Best Game Design Colleges in the U.S.

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We have created a 2018 ranking of the best colleges in the U.S. 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 129 Game Design schools located within the U.S. 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 the U.S. 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 Carnegie Mellon University Pittsburgh, PA

Carnegie Mellon University offers 1 Game Design Degree program. It's a large private university in a large city. In 2015, 9 students graduated in the study area of Game Design with students earning 9 Master's degrees.

Based on 16 Reviews
3 New York University New York, NY

New York University offers 1 Game Design Degree program. It's a large private university in a large city. In 2015, 21 students graduated in the study area of Game Design with students earning 21 Master's degrees.

Based on 60 Reviews
4 University of Miami Coral Gables, FL

University of Miami offers 1 Game Design Degree program. It's a large private university in a large suburb. In 2015, 3 students graduated in the study area of Game Design with students earning 3 Master's degrees.

Based on 16 Reviews
5 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
6 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
7 Savannah College of Art and Design Savannah, GA

Savannah College of Art and Design offers 3 Game Design Degree programs. It's a medium sized private university in a mid sized city. In 2015, 97 students graduated in the study area of Game Design with students earning 78 Bachelor's degrees, 18 Master's degrees, and 1 Certificates degree.

Based on 12 Reviews
8 Michigan State University East Lansing, MI

Michigan State University offers 1 Game Design Degree program. It's a large public university in a small city. In 2015, 14 students graduated in the study area of Game Design with students earning 14 Certificates degrees.

Based on 80 Reviews
9 University of Denver Denver, CO

University of Denver offers 2 Game Design Degree programs. It's a medium sized private university in a large city. In 2015, 5 students graduated in the study area of Game Design with students earning 5 Bachelor's degrees.

Based on 28 Reviews
10 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Troy, NY

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute offers 1 Game Design Degree program. It's a medium sized private university in a small city. In 2015, 19 students graduated in the study area of Game Design with students earning 19 Bachelor's degrees.

Based on 16 Reviews

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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
Carnegie Mellon University Carnegie Mellon University Pittsburgh, PA
5/5
11 : 1 12,963
New York University New York University New York, NY
5/5
8 : 1 50,027
University of Miami University of Miami Coral Gables, FL
5/5
11 : 1 16,825
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
Savannah College of Art and Design Savannah College of Art and Design Savannah, GA
5/5
22 : 1 11,861
Michigan State University Michigan State University East Lansing, MI
3/5
18 : 1 50,538
University of Denver University of Denver Denver, CO
5/5
14 : 1 11,797
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Troy, NY
5/5
16 : 1 6,982
University of Utah University of Utah Salt Lake City, UT
3/5
19 : 1 31,592
Webster University Webster University Saint Louis, MO
5/5
25 : 1 15,256
Los Angeles Film School Los Angeles Film School Hollywood, CA 23 : 1 2,334
Abilene Christian University Abilene Christian University Abilene, TX
5/5
17 : 1 4,544
Saint Edward's University Saint Edward's University Austin, TX
5/5
17 : 1 4,620
Indiana Wesleyan University-Marion Indiana Wesleyan University-Marion Marion, IN
5/5
23 : 1 14,730
Columbia College-Chicago Columbia College-Chicago Chicago, IL
5/5
16 : 1 8,961
LIU Post LIU Post Brookville, NY
5/5
23 : 1 8,623
California State University-Chico California State University-Chico Chico, CA
2/5
26 : 1 17,220
The University of Texas at Dallas The University of Texas at Dallas Richardson, TX
3/5
28 : 1 24,554
California College of the Arts California College of the Arts San Francisco, CA
5/5
8 : 1 1,975
Kansas City Art Institute Kansas City Art Institute Kansas City, MO
5/5
9 : 1 645
Quinnipiac University Quinnipiac University Hamden, CT
5/5
17 : 1 9,654
Champlain College Champlain College Burlington, VT
5/5
19 : 1 4,006
Academy of Art University Academy of Art University San Francisco, CA
4/5
22 : 1 13,800

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