USA Today ranked the writing program at WUSTL the 6th best in the nation in April 2011 in conjunction with CollegeDegree.com.
It praised Washington University for its variety of offerings, from the “Short-Short,” “Sudden Fiction and Microfiction,” “Literary Journalism” and “Stories From the Suburbs.”
In the last few years, the Department of English in Arts & Sciences has seen the popularity of writing courses grow at unprecedented rates.
All freshmen are required to take “Writing I.” Students can also enroll in advanced creative and expository writing workshops.
Washington University was ranked ahead of the University of Iowa and Columbia University. Emory University was ranked first, followed by Hamilton College.