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Best Creative Writing Colleges in Pennsylvania

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We have created a 2019 ranking of the best colleges in Pennsylvania 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 23 Creative Writing schools located within Pennsylvania. 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 Pennsylvania for 2019

Rank School Name Location Description   Rating
1 University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus Pittsburgh, PA

University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus offers 6 Creative Writing Degree programs. It's a large public university in a large city. In 2015, 354 students graduated in the study area of Creative Writing with students earning 260 Bachelor's degrees, and 94 Certificates degrees.

Based on 72 Reviews
2 Carnegie Mellon University Pittsburgh, PA

Carnegie Mellon University offers 4 Creative Writing Degree programs. It's a large private university in a large city. In 2015, 36 students graduated in the study area of Creative Writing with students earning 36 Bachelor's degrees.

Based on 16 Reviews
3 Bucknell University Lewisburg, PA

Bucknell University offers 4 Creative Writing Degree programs. It's a medium sized private university in a far away town. In 2015, 38 students graduated in the study area of Creative Writing with students earning 38 Bachelor's degrees.

Based on 20 Reviews
4 Arcadia University Glenside, PA

Arcadia University offers 6 Creative Writing Degree programs. It's a medium sized private university in a large suburb. In 2015, 44 students graduated in the study area of Creative Writing with students earning 30 Master's degrees, and 14 Bachelor's degrees.

Based on 8 Reviews
5 Franklin and Marshall College Lancaster, PA

Franklin and Marshall College offers 4 Creative Writing Degree programs. It's a small private university in a small city. In 2015, 60 students graduated in the study area of Creative Writing with students earning 60 Bachelor's degrees.

Based on 4 Reviews
6 Temple University Philadelphia, PA

Temple University offers 2 Creative Writing Degree programs. It's a large public 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 36 Reviews
7 Wilkes University Wilkes-Barre, PA

Wilkes University offers 2 Creative Writing Degree programs. It's a medium sized private university in a small city. In 2015, 100 students graduated in the study area of Creative Writing with students earning 100 Master's degrees.

Based on 4 Reviews
8 Widener University-Main Campus Chester, PA

Widener University-Main Campus offers 2 Creative Writing Degree programs. It's a medium sized private university in a large suburb. In 2015, 2 students graduated in the study area of Creative Writing with students earning 2 Bachelor's degrees.

Based on 8 Reviews
9 Bryn Mawr College Bryn Mawr, PA

Bryn Mawr College offers 4 Creative Writing Degree programs. It's a small private university in a large suburb.

Based on 12 Reviews
10 Chatham University Pittsburgh, PA

Chatham University offers 6 Creative Writing Degree programs. It's a small private university in a large city. In 2015, 88 students graduated in the study area of Creative Writing with students earning 82 Master's degrees, and 6 Bachelor's degrees.

List of all Creative Writing Colleges in Pennsylvania

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School Logo School Name Average tuition Student Teacher Ratio Enrolled Students
University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus Pittsburgh, PA
4/5
7 : 1 28,649
Carnegie Mellon University Carnegie Mellon University Pittsburgh, PA
5/5
11 : 1 12,963
Bucknell University Bucknell University Lewisburg, PA
5/5
9 : 1 3,625
Arcadia University Arcadia University Glenside, PA
5/5
14 : 1 3,984
Franklin and Marshall College Franklin and Marshall College Lancaster, PA
5/5
8 : 1 2,249
Temple University Temple University Philadelphia, PA
4/5
15 : 1 38,007
Wilkes University Wilkes University Wilkes-Barre, PA
5/5
22 : 1 5,053
Widener University-Main Campus Widener University-Main Campus Chester, PA
5/5
15 : 1 5,303
Bryn Mawr College Bryn Mawr College Bryn Mawr, PA
5/5
10 : 1 1,692
Chatham University Chatham University Pittsburgh, PA
5/5
13 : 1 2,224
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Erie-Behrend College Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Erie-Behrend College Erie, PA
3/5
15 : 1 4,327
Susquehanna University Susquehanna University Selinsgrove, PA
5/5
14 : 1 2,199
Carlow University Carlow University Pittsburgh, PA
5/5
15 : 1 2,272
University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown Johnstown, PA
3/5
20 : 1 2,816
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Harrisburg Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Harrisburg Middletown, PA
3/5
17 : 1 4,678
Seton Hill University Seton Hill University Greensburg, PA
5/5
18 : 1 2,359
Saint Joseph's University Saint Joseph's University Philadelphia, PA
5/5
22 : 1 8,625
Rosemont College Rosemont College Rosemont, PA
5/5
16 : 1 887
The University of the Arts The University of the Arts Philadelphia, PA
5/5
8 : 1 1,876
University of Pittsburgh-Bradford University of Pittsburgh-Bradford Bradford, PA
3/5
19 : 1 1,453
University of Pittsburgh-Greensburg University of Pittsburgh-Greensburg Greensburg, PA
3/5
20 : 1 1,562
Community College of Philadelphia Community College of Philadelphia Philadelphia, PA
3/5
31 : 1 18,966
Reading Area Community College Reading Area Community College Reading, PA
3/5
32 : 1 4,090

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Additional Creative Writing Degree Facts for Pennsylvania Schools

Pennsylvania Schools offering online Creative Writing degrees

Online Creative Writing degrees are available with as many as 50 degrees earned at the most popular school. Read more below about all schools that have offered online Creative Writing degrees. If you are interested learning more about getting a degree online, check out our page dedicated to online degree information.

Certificate
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Doctoral
School Name Certificate Associate's Bachelor's Master's Doctoral
Wilkes University 0 0 0 50 0
How many Pennsylvania schools offer online Creative Writing degrees?
  • 1 Master's

What Creative Writing degree programs were earned in Pennsylvania?

Degree Level Program Length Colleges Graduates
Associate's 2-year Length 1 Colleges 1 Graduates
Bachelor's 4-year Length 16 Colleges 284 Graduates
Certificates < 1 year Length 4 Colleges 48 Graduates
Master's 1+ years Length 8 Colleges 181 Graduates
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