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2022 Best Colleges for Creative Writing

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3,226

Graduates Per Year

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$48K

Average Salary

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#110

Most Popular Major

Popularity

Somewhat Popular

3,226

48% NATIONAL AVG

Diplomas Received Last Year

256

33% NATIONAL AVG

Colleges Offering this Degree

Most Popular Degrees

109

Microbiological Sciences and Immunology

3,247

110

Creative Writing

3,226

111

Public Administration

3,195

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TOP

50

Cost

Expensive

$50,636

58% NATIONAL AVG

Median Degree Cost

Most Expensive Degrees

40

Cognitive Science

$50,800

41

Creative Writing

$50,636

42

Women's Studies

$50,600

Salary

Low Salary

$31,834

18% NATIONAL AVG

Average Salary Two Years Out of School

Average Salary

273

Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing

$31,834

274

Creative Writing

$31,834

275

Writing

$31,834

Professors

Good

4.3/5

7.5% NATIONAL AVG

Median Student Rating

Highest Student Rated Professors

70

Asian Studies

71

Creative Writing

72

Music Performance

Students

Not Very Diverse

3.3/5

10.18% NATIONAL AVG

Student Diversity Index

Most Diverse

288

Spanish Language Teacher Education

289

Creative Writing

290

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SUMMARY

Choosing to study Creative Writing is not only a valuable choice, but generally a requisite first step for students trying to enter a career as a creative content writer, a novel author, or a children's book author. Interestingly, creative writing is fairly common coming in at the 110th most popular area of study. Last academic year alone, there were 3,226 creative writing graduates. In-state tuition for creative writing at private colleges is, on average, 4.3 times more costly than their public counterparts.

There are 256 schools which offer creative writing. 256 institutions is fairly average in terms of the number of institutions which offer each degree. If you're looking to immerse yourself with other creative writing undergrads, consider colleges in New Hampshire which have more students admitted to creative writing than any other state. less precisely, the top region to pursue creative writing is in the New England region with Emerson College, Southern New Hampshire University, and Brown University best representing the region. Interestingly, our pick of the best conference to study creative writing is the Northeast 10 Conference with Southern New Hampshire University representing the conference. That being said, our choice for the best school for creative writing is Johns Hopkins University. You may also want to check out our list of best colleges.

The objectively best school might not actually be the best school for every student. There can be many more perspectives to weigh when choosing college. Stuff like campus amenities, transportation services, and food might sway one's feelings on where to go to college. At Authority, we've weighed the pros and cons for you. If, for example, you want to know which creative writing school has the top campus, the answer is Columbia University in the City of New York. If you are primarily interested in which university has the best campus, we have a whole page dedicated to that. We have carefully pored through student reviews, professor reviews, government databases, and more in order to evaluate each major in an unbiased and informative way. You can explore our comprehensive list for the colleges with the best student life here and our choice for the college with the best student life for creative writing is University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. Are you curious why? Continue reading to find out more about Authority's top choices. Many of our picks might surprise you.

If expense is a primary factor in your decisions, you might be cautious about Columbia University in the City of New York. Columbia University in the City of New York appears to be the most expensive college for creative writing, at least regarding out of state students. That being said, we have an entire page for the most expensive colleges that could put the price tag at Columbia University in the City of New York into perspective. Additionally, you could want to know that creative writing is the 41st most expensive major in the nation, with an average cost of $50,600. On a broader scale, the most costly state for creative writing in the nation is Colorado with tuition and fees at the primary university, Colorado College, of $57,612. To zoom out even further, the most expensive region for creative writing is the Far West region which is best demonstrated with Chapman University with a cost of $54,540, Pepperdine University with a cost of $55,640, and University of Southern California with a cost of $57,256.

Our cheapest region for creative writing is the Southwest region which is represented by University of Central Oklahoma with a cost of $17,573, Stephen F Austin State University with a cost of $16,224, and The University of Texas at El Paso with a cost of $22,556. More optimistically, the most affordable college for creative writing is University of Cincinnati-Main Campus. Authority's entire list of the most affordable colleges can be found here.

In-state attendees can anticipate paying around $10,500 for a degree in creative writing. The price swells significantly to a median of $23,300 for the out-of-state public-school student. As such, you might be interested in our pick for the college constituting the best value for creative writing: Columbia University in the City of New York. Through this link you will see our comprehensive list for the colleges we believe to be the best value overall. With that said, this discussion is based on the assumption that you are an out-of-state student. The value proposition changes when in-state tuition is considered, but we do not know in which states any one student has residency.

