For the fourth year in a row, The Princeton Review has named Bloomfield College a top undergraduate school for Game Design. The accolade was announced in its 13th annual ranking list, “Top 50 Undergraduate Schools for Game Design for 2022.” Bloomfield College is ranked highest in New Jersey and #37 nationally among undergraduate schools offering programs in game design.
“The supportive and inspiring community we have at CAT makes this recognition possible,” said Assistant Professor and Coordinator of Game Development GJ Lee. “Our dedicated faculty and staff collaborate to enrich our program and challenge our students. We’re grateful and acknowledge their hard work.”
The Princeton Review chose the schools based on its 2021 survey of administrators at 150 institutions across the U.S. and abroad offering game design courses, majors, or degree programs. The survey collected information in four areas: academics, faculty, technology, and career prospects. The company analyzed more than 40 survey data points to tally the rankings. Information on the methodology may be viewed on The Princeton Review website.
Bloomfield College’s Bachelor of Arts in Game Design within the Creative Arts & Technology Division is a practice-orientated program focused on core principles, concepts, methodologies and skills that are reinforced through the creation of hands-on projects. Many courses also involve students working on collaborative team-based projects that mimic real-world game development environments. Theoretical knowledge and practical methods converge within these environments to provide students with the experience they need to truly understand and overcome the complexities involved in making games.
“We enthusiastically recommend Bloomfield College to students considering a career in this burgeoning field,” said Rob Franek, Editor-in-Chief for The Princeton Review. “Together with the other exceptional schools on our 2022 list…their facilities are state-of-the-art, and their alumni include many of the industry’s most successful artists, designers, developers, and entrepreneurs.”
As one of the most diverse liberal arts colleges in the nation, Bloomfield College also takes pride in its student community, half of who identify themselves as first-generation college students. Bloomfield College is the only four-year New Jersey institution to be recognized a Predominantly Black Institution and a Hispanic Serving Institution, and is also a Minority Serving Institution. Located in historic Bloomfield, New Jersey, just 15 miles from New York City, a cultural epicenter for entertainment, business, and internship and career opportunities, Bloomfield College offers the lowest full-time tuition rate for any private four-year college or university in New Jersey.
“Continued recognition by The Princeton Review is a great acknowledgment of the quality of our game design program, the innovative work of faculty such as Professor Lee, and the accomplishments of our talented students,” said Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty Michael Palladino, Ph.D. “We are honored to receive this recognition.”
The Princeton Review developed its Top Schools for Game Design project in 2010 with guidance from a national advisory board the company formed to help design the project survey and ranking methodology. Board members included administrators and faculty from respected game design programs, and professionals from some of the top video game companies. The Princeton Review also reports annual rankings of colleges, law schools, and business schools, as well as rankings of top schools for entrepreneurship studies and lists of top online degree programs in education, library science, and nursing.