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2021 Best Value Colleges for English Language & Literature in Pennsylvania

25 Colleges
2,323 Bachelor's Degrees
$32,499 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Value English Language & Literature School for You

Best Value Colleges for English Language & Literature in PennsylvaniaEnglish Language & Literature is the #13 most popular major in Pennsylvania with 2,323 bachelor's degrees awarded in 2018-2019. This means that colleges and universities in the state were responsible for awarding 5.4% of all the English language and literature bachelor's degrees in the country.

This year's Best Value Colleges for English Language & Literature in Pennsylvania ranking looked at 25 colleges that offer a bachelor's 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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2021 Best Value English Language & Literature Schools in Pennsylvania

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

Top 10 Best Value English Language & Literature Schools

Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania landed the #1 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value English language and literature schools. SRU is a moderately-sized public school located in the 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. This means that the average student pays around $93,149 to get a bachelor’s degree from SRU. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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Kutztown University of Pennsylvania earned the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings. Kutztown University is a medium-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 the yearly average cost to attend the school is $25,269. 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 Kutztown University is $109,415. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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West Chester University of Pennsylvania comes in at #3 in this year's ranking. Located in the large suburb of West Chester, WCUPA is a public college with a large student population. WCUPA not only placed well in our value rankings. It is also #4 on our Best Colleges for English Language & Literature in Pennsylvania list.

It takes about 4.4 years for the average student at WCUPA to complete their degree, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $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.

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#4

Allegheny College

Meadville, PA

Allegheny College comes in at #4 in this year's ranking. Allegheny is a small private not-for-profit school located in the town of Meadville.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at Allegheny is 4.1 years, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $32,782. 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 Allegheny is $135,062. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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Duquesne University

Pittsburgh, PA

Duquesne University landed the #5 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value English language and literature schools. Located in the city of Pittsburgh, Duquesne is a private not-for-profit school with a medium-sized student population. In addition to being on our best value list, Duquesne has also earned the #6 rank in our Best Colleges for English Language & Literature in Pennsylvania ranking.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at Duquesne is 4.1 years, and it costs about $35,475 per year to attend the school. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from Duquesne is about $146,867. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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Indiana University of Pennsylvania - Main Campus comes in at #6 in this year's ranking. Located in the town of Indiana, IUP is a public school with a fairly large student population.

It takes about 4.4 years for the average student at IUP to complete their degree, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $26,940. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from IUP is about $117,189. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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#7

Gettysburg College

Gettysburg, PA

The #7 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Gettysburg College. Located in the city of Gettysburg, Gettysburg is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population. Gettysburg not only placed well in our value rankings. It is also #3 on our Best Colleges for English Language & Literature in Pennsylvania list.

It takes about 4.1 years for the average student at Gettysburg to complete their degree, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $40,775. 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 Gettysburg is $165,139. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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Our rankings recognize Edinboro University of Pennsylvania as the #8 school in this year's rankings. Edinboro is a small public school located in the fringe town of Edinboro.

It takes about 4.5 years for the average student at Edinboro to complete their degree, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $21,451. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from Edinboro is $95,886. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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#9

Bryn Mawr College

Bryn Mawr, PA

Bryn Mawr College comes in at #9 in this year's ranking. Located in the large suburb of Bryn Mawr, Bryn Mawr is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population. Bryn Mawr also made our Best Colleges for English Language & Literature in Pennsylvania list, coming in at #5.

At Bryn Mawr, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.1 years, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $31,883. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from Bryn Mawr is about $130,720. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA

University of Pennsylvania earned the #10 spot in our 2021 rankings. UPenn is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Philadelphia. In addition to being on our best value list, UPenn has also earned the #1 rank in our Best Colleges for English Language & Literature in Pennsylvania ranking.

It takes the average student at UPenn about 4.1 years to graduate, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $36,844. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the UPenn is $152,166. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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Best English Language & Literature Colleges in the Middle Atlantic Region

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

State Degrees Awarded
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 1,447
Writing Studies 772
Literature 83
English Literature (Other) 21

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Majors Similar to English Language & Literature

Related Major Annual Graduates
Visual & Performing Arts 4,394
Foreign Languages & Linguistics 1,137
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities 1,001
Philosophy & Religious Studies 848
Theology & Religious Vocations 362

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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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