Literary Criticism and Theory

Ranked in 2013, part of English

For students who enjoy exploring the meaning behind literary works, specializing in literary criticism and theory can offer opportunities for analysis and investigation. These are the top schools for literary criticism and theory programs.

Rank School name
#1 Duke University

Durham, NC

#2 University of California—​Berkeley

Berkeley, CA

#3 Cornell University

Ithaca, NY

#3 University of California—​Irvine

Irvine, CA

#5 Stanford University

Stanford, CA

#6 Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, MD

#7 University of Chicago

Chicago, IL

#8 Columbia University

New York, NY

#8 Yale University

New Haven, CT

#10 New York University

New York, NY

#10 University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA

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