Daryll Lynne here. Tamiko had a question that I can't really answer but didn't want to get lost in the comments. Abby QH has given a great suggestion. Maybe you all can put your two cents in.
I'm looking for programs that specifically have a diverse student body - I was thinking about race and queerness, but now I'll be adding age to that as well.Are there programs that are particularly well known for having a mix of age & experiences?
Abby QH said:
You might want to check out the new MFA program at Rutgers-Newark (its motto is "Real Lives, Real Stories"). Last year I was at a reading given by one of its faculty members, Tayari Jones, and she emphasized that the program is committed to having a diverse student body, especially in racial and socio-economic terms. (The program is also structured in a way that allows students to go to school *and* have a job, or raise a family, etc.)