The Princeton Review developed its list of "Top 50 Undergraduate Game Design Programs" in partnership with GamePro, one of the most respected brands in the video game industry. The University of Southern California's Interactive Media Division is rated the No. 1 university-level video game design program in North America. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Singapore-MIT GAMBIT Game Lab came in 8th.

The top 8 undergraduate game design programs are:
1 University of Southern California
2 DigiPen Institute of Technology
3 Drexel University, RePlay
4 Becker College
5 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
6 The Art Institute of Vancouver
7 Worcester Polytechnic Institute
8 Massachusetts Institute of Technology

The Top 50 list is reported in GamePro’s April 2010 issue ( and on the website of The Princeton Review. The list ranks the top eight schools by quality, then includes the remaining 42 as a general group. Other leading schools include:
- Lynchburg College: It is one of the 50 best undergraduate institutions in the U.S. and Canada for studying game design. LC is one of only two schools in Virginia to make the list.
- The College of New Jersey: TCNJ is the only school in the state of New Jersey to be included on the list.
- Angelo State University: The ASU program was one of 50 chosen from the more than 500 colleges in the U.S. and Canada that offer game development study. ASU is one of only two Texas public universities that made the list.

* Suggested Reading: Top Digital Media Arts Schools

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