American Literature Before 1865

Ranked in 2013, part of English

Early American literature courses explore the American Renaissance, and often also include analysis of nationalism, Puritanism and the Enlightenment. These are the top schools for American literature before 1865.

Rank School name
#2 Harvard University

Cambridge, MA

#7 Stanford University

Stanford, CA

#1 University of California—​Berkeley

Berkeley, CA

#6 University of California—​Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA

#8 University of Chicago

Chicago, IL

#8 University of Maryland—​College Park

College Park, MD

#10 University of Michigan—​Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor, MI

#2 University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA

#5 University of Virginia

Charlottesville, VA

#2 Yale University

New Haven, CT

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