Find Schools

Study Area & Zipcode

English Language & Literature

Find Schools Near

2021 Best Value Colleges for English Language & Literature in the Middle Atlantic Region

86 Colleges
8,248 Bachelor's Degrees
$29,035 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Value English Language & Literature School for You

Best Value Colleges for English Language & Literature in the Middle Atlantic RegionEnglish Language & Literature is the #15 most popular major in the country with 42,686 bachelor's degrees awarded in 2018-2019. Of those degrees, 8,248 went to students in the Middle Atlantic region of the United States.

This year's Best Value Colleges for English Language & Literature in the Middle Atlantic Region ranking analyzed 86 colleges that offered a bachelor's degree in English language and literature. To us, 'best value' doesn't just mean the school with the lowest overall costs. Instead, we are looking at those English language and literature schools that offer a high quality educational experience at a price lower than expected.

To determine the average cost, we look at total expenses - such as tuition, fees, room and board, books, and other related expenses - and then subtract the average financial award a student receives. Knowing this amount can help you determine how much you may have to borrow in loans or take out of savings. Depending on your income and other factors, the cost for you to attend a particular school may be more or less.

More Ways to Rank English Language & Literature Schools

Since picking the right college can be one of the most important decisions of your life, we've developed the Best Value English Language & Literature Schools ranking, along with many other major-related rankings, to help you make that decision.

In addition to our rankings, you can take two colleges and compare them based on the criteria that matters most to you in our unique tool, College Combat. Test it out when you get a chance! You may also want to bookmark the link and share it with others who are trying to make the college decision.

2021 Best Value English Language & Literature Schools in the Middle Atlantic Region

The following schools top our list of the Best English Language & Literature Colleges for the Money.

Top 15% Best Value English Language & Literature Schools

The #1 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania. SRU is a moderately-sized public school located in the distant town of Slippery Rock.

At SRU, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.3 years, and it costs about $21,713 per year to attend the school. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from SRU is about $93,149. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

Full English Language & Literature at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania Report

Request Information
#2

Binghamton University

Vestal, NY

The #2 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Binghamton University. Located in the suburb of Vestal, Binghamton University is a public school with a fairly large student population. Binghamton University also made our Best Colleges for English Language & Literature in the Middle Atlantic Region list, coming in at #5.

The average student at Binghamton University graduates in less than 4.1 years, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $31,957. This means that the average student pays around $131,982 to get a bachelor’s degree from Binghamton University. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

Read full report on English Language & Literature at Binghamton University

Request Information
#3

SUNY Oneonta

Oneonta, NY

SUNY Oneonta comes in at #3 in this year's ranking. Located in the town of Oneonta, SUNY Oneonta is a public college with a moderately-sized student population.

The average student at SUNY Oneonta graduates in less than 4.2 years, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $24,162. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from SUNY Oneonta is about $100,997. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

Read More…

Request Information

Our rankings recognize Kutztown University of Pennsylvania as the #4 school in this year's rankings. Kutztown University is a moderately-sized public school located in the fringe town of Kutztown.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at Kutztown University is 4.3 years, and it costs about $25,269 per year to attend the school. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from Kutztown University is about $109,415. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

Read More…

Request Information
#5

SUNY Oswego

Oswego, NY

Our rankings recognize SUNY Oswego as the #5 school in this year's rankings. Located in the town of Oswego, SUNY Oswego is a public school with a medium-sized student population.

At SUNY Oswego, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.2 years, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $24,261. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from SUNY Oswego is about $102,867. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

Full English Language & Literature at SUNY Oswego Report

Request Information

#6

SUNY Geneseo

Geneseo, NY

Our rankings recognize SUNY Geneseo as the #6 school in this year's rankings. SUNY Geneseo is a medium-sized public school located in the town of Geneseo.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at SUNY Geneseo is 4.1 years, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $25,828. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from SUNY Geneseo is about $106,411. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

Full English Language & Literature at SUNY Geneseo Report

Request Information

West Chester University of Pennsylvania comes in at #7 in this year's ranking. Located in the large suburb of West Chester, WCUPA is a public school with a fairly large student population. As a testament to the quality of education it offers, WCUPA also is in the top 15% of our Best Colleges for English Language & Literature in the Middle Atlantic Region ranking.

At WCUPA, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.4 years, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $29,874. Putting this cost and the average time to graduate together, we find that the average amount you’ll pay to get a bachelor’s degree from WCUPA is $130,549. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

Read More…

Request Information
#8

CUNY Hunter College

New York, NY

CUNY Hunter College earned the #8 spot in our 2021 rankings. Hunter is a fairly large public school located in the city of New York.

It takes the average student at Hunter about 4.6 years to graduate, and it costs about $21,445 per year to attend the school. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from Hunter be around $99,290. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

Read More…

Request Information
#9

SUNY New Paltz

New Paltz, NY

SUNY New Paltz earned the #9 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the suburb of New Paltz, SUNY New Paltz is a public school with a moderately-sized student population.

The average student at SUNY New Paltz graduates in less than 4.3 years, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $24,625. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the SUNY New Paltz is $104,656. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

Full English Language & Literature at SUNY New Paltz Report

Request Information
#10

The College at Brockport

Brockport, NY

The #10 spot in this year's ranking belongs to The College at Brockport. Located in the town of Brockport, SUNY Brockport is a public school with a medium-sized student population.

The average student at SUNY Brockport graduates in less than 4.3 years, and it costs about $24,959 per year to attend the school. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from SUNY Brockport be around $107,074. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

Read More…

Request Information

#11

Canisius College

Buffalo, NY

Canisius College earned the #11 spot in our 2021 rankings. Canisius is a small private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Buffalo.

At Canisius, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.1 years, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $18,574. Putting this cost and the average time to graduate together, we find that the average amount you’ll pay to get a bachelor’s degree from Canisius is $75,968. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

Full English Language & Literature at Canisius College Report

Request Information

#12

Howard University

Washington, DC

Howard University comes in at #12 in this year's ranking. Located in the large city of Washington, Howard is a private not-for-profit college with a moderately-sized student population.

It takes about 4.3 years for the average student at Howard to complete their degree, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $24,736. Putting this cost and the average time to graduate together, we find that the average amount you’ll pay to get a bachelor’s degree from Howard is $106,365. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

Read full report on English Language & Literature at Howard University

Request Information

Honorable Mentions

Here are some additional great schools for English Language & Literature students in the Middle Atlantic Region that almost earned our Best Value Colleges for English Language & Literature in the Middle Atlantic Region award.

Rank College Location
13 Allegheny College Meadville, PA
14 University at Albany Albany, NY
15 Duquesne University Pittsburgh, PA
16 Stony Brook University Stony Brook, NY
17 Indiana University of Pennsylvania - Main Campus Indiana, PA

Best English Language & Literature Colleges by State

Explore the best English language and literature schools for a specific state in the Middle Atlantic region.

State Degrees Awarded
Pennsylvania 2,323
New York 3,776
New Jersey 1,025
Maryland 816
Delaware 106
District of Columbia 202

English Language & Literature Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
General English Literature 6,292
Writing Studies 1,330
Literature 403
English Literature (Other) 223

View All English Language & Literature Related Majors >

Majors Similar to English Language & Literature

Related Major Annual Graduates
Visual & Performing Arts 19,057
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities 7,150
Foreign Languages & Linguistics 3,846
Theology & Religious Vocations 3,060
Philosophy & Religious Studies 2,306

View All English Language & Literature Related Majors >

Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 25 schools only.

  • 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).
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to Mike Hazard.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

Featured English Schools

Find Schools Near You