Best Game Design Colleges in California

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We have created a 2018 ranking of the best colleges in California that offer Game Design degrees to help you find a school that fits your needs. Each school's ranking is based on the compilation of our data from reliable government sources, student surveys, college graduate interviews, and editorial review. In addition, you can view our entire list of all 20 Game Design schools located within California. We also provide reviews, facts, and questions and answers for schools on our site and offer you access to get valuable information from colleges and universities today.

Best Game Design Colleges in California for 2018

Rank School Name Location Description   Rating
1 University of Southern California Los Angeles, CA

University of Southern California offers 3 Game Design Degree programs. It's a large private university in a large city. In 2015, 33 students graduated in the study area of Game Design with students earning 29 Bachelor's degrees, and 4 Master's degrees.

Based on 52 Reviews
2 Chapman University Orange, CA

Chapman University offers 1 Game Design Degree program. It's a medium sized private university in a mid sized city. In 2015, 1 students graduated in the study area of Game Design with students earning 1 Bachelor's degree.

Based on 24 Reviews
3 University of California-Irvine Irvine, CA

University of California-Irvine offers 2 Game Design Degree programs. It's a large public university in a mid sized city. In 2015, 38 students graduated in the study area of Game Design with students earning 38 Bachelor's degrees.

Based on 16 Reviews
4 Los Angeles Film School Hollywood, CA

Los Angeles Film School offers 2 Game Design Degree programs. It's a small private university in a large city. In 2015, 42 students graduated in the study area of Game Design with students earning 42 Associate's degrees.

5 California State University-Chico Chico, CA

California State University-Chico offers 1 Game Design Degree program. It's a large public university in a small city. In 2015, 53 students graduated in the study area of Game Design with students earning 53 Bachelor's degrees.

Based on 24 Reviews
6 California College of the Arts San Francisco, CA

California College of the Arts offers 2 Game Design Degree programs. It's a small private university in a large city. In 2015, 13 students graduated in the study area of Game Design with students earning 13 Bachelor's degrees.

Based on 8 Reviews
7 Academy of Art University San Francisco, CA

Academy of Art University offers 3 Game Design Degree programs. It's a large private university in a large city. In 2015, 104 students graduated in the study area of Game Design with students earning 67 Bachelor's degrees, 35 Master's degrees, and 2 Associate's degrees.

8 Art Center College of Design Pasadena, CA

Art Center College of Design offers 0 Game Design Degree programs. It's a small private university in a mid sized city.

Based on 4 Reviews
9 Argosy University, The Art Institute of California, Hollywood North Hollywood, CA

Argosy University, The Art Institute of California, Hollywood offers 1 Game Design Degree program. It's a small private university in a large city. In 2015, 11 students graduated in the study area of Game Design with students earning 11 Bachelor's degrees.

10 New York Film Academy Burbank, CA

New York Film Academy offers 4 Game Design Degree programs. It's a small private university in a mid sized city. In 2015, 24 students graduated in the study area of Game Design with students earning 16 Certificates degrees, 8 Master's degrees.

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School Logo School Name Average tuition Student Teacher Ratio Enrolled Students
University of Southern California University of Southern California Los Angeles, CA
5/5
16 : 1 43,401
Chapman University Chapman University Orange, CA
5/5
14 : 1 8,305
University of California-Irvine University of California-Irvine Irvine, CA
3/5
17 : 1 30,836
Los Angeles Film School Los Angeles Film School Hollywood, CA 23 : 1 2,334
California State University-Chico California State University-Chico Chico, CA
2/5
26 : 1 17,220
California College of the Arts California College of the Arts San Francisco, CA
5/5
8 : 1 1,975
Academy of Art University Academy of Art University San Francisco, CA
4/5
22 : 1 13,800
Art Center College of Design Art Center College of Design Pasadena, CA
5/5
10 : 1 2,133
Argosy University, The Art Institute of California, Hollywood Argosy University, The Art Institute of California, Hollywood North Hollywood, CA
4/5
24 : 1 1,198
New York Film Academy New York Film Academy Burbank, CA
5/5
8 : 1 1,948
Argosy University, The Art Institute of California, Inland Empire Argosy University, The Art Institute of California, Inland Empire San Bernardino, CA
4/5
34 : 1 1,553
Argosy University, The Art Institute of California, Orange County Argosy University, The Art Institute of California, Orange County Santa Ana, CA
4/5
27 : 1 1,072
Argosy University, The Art Institute of California, Sacramento Argosy University, The Art Institute of California, Sacramento Sacramento, CA
4/5
23 : 1 731
Argosy University, The Art Institute of California, San Diego Argosy University, The Art Institute of California, San Diego San Diego, CA
4/5
28 : 1 1,382
Argosy University, The Art Institute of California-San Francisco Argosy University, The Art Institute of California-San Francisco San Francisco, CA
4/5
20 : 1 791
National University National University La Jolla, CA
3/5
30 : 1 17,488
Laguna College of Art and Design Laguna College of Art and Design Laguna Beach, CA
5/5
10 : 1 607
Woodbury University Woodbury University Burbank, CA
5/5
10 : 1 1,457
Expression College for Digital Arts Expression College for Digital Arts Emeryville, CA
4/5
13 : 1 429
Mt Sierra College Mt Sierra College Monrovia, CA
4/5
16 : 1 357

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