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University of Utah Games is No. 1

The University of Utah’s Division of Games landed the No. 1 spot worldwide for public institutions for its undergraduate programs and No. 2 for its graduate programs, based on the 2024 Princeton Review rankings released this week. The U’s undergraduate program climbed two spots this year, and the graduate program climbed three ranks.

Professor Michael Young, the chair of the Games Division, expressed his immense pride in the achievement. Reached at the annual Game Developers’ Conference in San Francisco, Young said, “How terrific to be recognized for the astounding skills and passion that our students bring to game making and the impact that they’re having on the industry after they graduate. The dedication and skill of our faculty, and the support of our amazing staff, all build a community of excellence here that prepares our graduates for success with knowledge and skills they can apply right away. They leave our program ready to change the world with the games they make.”

With this accolade, the University of Utah’s Games Division stands at the forefront of game development education, inspiring future generations of artists, designers, programmers and storytellers. The division is currently undertaking a multi-year growth plan to expand its world-leading teaching and define new research and scholarship in games. As the University of Utah continues to lead the charge in game development education, the division’s faculty, staff and students are eager to see the innovative creations that will emerge from this dynamic program.

For more information about the University of Utah’s Games Division, visit here. You can find out more about the division’s plan for growth here.