General English Literature

2021 Best General English Literature Colleges for Veterans in the United States

432 Colleges
34,070 Bachelor's Degrees
$35,266 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best General English Literature Schools for Vets

Best General English Literature Colleges for Veterans in the United StatesGeneral English Literature is the #17 most popular major in the country with 34,070 bachelor's degrees awarded in 2018-2019.

For this year's Best General English Literature Colleges for Veterans in the United States ranking, we looked at 432 colleges that offer a bachelor's in English. Not only do the schools that top this list have excellent general English literature programs, but they also offer a lot of support to veterans and active service members.

When determining these rankings, we looked at things such as overall quality of the general English literature program at the school, veteran affordability, and veteran satisfaction. For more information, check out our ranking methodology.

More Ways to Rank General English Literature Schools

Since the program you select can have a significant impact on your future, we've developed a number of rankings, including this Best English Schools for Veterans list, to help you choose the best school for you.

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2021 Best General English Literature Schools for Veterans in the United States

The colleges and universities below are the best for vets studying English.

Top 25 Most Veteran Friendly General English Literature Schools

#1

Georgetown University

Washington, DC

Georgetown University earned the #1 spot in our 2021 rankings. Georgetown is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Washington. Georgetown did well in our major quality rankings, too. It placed #1 on our Best Colleges for General English Literature in the United States list.

According to our most recent data, Georgetown supports 19,204 students, and 870 of those are GI Bill® students, of which 809 are Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $16,728. On top of their other funding sources, 254 students qualified for the Yellow Ribbon Program. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Our rankings recognize University of Washington - Seattle Campus as the #2 school in this year's rankings. Located in the large city of Seattle, UW Seattle is a public college with a fairly large student population. UW Seattle also made our Best Colleges for General English Literature in the United States list, coming in at #3.

Our most recent data shows that 1,278 of the 47,400 students enrolled at UW Seattle were GI Bill® students, of which 780 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $14,461. UW Seattle does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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Our rankings recognize Columbia University in the City of New York as the #3 school in this year's rankings. Located in the city of New York, Columbia is a private not-for-profit school with a very large student population. Columbia also took the #2 spot in our Best Colleges for General English Literature in the United States rankings.

Of the 31,077 students enrolled at Columbia, 797 were GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 528 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $20,878. During this same period, 361 students received scholarships through the Yellow Ribbon Program.

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The University of Texas at Austin earned the #4 spot in our 2021 rankings. UT Austin is a fairly large public school located in the city of Austin. As a testament to the quality of education it offers, UT Austin also is in the top 5% of our Best Colleges for General English Literature in the United States ranking.

Among the 51,832 students enrolled at UT Austin, 1,201 are GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 843 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $11,949. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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#5

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA

Our rankings recognize University of Pennsylvania as the #5 school in this year's rankings. UPenn is a very large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Philadelphia. In addition to being on our best for vets list, UPenn has also earned the #4 rank in our Best Colleges for General English Literature in the United States ranking.

Of the 25,860 students enrolled at UPenn, 272 were GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 153 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $22,428. To help with additional expenses, 106 students received funds through the Yellow Ribbon Program.

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#6

Boston College

Chestnut Hill, MA

Boston College earned the #6 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the city of Chestnut Hill, Boston College is a private not-for-profit college with a fairly large student population. On top of its placing in our veterans rankings, Boston College also did well on our Best Colleges for General English Literature in the United States list. It's in the top 5% of all schools reviewed in that analysis.

Our most recent data shows that 164 of the 14,720 students enrolled at Boston College were GI Bill® students, of which 130 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $24,987. During this same period, 74 students received scholarships through the Yellow Ribbon Program. Boston College does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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#7

University of Notre Dame

Notre Dame, IN

Our rankings recognize University of Notre Dame as the #7 school in this year's rankings. Notre Dame is a large private not-for-profit school located in the large suburb of Notre Dame. Notre Dame also made our Best Colleges for General English Literature in the United States list, coming in at #9.

Our most recent data shows that 361 of the 12,607 students enrolled at Notre Dame were GI Bill® students, of which 303 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $10,306. In addition to receiving other benefits, 78 students qualified for the Yellow Ribbon Program.

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#8

Fordham University

Bronx, NY

Fordham University landed the #8 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value general English literature schools. Fordham U is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Bronx. Fordham U also claimed a spot on our Best Colleges for General English Literature in the United States list. It's in the top 10% of all schools in this category.

Our most recent data shows that 401 of the 16,515 students enrolled at Fordham U were GI Bill® students, of which 341 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $18,889. To help with additional expenses, 159 students received funds through the Yellow Ribbon Program. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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#9

Monmouth University

West Long Branch, NJ

The #9 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Monmouth University. Located in the suburb of West Long Branch, Monmouth is a private not-for-profit college with a moderately-sized student population. On top of its placing in our veterans rankings, Monmouth also did well on our Best Colleges for General English Literature in the United States list. It's in the top 10% of all schools reviewed in that analysis.