Earnings for creative writing students can differ, but two years after graduation graduates will often earn around $48,000. While there can be a lot of variation in pay; top earners can enjoy pay up to $80,900. Right out of school, the lowest earning positions within the creative writing field earn $28,100, which is an alright wage. The highest earning grads for creative writing come from Carnegie Mellon University and if you want to find the universities with all of the highest earning graduates, Authority has that too.

The general diversity of creative writing ranks subpar, ranking in the 27th percentile of majors nationally. The school with the highest composite diversity for creative writing is Carnegie Mellon University and here you can find our comprehensive list for the schools with the most diversity. The financial diversity of Creative Writing ranks only in the 23rd percentile of all majors. Racial diversity is even less in the 23rd percentile. White collegians make up the largest proportion, 74%, of those majoring in creative writing. Additionally, 70% of scholars pursuing a creative writing major are women.

The median ranking of creative writing's professors is 4.3 stars, a ranking which is 8% better than the median score for all majors; which is a fairly good score. If you want to find the most popular creative writing instructor in the nation, take a look at Kate Bligh from Concordia University-Chicago. This might be surprising, but the highest rated instructors of creative writing by student come from San Francisco State University. As we incorporate data other than just rankings it becomes clear that the school with comprehensively the best instructors for creative writing is Johns Hopkins University. One will find more detail on our evolving ranking methodology for the best overall professors here, as well as many of the best professors in the country.

Finally, the hardest school to get into for creative writing is Hampshire College. While we are unsure why you would be interested, we have a general list of the hardest colleges to get into. That being said, we hope you believe that looking at college from examples primarily formed from superlatives could cause issues. We at Authority hope you read our more nuanced pages on different universities and read a few of our background articles on beneficial details to look out for as your school search develops.

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Emerson College

#1 Best Colleges for Creative Writing

Emerson College is a small private college located in Boston, MA ranked 126th in America. It has a total of 4,220 full-time undergraduate students and is somewhat competitive, with a 33.35% acceptance rate. Emerson College offers 42 different majors and is best known for its Cinematography, Creative Writing, and Drama and Dance Teacher Education programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $48,560 per year, Emerson College is very costly. 78.8% of students graduate starting the next chapter of their lives, employment. After graduation, alumni go on to generate roughly $46,600 per year, which is 12% over the national median.

Boston, MA

www.emerson.edu

A

Rating

33%

Acceptance

5,028

Students

#126

Ranking

$48,560

Tuition

Johns Hopkins University

#2 Best Colleges for Creative Writing

Johns Hopkins University is a very large private university located in Baltimore, MD ranked 7th in the United States. It has a total of 8,185 full-time undergraduate students and is quite competitive, accepting more or less one in every ten applicants. Johns Hopkins University offers 362 different majors and is best known for its Public Health, Neuroscience, and Biophysics programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $55,350 per year, Johns Hopkins University is very expensive. 83.58% of students graduate beginning the next phase of their lives, entering the labor force. After finishing college, alumni go on to earn more or less $73,200 per year, which is 76% over the national median.

Baltimore, MD

www.jhu.edu

A+

Rating

11%

Acceptance

33,543

Students

#7

Ranking

$55,350

Tuition

Columbia University in the City of New York

#3 Best Colleges for Creative Writing

Columbia University in the City of New York is a very large private university located in New York, NY ranked 9th in the United States. It has a total of 8,628 full-time undergraduate students and is highly competitive, with a 5.45% acceptance rate. Columbia University in the City of New York offers 467 different majors and is best known for its Sustainability Studies, Art History, and Slavic, Baltic and Albanian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $58,920 per year, Columbia University in the City of New York is exceptionally high-priced. 78.72% of students graduate beginning the next stage of their lives, working. After college, alumni go on to bring home around $83,300 per year, which is 101% greater than the national median.

