Bradley's Game Design Program Ranks Top 10 in the World Again

March 23, 2021

For the 7th consecutive year, Bradley University is among the top undergraduate game design programs in the world, according to the Princeton Review's 12th annual ranking of the best schools to study game design. Bradley's program is ranked 9th and is again the highest-ranked school in Illinois.

"This past year, our graduates have landed some pretty amazing game design jobs including positions at Rockstar Games, Blizzard Entertainment, Amazon Game Studios, Serenity Forge, Deep Silver Volition and Floor 84 Studio," said Ethan Ham, interactive media department chair. "We are very proud of our program and our students' successes."

The Princeton Review also touted Bradley's new, accelerated one-year master's program in game design and development. It placed in the top 25 in the world and ranked the highest in Illinois.

"It's nice to see the program achieve this kind of recognition in its inaugural year," added Ham.

The Princeton Review selected schools based on data it collected in its 2020 survey of administrators at 150 institutions that offer game design courses, majors, or degree programs. Surveyed schools were in the U.S., Canada, and abroad.

The survey requested information in four areas: academics, faculty, technology, and career prospects. It covered everything from the schools' courses and facilities to their graduates’ starting salaries and professional achievements. In all, more than 40 data points were analyzed to tally the rankings. The Princeton Review posts information about its methodology for its game design school rankings here.

Earlier this month, Bradley's Game Design program also received attention from Animation Career Review. You can view the release regarding this ranking here.