The Princeton Review's No. 1 Undergrad School in Canada for Game Design

LaSalle College Vancouver’s Renfrew Campus (formerly known as The Art institute of Vancouver) has been ranked #1 in Canada, (#8 in North America) on The Princeton Review’s eighth annual ranking list of undergrad schools at which to study and launch a career in game design.

The Princeton Review chose the schools based on its 2016 survey of 150 institutions in Canada, the U.S. and abroad offering game design programs or courses.  Among the data they gathered, was the schools' game-design program offerings, lab facilities, starting salaries and career achievements.

“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.” 

The "Top 25" schools on The Princeton Review list, "Top 50 Undergraduate Schools to Study Game Design for 2017," are:

  1. University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)
  2. Rochester Institute of Technology (Rochester, NY University of Utah (Salt Lake City, UT)
  3. DigiPen Institute of Technology (DIT) (Redmond, WA)
  4. Becker College (Worcester, MA)
  5. Hampshire College (Amherst, MA)
  6. New York University (Brooklyn, NY)
  7. The Art Institute of Vancouver (Vancouver, British Columbia)
  8. Drexel University (Philadelphia, PA)
  9. Michigan State University (East Lansing, MI)
  10. Vancouver Film School (Vancouver, British Columbia)
  11. Bradley University (Peoria, IL)
  12. Northeastern University (Boston, MA)
  13. Champlain College (Burlington, VT)
  14. University of Wisconsin-Stout (Menomonie, WI)
  15. Worcester Polytechnic Institute (Worcester, MA)
  16. The University of Texas at Dallas (Richardson, TX)
  17. DePaul University (Chicago, IL)
  18. Abertay University (Dundee, Scotland)
  19. Ferris State University (Big Rapids, MI)
  20. University of California, Santa Cruz (Santa Cruz, CA)