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2023 Game and Interactive Media Design Rankings

There are about 12,430 students enrolled in Game and Interactive Media Design in the USA.

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Majoring in Game and Interactive Media Design is a valuable choice and usually a critical first step for undergraduates coveting to begin a career as a game programmer, a game artist, or a game animator. In fact, game and interactive media design is a very rare major coming in at the 188th most popular major. Last academic year, there were 1,275 game and interactive media design diplomas received. In-state tuition for game and interactive media design at private institutions is, on average, 3.8 times more pricey than their public peers.

With only 87 universities offering this degree there might be limited options as to the institutions you can choose from. If you're hoping to surround yourself with other game and interactive media design students, look at universities in Texas which have more students admitted to game and interactive media design than any other state. More generally, the best region to study game and interactive media design is in the Southwest region with Abilene Christian University, The University of Texas at Dallas, and The Art Institute of San Antonio best representing the region. Interestingly, our selection of the best conference to major in game and interactive media design is the American Southwest Conference with The University of Texas at Dallas representing the conference. That said, our selection for the best university for game and interactive media design is University of Southern California, and here you can find our comprehensive list for the best colleges.

The 'best' school does not have to be the 'best' school for you. There are a bunch of angels to consider when choosing college. Stuff like campus amenities, transportation services, and food would definitely affect one's decision on where to go to college. Here at authority.org, we've examined the pros and cons for you. If, for example, you are intrigued by which game and interactive media design university is home to the best campus, the answer is Northeastern University. If, for example, you are very interested in which college boasts the top campus, we have an entire list dedicated to that. We have carefully pored through student reviews, professor reviews, government databases, and more in order to compare all U.S. majors in an unbiased and informative way. Here you can explore our well researched list for the universities with the best student life&nbspand our choice for the university with the best student life for game and interactive media design is University of Southern California. Are you curious why? Keep scrolling to learn more about our top selections. Some of our picks might shock you.

If expense is a major influence in your decisions, you might be cautious about University of Southern California. University of Southern California&nbspappears to be the most expensive college for game and interactive media design, at least regarding out of state enrollment. We do have an entire page for the most expensive&nbspcolleges that might put the cost at University of Southern California&nbspinto perspective. For more context, you might be interested to know that game and interactive media design is the 279th most expensive major in America, with an average cost of $25,600. On a broader scale, the most expensive state for game and interactive media design in the country is Connecticut with expenses at the main institution, Quinnipiac University, of $46,790. Even more broadly, the most expensive region for game and interactive media design is the Mid East region which is best demonstrated with Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute with a cost of $54,000, Drexel University with a cost of $52,146, and The University of the Arts with a cost of $46,530.

Our cheapest region for game and interactive media design is the Rocky Mountains region which is represented by Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design with a cost of $17,670, Boise State University with a cost of $22,452, and Utah Valley University with a cost of $15,872. More optimistically, the most affordable university for game and interactive media design is University of Advancing Technology. Our comprehensive list of the most affordable universities can be found here.

In-state attendees can anticipate paying around $9,600 for a degree in game and interactive media design. The cost inflates intensely to a median of $23,400 for an out-of-state public-school undergraduate. Our choice for the college representing the best value for game and interactive media design: University of Southern California. Here you can see our comprehensive list of the universities we believe to be the best value&nbspin general. Bear in mind, this list is based on the assumption that you are an out-of-state student. The value proposition changes when in-state tuition is considered, as such, we are using out-of-state tuition as the baseline.

Earnings for game and interactive media design majors vary widely, but two-years after graduation students will typically earn around $56,200. While there is a lot of variation in salary; highest paid earners can enjoy pay up to $96,400. Straight out of college, the minimum earning positions within the game and interactive media design field make $33,000, which could be worse. The highest earning grads for game and interactive media design graduated from Worcester Polytechnic Institute&nbspand if you want to find the colleges with all of the highest earning graduates, we have that too.

The all-around diversity of game and interactive media design sits pretty high, ranking within the 79th percentile of all programs. The college with the highest composite diversity for game and interactive media design is Northeastern University&nbspand here you can find our comprehensive list for the schools which have the most diversity. The overall financial diversity of the Game and Interactive Media Design major only ranks in the 48th percentile of all majors. Racial diversity is greater than financial diversity, ranking in the 76th percentile. White students make up the largest share at 53% of students majoring in game and interactive media design. Additionally, 70% of students pursuing a game and interactive media design degree are men.

The median rating of game and interactive media design's professors is 4.1 stars, a score that is 2% greater than the average for every major; this is a good score. If you are curious about the most popular game and interactive media design instructor in the nation, look no further than John Schultheiss at California State University-Northridge. This may be shocking, but the top rated professors for game and interactive media design according to students are at California State University-Northridge. As we incorporate data other than basic rankings it becomes clear that the school with comprehensively the best professors for game and interactive media design is Worcester Polytechnic Institute. You will find more detail on our ever evolving ranking methodology for the best overall professors here, as well as many of the finest examples of instructors nationwide.

Finally, the most difficult university to get into for game and interactive media design is University of Southern California. While we are unsure why you would be interested, we do have a comprehensive page of the hardest colleges to get into. Although, here at Authority we hope you believe that considering the education process with a lens only informed by superlatives might create issues. We at Authority hope you explore our other pages on different schools and read a couple of our helpful background articles on essential details to think about as you continue your school search.

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