100 Best colleges for Literature in the United States

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Below is a list of best universities in the United States ranked based on their research performance in Literature. A graph of 693M citations received by 21.4M academic papers made by 874 universities in the United States was used to calculate publications' ratings, which then were adjusted for release dates and added to final scores.

We don't distinguish between undergraduate and graduate programs nor do we adjust for current majors offered. You can find information about granted degrees on a university page but always double-check with the university website.

Please note that our approach to subject rankings is based on scientific outputs and heavily biased on art-related topics towards institutions with computer science research profiles.

1. Stanford University

For Literature

#2 in the World
Acceptance Rate
4%
Average SAT
1520
Average ACT
35
Net Price
$14,402

2. University of California - Berkeley

For Literature

#5 in the World
Acceptance Rate
14%
Receiving Aid
61%
Average Aid
$21,406
Enrollment
45,036

3. University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

For Literature

#6 in the World
Acceptance Rate
20%
Receiving Aid
70%
Average Aid
$16,326
Enrollment
50,278

4. Columbia University

For Literature

#7 in the World
Acceptance Rate
4%
Average SAT
1520
Average ACT
35
Net Price
$12,411

5. Harvard University

For Literature

#8 in the World
Acceptance Rate
4%
Average SAT
1530
Average ACT
35
Net Price
$13,910

6. University of Texas at Austin

For Literature

#9 in the World
Acceptance Rate
29%
Average SAT
1365
Average ACT
30
Receiving Aid
71%

7. University of California - Los Angeles

For Literature

#10 in the World
Acceptance Rate
11%
Receiving Aid
56%
Average Aid
$17,592
Enrollment
46,116

8. Cornell University

For Literature

#11 in the World
Acceptance Rate
9%
Average SAT
1505
Average ACT
34
Net Price
$24,262

9. Ohio State University

For Literature

#12 in the World
Acceptance Rate
57%
Average SAT
1345
Average ACT
29
Receiving Aid
83%

10. University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign

For Literature

#13 in the World
Acceptance Rate
60%
Average SAT
1415
Average ACT
32
Receiving Aid
85%

11. Yale University

For Literature

#14 in the World
Acceptance Rate
5%
Average SAT
1530
Average ACT
34
Net Price
$20,605

12. University of Wisconsin - Madison

For Literature

#15 in the World
Acceptance Rate
60%
Average SAT
1410
Average ACT
29
Receiving Aid
64%

13. University of Washington - Seattle

For Literature

#16 in the World
Acceptance Rate
53%
Receiving Aid
54%
Average Aid
$15,895
Enrollment
52,434

14. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

For Literature

#17 in the World
Acceptance Rate
4%
Net Price
$30,958
Receiving Aid
100%
Average Aid
$32,562

15. Pennsylvania State University

For Literature

#18 in the World
Acceptance Rate
55%
Receiving Aid
73%
Average Aid
$8,719
Enrollment
40,363

16. University of Chicago

For Literature

#19 in the World
Acceptance Rate
6%
Average SAT
1545
Average ACT
34
Net Price
$33,727

17. University of Pennsylvania

For Literature

#20 in the World
Acceptance Rate
6%
Average SAT
1525
Average ACT
34
Net Price
$14,578

18. Princeton University

For Literature

#26 in the World
Acceptance Rate
4%
Average SAT
1515
Average ACT
34
Net Price
$20,908

19. New York University

For Literature

#27 in the World
Acceptance Rate
13%
Average SAT
1510
Average ACT
34
Net Price
$50,991

20. University of Southern California

For Literature

#29 in the World
Acceptance Rate
13%
Average SAT
1475
Average ACT
34
Net Price
$26,021

21. University of Maryland - College Park

For Literature

#30 in the World
Acceptance Rate
52%
Average SAT
1420
Average ACT
32
Receiving Aid
68%

22. University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

For Literature

#36 in the World
Acceptance Rate
73%
Average SAT
1400
Average ACT
30
Receiving Aid
82%

23. University of Arizona

For Literature

#37 in the World
Acceptance Rate
87%
Average SAT
1245
Average ACT
25
Receiving Aid
95%

