So, you want to get your MFA? This is a big step in a young person’s life. But how do you know what program to apply to? And, once you get in to every program you apply to—because that’s always what winds up happening—how do you know which program to attend? Here’s a handy breakdown of NYC’s top MFA programs. There are a lot of things to consider, including the writers-in-residence, the well-known graduates, the class sizes, and, of course, the cost. Because higher education doesn’t come cheap—especially in NYC. So it’s extra-important to know what you’re in for before you fully commit to being a professional starving artist-in-training.