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
#8 Columbia University

New York, NY

#3 Cornell University

Ithaca, NY

#1 Duke University

Durham, NC

#6 Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, MD

#10 New York University

New York, NY

#5 Stanford University

Stanford, CA

#2 University of California—​Berkeley

Berkeley, CA

#3 University of California—​Irvine

Irvine, CA

#7 University of Chicago

Chicago, IL

#10 University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA

#8 Yale University

New Haven, CT

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