Of the 6,167 students enrolled at Monmouth, 117 were GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 67 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $18,087. In addition to receiving other benefits, 24 students qualified for the Yellow Ribbon Program. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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#10

Harvard University

Cambridge, MA

Harvard University earned the #10 spot in our 2021 rankings. Harvard is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the midsize city of Cambridge. Harvard not only placed well in our veterans rankings. It is also #6 on our Best Colleges for General English Literature in the United States list.

Of the 31,566 students enrolled at Harvard, 378 were GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 297 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $22,846. On top of their other funding sources, 175 students qualified for the Yellow Ribbon Program.

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#11

Florida State University

Tallahassee, FL

The #11 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Florida State University. Located in the midsize city of Tallahassee, Florida State is a public school with a fairly large student population. In addition to being on our bet for vets list, Florida State is in the top 10% of all schools on our Best Colleges for General English Literature in the United States list.

Of the 41,005 students enrolled at Florida State, 986 were GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 582 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $5,897. On top of their other funding sources, 20 students qualified for the Yellow Ribbon Program. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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The #12 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Arizona State University - Tempe. ASU - Tempe is a fairly large public school located in the city of Tempe. ASU - Tempe excels when it comes to major quality. It's ranked in the top 15% of all schools on our Best Colleges for General English Literature in the United States list.

Among the 51,585 students enrolled at ASU - Tempe, 7,047 are GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 6,145 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $10,977. To help with additional expenses, 156 students received funds through the Yellow Ribbon Program. ASU - Tempe does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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#13

Boston University

Boston, MA

Boston University earned the #13 spot in our 2021 rankings. Boston U is a very large private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Boston. Boston U excels when it comes to major quality. It's ranked in the top 5% of all schools on our Best Colleges for General English Literature in the United States list.

Our most recent data shows that 438 of the 34,657 students enrolled at Boston U were GI Bill® students, of which 321 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $13,944. To help with additional expenses, 48 students received funds through the Yellow Ribbon Program.

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#14

University of Miami

Coral Gables, FL

University of Miami comes in at #14 in this year's ranking. Located in the small city of Coral Gables, U Miami is a private not-for-profit college with a fairly large student population. U Miami also claimed a spot on our Best Colleges for General English Literature in the United States list. It's in the top 5% of all schools in this category.

Our most recent data shows that 398 of the 17,331 students enrolled at U Miami were GI Bill® students, of which 303 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $18,282. In addition to receiving other benefits, 180 students qualified for the Yellow Ribbon Program. U Miami does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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University of Houston - Clear Lake earned the #15 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the large suburb of Houston, University of Houston - Clear Lake is a public school with a moderately-sized student population.

According to our most recent data, University of Houston - Clear Lake supports 8,961 students, and 509 of those are GI Bill® students, of which 399 are Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $6,240. University of Houston - Clear Lake does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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Southern Methodist University earned the #16 spot in our 2021 rankings. SMU is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the suburb of Dallas. In addition to being on our bet for vets list, SMU is in the top 5% of all schools on our Best Colleges for General English Literature in the United States list.

Our most recent data shows that 330 of the 11,649 students enrolled at SMU were GI Bill® students, of which 258 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $16,005. During this same period, 103 students received scholarships through the Yellow Ribbon Program. SMU does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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University of Maryland - College Park comes in at #17 in this year's ranking. Located in the suburb of College Park, UMCP is a public college with a very large student population. On top of its placing in our veterans rankings, UMCP also did well on our Best Colleges for General English Literature in the United States list. It's in the top 15% of all schools reviewed in that analysis.

Of the 41,200 students enrolled at UMCP, 896 were GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 672 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $13,240. To help with additional expenses, 7 students received funds through the Yellow Ribbon Program. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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The University of Texas at Arlington comes in at #18 in this year's ranking. UT Arlington is a very large public school located in the city of Arlington.

Among the 47,899 students enrolled at UT Arlington, 2,100 are GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 1,506 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $6,897. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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#19

Loyola Marymount University

Los Angeles, CA

The #19 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Loyola Marymount University. Located in the large city of Los Angeles, Loyola Marymount is a private not-for-profit school with a medium-sized student population. As a testament to the quality of education it offers, Loyola Marymount also is in the top 10% of our Best Colleges for General English Literature in the United States ranking.

According to our most recent data, Loyola Marymount supports 9,838 students, and 98 of those are GI Bill® students, of which 70 are Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $26,188. During this same period, 38 students received scholarships through the Yellow Ribbon Program. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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University of Michigan - Ann Arbor comes in at #20 in this year's ranking. Located in the medium-sized city of Ann Arbor, U of Michigan is a public school with a very large student population. U of Michigan excels when it comes to major quality. It's ranked in the top 10% of all schools on our Best Colleges for General English Literature in the United States list.

According to our most recent data, U of Michigan supports 46,716 students, and 509 of those are GI Bill® students, of which 321 are Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $26,841. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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#21

San Francisco State University

San Francisco, CA

San Francisco State University comes in at #21 in this year's ranking. Located in the city of San Francisco, SFSU is a public college with a fairly large student population.

