Schools were ranked by a range of criteria including academics, facilities, career services, and technology
Hampshire College has been ranked #6 on a list of the top 50 undergraduate schools to study game design for 2017, by The Princeton Review and PC Gamer.
The Princeton Review chose the schools based on a survey it conducted in 2016 of 150 institutions offering game design coursework and/or degrees in the United States, Canada, and some countries abroad. The 40-question survey asked schools to report on everything from their academic offerings and faculty credentials to their graduates’ starting salaries and employment experience. Among criteria The Princeton Review weighed to make its selections: the school's academics, facilities, career services, and technology.
For the fifth consecutive year, The Princeton Review teamed up with PC Gamer magazine as its reporting partner on this project, see www.princetonreview.com/college-rankings/game-design/infographic. PC Gamer published a feature about the list in its May issue available on newsstands March 28. The feature has information on some of the schools' unique programs, class offerings, prominent professors, and alumni.
The Princeton Review developed its “Top Schools To Study Game Design" project in 2009 with assistance from a national advisory board that helped design the survey instrument and methodology. Board members included administrators and faculty from respected game design programs, and professionals from some of the top gaming companies.