Getting a Game Design Degree

Are you considering getting a game design degree? The Princeton Review and PC Gamer Magazine have put together an infographic of fun facts and stats. Find out…

  • The average starting salaries of game design graduates.
  • The percent of undergrad and grad students who’ve worked on a shipped game.
  • The big-name companies where students can get internships.
  • The Top 10 Schools for Game Design.

“Game design is an exciting field and programs are springing up in colleges all over the world,” said Robert Franek, The Princeton Review’s Editor-in-Chief. “We want to help students find the best program for their needs and interests. The top schools on our lists have outstanding faculties and great facilities which will give students the skills and experience they need to pursue a career in this dynamic and burgeoning field.” Students enrolled in the schools that made the lists also gain valuable professional experience while still in school.

To learn more about the 2017 Top Schools for Game Design, go to There, you can get detailed profiles of the schools with guidance for applicants on their programs, admission requirements, and financial aid. This will help you find the right game design degree program for you.

But first check out the “Getting a Game Design Degree” infographic below!

2017 Top Schools for Game Design Infographic

Source: The Princeton Review

Additional resources including lists of schools ranked in two ways (alphabetical by country/state/city/school and alphabetical by school), and information on the survey methodology are available at

About The Princeton Review and PC Gamer

The Princeton Review is known for its annual rankings of colleges, business schools, and law schools in dozens of categories. The Princeton Review has been reporting on game design programs annually since 2010. The Princeton Review has partnered with PC Gamer, a monthly magazine published by Future plc, on this project since 2013. PC Gamer‘s May issue includes a feature on the ranking lists that details the schools’ unique game design degree programs, prominent professors, and alumni. The issue is available on newsstands now.

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