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RIT video game program ranked No. 2 by Princeton Review

Rochester Institute of Technology’s video game design undergraduate program is ranked No. 2 in the country in 2017 by the Princeton Review. The school’s graduate video game design program ranks No. 4.

RIT’s program is part of the School of Interactive Games and Media within the B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences.

The new standings are up from 2016, when RIT’s program’s ranked third and seventh, respectively.
 
“We are proud to once again be named a leader in the academic games and media space,” said David Schwartz, director of RIT’s School of Interactive Games and Media. “IGM is always looking for ways to expand the student experience, including this year with the introduction of a new e-sports program and giving students more opportunities to create games both in and out of the classroom.”

The Princeton Review selected the schools based on a survey of 150 institutions in the U.S., Canada and abroad. All have video game design programs.

Schools were evaluated on a variety of factors including academic offerings, lab facilities, graduates’ starting salaries and career achievements.

The Top 10 Undergraduate Schools to Study Game Design for 2017 are:
1. University of Southern California (Los Angeles, Calif.)
2. Rochester Institute of Technology (Rochester, N.Y.)
3. University of Utah (Salt Lake City, Utah)
4. DigiPen Institute of Technology (Redmond, Wash.)
5. Becker College (Worcester, Mass.)
6. Hampshire College (Amherst, Mass.)
7. New York University (Brooklyn, N.Y.)
8. The Art Institute of Vancouver (Vancouver, British Columbia)
9. Drexel University (Philadelphia, Pa.)
10. Michigan State University (East Lansing, Mich.)

The Top 10 Graduate Schools to Study Game Design for 2017 are:
1. Southern Methodist University (Plano, Texas)
2. University of Central Florida (Orlando, Fla.)
3. University of Utah (Salt Lake City, Utah)
4. Rochester Institute of Technology (Rochester, N.Y.)
5. University of Southern California (Los Angeles, Calif.)
6. New York University (Brooklyn, N.Y.)
7. DigiPen Institute of Technology (Redmond, Wash.)
8. Drexel University (Philadelphia, Pa.)
9. Abertay University (Dundee, Scotland)
10. DePaul University (Chicago, Ill.)

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