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2010 MFA Rankings: The Additional 88 Programs (Updated October 26, 2009)

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Rank School Votes
(of 508)
53 American University (#48 Fiction, #18 Nonfiction)
25
53 Bowling Green State University (Poetry #48, Funding #46, Selectivity #47)
25
53 University of California, Davis (#48 Fiction, #42 Selectivity, #32 Placement)
NOTE: While this program is an MA program, its application trends show it is on par with a terminal MFA.
25
56 Emerson College (#16 Nonfiction, #30 Placement)
24
57 Oregon State University (#23 Nonfiction)
23
58 University of San Francisco (#18 Nonfiction)
22
59 San Francisco State University (#49 Selectivity)
20
59 University of New Mexico (#23 Nonfiction, #41 Funding)
20
59 University of Pittsburgh (#48 Poetry, #12 Nonfiction)
20
62 San Diego State University 19
63 Columbia College Chicago (#30 Poetry)
18
63 University of Idaho (#48 Poetry, #44 Funding, #40 Selectivity)
18
65 University of British Columbia, CANADA 17
65 University of California, San Diego 17
65 University of Colorado (#47 Funding)
17
65 University of Memphis 17
69 New Mexico State University 16
70 Eastern Washington University (#18 Nonfiction)
15
70 University of Wyoming (#23 Nonfiction, #18 Funding, #43 Selectivity)
15
72 University of Georgia 14
72 University of Massachusetts, Boston 14
74 Minnesota State University, Mankato (#46 Funding)
13
74 West Virginia University (#38 Funding)
13
76
Georgia College & State University (#23 Nonfiction, #34 Funding)
12
76 School of the Art Institute of Chicago 12
78 CalArts 11
78 Chatham University (#18 Nonfiction)
11
78 McNeese State University (#11 Funding)
11
78 University of California, Riverside (#50 Selectivity)
11
78 Western Michigan University 11
83 California College of the Arts 10
83 Northwestern University 10
83 Saint Mary's College of California 10
86 Boise State University (#50 Funding, #48 Selectivity, #18 Placement)
9
86 Florida International University (#23 Nonfiction)
9
86 Mills College 9
86
Queens College, CUNY 9
86 University of New Orleans 9
91 University of Alaska, Fairbanks (#50 Funding)
8
91 University of Miami (#24 Funding, #50 Selectivity)
8
93 California State University, Long Beach 7
93 City College of New York, CCNY 7
93 Old Dominion University (#39 Funding)
7
96 Iowa State University 6
96 North Carolina State University 6
96 Rutgers University, Camden 6
96 University of Baltimore 6
100 Portland State University 5
100 Roosevelt University 5
100 San Jose State University 5
100 University of Guelph-Humber, CANADA (#44 Selectivity)
5
100 University of Missouri, St. Louis 5
100 University of South Florida 5
106 Adelphi University 4
106 Northern Michigan University 4
106 Otis College of Art & Design 4
106 University of Kansas (#32 Funding)
4
106 University of South Carolina 4
106 University of Utah 4
112 Naropa University 3
112 NEOMFA 3
112 Oklahoma State University 3
112 University of Missouri, Kansas City 3
116 California State University, Fresno 2
116 Chapman University 2
116 Georgia State University 2
116 Hamline University 2
116 Minnesota State University, Moorhead 2
116 University of Central Florida 2
116 University of Texas, El Paso 2
116 Wichita State University (#50 Funding)
2
124 Bard College
NOTE: This program can neither be classified as a low- or full-residency MFA program, so it appears provisionally in this ranking.
1
124 Butler University 1
124 Florida Atlantic University(#31 Funding) 1
124 Long Island University, Brooklyn 1
124 Rosemont College 1
124 Southern Connecticut State University 1
124 State University of New York at Stony Brook Southhampton 1
124 University of Central Oklahoma 1
124 University of Southern California
NOTE: This program is included because it offers an MFA-equivalent terminal degree, the Masters in Professional Writing (MPW).
1
132 Brigham Young University (new program) 0
132 California Institute of Integral Studies 0
132 California State University, Chico (new program) 0
132 California State University, San Bernardino 0
132 Chicago State University 0
132 Temple University (new program) 0
132 University of the South 0
132 University of Texas-Pan American 0
132 University of Victoria, CANADA 0

Note: Also ranked 132 are Pepperdine University, which offers an MFA program in "Writing for Screen and Television" only, and Savannah College of Art & Design, which offers an MFA in "Dramatic writing" (playwriting and screenwriting) only. Students at SCA&D may also be able to take nonfiction writing courses through the school's Professional Writing MFA.

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