WPI Named #12 on the Princeton Review's List "Top Undergraduate Schools To Study Video Game Design For 2013"

WPI has earned a #12 ranking on The Princeton Review's just published-list saluting the best undergraduate schools in the U.S.A. and Canada to study video game design for 2013.   

Compiled by The Princeton Review, one of America’s best-known education services companies, the 2013 list names 15 undergraduate schools in rank order (1 to 15) and 15 undergraduate schools as Honorable Mentions.  (The lists follow.) The Company also reported a companion list of top graduate schools to study video game design for 2013.  That list names 15 graduate schools in rank order and five as Honorable Mentions.  

The Princeton Review chose the schools based on a survey it conducted in the 2012-13 academic year of 150 programs at institutions offering video game design coursework and/or degrees in the United States and Canada. The Company's 50-question survey asked schools to report on a range of topics from academic offerings and faculty credentials to graduates’ employment and professional achievements. Among criteria The Princeton Review weighed to make its selections: the school curriculum, faculty, facilities, and infrastructure, plus career services, student scholarships, and financial aid.

Said Robert Franek, Princeton Review SVP/Publisher, “It has long been our mission to help students find – and get into – the schools best for them.  For students aspiring to become game designers, we highly recommend WPI as one of the best institutions to study and to launch a career in this exciting field.  We also salute the faculty and staff at WPI and the other schools on our 2013 lists for their exceptional academic and professional contributions to their students and to the industry of game design."  

The Princeton Review's full report on this project is accessible at www.princetonreview.com/game-design.  It includes profiles of the schools with application information and links to the school sites.     

This year, The Princeton Review partnered with PC Gamer, a monthly magazine published by Future US, as its reporting partner on this project. PC Gamer has a feature on the list in its May issue.  It is available March 13 at www.pcgamer.com, arriving in subscriber mailboxes in mid-March, and on newsstands on April 2. The feature has information on the schools' degree options, class offerings, prominent professors, and alumni, plus fun facts about the school programs.

March 12, 2013

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