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Ohio University among Princeton Review’s Top Schools to Study Video Game Design

Mar 1, 2012

Ohio University among Princeton Review’s Top Schools to Study Video Game Design

ATHENS, Ohio (March 1, 2012)–Ohio University has received an Honorable Mention on the third annual list of schools with the best programs to study video game design by The Princeton Review (www.princetonreview.com), one of the nation's best-known education services companies.

The “Top Schools to Study Video Game Design for 2012” list, released today, recommends 50 schools in all. It names 10 undergraduate and 10 graduate schools in rank order to its respective “top 10” lists and 22 undergraduate and 8 graduate schools as Honorable Mentions.

The Princeton Review chose the schools based on a comprehensive survey it conducted in the 2011-2012 academic year of administrators at 150 institutions offering video game design coursework and/or degrees in the United States and Canada. The survey, which included more than 50 questions, covered a wide range of topics from academics and faculty credentials to graduates’ employment and career achievements. Criteria for The Princeton Review's school selections covered the quality of the curriculum, faculty, facilities and infrastructure. The company also factored in data it collected from the schools on their scholarships, financial aid and career opportunities.

“Academic and professional programs in video game design studies – from very specialized college majors to highly concentrated graduate degrees – have evolved tremendously over the past 10 years,” said Robert Franek, Princeton Review's Senior VP/Publisher. “We salute the schools on our list this year for their commitment to this burgeoning field and the innovative programs they offer. For students aspiring to work in this more than $10.5 billion industry and for the companies that will need their creative talents and skills, we hope this project will serve as a catalyst for many rewarding connections.”

The Princeton Review’s top 10 undergraduate schools to study video game design for 2012 are:

  • University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, MA)
  • University of Utah (Salt Lake City, UT)
  • DigiPen Institute of Technology (Redmond, WA)
  • The Art Institute of Vancouver (Vancouver, BC)
  • Rochester Institute of Technology (Rochester, NY)
  • Shawnee State University (Portsmouth, OH)
  • Savannah College of Art and Design (Savannah, GA)
  • University of New Mexico (Albuquerque, NM)
  • Becker College (Worcester, MA)
The Princeton Review’s top 10 graduate schools to study video game design for 2012 are:
  • University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Rochester Institute of Technology (Rochester, NY)
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, MA)
  • University of Central Florida (Orlando, FL)
  • Southern Methodist University (SMU) (Plano, TX)
  • Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh, PA)
  • Savannah College of Art and Design (Savannah, GA)
  • DigiPen Institute of Technology (Redmond, WA)
  • Univ. of California, Santa Cruz (Santa Cruz, CA)
  • Drexel University (Philadelphia, PA)

For a complete list of Honorable Mentions, please visit http://www.princetonreview.com/game-design.aspx. Visitors to this link can also access additional information about the Top Ten schools’ programs and click on links to the schools’ websites.