NEW YORK, N.Y., March 15, 2016 (Gephardt Daily) — The University of Utah has been named the No. 1 one undergraduate school to study game design by the Princeton Review.
The seventh annual ranking lists name the Top 50 best undergraduate and Top 25 graduate schools.
The U of U is up from one place from its ranking in 2015 for undergraduate, and was also named number three in the top graduate schools. The University of Central Florida ranked number one on the graduate schools list, also up from No. 2 last year.
The Princeton Review chose the schools based on its 2015 survey of 150 institutions in the U.S., Canada and abroad offering game design degree programs or courses. The 40-question survey gathered data on everything from the schools’ game design academic offerings and lab facilities to their graduates’ starting salaries and career achievements.
More than 40 data points in four areas, academics, faculty, technology, and career, were analyzed to tally the lists.
“For students aspiring to work in game design, the 58 schools that made one or both of our 2016 lists offer extraordinary opportunities to hone one’s talents for a successful career in this burgeoning field,” said Robert Franek, The Princeton Review’s senior VP-publisher.
“The faculties at these schools are outstanding. Their facilities are awesome. And their alumni include legions of the industry’s most prominent game designers, developers, artists, and entrepreneurs.”
The Princeton Review is known for its annual rankings of colleges, business schools, and law schools in dozens of categories it reports on its site.