Champlain College Named to the Princeton Review 2018 List ‘Top 50 Undergraduate Schools for Game Design’

Champlain College has earned a #12 ranking on The Princeton Review's 2018 list saluting the top 50 undergraduate schools for game design for 2018. It moved up two spots from its ranking in 2017.

The Princeton Review chose the schools based on its 2017 survey of 150 institutions in the U.S., Canada, and abroad offering game design degree programs or courses. The 40-question survey gathered data on everything from the schools' game design academic offerings and lab facilities to their graduates' starting salaries and career achievements. More than 40 data points in four areas (academics, faculty, technology, and career) were analyzed to tally the lists.

"It has long been our mission to help students find-and get into- the best programs for their needs and interests, " said Robert Franek, Editor-in-Chief for The Princeton Review. "For students aspiring to work in the exciting field of game design, we strongly recommend Champlain College and each of the other top schools that made our 2018 lists. These schools offer extraordinary opportunities to launch a career in this industry. They have outstanding faculties and great facilities which will give students the skills and experience they need to pursue a career in this dynamic and burgeoning field."

The Princeton Review's full report on this project is at www.princetonreview.com/game-design. It includes profiles of the schools with application information and links to the school sites.

Learn more about Champlain's Game Programs

For the sixth consecutive year, The Princeton Review teamed up with PC Gamer, a monthly magazine published by Future plc (www.futureplc.com) as its reporting partner for this project. PC Gamer has a feature on the list in its May issue available on newsstands March 27. The feature has information on some of the schools' unique programs, class offerings, prominent professors, and alumni.

The Princeton Review developed its "Top Game Design Schools" 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.

The Princeton Review is also known for its annual rankings of colleges, business schools, and law schools in dozens of categories it reports on its site and in its books including The Best 382 Colleges and Colleges That Pay You Back. The company is not affiliated with Princeton University.

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Founded in 1878, Champlain College is a small, not-for-profit, private college in Burlington, Vermont, with additional campuses in Montreal, Canada, and Dublin, Ireland. Champlain offers a traditional undergraduate experience from its beautiful campus overlooking Lake Champlain and over 90 residential undergraduate and online undergraduate and graduate degree programs and certificates. Champlain's distinctive career-driven approach to higher education embodies the notion that true learning occurs when information and experience come together to create knowledge. Champlain College is included in the Princeton Review's The Best 382 Colleges: 2018 Edition. For the third year in a row, Champlain was named a "Most Innovative School" in the North by U.S. News & World Report's 2018 "America's Best Colleges," and an "A+ School for B Students" and is ranked in the top 100 Regional Universities of the North. Champlain is also featured in the Fiske Guide to Colleges for 2018 as one of the "best and most interesting schools" in the United States, Canada and Great Britain and is a 2018 College of Distinction. For more information, visit  www.champlain.edu.