24. Arizona State University - Tempe

For Literature

#38 in the World
Acceptance Rate
88%
Receiving Aid
92%
Average Aid
$12,201
Enrollment
77,881

25. University of California - Davis

For Literature

#40 in the World
Acceptance Rate
49%
Receiving Aid
65%
Average Aid
$17,628
Enrollment
40,050

26. Michigan State University

For Literature

#42 in the World
Acceptance Rate
83%
Average SAT
1210
Average ACT
26
Receiving Aid
72%

27. Rutgers University - New Brunswick

For Literature

#43 in the World
Acceptance Rate
68%
Average SAT
1355
Average ACT
30
Receiving Aid
69%

28. University of California-San Diego

For Literature

#44 in the World
Acceptance Rate
34%
Receiving Aid
54%
Average Aid
$18,083
Enrollment
41,885

29. University of California - Santa Barbara

For Literature

#47 in the World
Acceptance Rate
29%
Receiving Aid
58%
Average Aid
$18,107
Enrollment
26,124

30. Boston University

For Literature

#48 in the World
Acceptance Rate
19%
Average SAT
1440
Average ACT
33
Net Price
$25,852

31. Carnegie Mellon University

For Literature

#49 in the World
Acceptance Rate
14%
Average SAT
1520
Average ACT
34
Net Price
$37,450

32. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

For Literature

#53 in the World
Acceptance Rate
20%
Average SAT
1260
Average ACT
25
Receiving Aid
60%

33. University of Virginia

For Literature

#56 in the World
Acceptance Rate
21%
Average SAT
1440
Average ACT
34
Receiving Aid
63%

34. University of Pittsburgh

For Literature

#64 in the World
Acceptance Rate
67%
Average SAT
1360
Average ACT
31
Receiving Aid
78%

35. Northwestern University

For Literature

#65 in the World
Acceptance Rate
7%
Average SAT
1520
Average ACT
35
Net Price
$29,999

36. University of Florida

For Literature

#66 in the World
Acceptance Rate
30%
Average SAT
1385
Average ACT
31
Receiving Aid
94%

37. University of Iowa

For Literature

#67 in the World
Acceptance Rate
86%
Average SAT
1240
Average ACT
26
Receiving Aid
87%

38. Georgia Institute of Technology

For Literature

#70 in the World
Acceptance Rate
16%
Average SAT
1405
Average ACT
32
Receiving Aid
72%

39. Duke University

For Literature

#71 in the World
Acceptance Rate
6%
Average SAT
1513
Average ACT
34
Net Price
$27,297

40. Texas A&M University - College Station

For Literature

#74 in the World
Acceptance Rate
64%
Average SAT
1260
Average ACT
28
Receiving Aid
78%

41. Indiana University - Bloomington

For Literature

#80 in the World
Acceptance Rate
85%
Average SAT
1270
Average ACT
29
Receiving Aid
79%

42. Purdue University

For Literature

#84 in the World
Acceptance Rate
69%
Average SAT
1310
Average ACT
30
Receiving Aid
73%

43. University of Colorado Boulder

For Literature

#86 in the World
Acceptance Rate
80%
Average SAT
1280
Average ACT
28
Receiving Aid
65%

44. Iowa State University

For Literature

#87 in the World
Acceptance Rate
91%
Average SAT
1207
Average ACT
25
Receiving Aid
93%

45. University of California - Irvine

For Literature

#89 in the World
Acceptance Rate
29%
Receiving Aid
79%
Average Aid
$16,868
Enrollment
36,505

46. Johns Hopkins University

For Literature

#90 in the World
Acceptance Rate
8%
Net Price
$20,680
Receiving Aid
71%
Average Aid
$45,373

47. Washington University in St Louis

For Literature

#91 in the World
Acceptance Rate
13%
Average SAT
1530
Average ACT
34
Net Price
$28,298

48. Florida State University

For Literature

#93 in the World
Acceptance Rate
37%
Average SAT
1260
Average ACT
28
Receiving Aid
96%

