Full Sail University has earned coveted rankings on The Princeton Review’s just-published lists saluting the top 25 graduate schools and the top 50 undergraduate schools to study game design for 2016.
The Princeton Review chose the schools based on a survey it conducted in 2015 of 150 institutions offering game design coursework and/or degrees in the United States, Canada, and some countries abroad.
The company’s 40-question survey asked schools to report on everything from their academic offerings and faculty credentials to their graduates’ starting salaries and employment experience. Among criteria The Princeton Review weighed to make its selections: the school’s academics, facilities, career services, and technology.
“Full Sail University is honored to appear on the Princeton Review’s 2016 Top Graduate and Undergraduate Schools to Study Game Design Rankings,” said Rob Catto, Director of Game Studies & Simulation at Full Sail University. “Appearing on both the Graduate and Undergraduate lists is a tremendous point of pride for the students, faculty, and graduates of our gaming-focused degree programs, as well as the entire Full Sail University community at large.”
“It has long been our mission to help students find – and get into – the schools best for them, ” said Robert Franek, Princeton Review Senior VP/Publisher. “For students aspiring to work in the burgeoning field of game design, we strongly recommend Full Sail University and each of the other schools that made our 2016 lists. These are truly the ‘cream of the crop’ institutions from which to launch a career. Their faculties 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’s full report on the “Top 25 Graduate Schools to Study Game Design for 2016” can be viewed at www.princetonreview.com/game-design and also features the companion list of “Top 50 Undergraduate Schools to Study Game Design for 2016.” It includes profiles of the schools with application information and links to the school sites.
For the fourth consecutive year, The Princeton Review teamed up with PC Gamer, a monthly magazine published by Future plc as its reporting partner on this project. PC Gamer has a feature on the list in its May issue available on newsstands March 29. The feature has information on some of the schools’ unique programs, class offerings, prominent professors, and alumni.
The Princeton Review developed its “Top Schools To Study Game Design” project in 2009 with assistance from a national advisory board that helped design the survey instrument and methodology. Board members included administrators and faculty from respected game design programs, and professionals from some of the top gaming companies.
The Princeton Review is also known for its annual rankings of colleges, law schools, and business schools in dozens of categories, which it reports on its site, and in its books including The Best 380 Colleges, The Best 295 Business Schools, and The Best 173 Law Schools. The company is not affiliated with Princeton University.