UCF knows video games. 

In a new ranking list published by the Princeton Review on Tuesday, the University of Central Florida’s video game design school was again named number two in the world as being the best school to study game design. 


UCF’s Florida Interactive Entertainment Academy (FIEA), located in downtown Orlando, earned a the No. 2 spot for the second year in a row, falling only behind to the University of Utah. 

“With our 10-year anniversary approaching, it’s great to see the Princeton Review continue to recognize the outstanding work of our faculty, staff and students,” said executive director Ben Noel. “We’re proud to be part of Central Florida’s growing digital economy.” 

The sixth annual ranking list focused on criteria in four areas: curriculum, facilities, technology, and career services. 

The top five schools for best graduate programs were: 

1. University of Utah (Salt Lake City, UT)

2. University of Central Florida (Orlando, FL) 

3. Southern Methodist University (Plano, TX) 

4. University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA) 

5. DigiPen Institute of Technology (Redmond, WA) 

Full Sail University was also named as a top school to attend for game design, earning No. 18 on the list for undergraduate programs and No. 24 for graduate.

Click here to view the full list.