schools in the Middle Atlantic Region ranking is one of many tools that Course Advisor has developed to help you make your educational decision. Our analysis looked at 11 schools in the Middle Atlantic Region to see which programs offered the best educational experiences for students.

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2021 Best Literature Schools in the Middle Atlantic Region

Check out the literature programs at these schools if you want to get the best education that money can buy.

Top 10 Best Literature Schools

Our analysis found University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh Campus to be the best school for literature students who want to pursue a degree in the Middle Atlantic Region . Pitt is a very large public school located in the large city of Pittsburgh.

Literature majors at Pitt take out an average of $25,375 in student loans while working on their egree. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $263.

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A rank of #2 on this year’s list means University of Pittsburgh - Johnstown is a great place for literature students. University of Pittsburgh - Johnstown is a small public school located in the small suburb of Johnstown.

The average amount in student loans that literature majors at University of Pittsburgh - Johnstown take out is $23,750. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $246.

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Out of the 11 schools in the Middle Atlantic Region that were part of this year’s ranking, University of Pittsburgh - Greensburg landed the # 3 spot on the list. Pitt - Greensburg is a small public school located in the large suburb of Greensburg.

After completing their degree, literature graduates from Pitt - Greensburg carry an average student debtload of $25,375. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $263.

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#4

Stony Brook University

Stony Brook, NY

The excellent programs at Stony Brook University helped the school earn the #4 place on this year’s ranking of the best literature schools in the Middle Atlantic Region . SUNY Stony Brook is a very large public school located in the suburb of Stony Brook.

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#5

SUNY Oneonta

Oneonta, NY

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend SUNY Oneonta. It ranked #5 on our 2021 Best Literature Schools in the Middle Atlantic Region list. Located in the remote town of Oneonta, SUNY Oneonta is a public school with a medium-sized student population.

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#6

American University

Washington, DC

American University came in at #6 in this year’s edition of the Best Literature Schools in the Middle Atlantic Region ranking. The American University is a large private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Washington.

Literature majors at The American University take out an average of $27,000 in student loans while working on their egree. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $280.

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Pace University - New York landed the #7 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best literature programs. Located in the city of New York, Pace University is a private not-for-profit college with a fairly large student population.

While working on their degree, literature majors at Pace University accumulate an average of around $24,407 in student debt. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $253.

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New York University

New York, NY

New York University came in at #8 in this year’s edition of the Best Literature Schools in the Middle Atlantic Region ranking. NYU is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the large city of New York.

The average amount in student loans that literature majors at NYU take out is $58,529. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $682.

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CUNY Hunter College

New York, NY

CUNY Hunter College landed the #9 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best literature programs. Hunter is a very large public school located in the city of New York.

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#10

Purchase College

Purchase, NY

Purchase College came in at #10 in this year’s edition of the Best Literature Schools in the Middle Atlantic Region ranking. Located in the suburb of Purchase, Purchase College is a public school with a small student population.

The average amount in student loans that literature majors at Purchase College take out is $25,350. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $263.

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Best Literature Colleges by State

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State Degrees Awarded
New York 386
Pennsylvania 141
New Jersey 1
District of Columbia 31

Literature is one of 3 different types of programs to choose from.

Majors Similar to Literature

Related Major Annual Graduates
General English Literature 42,666
Writing Studies 14,629
English Literature (Other) 1,163

Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 11 schools only.

  • Read more about our ranking methodology.
  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).

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