Best English Language and Literature colleges in Illinois 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 Illinois

School Average Tuition Student Teacher Ratio Enrolled Students
Northwestern University Logo Northwestern University Evanston, IL
5/5
15 : 1 22,448
University of Chicago Logo University of Chicago Chicago, IL
5/5
12 : 1 17,452
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Logo University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Champaign, IL
4/5
22 : 1 51,605
University of Illinois at Chicago Logo University of Illinois at Chicago Chicago, IL
4/5
19 : 1 32,324
Illinois State University Logo Illinois State University Normal, IL
3/5
23 : 1 20,878
Southern Illinois University-Carbondale Logo Southern Illinois University-Carbondale Carbondale, IL
3/5
18 : 1 11,695
Northern Illinois University Logo Northern Illinois University Dekalb, IL
3/5
21 : 1 16,609
Loyola University Chicago Logo Loyola University Chicago Chicago, IL
5/5
20 : 1 17,159
Northeastern Illinois University Logo Northeastern Illinois University Chicago, IL
3/5
25 : 1 7,423
Governors State University Logo Governors State University University Park, IL
3/5
21 : 1 4,789
Elmhurst College Logo Elmhurst College Elmhurst, IL
5/5
22 : 1 3,453
DePaul University Logo DePaul University Chicago, IL
5/5
25 : 1 22,064
Illinois Wesleyan University Logo Illinois Wesleyan University Bloomington, IL
5/5
13 : 1 1,629
Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville Logo Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville Edwardsville, IL
3/5
21 : 1 13,061
North Central College Logo North Central College Naperville, IL
5/5
18 : 1 2,888
Wheaton College Logo Wheaton College Wheaton, IL
5/5
14 : 1 3,004
Eastern Illinois University Logo Eastern Illinois University Charleston, IL
3/5
21 : 1 7,806
Illinois College Logo Illinois College Jacksonville, IL
5/5
15 : 1 1,057
Roosevelt University Logo Roosevelt University Chicago, IL
5/5
21 : 1 4,071
University of Illinois at Springfield Logo University of Illinois at Springfield Springfield, IL
3/5
21 : 1 4,275

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