Northwestern's undergrad creative writing program boasts acclaimed professors and an unparalleled track record of turning out successful writers (including author Veronica Roth and short-story writer Karen Russell).Outside the classroom, you can work on the student-run literary journal, intern at a publication in nearby Chicago, or submit to the Department of English's yearly writing competition.Brown's Literary Arts program offers one of the top MFAs in the US as well as an undergraduate major.
Northwestern's undergrad creative writing program boasts acclaimed professors and an unparalleled track record of turning out successful writers (including author Veronica Roth and short-story writer Karen Russell).
(If you don't see a school you were expecting, it's likely because they only have a minor.) Now, let's get to the good stuff: the list of schools!
The exact numbering is always arguable, so look at it as a general trend from absolutely amazing to still super great, rather than fixating on why one school is ranked #3 and another is ranked #4.
Colorado College is a small liberal arts school known for its block plan, which allows students to focus on one class per three-and-a-half-week block.
The creative writing track of the English major includes a sequence of four writing workshops and also requires students to attend every reading of the Visiting Writers Series.
Washington University has an excellent creative writing MFA program, lots of super specific class options, and a number of scholarships specifically earmarked for creative writing students.
MIT might not be a school you generally associate with writing, but it actually has an excellent program that offers courses in digital media and science writing, as well as creative writing, and provides plenty of guidance on how graduates can navigate the tricky job market.
Columbia also benefits from its location in New York City, which is bursting at the seams with publishing houses, literary journals, and talented authors.
The University of Iowa's big draw is the infrastructure of its graduate Writers' Workshop, which is often considered the best MFA program in the country.
As an English and Creative Writing major here, you'll take classes from great young writers and established professors alike, and get to choose from a wide range of topics.
This major provides transferable skills important for a liberal arts major with a creative focus.