The Princeton Review has released their official list of the 50 best schools at which to study game design. If you're looking to become a game designer, well, going to college probably can't hurt. They factored in academics, faculty credentials, graduates’ employment and career achievements, the quality of the curriculum, faculty, facilities and infrastructure, and data on each school's scholarships, financial aid and career opportunities.

The top spot for both graduates and undergrads is the University of Southern California. Get those application essays ready! Here's the full list (there are even two for you Canadians out there!):

The top undergrad and gradute schools to study game design:

The Art Institute of Vancouver / Vancouver, BC (Ugrad #5)

Becker College / Worcester, MA (Ugrad #10)

Bradley University / Peoria, IL (Ugrad HM)

Carnegie Mellon University / Pittsburgh, PA (Grad #6)

Champlain College / Burlington, VT (Ugrad HM)

Columbia College Chicago / Chicago, IL (Ugrad HM)

DePaul University / Chicago, IL (Grad & Ugrad HM)

DigiPen Institute of Technology / Redmond, WA (Grad #8, Ugrad #4)

Drexel University / Philadelphia, PA (Grad #10, Ugrad HM)

Ferris State University / Grand Rapids, MI (Ugrad HM)

Full Sail University / Winter Park, FL (Grad & Ugrad HM)

Georgia Institute of Technology / Atlanta, GA (Grad & Ugrad HM)

Massachusetts Institute of Technology / Cambridge, MA (Grad #3, Ugrad #2)

Miami University / Oxford, OH (Ugrad HM)

Michigan State University / East Lansing, MI (Ugrad HM)

New Jersey Institute of Technology / Newark, NJ (Ugrad HM)

New York University/NYU POLY / New York, NY (Grad & Ugrad HM)

North Carolina State University / Raleigh, NC (Ugrad HM)

Northeastern University / Boston, MA (Ugrad HM)

Ohio University / Athens, OH (Ugrad HM)

Parsons - The New School for Design / New York, NY (Grad HM)

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute/ (Troy, NY (Ugrad HM)

Rochester Institute of Technology / Rochester, NY (Grad #2, Ugrad #6)

Sacred Heart University / Fairfield, CT (Grad HM)

Savannah College of Art and Design / Savannah, GA (Grad #7, Ugrad #8)

Shawnee State University / Portsmouth, OH (Ugrad #7)

Southern Methodist University (SMU) / Plano, TX (Grad #5)

University of Advancing Technology / Tempe, AZ (Ugrad HM)

University of California, Santa Cruz / Santa Cruz, CA (Grad #9, Ugrad HM)

University of Central Florida / Orlando, FL (Grad #4)

University of Maryland, Baltimore County / Baltimore, MD (Ugrad HM)

University of New Mexico / Albuquerque, NM (Ugrad #9)

University of Southern California / Los Angeles, CA (Grad #1, Ugrad#1)

The University of Texas at Dallas / Richardson, TX (Grad & Ugrad HM)

University of Utah / Salt Lake City, UT (Grad HM, Ugrad #3)

Vancouver Film School / Vancouver, BC (Ugrad HM)

Worcester Polytechnic Institute / Worcester, MA (Ugrad HM)

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