Best English Language and Literature colleges in California 2021

"The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go." ― Dr. Seuss, I Can Read with My Eyes Shut!

About 40,000 years ago, the first human wrote down a story — albeit it was a simple depiction on a cave wall, but an idea and message was delivered to other humans even centuries later all the same. Since then, throngs of talented writers have put ink to paper, fingers to typewriter, and hands to keyboard to fill our libraries with works of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, essays, and prose, both long and short. Authors filled pages upon pages with writings that captured moments in history, truths of human nature, ideas of what the future held. Those insights, those tastes of cultures and classes and past zeitgeists are waiting to be remembered and experienced. And you can discover them and live vicariously through the words of our Western world’s greatest authors — as an English language and literature major.

List of all English Language and Literature colleges in California

School Average Tuition Student Teacher Ratio Enrolled Students
University of California-Berkeley Logo University of California-Berkeley Berkeley, CA
3/5
24 : 1 43,185
University of Southern California Logo University of Southern California Los Angeles, CA
5/5
22 : 1 48,321
University of California-Los Angeles Logo University of California-Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA
3/5
21 : 1 44,371
University of California-Santa Barbara Logo University of California-Santa Barbara Santa Barbara, CA
3/5
24 : 1 26,314
University of California-Davis Logo University of California-Davis Davis, CA
3/5
22 : 1 38,634
University of California-San Diego Logo University of California-San Diego La Jolla, CA
3/5
28 : 1 38,736
University of California-Riverside Logo University of California-Riverside Riverside, CA
3/5
26 : 1 25,547
Loyola Marymount University Logo Loyola Marymount University Los Angeles, CA
5/5
16 : 1 9,822
University of California-Irvine Logo University of California-Irvine Irvine, CA
3/5
26 : 1 36,908
California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo Logo California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo San Luis Obispo, CA
3/5
24 : 1 21,426
California State University-Long Beach Logo California State University-Long Beach Long Beach, CA
2/5
36 : 1 38,674
San Francisco State University Logo San Francisco State University San Francisco, CA
2/5
33 : 1 29,032
San Diego State University Logo San Diego State University San Diego, CA
2/5
37 : 1 35,544
Saint Mary's College of California Logo Saint Mary's College of California Moraga, CA
5/5
17 : 1 3,692
San Jose State University Logo San Jose State University San Jose, CA
2/5
42 : 1 36,085
California State University-Stanislaus Logo California State University-Stanislaus Turlock, CA
2/5
31 : 1 10,974
Stanford University Logo Stanford University Stanford, CA
5/5
11 : 1 17,249
Chapman University Logo Chapman University Orange, CA
5/5
18 : 1 9,850
Santa Clara University Logo Santa Clara University Santa Clara, CA
5/5
15 : 1 8,669
California State University-Northridge Logo California State University-Northridge Northridge, CA
2/5
44 : 1 39,910

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