Apr 10, 2006, 4:52 PM
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One of my professors went to Bowling Green's MFA in Fiction and loved it. Granted, it was a long time ago, but he went on to do his doctorate at Utah. He's published several books and had some success - most notably a tenured position.
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My sister was accepted at Bowling Green for her undergrad and later for her MBA. The funding packages are generous all around, and the town is a great place to live. It's safe, unlike some areas of it's neighbor to the north (Toledo.) It's a college town, but it's absolutely beautiful. Rolling hills, lots of grass... The students call it "Blowing Green" because of the wind. Around the Toledo area, the writing program has an awesome reputation, and this is in a city where UMich is also considered a local school. (It's only forty miles away.)
Get ready for snow, though. Northwest Ohio tends to be colder and snowier than other parts of Ohio. (I'm from NE Ohio, which is typically 15 degrees warmer than NW Ohio on a winter day.)
For anyone reluctant to go to Ohio, it's a wonderful place to live. The people are friendly, and once you get used to the weather, it's actually kind of nice. I live in L.A. now, and I really miss the slower pace. Bowling Green has a good music scene, and so does Cleveland - about 2 hours away. If you're willing to drive a bit, you can always find something interesting and unique to do. It's not all cows and cornfields.