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Comparative & World Literature

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What is Comparative & World Literature?

Comparative and World Literature invites you to look creatively at literature. Your coursework will allow you to compare both literary and cultural traditions. You’ll gain critical, analytical, cultural, and foreign language knowledge. You will learn the writing and speaking skills necessary to succeed in a globalized world. You can choose from two concentrations: Comparative Literature and World Literature. Comparative Literature focuses on many traditions studied in their original languages. World Literature focuses on literature from around the world in English translation.

Career Options

  • Academia
  • Cultural arts
  • Communication
  • Law
  • Linguistics

Post-Graduation Success1

86% employed or continuing education

66% employed after graduation

15% attending graduate school

5% volunteering

$40,553 average starting annual income

Sample employer destinations: CA Ventures, Carle Foundation Hospital, Anheuser-Busch InBev

Sample grad school destinations: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Pennsylvania State University, Tribeca Flashpoint Academy

Academic Profile Middle 50% 2

25 - 31 ACT Score

1170 - 1440 SAT Score

3.20 - 3.74 High School GPA

Annual Program Costs

Illinois Resident

  • Tuition: $12,036
  • Fees: $4,174
  • Expenses3: $15,180
  • Total: $31,390

Non-Resident

  • Tuition: $29,178
  • Fees: $4,174
  • Expenses3: $15,520
  • Total: $48,872

International

  • Tuition: $31,552
  • Fees: $4,174
  • Expenses3: $15,520
  • Total: $51,246
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