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SAN FRANCISCO – (BUSINESS WIRE) – GamePro Media and The Princeton Review have compiled the first-ever list of top video game design programs at U.S. and Canadian universities. Of the nearly 500 institutions offering such programs, 50 schools are recognized in a special editorial feature that appears in the April issue of GamePro, available on newsstands March 9, 2010, and on GamePro.com.
The Top 50 list was based on a survey The Princeton Review conducted this past academic year (2009-10) of administrators at institutions offering game design coursework and/or degrees. The comprehensive survey numbered more than 50 questions and covered areas from academics and faculty credentials to graduates’ employment and career achievements. Criteria included the quality of the curriculum, faculty, facilities and infrastructure. The Princeton Review also looked at data on scholarships, financial aid and career opportunities.