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Overview for Comparative Literature

A program that focuses on two or more literary traditions in the original languages or in translation. Includes instruction in comparative linguistics; applicable foreign languages; English/French language and literature; literary criticism; and applications to genre, period, national, and textual studies as well as literary forms such as poetry, prose, and drama.

Careers for Comparative Literature Majors

A major in Comparative Literature is highly relevant for the following careers. National averages for wages in each career is provided.

Colleges Offering a Major in Comparative Literature

Top 50 U.S. Colleges with the highest percentage of Comparative Literature among the 2008-2009 graduating class.

AddInfoCollege Name Degrees Awarded/
Bard College at Simon's Rock
Great Barrington, MA
American Jewish University
Los Angeles, CA
Ramapo College of New Jersey
Mahwah, NJ
Moderately Selective$18,771 
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University of California-Merced
Merced, CA
Less Selective$31,185 
The University of Texas at Dallas
Richardson, TX
Moderately Selective$20,340 
Brown University
Providence, RI
Most Selective$38,048 
Haverford College
Haverford, PA
Most Selective$39,085 
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Princeton University
Princeton, NJ
Most Selective$35,340 
Bryn Mawr College
Bryn Mawr, PA
Highly Selective$38,034 
Hamilton College
Clinton, NY
Most Selective$38,220 
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Degrees awarded represents the number of bachelor's degrees awarded among the 2008-2009 graduating class.