The best game design programs, ranked by the Princeton Review 2020

21. Howest University of Applied Sciences

2019 Grads Hired: 70%
Faculty: Alex van den Abeele and Kevin Hoefman (Larian Studios).

22. LaSalle College Vancouver

Faculty Who Worked at Game Company: 100%
Faculty: Jarett Metcalfe (EA), Alijah Lad (Capcom).

23. Laguna College of Art and Design

2019 Grads Hired: 87%
Fun Fact: 57% of Laguna game design students are female.

24. University of Wisconsin - Stout

2019 Grads Salary: $55,000
Graduates: Mitch Clayton (Naughty Dog), Margret Rigotti (Dreamworks Animation).

25. Ferris State University

2019 Grads Hired: 72%
Fun Fact: FSU is opening a 40,000-square-foot “Center for Virtual Learning” in Fall 2020.

26. Miami University

2019 Grads Hired: 70%
Graduates: Michael Frazzini (VP, Amazon Games), Chris Carney (level designer, Riot Games).

27. Savannah College of Art and Design

Total Courses: 75
Faculty: Jack Mamais (lead designer, Far Cry and Crysis), Michelle Menard (Civilization, Firaxis, Farmville)

28. Academy of Art University

Total Courses: 120
Graduates: Garry McGee (level designer, Sledgehammer), Crysta Frost (technical artist, 2K)

29. Northeastern University

2019 Grads Salary: $76,400
Faculty Who Worked at a Game Company: 90%

(Image credit: LaSalle College Vancouver)

30. Bloomfield College

Faculty: GJ Lee (Game Devs of Color Expo), Dennis Carr (IGF Nominee)
Faculty Who Have Worked at a Game Company: 100%

31. Quinnipiac University

Total Graduates: 157
Fun Fact: QU in LA Program Offers Internship Opportunities at EA, Facebook, Blizzard.

32. Maryland Institute College of Art

Total Courses: 61
Graduates: Brian Martel (Gearbox co-founder), Greg Foertsch (Art Director, Firaxis)

33. The University of Texas at Austin

Graduates: Warren Spector (Deus Ex, Thief, System Shock), Richard Garriott (Ultima)
2019 Grads Hired: 29%

34. Marist College

Total Courses: 109
Graduates: Darren Sugg (creative director, Fortnite)

35. Abilene Christian University

2019 Grads Hired: 60%
Fun Fact: The Digital Entertainment Tech degree focuses on VR and mobile development.

36. North Carolina State University

2019 Grads Hired: 40%
Fun Fact: The largest provider of graduates to the NC game industry, including Epic Games and Ubisoft’s Red Storm.

37. Oklahoma Christian University

2019 Grads Hired: 60%
Graduates: Alex Waldo (storyboard artist, Tomb Raider), Travis McIntosh (programming, Naughty Dog)

38. Sheridan College

Faculty: Max Piesner (writer, Ubisoft and Silicon Knights), Jeff Pidsadny (level design, Rockstar)
2019 Grads Hired: 93%

39. Falmouth University

Graduates: Rex Crowle (creative director, Media Molecule),
Faculty Who Have Worked at a Game Company: 71%

40. ArtCenter College of Design

Total Courses: 130
Fun Fact: Offers a “DesignMatter” class focused on a socially meaningful project.

41. Indiana University
42. New England Institute of Technology
43. University of Florida
44. Kennesaw State University
45. DePaul University
46. University of Michigan-Dearborn
47. New Jersey Institute of Technology
48. Full Sail University
49. Cornell University
50. Massachusetts Institute of Technology