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2011 MFA Rankings: The Additional Rankings of Full-Residency MFA Programs

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Rank School Top 50 Rankings*
Votes
(of 527)
  Honorable Mention  
52 Portland State University in Oregon
#49 Fiction, #47 Selectivity 28
52 University of Colorado in Boulder
#47 Fiction, #50 Funding 28
52 Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond 
#45 Poetry, #38 Funding    
28
55 Bowling Green State University in Ohio   #48 Poetry, #16 Placement, #31 Funding, #43 Selectivity  
27
55 McNeese State University in Lake Charles, Louisiana    #42 Poetry, #22 Funding
27
55 Oregon State University in Corvallis  
#47 Fiction, #44 Placement 27
58 San Francisco State University #49 Fiction 26
59
University of Miami   #30 Funding 24
60 San Diego State University 
HM Funding 23
60 University of California in San Diego #31 Funding
23
62 Columbia College Chicago #42 Poetry
22
62 Emerson College in Boston
#33 Placement
22
62 Texas State University in San Marcos #49 Placement, HM Funding 22
62 University of Idaho in Moscow
#48 Poetry, #45 Selectivity, #47 Funding 22
 
 
  Tier Two
 
66 University of Memphis HM Funding 21
67 University of San Francisco 
  20
68 Georgia College & State University in Milledgeville #39 Funding
19
68 West Virginia University in Morgantown 
#35 Funding, #43 Placement 19
70 American University in Washington, D.C.
  18
70 Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo
#47 Placement, HM Funding 18
72 North Carolina State University in Raleigh
#47 Fiction, #44 Placement 17
73 Boise State University in Idaho
HM Funding 16
73
California Institute of the Arts in Valencia    16
73 University of California in Riverside   16
76 California College of the Arts in Oakland
  15
77 University of California in Davis (MA)a #34 Placement  13
78 City College of New York, CUNY 
  12
78 Eastern Washington University in Cheney  
  12
78 Queens College, CUNY  
  12
78 School of the Art Institute of Chicago   12
78 Temple University in Philadelphia 
  12
78 University of New Mexico in Albuquerque
#14 Nonfiction, #44 Funding, #48 Selectivity
12
78 University of Pittsburgh   #17 Nonfiction 12
84 California State University in Long Beach   11
84 New Mexico State University in Las Cruces HM Funding
11
84 Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia #39 Placement, #41 Funding 
11
84 University of Massachusetts in Boston   11
89 Mills College in Oakland
  10
89 Saint Mary’s College of California in Moraga
#48 Placement 10
89 University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada #50 Placement
10
91 Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois
  9
91 University of Georgia in Athens
HM Funding 9
91 University of Kansas in Lawrence #37 Funding 9
95 Chatham University in Pittsburgh
  7
95 Georgia State University in Atlanta   7
95 Minnesota State University in Mankato #49 Funding  7
95 Otis College of Art & Design in Los Angeles
  7
95 University of New Orleans HM Funding 7
95 University of South Carolina in Columbia
#34 Funding
7
 
 
  Tier Three
 
100 Long Island University in New York City   6
100
San Jose State University   6
100 University of Southern California in Los Angeles (MPW)a   6
100 Western Washington University in Bellingham (MA)a             6
105 Northern Michigan University in Marquette
  5
105 Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven
  5
105 University of Alaska in Fairbanks HM Funding 5
105
University of Missouri in Saint Louis              5
108 Chapman University in Orange, California   4
108 Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton
#43 Funding
4
108 Florida International University in Miami   4
108 Iowa State University in Ames
#14 Funding 
4
108
Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado
  4
108 Northeast Ohio MFA (Consortium)   4
108
Rutgers University in Camden 
#45 Funding
4
108 Stony Brook Southhampton, SUNY    4
108 University of Baltimore   4
108 University of Victoria in Canada
  4
118 Adelphi University in Garden City, New York   3
118 University of Central Florida in Orlando
  3
118 University of Guelph-Humber in Toronto    3
118 University of Missouri in Kansas City  
  3
122 California State University in San Bernadino 
  2
122 Minnesota State University in Moorhead   2
122 Oklahoma State University in Stillwater
  2
122 Roosevelt University in Chicago
  2
122 University of South Florida in Tampa
  2
122 University of Utah in Salt Lake City
  2
122 Wichita State University in Kansas
HM Funding
2
130 Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, New Yorkb   1
130 Butler University in Indianapolis
  1
130 California State University in Fresno   1
130 Chicago State University 
  1
130 University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond   
  1
130 University of Texas-Pan American in Edinburg
  1
 
 
  Unranked
 
Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah   0
California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco   0
Hamline University in Saint Paul  
  0
Pepperdine University in Malibu, California**        
  0
Rosemont College in Pennsylvania
  0
Savannah College of Art & Design***   0
University of California in Chico   
  0
Sewanee: The University of the South in Tennessee
  0
University of Texas in El Paso****   
  0


NOTE: HM = Honorable Mention; * = due to the relatively small number of nonfiction programs, only top twenty rankings are noted here; ** = “writing for screen and television” only; *** = “dramatic writing” only; **** = bilingual program.

aSee the “Non-Terminal Master's Degree (MA) Programs” section of the "2011 Poets & Writers Magazine Ranking of MFA Programs" article for more information on the inclusion of this program in these rankings.

bThis program can neither be classified as a low- or full-residency MFA program, so it appears provisionally in these rankings.

 

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