Of the 29,778 students enrolled at SFSU, 876 were GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 561 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $6,459. SFSU does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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#22

University of Houston

Houston, TX

University of Houston landed the #22 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value general English literature schools. U of H is a fairly large public school located in the city of Houston.

Of the 46,324 students enrolled at U of H, 1,380 were GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 935 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $9,578. U of H does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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Our rankings recognize Illinois State University as the #23 school in this year's rankings. Located in the midsize suburb of Normal, Illinois State is a public school with a fairly large student population. In addition to being on our bet for vets list, Illinois State is in the top 15% of all schools on our Best Colleges for General English Literature in the United States list.

Our most recent data shows that 560 of the 20,635 students enrolled at Illinois State were GI Bill® students, of which 218 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $8,872. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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#24

Binghamton University

Vestal, NY

The #24 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Binghamton University. Located in the medium-sized suburb of Vestal, Binghamton University is a public college with a large student population. Binghamton University also claimed a spot on our Best Colleges for General English Literature in the United States list. It's in the top 15% of all schools in this category.

Our most recent data shows that 104 of the 17,768 students enrolled at Binghamton University were GI Bill® students, of which 56 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $6,647. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Our rankings recognize University of North Texas as the #25 school in this year's rankings. Located in the medium-sized city of Denton, UNT is a public school with a fairly large student population.

Of the 38,241 students enrolled at UNT, 1,839 were GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 1,135 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $8,180. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Rest of the Top Schools for Best General English Literature Colleges for Veterans in the United States

#26

Texas Tech University

Lubbock, TX
#30

College of William and Mary

Williamsburg, VA
#31

Duke University

Durham, NC
#32

Georgia State University

Atlanta, GA

#33

Brown University

Providence, RI

#35

University of Utah

Salt Lake City, UT
#37

Rice University

Houston, TX
#40

University of Virginia - Main Campus

Charlottesville, VA
#41

Northeastern University

Boston, MA

#42

University of Chicago

Chicago, IL

#44

University of North Dakota

Grand Forks, ND
#49

University of Florida

Gainesville, FL

Additional Award Winners

This section represents the remainder of the schools awarded a Best General English Literature Colleges for Veterans in the United States badge. Showing in this list means the college was ranked in the top 15% of the 432 different United States general English literature schools we analyzed.

Rank College Location
51 Duquesne University Pittsburgh, PA
52 Indiana University of Pennsylvania - Main Campus Indiana, PA
53 University of Colorado Boulder Boulder, CO
54 University of Denver Denver, CO
55 University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign Champaign, IL
56 University of North Carolina at Charlotte Charlotte, NC
57 Villanova University Villanova, PA
58 University of North Florida Jacksonville, FL
59 University of South Carolina - Columbia Columbia, SC
60 College of the Holy Cross Worcester, MA
61 George Mason University Fairfax, VA
62 University of Maryland - University College Adelphi, MD
63 Indiana University - Bloomington Bloomington, IN
64 University of Iowa Iowa City, IA

Honorable Mentions

Here are some additional great schools for United States vets studying English that almost earned our Best General English Literature Colleges for Veterans in the United States award.

Rank College Location
65 Cornell University Ithaca, NY
66 Sam Houston State University Huntsville, TX
67 Bridgewater State University Bridgewater, MA
68 Pennsylvania State University - University Park University Park, PA
69 Santa Clara University Santa Clara, CA
70 University of North Carolina at Greensboro Greensboro, NC
71 University of Nebraska - Lincoln Lincoln, NE
72 University of Kansas Lawrence, KS
73 Spelman College Atlanta, GA
74 Rutgers University - New Brunswick New Brunswick, NJ
75 Westfield State University Westfield, MA
76 Loyola University Chicago Chicago, IL
77 University of Northern Iowa Cedar Falls, IA
78 University of Missouri - Columbia Columbia, MO
79 University of Massachusetts - Boston Boston, MA
80 New Jersey City University Jersey City, NJ
81 Auburn University Auburn, AL
82 Williams College Williamstown, MA
83 University of Wyoming Laramie, WY
84 University of California - Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA
85 St. Mary’s University San Antonio, TX
86 Christopher Newport University Newport News, VA

General English Literature by Region

View the best for vets General English Literature schools in a specific region near you.

Region
Southeast
New England
Rocky Mountains
Plains States
Middle Atlantic
Far Western US
Southwest
Great Lakes

General English Literature is one of 3 different types of English Language & Literature programs to choose from.

Related Major Annual Graduates
Writing Studies 7,462
English Literature (Other) 580
Literature 574

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Cost is for the top 25 schools only.

**GI Bill® student total includes all chapters of the GI Bill® program (e.g., Post-9/11, Montgomery GI Bill, Reserve Education Assistance Program, and Veteran Readiness and Employment)

References

  • 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).
  • Veteran-specific data can be found at the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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