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May 9th, 2017 by 


Student annotates "Paradise Regained" in an English course on works by John Milton. Photo by: John Buckingham

USA Today College reports that the College of the Holy Cross ranks No. 9 among the top ten places to get an English degree in the U.S, beating out Harvard University ranked at No. 10. The list, generated from College Factual, is a ranking of colleges based on their overall quality, and the schools selected offer programs that focus on providing a strong education focused on English language and literature.

According to the article, small class sizes at Holy Cross ensures that students have the opportunity to work closely with faculty, while cultivating intellectual dialogue. Students in the program focus on the analysis of written texts while developing strong writing and communication skills. Courses in the department help students to become better readers, writers and speakers, while preparing them for professional fields that value communication.

There are many career opportunities for an English major at Holy Cross after graduation. Many students find positions earning the highest average early career salary of $49,000 in an array of fields ranging from business and education to law and medicine. In addition, students are well prepared for graduate work in disciplines such as English and rhetoric.
This is the second time Holy Cross has ranked No. 9 on USA Today College’s list of the best U.S. colleges to major in English.

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