New York, NY

www.columbia.edu

A+

Rating

5%

Acceptance

33,301

Students

#9

Ranking

$58,920

Tuition

Brown University

#4 Best Colleges for Creative Writing

Brown University is a large private university located in Providence, RI ranked 12th in the US. It has a total of 7,428 full-time undergraduate students and is highly competitive, accepting 7.07% of applicants. Brown University offers 265 different majors and is best known for its Entrepreneurship, African Studies, and Latin American and Caribbean Studies programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $57,112 per year, Brown University is very high-priced. 87.69% of students graduate moving on to the next phase of their lives, joining the labor force. Open graduating, alumni go on to earn about $67,500 per year, which is 63% greater than the national median.

Providence, RI

www.brown.edu

A+

Rating

7%

Acceptance

10,760

Students

#12

Ranking

$57,112

Tuition

University of Chicago

#5 Best Colleges for Creative Writing

University of Chicago is a large private university located in Chicago, IL ranked 10th in the nation. It has a total of 7,674 full-time undergraduate students and is highly competitive, accepting 6.17% of applicants. University of Chicago offers 218 different majors and is best known for its Econometrics and Quantitative Economics, Economics, and Counseling Psychology programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $57,642 per year, University of Chicago is exceptionally expensive. 79.52% of students graduate ready to the next phase of their lives, entering the labor force. After finishing college, alumni go on to earn more or less $68,100 per year, which is 64% over the national median.

Chicago, IL

WWW.UCHICAGO.EDU

A+

Rating

6%

Acceptance

19,659

Students

#10

Ranking

$57,642

Tuition

Emory University

#6 Best Colleges for Creative Writing

Emory University is a large private university located in Atlanta, GA ranked 23rd in the United States. It has a total of 8,026 full-time undergraduate students and is quite competitive, with a 15.6% acceptance rate. Emory University offers 205 different majors and is best known for its Biology, French Studies, and Radiation Therapy programs, which are all nationally ranked 2nd. With an annual tuition of $53,070 per year, Emory University is exceptionally costly. 88.39% of students graduate beginning the next stage of their lives, working. After finishing college, alumni go on to make roughly $66,000 per year, which is 59% greater than the national median.

Atlanta, GA

www.emory.edu

A+

Rating

16%

Acceptance

16,024

Students

#23

Ranking

$53,070

Tuition

Washington University in St Louis

#7 Best Colleges for Creative Writing

Washington University in St Louis is a large private university located in Saint Louis, MO ranked 15th in the nation. It has a total of 8,774 full-time undergraduate students and is quite competitive, accepting 13.85% of applicants. Washington University in St Louis offers 291 different majors and is best known for its Anthropology, Design and Visual Communications, and Environmental Biology programs, which are all nationally ranked 2nd. With an annual tuition of $54,250 per year, Washington University in St Louis is exceptionally costly. 88.9% of students graduate moving on to the next stage of their lives, employment. After college, alumni go on to bring in approximately $70,100 per year, which is 69% greater than the national median.

Saint Louis, MO

www.wustl.edu

A+

Rating

14%

Acceptance

17,794

Students

#15

Ranking

$54,250

Tuition

Hamilton College

#8 Best Colleges for Creative Writing

Hamilton College is a small private liberal arts college located in Clinton, NY ranked 44th in the nation. It has a total of 2,083 full-time undergraduate students and is quite competitive, with a 16.39% acceptance rate. Hamilton College offers 42 different majors and is best known for its Literature, Chinese Language and Literature, and Creative Writing programs (nationally ranked 2nd, 7th, and 8th respectively). With an annual tuition of $55,970 per year, Hamilton College is very pricey. 92.82% of students graduate ready to the next phase of their lives, working. After finishing college, alumni go on to take in close to $60,200 per year, which is 45% greater than the national median.

Clinton, NY

www.hamilton.edu

A+

Rating

16%

Acceptance

2,083

Students

#44

Ranking

$55,970

Tuition

University of Southern California

#9 Best Colleges for Creative Writing

University of Southern California is a very large private university located in Los Angeles, CA ranked 24th in the United States. It has a total of 21,909 full-time undergraduate students and is quite competitive, accepting 11.42% of applicants. University of Southern California offers 527 different majors and is best known for its Communication and Media Studies, Film, and Gerontology programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $57,256 per year, University of Southern California is very high-priced. 87.78% of students graduate moving on to the next chapter of their lives, entering the labor market. After college, alumni go on to take home around $74,000 per year, which is 78% over the national median.

