Feb 4, 2007, 7:42 PM
Post #413 of 764
Yeah, this is great. Who needs the superbowl?
Re: [prosaic70] Current MFA Rankings
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1. Cornell 2. U Dub 3. Indiana 4. Oregon 5. Arizona
I just don't think I could live in Arizona, even though--don't they have a load of money now or something? Or wait, is it Michigan who's richy rich all of a sudden?
As for UVA, I love the faculty, think the town/climate sounds good, it's not too far from my friends and family in the northeast, it's got full funding (maybe not quite enough to live on the first year, but you don't have to teach until year 2). Um. What else? Flexibility in coursework? I think??? Mostly though, this all comes down to a gut feeling of how the program presents itself and whether that jives with the kind of place you'd like to be. JHU, for example (a place I applied) is one of the top programs in the country. But the more I think about it, the lower it drops on my list (you need a foreign language, you have to teach right away, they discourage you from taking classes outside the English dept). And of course, I could be totally wrong about JHU, maybe it would be perfect for me. But it's impossible to know, so we go on making lists. Fantasy MFA anyone? I'd take UT's money, Irvine's location, Cornell's 4-year-option and UVA's faculty.