Jul 20, 2008, 9:40 PM
Re: [Scrat1] 2009 P&W MFA Rankings
VT and VCU won't end up that high I don't think, but the Top 50 isn't outside the realm of possibility. The reasons? Excellent funding (they're both Top 50 in that particular ranking) and strong faculty, and (at least as to their popularity) location probably also plays a role.
P.S. As to Irvine, I don't know why, but it always starts slow (i.e. seems less popular early in the application cycle), and as a result never gets to quite the heights one would expect (#10 in 2007, #12 in 2008). If the pattern holds, it seems #13 to #15 is a pretty good bet for this year (which ain't too shabby at all).
(This post was edited by umass76 on Jul 20, 2008, 9:47 PM)