Best English Language And Literature Colleges in Illinois

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We have created a 2018 ranking of the best colleges in Illinois that offer English Language And Literature degrees to help you find a school that fits your needs. Each school's ranking is based on the compilation of our data from reliable government sources, student surveys, college graduate interviews, and editorial review. In addition, you can view our entire list of all 52 English Language And Literature schools located within Illinois. We also provide reviews, facts, and questions and answers for schools on our site and offer you access to get valuable information from colleges and universities today.

Best English Language And Literature Colleges in Illinois for 2018

Rank School Name Location Description   Rating
1 University of Chicago Chicago, IL

English Language and Literature Degree Program

Discover a world of education, culture, and pioneers in scholarship in one of the Midwest’s largest cities. The University of Chicago’s mission says, “In all we do, we are driven to dig deeper, push further, and ask bigger questions — and to leverage our knowledge to enrich all human life.” The English department nurtures the love students and faculty share for novels, poems, plays, paintings, films, comics, video games, and other art forms. The department also guides students in asking theoretical and philosophical questions related to literature and culture, as well as fosters critical thinking and research skills to find possible answers. In this major, you’ll learn a wide variety of literary-critical approaches that will guide you in your personal and professional life. You’ll attend a large university and reap the benefits of world-class research and diversity. But at the same time, you’ll feel like you’re at a small liberal arts college in the English department, with small courses led by discussions and professors who will know your name and care about your progress through freshman year to graduation and beyond. The department refers to itself as an “intellectual melting pot,” with classes from Medieval Epic to Shakespeare to Radical Documentary to the literature of 9/11.

Based on 28 Reviews
2 Northwestern University Evanston, IL

Northwestern University offers 6 English Language And Literature Degree programs. It's a large private university in a small city. In 2015, 96 students graduated in the study area of English Language And Literature with students earning 79 Bachelor's degrees, 15 Master's degrees, and 2 Doctoral degrees.

Based on 40 Reviews
3 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Champaign, IL

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign offers 4 English Language And Literature Degree programs. It's a large public university in a small city. In 2015, 161 students graduated in the study area of English Language And Literature with students earning 139 Bachelor's degrees, 13 Doctoral degrees, and 9 Master's degrees.

Based on 104 Reviews
4 Chicago ORT Technical Institute Skokie, IL

Chicago ORT Technical Institute offers 0 English Language And Literature Degree programs. It's a very small private college in a small city.

5 Loyola University Chicago Chicago, IL

Loyola University Chicago offers 6 English Language And Literature Degree programs. It's a large private university in a large city. In 2015, 87 students graduated in the study area of English Language And Literature with students earning 67 Bachelor's degrees, 14 Master's degrees, and 6 Doctoral degrees.

Based on 16 Reviews
6 University of Illinois at Chicago Chicago, IL

University of Illinois at Chicago offers 4 English Language And Literature Degree programs. It's a large public university in a large city. In 2015, 125 students graduated in the study area of English Language And Literature with students earning 99 Bachelor's degrees, 14 Master's degrees, and 12 Doctoral degrees.

Based on 44 Reviews
7 Northern Illinois University Dekalb, IL

Northern Illinois University offers 4 English Language And Literature Degree programs. It's a large public university in a small suburb. In 2015, 117 students graduated in the study area of English Language And Literature with students earning 87 Bachelor's degrees, 22 Master's degrees, and 8 Doctoral degrees.

Based on 56 Reviews
8 Illinois State University Normal, IL

Illinois State University offers 4 English Language And Literature Degree programs. It's a large public university in a mid sized suburb. In 2015, 164 students graduated in the study area of English Language And Literature with students earning 142 Bachelor's degrees, 11 Master's degrees, and 11 Doctoral degrees.

Based on 56 Reviews
9 Wheaton College Wheaton, IL

Wheaton College offers 2 English Language And Literature Degree programs. It's a small private university in a large suburb. In 2015, 50 students graduated in the study area of English Language And Literature with students earning 50 Bachelor's degrees.