Los Angeles, CA

www.usc.edu/

A+

Rating

11%

Acceptance

53,186

Students

#24

Ranking

$57,256

Tuition

Carnegie Mellon University

#10 Best Colleges for Creative Writing

Carnegie Mellon University is a large private university located in Pittsburgh, PA ranked 21st in the nation. It has a total of 7,068 full-time undergraduate students and is quite competitive, accepting hardly above 1/7 of applicants. Carnegie Mellon University offers 321 different majors and is best known for its Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Statistics, and Information Technology programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $55,816 per year, Carnegie Mellon University is extremely high-priced. 78.26% of students graduate moving on to the next phase of their lives, working. After college, alumni go on to earn around $83,600 per year, which is 101% over the national median.

Pittsburgh, PA

www.cmu.edu/

A+

Rating

15%

Acceptance

15,143

Students

#21

Ranking

$55,816

Tuition

Knox College

#11 Best Colleges for Creative Writing

Knox College is a small private liberal arts college located in Galesburg, IL ranked 275th in the United States. It has a total of 1,359 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 68.32% of applicants. Knox College offers 43 different majors and is best known for its Creative Writing and Secondary Education and Teaching programs, which are respectively ranked 11th and 31st in the United States. With an annual tuition of $47,385 per year, Knox College is exceptionally costly. 71.39% of students graduate beginning the next phase of their lives, joining the labor market. After graduation, alumni go on to bring home close to $39,700 per year, which is 4% below the national median.

Galesburg, IL

https://www.knox.edu

A-

Rating

68%

Acceptance

1,359

Students

#275

Ranking

$47,385

Tuition

Colby College

#12 Best Colleges for Creative Writing

Colby College is a small private liberal arts college located in Waterville, ME ranked 32nd in the United States. It has a total of 2,150 full-time undergraduate students and is highly competitive, with a 9.67% acceptance rate. Colby College offers 45 different majors and is best known for its Latin American Studies, Global Studies, and Physiological Psychology programs (nationally ranked 4th, 5th, and 5th respectively). With an annual tuition of $54,870 per year, Colby College is exceptionally expensive. 89.63% of students graduate moving on to the next chapter of their lives, joining the labor market. Open graduating, alumni go on to bring home about $58,100 per year, which is 40% above the national median.

Waterville, ME

www.colby.edu

A+

Rating

10%

Acceptance

2,150

Students

#32

Ranking

$54,870

Tuition

University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

#13 Best Colleges for Creative Writing

University of Michigan-Ann Arbor is a very large public university located in Ann Arbor, MI ranked 37th in the nation. It has a total of 31,206 full-time undergraduate students and is relatively competitive, accepting more or less 2 in 9 applicants. University of Michigan-Ann Arbor offers 433 different majors and is best known for its Experimental Psychology, Data Modeling and Database Administration, and German Language and Literature programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $15,230 for students from Michigan and $50,872 for those from out-of-state, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor is exceptionally pricey. 86.28% of students graduate beginning the next stage of their lives, working. After college, alumni go on to take home more or less $63,400 per year, which is 53% greater than the national median.

Ann Arbor, MI

https://umich.edu/

A+

Rating

23%

Acceptance

48,218

Students

#37

Ranking

$50,872

Tuition

Colorado College

#14 Best Colleges for Creative Writing

Colorado College is a small private liberal arts college located in Colorado Springs, CO ranked 94th in the nation. It has a total of 2,268 full-time undergraduate students and is quite competitive, with a 13.5% acceptance rate. Colorado College offers 50 different majors and is best known for its International Economics, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, and Ethnic Studies programs (nationally ranked 2nd, 4th, and 6th respectively). With an annual tuition of $57,612 per year, Colorado College is very high-priced. 81.52% of students graduate ready to the next phase of their lives, entering the workforce. After graduation, alumni go on to earn around $45,400 per year, which is 9% over the national median.

Colorado Springs, CO

www.coloradocollege.edu

A+

Rating

14%

Acceptance

2,313

Students

#94

Ranking

$57,612

Tuition

Wellesley College

#15 Best Colleges for Creative Writing

Wellesley College is a small private liberal arts college located in Wellesley, MA ranked 43rd in the United States. It has a total of 2,784 full-time undergraduate students and is relatively competitive, with a 21.56% acceptance rate. Wellesley College offers 53 different majors and is best known for its French Language and Literature, Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution, and Japanese Language and Literature programs, which are all nationally ranked 8th. With an annual tuition of $55,728 per year, Wellesley College is extremely expensive. 79.38% of students graduate ready to the next chapter of their lives, employment. After finishing college, alumni go on to generate close to $60,800 per year, which is 46% greater than the national median.

