Find Schools

Study Area & Zipcode

Best Writing Studies Schools

Find Schools Near

2021 Best Writing Studies Schools

274 Colleges
$29,483 Avg Salary
$27,853 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Writing Studies School for You

Writing Studies is the #79 most popular major in the country with 14,629 degrees and certificates awarded in 2018-2019.

Today's students have lots of options to pick from when considering higher education opportunities. Along with traditional schools that require in-person attendence, you can attend one of many reputable online schools. Some programs even offer a hybrid experience. Alternatively, you may choose a trade school that prepares you to enter the workforce with knowledge in a specific field.

To assist you in seeing some of the education options that are available to you, Course Advisor has created its Best Writing Studies Schools ranking. Our analysis looked at 274 schools in the United States to see which programs offered the best educational experiences for students.

View our full ranking methodology.

2021 Best Writing Studies Schools in the United States

The following schools top our list of the Best Writing Studies Colleges.

Top 25 Top Schools in Writing

#1

The Creative Circus

Atlanta, GA

Our analysis found The Creative Circus to be the best school for writing studies students who want to pursue a degree in the United States. Located in the city of Atlanta, The Creative Circus is a private for-profit school with a fairly small student population.

Writing majors at The Creative Circus take out an average of $20,000 in student loans while working on their egree. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $208.

Read More…

Request Information
#2

University of Notre Dame

Notre Dame, IN

Out of the 274 schools in the United States that were part of this year’s ranking, University of Notre Dame landed the # 2 spot on the list. Notre Dame is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the suburb of Notre Dame.

Read More…

Request Information
#3

Carnegie Mellon University

Pittsburgh, PA

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Carnegie Mellon University. It ranked #3 on our 2021 Best Writing Studies Schools list. Located in the large city of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon is a private not-for-profit college with a large student population.

On average, writing graduates from Carnegie Mellon take out $23,250 in student loans while working on their degree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $241, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

Read More…

Request Information
#4

Brown University

Providence, RI

A rank of #4 on this year’s list means Brown University is a great place for writing studies students. Located in the midsize city of Providence, Brown is a private not-for-profit school with a fairly large student population.

Writing majors at Brown take out an average of $12,557 in student loans while working on their egree. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $130, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

Full Writing Studies at Brown University Report

Request Information
#5

Harvard University

Cambridge, MA

Out of the 274 schools in the United States that were part of this year’s ranking, Harvard University landed the # 5 spot on the list. Harvard is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the medium-sized city of Cambridge.

Full Writing Studies at Harvard University Report

Request Information
#6

Duquesne University

Pittsburgh, PA

Duquesne University came in at #6 in this year’s edition of the Best Writing Studies Schools ranking. Located in the large city of Pittsburgh, Duquesne is a private not-for-profit college with a moderately-sized student population.

Read full report on Writing Studies at Duquesne University

Request Information
#7

Fairfield University

Fairfield, CT

Fairfield University landed the #7 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best writing studies programs. Fairfield U is a moderately-sized private not-for-profit school located in the large suburb of Fairfield.

Full Writing Studies at Fairfield University Report

Request Information
#8

Northwestern University

Evanston, IL

Northwestern University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for writing studies students. It came in at #8 on the list. Located in the small city of Evanston, Northwestern U is a private not-for-profit college with a fairly large student population.

Full Writing Studies at Northwestern University Report

Request Information
#9

Cornell University

Ithaca, NY

Cornell University came in at #9 in this year’s edition of the Best Writing Studies Schools ranking. Cornell is a very large private not-for-profit school located in the small city of Ithaca.

Read More…

Request Information
#10

University of Chicago

Chicago, IL

University of Chicago landed the #10 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best writing studies programs. Located in the large city of Chicago, UChicago is a private not-for-profit college with a large student population.

Read More…

Request Information

With a ranking of #11, University of Washington - Bothell Campus did quite well on this year’s best schools for writing studies students. Located in the suburb of Bothell, University of Washington - Bothell Campus is a public school with a moderately-sized student population.

Read full report on Writing Studies at University of Washington - Bothell Campus

Request Information
#12

Vanderbilt University

Nashville, TN

Vanderbilt University landed the #12 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best writing studies programs. Vanderbilt is a large private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Nashville.

Full Writing Studies at Vanderbilt University Report

Request Information

Southern Methodist University came in at #13 in this year’s edition of the Best Writing Studies Schools ranking. SMU is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the suburb of Dallas.

Read full report on Writing Studies at Southern Methodist University

Request Information
#14

Clemson University

Clemson, SC

Clemson University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for writing studies students. It came in at #14 on the list. Clemson is a fairly large public school located in the suburb of Clemson.

On average, writing graduates from Clemson take out $17,447 in student loans while working on their degree. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $181.