Based on 32 Reviews
10 Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville Edwardsville, IL

Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville offers 4 English Language And Literature Degree programs. It's a large public university in a large suburb. In 2015, 75 students graduated in the study area of English Language And Literature with students earning 64 Bachelor's degrees, 10 Master's degrees, and 1 Certificates degree.

Based on 8 Reviews

List of all English Language And Literature Colleges in Illinois

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School Logo School Name Average tuition Student Teacher Ratio Enrolled Students
University of Chicago University of Chicago Chicago, IL
5/5
7 : 1 15,391
Northwestern University Northwestern University Evanston, IL
5/5
10 : 1 21,655
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Champaign, IL
4/5
20 : 1 45,842
Chicago ORT Technical Institute Chicago ORT Technical Institute Skokie, IL 7 : 1 77
Loyola University Chicago Loyola University Chicago Chicago, IL
5/5
15 : 1 16,437
University of Illinois at Chicago University of Illinois at Chicago Chicago, IL
3/5
14 : 1 29,048
Northern Illinois University Northern Illinois University Dekalb, IL
3/5
22 : 1 20,130
Illinois State University Illinois State University Normal, IL
3/5
22 : 1 20,760
Wheaton College Wheaton College Wheaton, IL
5/5
13 : 1 2,929
Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville Edwardsville, IL
3/5
21 : 1 14,265
DePaul University DePaul University Chicago, IL
5/5
20 : 1 23,539
Bradley University Bradley University Peoria, IL
5/5
14 : 1 5,338
Elmhurst College Elmhurst College Elmhurst, IL
5/5
15 : 1 3,298
Southern Illinois University-Carbondale Southern Illinois University-Carbondale Carbondale, IL
3/5
16 : 1 17,292
University of Illinois at Springfield University of Illinois at Springfield Springfield, IL
3/5
22 : 1 5,402
Saint Xavier University Saint Xavier University Chicago, IL
5/5
17 : 1 3,949
Eastern Illinois University Eastern Illinois University Charleston, IL
3/5
17 : 1 8,520
Lewis University Lewis University Romeoville, IL
5/5
19 : 1 6,679
Western Illinois University Western Illinois University Macomb, IL
3/5
18 : 1 11,094
Roosevelt University Roosevelt University Chicago, IL
5/5
15 : 1 5,352
North Park University North Park University Chicago, IL
5/5
15 : 1 3,159
McKendree University McKendree University Lebanon, IL
5/5
19 : 1 3,001
Concordia University-Chicago Concordia University-Chicago River Forest, IL
5/5
17 : 1 5,239
Illinois Wesleyan University Illinois Wesleyan University Bloomington, IL
5/5
11 : 1 1,842
Northeastern Illinois University Northeastern Illinois University Chicago, IL
3/5
24 : 1 9,891

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Additional English Language And Literature Degree Facts for Illinois Schools

Illinois Schools offering online English Language and Literature degrees

Online English Language and Literature degrees are available with as many as 30 degrees earned at the most popular school. Read more below about all schools that have offered online English Language and Literature degrees. If you are interested learning more about getting a degree online, check out our page dedicated to online degree information.

Certificate
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Doctoral
School Name Certificate Associate's Bachelor's Master's Doctoral
University of Illinois at Springfield 0 0 30 0 0
How many Illinois schools offer online English Language and Literature degrees?
  • 1 Bachelor's

What English Language And Literature degree programs were earned in Illinois?

Degree Level Program Length Colleges Graduates
Bachelor's 4-year Length 51 Colleges 1,455 Graduates
Certificates < 1 year Length 5 Colleges 2 Graduates
Doctoral 1-2 year Length 8 Colleges 66 Graduates
Master's 1+ years Length 20 Colleges 174 Graduates
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