Best English Programs Comparison


English Studies is an academic discipline that includes the study of literatures written in the English language (including literatures from the UK, the US, Ireland, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, the Philippines, India, Pakistan, South Africa, and the Middle East, among other areas), English linguistics (including English phonetics, phonology, syntax, morphology, semantics, pragmatics, corpus linguistics, and stylistics), and English sociolinguistics (including discourse analysis of written and spoken texts in the English language, the history of the English language, English language learning and teaching, and the study of World Englishes).[read more at wiki] Here we introduce best colleges in the field of english where University of California-Berkeley is ranked top and Harvard University is positioned on second place.

We briefly compare those top colleges with various factors such as tuition, admission, graduation, enrolment, and more. The full comparison for each factors with tables and charts is described at english colleges comparison page.

General Comparison

First, we compare the best english schools with general characteristics.
Table. Best English College Overview
RankNameLocationTypePopulation
1 University of California-Berkeley Berkeley, California Public, Four or more years 35,893
2 Harvard University Cambridge, Massachusetts Private not-for-profit, Four or more years 28,147
2 Stanford University Stanford, California Private not-for-profit, Four or more years 18,519
4 Columbia University in the City of New York New York, New York Private not-for-profit, Four or more years 26,471
4 Princeton University Princeton, New Jersey Private not-for-profit, Four or more years 7,975
4 University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Private not-for-profit, Four or more years 24,725
4 Yale University New Haven, Connecticut Private not-for-profit, Four or more years 11,906
8 Cornell University Ithaca, New York Private not-for-profit, Four or more years 21,424
8 University of Chicago Chicago, Illinois Private not-for-profit, Four or more years 15,245
10 Duke University Durham, North Carolina Private not-for-profit, Four or more years 15,386
10 University of California-Los Angeles Los Angeles, California Public, Four or more years 39,945
10 University of Virginia-Main Campus Charlottesville, Virginia Public, Four or more years 23,907

Admission and Acceptance Ratio Comparison

In this paragraph, we compare admission considerations between the best schools including applications fees, acceptance ratio, and application requirements.
Table. Best English College Admission Comparison
Open AdmissionApplication FeeAcceptance Ratio
University of California-Berkeley No $ 70 21.6%
(20.6%/22.5%)
Harvard University No $ 75 5.8%
(5.9%/5.7%)
Stanford University No $ 90 6.6%
(6.8%/6.4%)
Columbia University in the City of New York No $ 80 6.9%
(7.8%/6.2%)
Princeton University No $ 65 7.9%
(7.7%/8.1%)
University of Pennsylvania No $ 75 12.6%
(12.2%/13.0%)
Yale University No $ 75 7.7%
(8.6%/7.0%)
Cornell University No $ 75 16.6%
(14.9%/18.4%)
University of Chicago No $ 75 13.2%
(13.7%/12.7%)
Duke University No $ 75 14.0%
(13.9%/14.0%)
University of California-Los Angeles No $ 70 27.1%
(25.8%/25.2%)
University of Virginia-Main Campus No $ 70 29.5%
(28.3%/30.6%)

Tuition Costs Comparison

Next, we compare the tuition and other costs at best English colleges. Tuition is an amount of money charged to students for instructional services. Tuition may be charged per term, per course, or per credit. In-state tuition rate applies to students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements and out-of-tuition rate is for students who do not meet the ins-state residency requirements.

