my gpa is a 3.7 and i want suggestions based on how good the department is and how much they help financially
Assuming the 3.7 is unweighted with a strong background (AP/IB/dual enrollment) in English, Foreign language, and History:
UT Plan II, UT liberal arts honors, Rice, Trinity, Tulane.
To know how affordable these are, run the Net Price Calculator on each. (Each college has its own formula so you have to do it on each website).
Typically Rice would have the best financial aid.
For English and financial aid, typical recommendations would be the likes of Kenyon, Denison, Macalester, Sewanee, Skidmore… with Knox, Eckerd, and Wooster good academic safeties.