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Best Colleges for English

English majors must endure lame jokes from friends and family, all of which feature a punchline which, in essence, denigrates their future career/earning prospects. In reality, English majors’ mid-career salaries are parallel with those who selected presumably more lucrative areas of concentration, such as biology, business, and accounting. This is, in large part, because English majors sharpen particular skills that help them excel in any number of career paths including: writing, editing, analyzing, and public speaking. Many English majors also elect to teach at the secondary or collegiate levels. No matter your future direction, studying at one of our Best Colleges for English will give you the preparation needed for a successful career.

Click the links below for more information about each college’s English program. Click here to read our methodology.

Amherst College

Bard College

Barnard College

Bowdoin College

Brown University

Bryn Mawr College

Carleton College

College of the Holy Cross

College of William & Mary

Columbia University

Cornell University

Dartmouth College

Davidson College

Duke University

Emory University

Georgetown University

Harvard University

Haverford College

Johns Hopkins University

Kenyon College

Middlebury College

New York University

Northwestern University

Oberlin College

Pomona College

Princeton University

Reed College

Scripps College

Sewanee: University of the South

Smith College

Stanford University

Swarthmore College

University of California, Berkeley

University of California, Los Angeles

University of Chicago

University of Iowa

University of Michigan

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

University of Notre Dame

University of Pennsylvania

University of Virginia

Vassar College

Wellesley College

Wesleyan University

Williams College

Yale University

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