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NJIT Named as One of the Top 25 Undergraduate Schools To Study Video Game Design for 2014 by the Princeton Review

NJIT has been named as one of the top 25 schools on The Princeton Review’s recently published list saluting the best undergraduate schools to study video game design for 2014. The schools were selected based on a survey conducted in Fall 2013 of 150 programs at institutions offering video game design coursework and/or degrees in the United States, Canada, and some countries abroad. NJIT was ranked 22nd in the list of 25 undergraduate schools in the nation offering the best programs in video game design.

“We are honored that The Princeton Review has chosen NJIT as one of the top 25 universities for Game Design in 2014,” said Marc Sequeira, Coordinator of Game Development and University Lecturer in the Information Technology Program in NJIT’s College of Computing Sciences.  “NJIT’s gaming programs offer a vibrant community of designers and developers, artists and programmers, scientists and industry partners. Our course offerings reflect an emphasis on strong, individual skill-sets as well as interdisciplinary, team-based projects.  And, our students graduate with strong practical skills, developed in hands-on laboratory and studio environments.”

NJIT offers two degree programs where students can specialize in Game Design: The Bachelor of Science in Information Technology and the Bachelor of Arts in Digital Design.

“As an IT major, you can focus on the design, development, programming and production of games,” Sequeira said. “As a Digital Design major, you can study game design, art, audio, history, aesthetics and other related areas. In addition, students from both majors actively cross over to take courses outside of their primary curriculum, with Digital Design students studying game programming and IT students joining Digital Design classes. We believe that NJIT has developed a formidable set of offerings in Game Design that can compete at the highest level of academic programs in the nation and we welcome you to join us.”

Students interested in Game Design as an IT major should contact Marc Sequeira at sequeira@njit.edu.  Students interested in Game Design as a Digital Design major should contact Sasha Corchado at corchado@njit.edu.

For the second consecutive year, The Princeton Review has teamed up with PC Gamer, a monthly magazine published by Future plc as its reporting partner on this project. PC Gamer has a feature on the list in its May issue—available on newsstands April 1. The feature has information on some of the schools' degree programs, class offerings, events, prominent professors, and alumni.

One of the nation’s leading public technological universities, New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) is a top-tier research university that prepares students to become leaders in the technology-dependent economy of the 21st century. NJIT’s multidisciplinary curriculum and computing-intensive approach to education provide technological proficiency, business acumen and leadership skills. With an enrollment of 11,400 graduate and undergraduate students, NJIT offers small-campus intimacy with the resources of a major public research university. NJIT is a global leader in such fields as solar research, nanotechnology, resilient design, tissue engineering and cybersecurity, in addition to others. NJIT ranks 5th among U.S. polytechnic universities in research expenditures, topping $121 million, and is among the top 1 percent of public colleges and universities in return on educational investment, according to PayScale.com. NJIT has a $1.74 billion annual economic impact on the State of New Jersey.