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Best Creative Writing Colleges in Illinois

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We have created a 2019 ranking of the best colleges in Illinois that offer Creative Writing degrees to help you find a school that fits your needs. Each school's ranking is based on the compilation of our data from reliable government sources, student surveys, college graduate interviews, and editorial review. In addition, you can view our entire list of all 15 Creative Writing schools located within Illinois. We also provide reviews, facts, and questions and answers for schools on our site and offer you access to get valuable information from colleges and universities today.

Best Creative Writing Colleges in Illinois for 2019

Rank School Name Location Description   Rating
1 Northwestern University Evanston, IL

Northwestern University offers 10 Creative Writing Degree programs. It's a large private university in a small city. In 2015, 40 students graduated in the study area of Creative Writing with students earning 30 Master's degrees, 10 Bachelor's degrees.

Based on 40 Reviews
2 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Champaign, IL

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign offers 2 Creative Writing Degree programs. It's a large public university in a small city. In 2015, 16 students graduated in the study area of Creative Writing with students earning 16 Master's degrees.

Based on 104 Reviews
3 Bradley University Peoria, IL

Bradley University offers 4 Creative Writing Degree programs. It's a medium sized private university in a mid sized city. In 2015, 22 students graduated in the study area of Creative Writing with students earning 22 Bachelor's degrees.

Based on 12 Reviews
4 School of the Art Institute of Chicago Chicago, IL

School of the Art Institute of Chicago offers 4 Creative Writing Degree programs. It's a medium sized private university in a large city. In 2015, 64 students graduated in the study area of Creative Writing with students earning 50 Master's degrees, and 14 Bachelor's degrees.

Based on 4 Reviews
5 Millikin University Decatur, IL

Millikin University offers 4 Creative Writing Degree programs. It's a small private university in a small city. In 2015, 26 students graduated in the study area of Creative Writing with students earning 26 Bachelor's degrees.

6 Columbia College-Chicago Chicago, IL

Columbia College-Chicago offers 4 Creative Writing Degree programs. It's a medium sized private university in a large city. In 2015, 276 students graduated in the study area of Creative Writing with students earning 192 Bachelor's degrees, and 84 Master's degrees.

Based on 24 Reviews
7 North Central College Naperville, IL

North Central College offers 4 Creative Writing Degree programs. It's a small private university in a mid sized city. In 2015, 32 students graduated in the study area of Creative Writing with students earning 32 Bachelor's degrees.

Based on 20 Reviews
8 Roosevelt University Chicago, IL

Roosevelt University offers 2 Creative Writing Degree programs. It's a medium sized private university in a large city. In 2015, 18 students graduated in the study area of Creative Writing with students earning 18 Master's degrees.

Based on 4 Reviews
9 Southern Illinois University-Carbondale Carbondale, IL

Southern Illinois University-Carbondale offers 2 Creative Writing Degree programs. It's a large public university in a small city. In 2015, 18 students graduated in the study area of Creative Writing with students earning 18 Master's degrees.

Based on 68 Reviews
10 DePaul University Chicago, IL

DePaul University offers 2 Creative Writing Degree programs. It's a large private university in a large city. In 2015, 50 students graduated in the study area of Creative Writing with students earning 50 Master's degrees.

Based on 40 Reviews

List of all Creative Writing Colleges in Illinois

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School Logo School Name Average tuition Student Teacher Ratio Enrolled Students
Northwestern University Northwestern University Evanston, IL
5/5
10 : 1 21,655
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Champaign, IL
4/5
20 : 1 45,842
Bradley University Bradley University Peoria, IL
5/5
14 : 1 5,338
School of the Art Institute of Chicago School of the Art Institute of Chicago Chicago, IL
5/5
10 : 1 3,591
Millikin University Millikin University Decatur, IL
5/5
13 : 1 2,152
Columbia College-Chicago Columbia College-Chicago Chicago, IL
5/5
16 : 1 8,961
North Central College North Central College Naperville, IL
5/5
16 : 1 2,962
Roosevelt University Roosevelt University Chicago, IL
5/5
15 : 1 5,352
Southern Illinois University-Carbondale Southern Illinois University-Carbondale Carbondale, IL
3/5
16 : 1 17,292
DePaul University DePaul University Chicago, IL
5/5
20 : 1 23,539
Augustana College Augustana College Rock Island, IL
5/5
12 : 1 2,478
Chicago State University Chicago State University Chicago, IL
3/5
17 : 1 4,767
Knox College Knox College Galesburg, IL
5/5
13 : 1 1,397
Principia College Principia College Elsah, IL
5/5
8 : 1 460
Blackburn College Blackburn College Carlinville, IL
4/5
14 : 1 585

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Additional Creative Writing Degree Facts for Illinois Schools

What Creative Writing degree programs were earned in Illinois?

Degree Level Program Length Colleges Graduates
Bachelor's 4-year Length 10 Colleges 193 Graduates
Master's 1+ years Length 8 Colleges 134 Graduates
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