49. North Carolina State University at Raleigh

For Literature

#97 in the World
Acceptance Rate
47%
Average SAT
1355
Average ACT
30
Receiving Aid
74%

50. Vanderbilt University

For Literature

#100 in the World
Acceptance Rate
7%
Average SAT
1525
Average ACT
35
Net Price
$27,553

51. Emory University

For Literature

#104 in the World
Acceptance Rate
13%
Average SAT
1480
Average ACT
33
Net Price
$28,367

52. University of Utah

For Literature

#107 in the World
Acceptance Rate
95%
Average SAT
1285
Average ACT
26
Receiving Aid
89%

53. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

For Literature

#113 in the World
Acceptance Rate
56%
Average SAT
1310
Average ACT
29
Receiving Aid
72%

54. California Institute of Technology

For Literature

#117 in the World
Acceptance Rate
4%
Net Price
$30,162
Receiving Aid
67%
Average Aid
$47,556

55. University of Kansas

For Literature

#119 in the World
Acceptance Rate
92%
Average SAT
1210
Average ACT
25
Receiving Aid
86%

56. University of Rochester

For Literature

#123 in the World
Acceptance Rate
41%
Average SAT
1445
Average ACT
33
Net Price
$40,125

57. Stony Brook University

For Literature

#126 in the World
Acceptance Rate
48%
Average SAT
1390
Average ACT
31
Receiving Aid
82%

58. University of Connecticut

For Literature

#129 in the World
Acceptance Rate
56%
Average SAT
1330
Average ACT
30
Receiving Aid
82%

59. University of Massachusetts - Amherst

For Literature

#131 in the World
Acceptance Rate
66%
Average SAT
1355
Average ACT
31
Receiving Aid
88%

60. University of Notre Dame

For Literature

#133 in the World
Acceptance Rate
15%
Average SAT
1480
Average ACT
34
Net Price
$30,513

61. University of South Florida

For Literature

#139 in the World
Acceptance Rate
49%
Average SAT
1235
Average ACT
27
Receiving Aid
99%

62. University of South Carolina - Columbia

For Literature

#141 in the World
Acceptance Rate
62%
Average SAT
1255
Average ACT
29
Receiving Aid
95%

63. University of Illinois at Chicago

For Literature

#144 in the World
Acceptance Rate
79%
Average SAT
1195
Average ACT
27
Receiving Aid
81%

64. University of Missouri - Columbia

For Literature

#147 in the World
Acceptance Rate
77%
Average SAT
1240
Average ACT
27
Receiving Aid
91%

65. University of Kentucky

For Literature

#149 in the World
Acceptance Rate
94%
Average SAT
1207
Average ACT
26
Receiving Aid
94%

66. Temple University

For Literature

#151 in the World
Acceptance Rate
72%
Receiving Aid
91%
Average Aid
$11,292
Enrollment
35,626

67. Brigham Young University - Provo

For Literature

#156 in the World
Acceptance Rate
59%
Average SAT
1330
Average ACT
29
Net Price
$13,432

68. Boston College

For Literature

#158 in the World
Acceptance Rate
19%
Average SAT
1475
Average ACT
34
Net Price
$30,159

69. Georgetown University

For Literature

#159 in the World
Acceptance Rate
12%
Average SAT
1480
Average ACT
34
Net Price
$23,049

70. Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College

For Literature

#162 in the World
Acceptance Rate
71%
Average SAT
1225
Average ACT
26
Receiving Aid
95%

71. University of Nebraska - Lincoln

For Literature

#167 in the World
Acceptance Rate
81%
Average SAT
1205
Average ACT
25
Receiving Aid
97%

72. University of California - San Francisco

For Literature

#171 in the World
Acceptance Rate
18%
Enrollment
3,165
Male:Female
35:65
Founded
1864

73. University of California - Santa Cruz

For Literature

#173 in the World
Acceptance Rate
59%
Receiving Aid
63%
Average Aid
$19,199
Enrollment
19,841

74. Brown University

For Literature

#183 in the World
Acceptance Rate
6%
Average SAT
1515
Average ACT
34
Net Price
$25,028

