Seth Abramson’s Top 25 Underrated Creative Writing MFA Programs

Seth Abramson’s Top 25 Underrated Creative Writing MFA Programs

Poet and lawyer Seth Abramson’s most recent listing (2011-2012) of his top underrated creative writing MFA programs. The major requirement for the list:  Full funding.  However, as Abramson states about these programs, “They are not — or not yet — among the very best creative writing MFA programs in the United States, but applicants looking to balance out an application list dominated by highly-ranked, high-selectivity programs would do well to consider…”

The list includes:

  • Florida State University
  • Georgia College & State University
  • Iowa State University
  • Minnesota State University at Mankato
  • New Mexico State University
  • North Carolina State University
  • Northern Michigan University
  • Ohio State University
  • Oklahoma State University
  • Oregon State University
  • Temple University
  • University of Alaska at Fairbanks
  • University of Arkansas
  • University of California at Riverside
  • University of Central Florida
  • University of Kansas
  • University of Miami
  • University of New Orleans
  • University of Texas at Austin (Department of English)
  • University of Utah
  • Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Western Michigan University
  • West Virginia University
  • Wichita State University

Missing from the previous year’s list: Boise State University, Bowling Green State University, Cornell University, Florida Atlantic University, Indiana State University, John Hopkins University, McNeese State University, Pennsylvania State University, Purdue University, Southern Illinois University, University of California at San Diego,  University of Colorado at Boulder, University of Houston, University of Minnesota at Minneapolis, University of Nevada at Las Vegas, and University of South Carolina


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