You can see more comprehensive tuition comparison between the best English schools at Best English schools tuition comparing page.
Table. Best English Schools Tuition Comparison
UndergraduateGraduate
In-StateOut-Of-StateIn-StateOut-Of-State
TuitionFeesTuitionFeesTuitionFeesTuitionFees
University of California-Berkeley $ 11,220$ 1,654$ 34,098$ 1,654 $ 11,220$ 1,654$ 26,322$ 1,654
Harvard University $ 37,576$ 3,290$ 37,576$ 3,290 $ 37,576$ 930$ 37,576$ 930
Stanford University $ 41,250$ 975$ 41,250$ 975 $ 41,250$ 537$ 41,250$ 537
Columbia University in the City of New York $ 45,028$ 2,218$ 45,028$ 2,218 $ 36,688$ 1,692$ 36,688$ 1,692
Princeton University $ 38,650$ 887$ 38,650$ 887 $ 38,650$ 1,850$ 38,650$ 1,850
University of Pennsylvania $ 39,088$ 4,650$ 39,088$ 4,650 $ 27,700$ 2,408$ 27,700$ 2,408
Yale University $ 42,300$ 0$ 42,300$ 0 $ 35,500$ 0$ 35,500$ 0
Cornell University $ 43,185$ 228$ 43,185$ 228 $ 29,500$ 81$ 29,500$ 81
University of Chicago $ 43,581$ 993$ 43,581$ 993 $ 45,900$ 930$ 45,900$ 930
Duke University $ 42,308$ 1,315$ 42,308$ 1,315 $ 42,805$ 762$ 42,805$ 762
University of California-Los Angeles $ 11,220$ 1,472$ 34,098$ 1,472 $ 11,220$ 1,346$ 26,322$ 1,346
University of Virginia-Main Campus $ 9,622$ 2,594$ 34,952$ 3,276 $ 13,278$ 2,384$ 22,602$ 3,066

Grants, Scholarships, and Loans Comparison

This page contains comparison data on the number of full-time, first-time undergraduate students and all undergraduate students who receive different types of student financial aid, including grants and loans, from different sources at each best English school. You can analyze and compare financial aids of the best English schools with summary tables and charts. In Addition you can compare tuition and financial aids for the English colleges at best English school tuition comparing page.

Full-time student is a student enrolled for 12 or more semester credits , or 12 or more quarter credits, or 24 or more contact hours a week each term. First-time student is a student attending any institution for the first time at the undergraduate level. For full-time and first-time students, the financial aid reports include federal grants, Pell grants, other federal grants, state/local grants, grants from the institution, federal and non-federal student loans.
Table. Best English Schools - Full-Time, First-Time Undergraduate Student Financial Aids Comparison Table
Grants or ScholarshipStudent Loan
Number ReceivingPercent ReceivingAverage AmountNumber ReceivingPercent ReceivingAverage Amount
University of California-Berkeley 2,36053%$ 16,141 1,29429%$ 5,787
Harvard University 1,02262%$ 41,555 17711%$ 5,118
Stanford University 93955%$ 38,522 18811%$ 6,589
Columbia University in the City of New York 71251%$ 37,934 21916%$ 7,537
Princeton University 78160%$ 33,894 1098%$ 3,543
University of Pennsylvania 1,15548%$ 35,539 46719%$ 5,651
Yale University 72354%$ 39,771 1189%$ 4,911
Cornell University 1,83355%$ 33,434 1,00830%$ 6,315
University of Chicago 83759%$ 28,033 39328%$ 6,116
Duke University 97557%$ 33,191 50229%$ 4,878
University of California-Los Angeles 3,40659%$ 16,760 2,25139%$ 6,145
University of Virginia-Main Campus 1,06331%$ 16,834 98529%$ 7,466

Enrollment Comparison

This paragraph compares the number of students enrolled in best Englishschools. Next table counts total students headcount by school level and attendance status. Undergraduate full-time student is a student enrolled for 12 or more semester credits , or 12 or more quarter credits, or 24 or more contact hours a week each term. For graduate students, it includes students enrolled for 9 or more semester credits, or 9 or more quarter credits, or a student involved in thesis or dissertation preparation that is considered full time by the institution.

