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    Creative Writing (Master's)
    (Ranked in 1997*)

    Rank/School

    Average reputation score (5 = highest)

    1.

    University of Iowa

    4.5

    2.

    Johns Hopkins University (MD)

    4.2

      

    University of Houston

    4.2

    4.

    Columbia University (NY)

    4.1

      

    University of Virginia

    4.1

    6.

    New York University

    4.0

      

    University of California–Irvine

    4.0

      

    University of Michigan–Ann Arbor

    4.0

    9.

    University of Arizona

    3.9

    10.

    Boston University

    3.8

      

    Cornell University (NY)

    3.8

      

    University of Massachusetts–Amherst

    3.8

      

    University of Montana

    3.8

      

    University of Washington

    3.8

      

    Washington University in St. Louis

    3.8

    16.

    Brown University (RI)

    3.7

      

    Indiana University–Bloomington

    3.7

      

    University of Arkansas

    3.7

      

    University of Utah

    3.7

    20.

    Arizona State University

    3.6

      

    Emerson College (MA)

    3.6

      

    George Mason University (VA)

    3.6

      

    Hollins College (VA)

    3.6

      

    Sarah Lawrence College (NY)

    3.6

      

    Syracuse University (NY)

    3.6

      

    University of Florida

    3.6

      

    University of Maryland–College Park

    3.6

      

    University of Pittsburgh

    3.6

      

    Warren Wilson College (NC)

    3.6

    30.

    University of California–Davis

    3.5

      

    University of Southern Mississippi

    3.5

      

    University of Texas–Austin

    3.5

    33.

    Iowa State University

    3.4

      

    University of Missouri–Columbia

    3.4

      

    University of Oregon

    3.4

      

    University of Southern California

    3.4

    37.

    Bennington College (VT)

    3.3

      

    CUNY–City College of New York

    3.3

      

    Florida State University

    3.3

      

    Ohio State University

    3.3

      

    Ohio University

    3.3

      

    Penn State University–University Park

    3.3

      

    University of Alabama

    3.3

      

    University of Denver

    3.3

      

    University of North Carolina–Greensboro

    3.3

    46.

    San Francisco State University

    3.2

      

    University of Cincinnati

    3.2

      

    University of New Hampshire

    3.2

      

    Western Michigan University

    3.2

    50.

    American University (DC)

    3.1

      

    Colorado State University

    3.1

      

    Eastern Washington University

    3.1

      

    Georgia State University

    3.1

      

    New Mexico State University

    3.1

      

    St. Mary's College of California

    3.1

      

    San Diego State University

    3.1

      

    Southern Illinois University–Carbondale

    3.1

      

    Temple University (PA)

    3.1

      

    University of Colorado–Boulder

    3.1

      

    Virginia Commonwealth University

    3.1

      

    Wichita State University (KS)

    3.1

    62.

    Brooklyn College (NY)

    3.0

      

    California State University–Fresno

    3.0

      

    Mills College (CA)

    3.0

      

    Purdue University–West Lafayette (IN)

    3.0

      

    SUNY–Albany

    3.0

      

    University of Georgia

    3.0

      

    University of Hawaii–Manoa

    3.0

      

    University of Illinois–Urbana-Champaign

    3.0

      

    University of Minnesota

    3.0

      

    Vermont College of Norwich University

    3.0

    72.

    Binghamton University (NY)

    2.9

      

    Bowling Green State University (OH)

    2.9

      

    Cleveland State University

    2.9

      

    Kansas State University

    2.9

      

    Michigan State University

    2.9

      

    Old Dominion University (VA)

    2.9

      

    University of Alaska–Fairbanks

    2.9

      

    University of Illinois–Chicago

    2.9

      

    University of Nebraska–Lincoln

    2.9

      

    University of New Mexico

    2.9

      

    University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee

    2.9

    83.

    Goddard College (VT)

    2.8

      

    Miami University (OH)

    2.8

      

    New College of California

    2.8

      

    Oklahoma State University

    2.8

      

    Rutgers (NJ)

    2.8

      

    School of the Art Institute of Chicago

    2.8

      

    University of Kansas

    2.8

      

    University of Miami (FL)

    2.8

      

    University of Missouri–Kansas City

    2.8

      

    University of Notre Dame (IN)

    2.8

      

    University of San Francisco

    2.8

      

    University of South Carolina–Columbia

    2.8