Wellesley, MA

www.wellesley.edu

A+

Rating

22%

Acceptance

2,784

Students

#43

Ranking

$55,728

Tuition

Bucknell University

#16 Best Colleges for Creative Writing

Bucknell University is a small private liberal arts college located in Lewisburg, PA ranked 67th in the nation. It has a total of 3,756 full-time undergraduate students and is somewhat competitive, accepting barely over 1/3 of applicants. Bucknell University offers 80 different majors and is best known for its Accounting and Finance, Italian Studies, and Early Childhood Education and Teaching programs (nationally ranked 2nd, 2nd, and 7th respectively). With an annual tuition of $57,882 per year, Bucknell University is extremely high-priced. 86.66% of students graduate ready to the next stage of their lives, joining the labor force. Open graduating, alumni go on to take home approximately $70,800 per year, which is 70% above the national median.

Lewisburg, PA

www.bucknell.edu

A+

Rating

34%

Acceptance

3,842

Students

#67

Ranking

$57,882

Tuition

University of Cincinnati-Main Campus

#17 Best Colleges for Creative Writing

University of Cincinnati-Main Campus is a very large public university located in Cincinnati, OH ranked 25th in Ohio. It has a total of 30,173 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting barely under seven ninths of applicants. University of Cincinnati-Main Campus offers 459 different majors and is best known for its Respiratory Care Therapy, Clinical Laboratory Science, and Commercial and Advertising Art programs (nationally ranked 2nd, 3rd, and 3rd respectively). With an annual tuition of $9,982 for in-state students and $25,316 for those from out-of-state, University of Cincinnati-Main Campus is reasonably high-priced. 48.08% of students graduate ready to the next chapter of their lives, joining the labor force. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to earn close to $42,300 per year, which is 2% above the national median.

Cincinnati, OH

www.uc.edu

C+

Rating

77%

Acceptance

43,692

Students

#661

Ranking

$25,316

Tuition

Franklin and Marshall College

#18 Best Colleges for Creative Writing

Franklin and Marshall College is a small private liberal arts college located in Lancaster, PA ranked 92nd in the nation. It has a total of 2,460 full-time undergraduate students and is somewhat competitive, accepting 30.39% of applicants. Franklin and Marshall College offers 42 different majors and is best known for its Behavioral Sciences, German Language and Literature, and Creative Writing programs (nationally ranked 4th, 12th, and 18th respectively). With an annual tuition of $58,615 per year, Franklin and Marshall College is very pricey. 82.95% of students graduate moving on to the next phase of their lives, employment. After college, alumni go on to make approximately $58,900 per year, which is 42% greater than the national median.

Lancaster, PA

WWW.FANDM.EDU

A+

Rating

30%

Acceptance

2,460

Students

#92

Ranking

$58,615

Tuition

Brandeis University

#19 Best Colleges for Creative Writing

Brandeis University is a mid-sized private university located in Waltham, MA ranked 61st in the United States. It has a total of 3,871 full-time undergraduate students and is relatively competitive, with a 29.9% acceptance rate. Brandeis University offers 111 different majors and is best known for its Near and Middle Eastern Studies, Experimental Psychology, and Public Policy Analysis programs (nationally ranked 1st, 4th, and 4th respectively). With an annual tuition of $55,340 per year, Brandeis University is exceptionally expensive. 87.1% of students graduate beginning the next phase of their lives, employment. After graduation, alumni go on to bring in roughly $57,900 per year, which is 39% greater than the national median.

Waltham, MA

www.brandeis.edu/

A+

Rating

30%

Acceptance

6,400

Students

#61

Ranking

$55,340

Tuition

University of Washington-Seattle Campus

#20 Best Colleges for Creative Writing

University of Washington-Seattle Campus is a very large public university located in Seattle, WA ranked 110th in the US. It has a total of 39,443 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 51.76% acceptance rate. University of Washington-Seattle Campus offers 687 different majors and is best known for its Informatics, Environmental Science, and Physician Assistant Studies programs, which are all nationally ranked 2nd. With an annual tuition of $10,370 for in-state students and $37,071 for those from out-of-state, University of Washington-Seattle Campus is quite costly. 77.21% of students graduate ready to the next chapter of their lives, working. Open graduating, alumni go on to make more or less $57,700 per year, which is 39% greater than the national median.