Read More…

Request Information

University of Minnesota - Twin Cities ranked #15 on this year’s Best Writing Studies Schools list. Located in the city of Minneapolis, UMN Twin Cities is a public school with a very large student population.

On average, writing graduates from UMN Twin Cities take out $19,012 in student loans while working on their degree. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $197.

Full Writing Studies at University of Minnesota - Twin Cities Report

Request Information
#16

Boston University

Boston, MA

Boston University ranked #16 on this year’s Best Writing Studies Schools list. Boston U is a very large private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Boston.

Read full report on Writing Studies at Boston University

Request Information
#17

Wellesley College

Wellesley, MA

Wellesley College did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for writing studies students. It came in at #17 on the list. Located in the large suburb of Wellesley, Wellesley is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

Full Writing Studies at Wellesley College Report

Request Information
#18

Michigan State University

East Lansing, MI

Michigan State University landed the #18 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best writing studies programs. Located in the city of East Lansing, Michigan State is a public college with a fairly large student population.

On average, writing graduates from Michigan State take out $25,500 in student loans while working on their degree. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $265.

Full Writing Studies at Michigan State University Report

Request Information
#19

Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, MD

With a ranking of #19, Johns Hopkins University did quite well on this year’s best schools for writing studies students. Located in the large city of Baltimore, Johns Hopkins is a private not-for-profit school with a very large student population.

The average amount in student loans that writing majors at Johns Hopkins take out is $21,542. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $240, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

Read full report on Writing Studies at Johns Hopkins University

Request Information

Arizona State University - Skysong came in at #20 in this year’s edition of the Best Writing Studies Schools ranking. ASU - Skysong is a fairly large public school located in the large city of Scottsdale.

Full Writing Studies at Arizona State University - Skysong Report

Request Information
#21

James Madison University

Harrisonburg, VA

James Madison University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for writing studies students. It came in at #21 on the list. JMU is a very large public school located in the city of Harrisonburg.

Read full report on Writing Studies at James Madison University

Request Information

Minnesota State University - Mankato did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for writing studies students. It came in at #22 on the list. Located in the city of Mankato, Minnesota State University - Mankato is a public college with a large student population.

Read More…

Request Information

University of Southern California did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for writing studies students. It came in at #23 on the list. Located in the large city of Los Angeles, USC is a private not-for-profit college with a very large student population.

On average, writing graduates from USC take out $19,500 in student loans while working on their degree. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $202, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

Read More…

Request Information

The University of Texas at Austin came in at #24 in this year’s edition of the Best Writing Studies Schools ranking. UT Austin is a very large public school located in the city of Austin.

Read full report on Writing Studies at The University of Texas at Austin

Request Information

West Chester University of Pennsylvania landed the #25 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best writing studies programs. Located in the large suburb of West Chester, WCUPA is a public school with a large student population.

On average, writing graduates from WCUPA take out $22,255 in student loans while working on their degree. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $231.

Read full report on Writing Studies at West Chester University of Pennsylvania

Request Information

Rest of the Top Best Writing Studies Schools

#26

Emory University

Atlanta, GA
#29

University of Virginia - Main Campus

Charlottesville, VA
#31

Augustana College

Rock Island, IL
#32

Marquette University

Milwaukee, WI
#34

University of North Dakota

Grand Forks, ND
#35

George Mason University

Fairfax, VA
#37

DePauw University

Greencastle, IN
#39

Grand Canyon University

Phoenix, AZ
#40

Brandeis University

Waltham, MA

Honorable Mentions

Here are some additional great schools for Writing Studies students that almost earned our Best Writing Studies Schools award.

Rank College Location
42 Drake University Des Moines, IA
43 University of Pittsburgh - Johnstown Johnstown, PA
44 University of Nebraska at Kearney Kearney, NE
45 Texas Tech University Lubbock, TX
46 The University of Texas at Arlington Arlington, TX
47 Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania Shippensburg, PA
48 Providence College Providence, RI
49 Old Dominion University Norfolk, VA
50 University of Pittsburgh - Greensburg Greensburg, PA
51 Syracuse University Syracuse, NY
52 Arizona State University - Polytechnic Mesa, AZ
53 Saint Joseph’s University Philadelphia, PA
54 University of Massachusetts Amherst Amherst, MA

Writing Studies by Region

View the Best Writing Studies Schools for a specific region near you.

Region
Southeast
New England
Rocky Mountains
Plains States
Middle Atlantic
Far Western US
Southwest
Great Lakes

One of 3 majors within the area of study, writing studies has other similar majors worth exploring.

Related Major Annual Graduates
General English Literature 42,666
English Literature (Other) 1,163
Literature 841

Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 25 schools only.

  • Read more about our ranking methodology.
  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to KOKUYO.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

Featured Schools

Find Schools Near You

Our free school finder matches students with accredited colleges across the U.S.