12 Best colleges for Game Design and Development in California, US

Below is the list of best universities in California ranked based on their research performance in Game Design and Development. A graph of 112K citations received by 2.46K academic papers made by 12 universities in California was used to calculate publications' ratings, which then were adjusted for release dates and added to final scores.

We don't distinguish between undergraduate and graduate programs nor do we adjust for current majors offered. You can find information about granted degrees on a university page but always double-check with the university website.

1. University of Southern California

For Game Design and Development

Acceptance Rate
16%
Average SAT
1435
Average ACT
32
Net Price
$39,759

2. Stanford University

For Game Design and Development

Acceptance Rate
5%
Average SAT
1495
Average ACT
33
Net Price
$20,023

3. University of California - Berkeley

For Game Design and Development

Acceptance Rate
17%
Average SAT
1420
Average ACT
33
Receiving Aid
63%

4. University of California - Los Angeles

For Game Design and Development

Acceptance Rate
14%
Receiving Aid
73%
Average Aid
$15,461
Enrollment
44,589

5. University of California - Irvine

For Game Design and Development

Acceptance Rate
30%
Average SAT
1330
Average ACT
30
Receiving Aid
74%

6. University of California - Santa Barbara

For Game Design and Development

Acceptance Rate
37%
Average SAT
1345
Average ACT
31
Receiving Aid
60%

7. University of California - Santa Cruz

For Game Design and Development

Acceptance Rate
65%
Average SAT
1260
Average ACT
29
Receiving Aid
67%

8. University of California-San Diego

For Game Design and Development

Acceptance Rate
37%
Average SAT
1375
Average ACT
31
Receiving Aid
60%

9. Naval Postgraduate School

For Game Design and Development

Enrollment
2,866
Male:Female
79:21
Founded
1909

10. University of California - Davis

For Game Design and Development

Acceptance Rate
46%
Average SAT
1280
Average ACT
29
Receiving Aid
74%

11. University of California - San Francisco

For Game Design and Development

Acceptance Rate
18%
Enrollment
3,201
Male:Female
36:64
Founded
1864

12. California Institute of Technology

For Game Design and Development

Acceptance Rate
7%
Average SAT
1555
Average ACT
36
Net Price
$26,591

Closest to California states to learn Game Design and Development

State
Universities
Unis
Best university country rank
Best uni United States Flag rank
Oregon 4 125
Utah 3 43
Colorado 5 49
Nebraska 3 160
Kansas 4 91
Texas 18 28
Missouri 4 56
Louisiana 3 93
Wisconsin 3 6
Illinois 9 10
Mississippi 2 73
Indiana 5 13
Michigan 6 15
Tennessee 2 45
Alabama 4 116
Ohio 11 42
Georgia 7 8
North Carolina 9 9
Virginia 5 16
Pennsylvania 10 5
Florida 9 11
District of Columbia 4 77
Maryland 7 34
New York 15 14
New Jersey 5 12
Connecticut 3 38
Massachusetts 12 1