Aug 23, 2008, 3:17 PM
Post #672 of 764
ANNOUNCEMENT: 2009 Creative Writing MFA Rankings: The Blogger Top 100 MFA Programs Released
Re: [Junior Maas] University of British Columbia Optional-Residency MFA
I want to extend special thanks to those who have already donated to The Suburban Ecstasies website. Your contributions, along with your wonderfully supportive e-mails and comments, make the time and effort required to catalogue and compile this data--which is far more time and effort than you'd ever think--absolutely worthwhile. It is always good to hear that these rankings have been and continue to be helpful to people, and I will continue to do all I can to make any investment you make in TSE worth your time and trust. I'll conceive of, construct, and post these rankings, and continue to compile MFA data on my website (e.g., class sizes, acceptance rates, and so on) for as long as I can financially afford to spend the time necessary to do this.
The new 2009 MFA rankings can be found at: http://sethabramson.blogspot.com/...ankings-blogger.html
The 2009 Poets & Writers Reader Poll will be coming in just a few weeks. I envision the P&W Reader Poll and the Blogger Top 100 MFAs as--to use (apologies in advance) a lame college basketball analogy--the new Associated Press Poll and USA Today/Coaches' Poll of the MFA world.
While I'm certain there is and will continue to be occasional overlap in the data pools of these two rankings, you'll be fascinated, I think (I know I was) to see how different the Reader Poll is going to be, as compared to the now-posted Blogger Top 100 MFAs, when it comes out. So, clearly the overlap is there, but it's minimal and certainly within reasonable bounds.
Again, my thanks to those who've read the two important messages about PayPal on The Suburban Ecstasies, and who have now literally and officially (!) become sponsors of the continued effort to bring more truth, data, and transparency to the MFA application process.
Best wishes to all,