I used to post on this board a WHOLE LOT when I was applying to Undergrad programs as a terrified senior in high school. Now I'm almost a terrified senior at the University of Chicago ready to begin my search for the best MFA program for me. (And to think I thought I'd never go to grad school... oh, how things change over four years.)
So what are you guys' takes on MFA programs in Creative Writing?
I've seen the "rankings" and they are a good starting place, but now I need to get more personal with people who attend these schools, or anyone who knows a bit about them.
So far, I like:
U of Texas
U of Iowa
U of California-Irvine
U of Florida
U of Mass-Amherst
The most important things to me are 1) cost/aid ratio, 2) falculty, 3) climate. (I'm really tired of this frigid Chicago weather.)