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ACU ranked among best game design programs for 2021

The university has earned a top spot on The Princeton Review's list of game design programs for six consecutive years.
Credit: Abilene Christian University

ABILENE, Texas — Abilene Christian University announced Thursday it earned a top spot on The Princeton Review's list of best game design programs.

According to an ACU press release, the university ranked No. 29 in the "Top 50 Undergraduate Schools for Game Design for 2021" list released March 23.

 “It’s rewarding for our faculty and students to be consistently recognized as a top program on this international stage,” associate professor of digital entertainment technology, Dr. Brian Burton, said. “We often hear from families making college choices, as well as graduate schools and companies, that they look to this list as a reference for evaluating colleges and universities.”

Programs are ranked based on a 2020 survey of 150 institutions in the United States, Canada and countries abroad. 

The survey collects information about the game design programs in the areas of academics, faculty, technology and career prospects.

The program at ACU is the highest-ranked at ACU and the second high-ranked in Texas, according to the release.

The game design program is part of the Shcool of Information Technology and Computing's digital entertainment technology degree. 

There are more than 60 students in the program at ACU. In 2019, 100% of game design graduates were employed or accepted to graduate school within six months of graduation.

“We highly recommend Abilene Christian University and every one of the schools that made our lists for 2020,” The Princeton Review’s editor-in-chief, Robert Franek said. “Their faculties are superlative. Their facilities are state-of-the-art. Their alumni include many of the video game industry’s most prominent artists, designers, developers and entrepreneurs.”

For more information about ACU's digital entertainment technology program visit the ACU website.