The University of Iowa’s Writers’ Workshop topped Poets & Writers 2012 Rankings of Graduate Programs in Creative Writing. Follow this PDF link to see the top 50 schools.
Here’s more about the list: “Attorney, poet, editor, and freelance journalist Seth Abramson conducted the surveys for the overall rankings, and compiled all the hard data for the other rankings that appear in each of the tables. Full-residency applicants were surveyed on one of the highest-traffic MFA-related websites, the Creative Writing MFA Blog, founded in August 2005 by Tom Kealey, author of The Creative Writing MFA Handbook.”
Editor’s note: This post has been updated to include the tie for the fifth place.