MICA ranks top 50 for QS World University Rankings by Subject 2021, Princeton Review Game Design programs

This spring, MICA was named in the top 50 schools in two prestigious rankings, at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

MICA’s graduate program moved into the top 50 in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2021 for Art & Design institutions, coming in at 44th globally, and at national level, ranking 15th. 

“We're excited to see this recognition of the global impact and appeal of MICA's graduate community,” Chris Harring, associate vice president of graduate admission, said. “MICA's graduate programs receive applications from over 40 countries, and international students collectively form more than a third of the graduate community. Rankings from organizations like QS, which have such an international focus, are not only a reflection of MICA's global standing — but will also help us continue this trajectory of international growth.”

The QS World University Rankings by Subject are based upon academic reputation, employer reputation, and research impact, according to its website. Learn more about the rankings here.

MICA’s Game Design program was also recognized this year by the Princeton Review as a top program in its field. MICA’s program ranks 26th.

“We are excited to be recognized by The Princeton Review as one of the top Game Design programs in the US for 2021. Here in the Game Design Program, we believe being part of a world class art institution provides us with an opportunity to explore games and play from a unique perspective, rooted both in critical art and design practices,” Sam Sheffield, faculty in MICA’s Game Design program, said. “We are so proud of the incredible work our students are doing to push the boundaries of what games can be and what they can do.”

The Princeton Review is based on institutional survey data, including academic offerings in game design, faculty credentials, career outcomes, and more, according to its website.