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For the fourth year in a row, The Princeton Review has named DigiPen Institute of Technology one of the best schools in North America to study Game Design.

The education services company today issued its “Top Undergraduate Game Design Programs” and “Top Graduate Game Design Programs” lists, where it ranked DigiPen no. 3 and no. 6, respectively.

The Princeton Review made its selections based on a survey it conducted in 2012-13 of 150 programs at institutions across North America offering video game design coursework and/or degrees. The survey asked schools to report on a range of topics, from academic offerings and faculty credentials to graduates’ employment and professional achievements. Among the criteria The Princeton Review weighed to make its selections were the school curriculum, faculty, facilities, and infrastructure, plus career services, student scholarships, and financial aid.

This year, The Princeton Review partnered with PC Gamer, a monthly magazine published by Future US, as its reporting partner on the project. PC Gamer has a feature on the list in its May issue, which will be available at www.pcgamer.com on March 13 and on newsstands on April 2.

Said Robert Franek, Princeton Review SVP/Publisher, “It has long been our mission to help students find – and get into – the schools best for them. For students aspiring to become game designers, we highly recommend DigiPen Institute of Technology as one of the best institutions to study and to launch a career in this exciting field. We also salute the faculty and staff at DigiPen and the other schools on our 2013 lists for their exceptional academic and professional contributions to their students and to the industry of game design.”

For more information about these rankings, visit The Princeton Review’s “Top Game Design Programs.” To learn more about DigiPen’s bachelor’s and master’s degrees, visit our degree programs page.