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The Top 25 Underrated Creative Writing MFA Programs The twenty-five programs listed here fully fund a sizable percentage of incoming students, yet still receive less attention from applicants than they deserve. They are not -- or not yet -- among the very best creative writing MFA programs in the United States, but applicants looking to balance out an application list dominated by highly-ranked, high-selectivity programs would do well to consider, too, some entrants to the following list: Tallahassee gets mixed reviews, and some worry the program has gotten too large for its own good, but it's three years of full funding at a university with not only a creative writing MFA but a top-notch creative writing doctorate, too currently ranked second nationally.
It may not deserve to be a Top 20 program in the national MFA rankingsbut its recent fall in this year's yet-to-be-released rankings to 72 is entirely unwarranted. Right now there's better than even odds it makes a return to the Top 50 next year. The whole operation here gives off a warm vibe, and why not: Yet now it's within hailing distance nine spots of an Honorable Mention classification in the forthcoming national MFA rankings, and it really does deserves to make the jump to that next level.
A better rural Southern program you'd be hard-pressed to find. What was said last year bears repeating, especially with the program making the jump to Honorable Mention status in the national rankings this year: ISU's unique focus on the environment as well as interdisciplinary work and one-on-one mentoring are stand-out features.
Minnesota State University at Mankato.
It's a program you keep hearing good things about, even if you're not entirely sure why. Maybe it's the fact that the English Department offers a total of 30 full-tuition-remission teaching assistantships, and they'll let you stay three years if you want.
Maybe it's the sense that this is a friendly, inviting program. In any event, it makes the list, and while it may not be this grouping's strongest entrant, by all accounts it deserves to be here.
New Mexico State University. For now, we'll take these students at their word. Certainly, the program gives all the signs of hosting a lively literary community, and that's reflected in its slow creep up the national rankings currently As with Minnesota State, it's certainly not the strongest program on this list, but it's nevertheless worth watching.
North Carolina State University. If the rumor's true, you're looking at a possible Top 50 program in the years ahead it's already Top 30 in selectivity, and just outside the Honorable Mention category of the national rankings.
Poet Dorianne Laux is the star of the faculty here. A tiny program in the scenic UP that funds surprisingly well.
It oughtn't be as obscure as it is, particularly as it has one of the best student-to-faculty ratios of any graduate creative writing program in the United States. As with so many -- in fact, far too many -- MFA programs, NMU's website reveals little significant information about the program and thereby does it and its applicants no favors.
But the sense in the creative writing community is that something good is happening here. Nobody can explain why this program isn't Top 25 -- perhaps even Top 20 -- every year.
Sure, it's already popular, but it remains half as popular as it should be. Three years in an AIER-rated Top 15 "mid-size metro" with a strong faculty, a reasonable teaching load, and a vibrant university community deserves a close look from any serious MFA applicant.
The prospect of living in Stillwater won't set many eyes agog or causes many hearts to flutter, but the fact remains that the Okies don't currently crack the Topand they certainly should.
Lots of full funding packages are available, there's a creative writing doctoral program at the university along with the MFA -- meaning, by and large, a higher quality workshop experience than one might otherwise expect -- and yet almost no one applies. With all the attention paid to the University of Oregon's fully funded MFA program, the fully funded program at Oregon State somehow gets overlooked.
Corvallis isn't Eugene, sure, but the fact remains that OSU ranks just outside the Top 50 in poetry, just outside the Top 25 in nonfiction, in the Top 40 for placement, and in the Top 50 for selectivity.
There's just no reason not to apply. Temple has an MFA program. Philadelphia has long been one of the great cities for American poets to live in, and now that Temple has transformed from a non-terminal MA to a terminal MFA, it's suddenly worth a second look.Florida State University.
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