Mankato's underrated writing program

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Better writers than you might think

Minnesota State University – Mankato has made Huffington Post blogger Seth Abramson’s list of the Top 25 Most Underrated Creative Writing MFA programs for this upcoming school year.

They’re not the “very best” programs, he said (at least not yet), but would be good choices for those students looking to “balance out” a list full of hard-to-get-into schools.

Here’s what he says about MSU-Mankato:

It’s a program you keep hearing good things about, even if you’re not entirely sure why. Maybe it’s the fact that the English Department offers a total of 30 full-tuition-remission teaching assistantships, and they’ll let you stay three years if you want. Maybe it’s the sense that this is a friendly, inviting program. Who knows. In any event, it makes the list, and while it may not be this grouping’s strongest entrant, by all accounts it deserves to be here.