(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.
Instead, use these kinds of lists as a jumping-off place for your own exploration of colleges.
Pay attention not to just what the rankings are but to how the rankings are determined.
University of Michigan is one of the best state universities in the country and has a top-notch MFA program.
If you're looking to attend a big school with a great creative writing major, this is a fantastic choice.
Hamilton is another small college, located in upstate New York.
It's known for giving students the freedom to pursue their interests and the support to help them explore topics in real depth, both inside and outside the classroom.
Brown's Literary Arts program offers one of the top MFAs in the US as well as an undergraduate major.
For the major, you must take four creative writing workshops and six reading-intensive courses, which span an array of departments and topics, from music and literature to Middle East studies and Egyptology.