Princeton Review lists top game design schools

Princeton Review lists top game design schools
Seth Tipps

By Seth Tipps

March 13th 2013 at 6:25AM

University of Utah, USC get top spots in US and Canada

The Princeton Review has given the top spots for undergradutate and graduate game design programs to the University of Utah and the University of Southern California, respectively.

The prestigious college ratings board provides a variety of lists to students to help them select the best schools in the US and Canada.

The top 15 spots for undergraduate games design went to:

1 University of Utah (Salt Lake City UT)
2 University of Southern California (Los Angeles CA)
3 DigiPen Institute of Technology (DIT) (Redmond WA)
4 Rochester Institute of Technology (Rochester NY)
5 Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, MA)
6 Drexel University (Philadelphia PA)
7 Shawnee State University (Portsmouth OH)
8 Savannah College of Art and Design (Savannah GA)
9 The Art Institute of Vancouver (Vancouver British Columbia)
10 Michigan State University (East Lansing MI)
11 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (Troy NY)
12 Worcester Polytechnic Institute (Worcester MA)
13 Becker College (Worcester MA)
14 New England Institute of Technology (East Greenwich RI)
15 North Carolina State University (Raleigh NC)

Top marks for graduate programs went to:

1 University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)
2 University of Utah (Salt Lake City, UT)
3 Drexel University (Philadelphia, PA)
4 Rochester Institute of Technology (Rochester, NY)
5 University of Central Florida (Orlando, FL)
6 DigiPen Institute of Technology (DIT) (Redmond, WA)
7 Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, MA)
8 University of California, Santa Cruz (Santa Cruz, CA)
9 Savannah College of Art and Design (Savannah, GA)
10 Southern Methodist University (Plano, TX)
11 The University of Texas at Dallas (Richardson, TX)
12 New York University / NYU-Poly (New York, NY)
13 Georgia Institute of Technology (Atlanta, GA)
14 Parsons The New School for Design (New York, NY)
15 DePaul University (Chicago, IL)

The Princeton Review takes a number of factors into consideration when choosing this list, including faculty and staff, what courses are offered, and the number of graduates who actually went on to work on a shipped title.

More information and honorable mentions can be found here for undergraduate programs, and here for graduate programs.

Not all schools choose to participate in the rankings system.