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2021 Best Value Colleges for English Language & Literature in New York

36 Colleges
3,776 Bachelor's Degrees
$30,183 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Value English Language & Literature School for You

Best Value Colleges for English Language & Literature in New YorkWith 3,776 bachelor's degrees handed out in 2018-2019, English language and literature is the #13 most popular major in New York. This means that 8.8% of the degrees earned in the country were from a school in the state.

This year's Best Value Colleges for English Language & Literature in New York ranking analyzed 36 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.

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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.

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2021 Best Value English Language & Literature Schools in New York

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

Top 10 Best Value English Language & Literature Schools

#1

Binghamton University

Vestal, NY

Our rankings recognize Binghamton University as the #1 school in this year's rankings. Located in the medium-sized suburb of Vestal, Binghamton University is a public college with a large student population. Binghamton University not only placed well in our value rankings. It is also #3 on our Best Colleges for English Language & Literature in New York list.

It takes about 4.1 years for the average student at Binghamton University to complete their degree, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $31,957. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from Binghamton University is $131,982. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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#2

SUNY Oneonta

Oneonta, NY

SUNY Oneonta landed the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value English language and literature schools. Located in the town of Oneonta, SUNY Oneonta is a public college with a moderately-sized student population.

It takes the average student at SUNY Oneonta about 4.2 years to graduate, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $24,162. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from SUNY Oneonta be around $100,997. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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#3

SUNY Oswego

Oswego, NY

SUNY Oswego landed the #3 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value English language and literature schools. Located in the distant town of Oswego, SUNY Oswego is a public college with a moderately-sized student population.

It takes the average student at SUNY Oswego about 4.2 years to graduate, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $24,261. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the SUNY Oswego is $102,867. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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#4

SUNY Geneseo

Geneseo, NY

SUNY Geneseo landed the #4 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value English language and literature schools. SUNY Geneseo is a moderately-sized public school located in the distant town of Geneseo.

At SUNY Geneseo, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.1 years, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $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.

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#5

CUNY Hunter College

New York, NY

CUNY Hunter College earned the #5 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 the yearly average cost to attend the school is $21,445. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from Hunter is about $99,290. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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#6

SUNY New Paltz

New Paltz, NY

SUNY New Paltz earned the #6 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the large suburb of New Paltz, SUNY New Paltz is a public school with a medium-sized student population.

It takes the average student at SUNY New Paltz about 4.3 years to graduate, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $24,625. This means that the average student pays around $104,656 to get a bachelor’s degree from SUNY New Paltz. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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#7

The College at Brockport

Brockport, NY

Our rankings recognize The College at Brockport as the #7 school in this year's rankings. Located in the town of Brockport, SUNY Brockport is a public school with a moderately-sized student population.

The average student at SUNY Brockport graduates in less than 4.3 years, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $24,959. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from SUNY Brockport is about $107,074. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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#8

Canisius College

Buffalo, NY

Canisius College earned the #8 spot in our 2021 rankings. Canisius is a small private not-for-profit school located in the city of Buffalo.

It takes about 4.1 years for the average student at Canisius to complete their degree, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $18,574. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from Canisius be around $75,968. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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#9

University at Albany

Albany, NY

University at Albany earned the #9 spot in our 2021 rankings. UAlbany is a large public school located in the city of Albany.

At UAlbany, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.2 years, and it costs about $30,041 per year to attend the school. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from UAlbany be around $124,971. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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#10

Stony Brook University

Stony Brook, NY

The #10 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Stony Brook University. SUNY Stony Brook is a very large public school located in the suburb of Stony Brook.

The average student at SUNY Stony Brook graduates in less than 4.3 years, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $30,701. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from SUNY Stony Brook be around $132,321. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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Best English Language & Literature Colleges in the Middle Atlantic Region

Explore all the Best English Language & Literature Colleges in the Middle Atlantic Area or other specific states within that region.

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

English Language & Literature Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
General English Literature 2,884
Writing Studies 433
Literature 294
English Literature (Other) 165

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Majors Similar to English Language & Literature

Related Major Annual Graduates
Visual & Performing Arts 10,796
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities 4,039
Theology & Religious Vocations 1,892
Foreign Languages & Linguistics 1,676
Philosophy & Religious Studies 960

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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.

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