2012 MFA Rankings: The Additional Rankings of Low-Residency MFA Programs

Tier Two

Overall Rank School Top Fifty and Honorable
Mention Ranks
Votes
11 Goucher College in Baltimore, Maryland HM Selectivity
#10 for 2007-2008
11
11 University of Nebraska in Omaha #9 Selectivity
#8 for 2008-2009
11
13 University of Alaska in Anchorage #6 Placement
#9 for 2009-2010
9
14 Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington HM Selectivity 8
15 Pine Manor College in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts   7
15 University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada #3 Selectivity 7
15 University of New Orleans in Louisiana #8 for 2008-2009 7
18 Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado   6
18 University of California in Riverside   6
20 Fairleigh Dickinson University in Hackensack, New Jersey #6 Selectivity 5
20 Murray State University in Kentucky #9 Placement 5
20 New England College in Henniker, New Hampshire #10 Selectivity 5

 

Tier Three

Overall Rank School Top Fifty and Honorable
Mention Ranks
Votes
23 Converse College in Spartanburg, South Carolina   3
23 University of Texas in El Paso****   3
25 Carlow University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania   2
25 Hamline University in Saint Paul, Minnesota   2
25 Seattle Pacific University in Washington   2
25 Sewanee: University of the South in Tennessee   2
25 Wilkes University in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania   2
30 Ashland University in Ohio   1
30 Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York   1
30 Drew University in Madison, New Jersey   1
30 Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond   1
30 Fairfield University in Connecticut   1
30 Seton Hill University in Greensburg, Pennsylvania   1
30 Southern New Hampshire University in Manchester   1
30 Western Connecticut State University in Danbury HM Selectivity 1

 

Unranked

Overall Rank School Top Fifty and Honorable
Mention Ranks
Votes
NR Albertus Magnus College in New Haven, Connecticut*   0
NR Arcadia University in Glenside, Pennsylvania*   0
NR Chatham University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania   0
NR City University of Hong Kong in China   0
NR Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia**   0
NR Lancaster University in Bailrigg, United Kingdom   0
NR National University in La Jolla, California***   0
NR Oklahoma City University in Oklahoma*   0
NR University of Tampa in Florida*   0
NR Western State College of Colorado in Gunnison   0
NR West Virginia Wesleyan University in Buckhannon*   0
NR Whidbey Writers Workshop in Freeland, Washington   0
NR William Paterson University in Wayne, New Jersey   0

Notes: NR indicates that a program is not currently ranked; HM = Honorable Mention; * = new program; ** = children’s literature program only; *** = online program; **** = bilingual program.

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