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English Language & Literature at University of Wisconsin - Madison

Here, you'll find out more about the major, including such details as the number of graduates, what degree levels are offered, ethnicity of students, and more. Also, learn how UW - Madison ranks among other schools offering degrees in English language and literature.

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English Language & Literature Degrees Available at UW - Madison

UW - Madison English Language & Literature Rankings

UW - Madison is in the top 10% of the country for English language and literature. More specifically it was ranked #72 out of 745 schools by College Factual. It is also ranked #1 in Wisconsin.

Ranking Type Rank
Most Popular Doctor’s Degree Colleges for English Language & Literature 13
Best Value Doctor’s Degree Colleges for English Language & Literature 23
Best English Language & Literature Doctor’s Degree Schools 38
Best English Language & Literature Master’s Degree Schools 54
Most Popular Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for English Language & Literature 63
Best English Language & Literature Bachelor’s Degree Schools 64
Most Focused Doctor’s Degree Colleges for English Language & Literature 94
Best Value Master’s Degree Colleges for English Language & Literature 140
Most Popular Master’s Degree Colleges for English Language & Literature 146
Best Value Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for English Language & Literature 378
Most Focused Master’s Degree Colleges for English Language & Literature 434
Most Focused Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for English Language & Literature 1,010

Popularity of English Language & Literature at UW - Madison

During the 2019-2020 academic year, University of Wisconsin - Madison handed out 126 bachelor's degrees in English language and literature. Due to this, the school was ranked #58 in popularity out of all colleges and universities that offer this degree. This is a decrease of 11% over the previous year when 142 degrees were handed out.

In 2020, 30 students received their master’s degree in English language and literature from UW - Madison. This makes it the #55 most popular school for English language and literature master’s degree candidates in the country.

In addition, 13 students received their doctoral degrees in English language and literature in 2020, making the school the #22 most popular school in the United States for this category of students.

English Language & Literature Student Diversity at UW - Madison

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the English language and literature majors at University of Wisconsin - Madison.

UW - Madison English Language & Literature Bachelor’s Program

For the most recent academic year available, 33% of English language and literature bachelor's degrees went to men and 67% went to women.

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The majority of bachelor's degree recipients in this major at UW - Madison are white. In the most recent graduating class for which data is available, 79% of students fell into this category.

The following table and chart show the ethnic background for students who recently graduated from University of Wisconsin - Madison with a bachelor's in English language and literature.

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Ethnic Background Number of Students
Asian 3
Black or African American 3
Hispanic or Latino 10
White 100
Non-Resident Aliens 2
Other Races 8

UW - Madison English Language & Literature Master’s Program

During the 2019-2020 academic year, 16 English language and literature majors earned their master's degree from UW - Madison. Of these graduates, 44% were men and 56% were women.

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The majority of master's degree recipients in this major at UW - Madison are white. In the most recent graduating class for which data is available, 81% of students fell into this category.

The following table and chart show the ethnic background for students who recently graduated from University of Wisconsin - Madison with a master's in English language and literature.

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Ethnic Background Number of Students
Asian 0
Black or African American 0
Hispanic or Latino 3
White 13
Non-Resident Aliens 0
Other Races 0

English Language & Literature Majors

English Language and Literature students may decide to major in one of the following focus areas. Individual majors may not be available for all degree levels.

Major Annual Graduates
General English Literature 151
Writing Studies 6

Related Major Annual Graduates
Foreign Languages & Linguistics 342
Visual & Performing Arts 267
Philosophy & Religious Studies 72

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