75. University of Houston

For Literature

#185 in the World
Acceptance Rate
66%
Average SAT
1235
Average ACT
26
Receiving Aid
85%

76. University of Cincinnati

For Literature

#187 in the World
Acceptance Rate
85%
Average SAT
1250
Average ACT
27
Receiving Aid
85%

77. University at Buffalo

For Literature

#189 in the World
Acceptance Rate
70%
Average SAT
1270
Average ACT
28
Receiving Aid
84%

78. Case Western Reserve University

For Literature

#190 in the World
Acceptance Rate
30%
Average SAT
1470
Average ACT
34
Net Price
$38,166

79. Providence College

For Literature

#192 in the World
Acceptance Rate
58%
Average SAT
1225
Average ACT
29
Net Price
$39,566

80. Syracuse University

For Literature

#193 in the World
Acceptance Rate
59%
Average SAT
1310
Average ACT
30
Net Price
$43,545

81. University of Oregon

For Literature

#194 in the World
Acceptance Rate
93%
Receiving Aid
88%
Average Aid
$13,590
Enrollment
22,257

82. Georgia State University

For Literature

#201 in the World
Acceptance Rate
100%
Average SAT
1170
Average ACT
23
Receiving Aid
97%

83. George Mason University

For Literature

#202 in the World
Acceptance Rate
91%
Average SAT
1245
Average ACT
28
Receiving Aid
79%

84. Tufts University

For Literature

#205 in the World
Acceptance Rate
11%
Average SAT
1495
Average ACT
34
Net Price
$31,630

85. University of Tennessee - Knoxville

For Literature

#208 in the World
Acceptance Rate
75%
Average SAT
1255
Average ACT
28
Receiving Aid
92%

86. Wayne State University

For Literature

#209 in the World
Acceptance Rate
63%
Average SAT
1145
Average ACT
25
Receiving Aid
99%

87. George Washington University

For Literature

#216 in the World
Acceptance Rate
50%
Average SAT
1400
Average ACT
32
Net Price
$31,240

88. University of Delaware

For Literature

#217 in the World
Acceptance Rate
72%
Average SAT
1248
Average ACT
29
Receiving Aid
90%

89. University of Miami

For Literature

#219 in the World
Acceptance Rate
28%
Average SAT
1380
Average ACT
32
Net Price
$34,492

90. University of California - Riverside

For Literature

#222 in the World
Acceptance Rate
65%
Receiving Aid
82%
Average Aid
$18,676
Enrollment
26,847

91. Eastern Illinois University

For Literature

#237 in the World
Acceptance Rate
72%
Average SAT
1020
Average ACT
20
Receiving Aid
99%

92. Rice University

For Literature

#241 in the World
Acceptance Rate
9%
Average SAT
1530
Average ACT
35
Net Price
$18,521

93. University of Oklahoma - Norman

For Literature

#245 in the World
Acceptance Rate
85%
Average SAT
1245
Average ACT
26
Receiving Aid
100%

94. Seattle University

For Literature

#253 in the World
Acceptance Rate
82%
Average SAT
1225
Average ACT
28
Net Price
$36,671

95. University of Alabama

For Literature

#259 in the World
Acceptance Rate
79%
Average SAT
1220
Average ACT
26
Receiving Aid
85%

96. Bowling Green State University

For Literature

#262 in the World
Acceptance Rate
79%
Average SAT
1115
Average ACT
23
Receiving Aid
98%

97. Dartmouth College

For Literature

#266 in the World
Acceptance Rate
6%
Average SAT
1500
Average ACT
34
Net Price
$24,078

98. Texas Tech University

For Literature

#270 in the World
Acceptance Rate
68%
Average SAT
1195
Average ACT
26
Receiving Aid
84%

99. University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

For Literature

#271 in the World
Acceptance Rate
89%
Average ACT
22
Receiving Aid
91%
Average Aid
$4,401

100. Oregon State University

For Literature

#275 in the World
Acceptance Rate
89%
Average SAT
1245
Average ACT
25
Receiving Aid
93%

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