Undergraduate part-time student is a student enrolled for either less than 12 semester or quarter credits, or less than 24 contact hours a week each term. For graduate schools, students enrolled for less than 9 semester or quarter credits are included in this table.
Table. Best English Schools Enrollment Comparison by School Level/Attendance Status
UndergraduateGraduate
TotalFull-timePart-time Full-timePart-time
University of California-Berkeley 35,89325,018756 9,381738
Harvard University 28,1477,2333,331 13,1634,420
Stanford University 18,5197,00360 8,4742,982
Columbia University in the City of New York 26,4717,236578 14,8613,796
Princeton University 7,9755,3270 2,6480
University of Pennsylvania 24,72510,3241,354 11,0921,955
Yale University 11,9065,39312 6,347154
Cornell University 21,42414,24516 7,10162
University of Chicago 15,2455,55959 7,1612,466
Duke University 15,3866,63124 8,293438
University of California-Los Angeles 39,94527,365576 11,585419
University of Virginia-Main Campus 23,90714,928894 6,0562,029

Graduation Rates Comparison

Next, we compare the graduation rate between best English schools. The graduation Rate is calculated as the total number of completers within 150% of normal time divided by the revised cohort minus any allowable exclusions. For example, 6 years rate is applied for 4 year schools. For detail information of your desired school, follow links on the school name.

Next table shows the graduation rate by gender. the numbers in parenthesis means completers over total cohort.
Table. Best English Schools Graduation Rates By Gender
AverageMenWomen
University of California-Berkeley 90.68%
(3,777 / 4,165)
89.50%
(1,696 / 1,895)
91.67%
(2,081 / 2,270)
Harvard University 96.96%
(1,628 / 1,679)
96.00%
(769 / 801)
97.84%
(859 / 878)
Stanford University 95.20%
(1,567 / 1,646)
94.20%
(764 / 811)
96.17%
(803 / 835)
Columbia University in the City of New York 95.05%
(1,286 / 1,353)
94.77%
(670 / 707)
95.36%
(616 / 646)
Princeton University 96.01%
(1,179 / 1,228)
95.09%
(620 / 652)
97.05%
(559 / 576)
University of Pennsylvania 95.97%
(2,240 / 2,334)
95.71%
(1,092 / 1,141)
96.23%
(1,148 / 1,193)
Yale University 96.19%
(1,263 / 1,313)
95.90%
(632 / 659)
96.48%
(631 / 654)
Cornell University 93.35%
(2,974 / 3,186)
91.26%
(1,504 / 1,648)
95.58%
(1,470 / 1,538)
University of Chicago 91.97%
(1,157 / 1,258)
91.45%
(567 / 620)
92.48%
(590 / 638)
Duke University 94.53%
(1,591 / 1,683)
94.71%
(805 / 850)
94.36%
(786 / 833)
University of California-Los Angeles 91.51%
(4,400 / 4,808)
89.45%
(1,746 / 1,952)
92.93%
(2,654 / 2,856)
University of Virginia-Main Campus 93.43%
(2,872 / 3,074)
92.04%
(1,214 / 1,319)
94.47%
(1,658 / 1,755)

Student To Fauclty Ratio Comparison

Student-to-faculty ratio is defined as total students not in graduate or professional programs divided by total instructional staff not teaching in graduate or professional programs. The student-to-faculty ratio is applicable only to institutions with undergraduate students. Next two tables compare the student-to-faculty ratio between best schools. For detail information of each school, follow the link on the school name. The ratio is calculated by dividing total number of students by total numbers of faculty. (for example, the ratio is 11.9 % for 131 students and 11 faculty members)
Table. Student to Faculty Ratio
20092010201120122013
University of California-Berkeley 5.0%6.3% 6.3%5.9% 5.9%
Harvard University 14.3%14.3% 14.3%14.3% 14.3%
Stanford University 20.0%10.0% 10.0%8.3% 8.3%
Columbia University in the City of New York 16.7%16.7% 16.7%16.7% 16.7%
Princeton University 20.0%16.7% 16.7%16.7% 16.7%
University of Pennsylvania 6.7%16.7% 16.7%16.7% 16.7%
Yale University 16.7%16.7% 16.7%20.0% 16.7%
Cornell University 9.1%8.3% 8.3%8.3% 8.3%
University of Chicago 9.1%16.7% 16.7%16.7% 16.7%
Duke University 10.0%12.5% 12.5%14.3% 14.3%
University of California-Los Angeles 5.6%5.9% 6.3%6.3% 6.3%
University of Virginia-Main Campus 5.6%5.6% 6.3%6.3% 6.3%

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