Seattle, WA

www.washington.edu

A

Rating

52%

Acceptance

56,315

Students

#110

Ranking

$37,071

Tuition

University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus

#21 Best Colleges for Creative Writing

University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus is a very large public university located in Pittsburgh, PA ranked 157th in the US. It has a total of 20,856 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting virtually 5 in every 9 applicants. University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus offers 422 different majors and is best known for its Rhetoric and Composition, Bioinformatics, and Biological and Physical Sciences programs (nationally ranked 2nd, 3rd, and 4th respectively). With an annual tuition of $18,628 for in-state students and $32,656 for those from out-of-state, University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus is reasonably high-priced. 67.18% of students graduate moving on to the next phase of their lives, joining the labor market. After graduation, alumni go on to take home about $53,900 per year, which is 30% over the national median.

Pittsburgh, PA

www.pitt.edu

A

Rating

57%

Acceptance

31,667

Students

#157

Ranking

$32,656

Tuition

University of Miami

#22 Best Colleges for Creative Writing

University of Miami is a large private university located in Coral Gables, FL ranked 59th in the United States. It has a total of 12,351 full-time undergraduate students and is relatively competitive, with a 27.13% acceptance rate. University of Miami offers 309 different majors and is best known for its Information Technology Administration and Management, Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography, and Broadcast Journalism programs (nationally ranked 1st, 2nd, and 3rd respectively). With an annual tuition of $50,400 per year, University of Miami is exceptionally costly. 74.98% of students graduate moving on to the next chapter of their lives, employment. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to earn about $60,100 per year, which is 45% above the national median.

Coral Gables, FL

www.miami.edu/

A+

Rating

27%

Acceptance

19,618

Students

#59

Ranking

$50,400

Tuition

Oberlin College

#23 Best Colleges for Creative Writing

Oberlin College is a small private liberal arts college located in Oberlin, OH ranked 111th in America. It has a total of 2,911 full-time undergraduate students and is somewhat competitive, accepting a smidgeon below 3 out of 8 applicants. Oberlin College offers 57 different majors and is best known for its Music Performance, Jazz, and East Asian Studies programs (nationally ranked 6th, 7th, and 9th respectively). With an annual tuition of $55,976 per year, Oberlin College is exceptionally expensive. 78.88% of students graduate moving on to the next stage of their lives, working. After finishing college, alumni go on to bring home about $40,800 per year, which is 2% less than the national median.

Oberlin, OH

www.oberlin.edu

A

Rating

36%

Acceptance

2,939

Students

#111

Ranking

$55,976

Tuition

Hampshire College

#24 Best Colleges for Creative Writing

Hampshire College is a very small private liberal arts college located in Amherst, MA ranked 154th in the nation. It has a total of 1,233 full-time undergraduate students and is highly competitive, accepting 1.97% of applicants. Hampshire College offers 67 different majors and is best known for its Web Design, Computer Software and Media Applications, and Creative Writing programs (nationally ranked 5th, 17th, and 24th respectively). With an annual tuition of $50,030 per year, Hampshire College is extremely pricey. 66.79% of students graduate starting the next phase of their lives, working. Open graduating, alumni go on to generate more or less $34,500 per year, which is 17% less than the national median.

Amherst, MA

www.hampshire.edu

A

Rating

2%

Acceptance

1,233

Students

#154

Ranking

$50,030

Tuition

University of Rochester

#25 Best Colleges for Creative Writing

University of Rochester is a large private university located in Rochester, NY ranked 51st in the United States. It has a total of 7,308 full-time undergraduate students and is relatively competitive, with a 29.71% acceptance rate. University of Rochester offers 277 different majors and is best known for its Computational Science, Music Performance, and Jazz programs (nationally ranked 1st, 2nd, and 2nd respectively). With an annual tuition of $55,040 per year, University of Rochester is extremely expensive. 79.93% of students graduate beginning the next chapter of their lives, entering the labor force. After college, alumni go on to bring in roughly $61,200 per year, which is 47% above the national median.

Rochester, NY

https://www.rochester.edu

A+

Rating

30%

Acceptance

13,269

Students

#51

Ranking

$55,040

Tuition