For the past ten years Animation Career Review has been published annual rankings of the top animation and game design college programs in the US and abroad. In recent years we have received significant feedback from prospective students and/or their parents seeking guidance and information about Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality (VR/AR) program options. In response to this demand, we have decided to publish rankings for VR/AR.

We are currently collecting information about VR/AR programs across the US as part of our 2021 rankings of the top VR/AR college programs in the US. These rankings will be our first of what we intend to be annual rankings. As part of our information gathering process, we kindly ask that a representative from each school complete this survey. We are seeking information from every college offering a program with a specific focus on VR/AR, be it a formal degree, a concentration or area emphasis, a minor or certificate, or a formal VR/AR research lab.

Our hope is that these rankings provide prospective AR/VR students and their parents with a viable starting point to identify the colleges and programs that best fit their academic needs and ambitions. Our ranking criteria will consist of -in no particular order- academic reputation, admissions selectivity, depth and breadth of faculty, and value as it relates to tuition and indebtedness.

Thank you in advance for your participation.

RankSchool
University of Alabama in Huntsville, AL
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, AZ
University of Advancing Technology, AZ
University of Arizona, AZ
Chapman University, CA
Holberton School, CA
San Jose State University, CA
Stanford University, CA
University of California, Berkeley, CA
University of California, San Diego, CA
University of California, Santa Barbara, CA
University of California, Santa Cruz, CA
University of Southern California, CA
University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
University of Colorado, Denver, CO
Sacred Heart University, CT
Florida Gulf Coast University, FL
Full Sail University, FL
Miami Dade College, FL
Ringling College of Art + Design, FL
University of Central Florida, FL
University of Florida, FL
Emory University, GA
Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech), GA
Savannah College of Art and Design, GA
Boise State University, ID
University of Idaho, ID
Columbia College Chicago, IL
DePaul University, IL
Northwestern University, IL
School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL
University of Chicago, IL
University of Illinois at Chicago, IL
University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, IL
Purdue University Northwest, IN
Purdue University, IN
Iowa State University, IA
University of Maryland, MD
Harvard University, MA
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MA
Northeastern University, MA
XR Terra, MA
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor, MI
University of Minnesota, MN
Jackson State University, MS
University of Missouri, Kansas City, MO
University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE
Dartmouth College, NH
University of New Hampshire, NH
Rowan University, NJ
Cornell University, NY
Fashion Institute of Technology (SUNY), NY
Lehman College (CUNY), NY
New York Film Academy, NY
New York Institute of Technology, NY
New York University, NY
Parsons The New School for Design, NY
Rensselaer University, NY
Rochester Institute of Technology, NY
Stony Brook University, NY
University at Buffalo (SUNY), NY
Duke University, NC
North Carolina State University, NC
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC
Bowling Green State University, OH
Ohio University, OH
The Ohio State University, OH
University of Cincinnati, OH
University of Dayton, OH
Wright State University, OH
Oklahoma Christian University, OK
Oklahoma State University, OK
Chatham University, PA
Drexel University, PA
Edinboro University, PA
Pennsylvania State University at Behrend, PA
University of Pennsylvania, PA
University of South Carolina, SC
Belmont University, TN
Southern Methodist University, TX
Texas A&M University at College Station, TX
University of Utah, UT
Old Dominion University, VA
Shenandoah University, VA
Lake Washington Institute of Technology, WA
University of Washington, WA
Please rank with #1 being the highest and #10 the lowest. Please exclude your own institution.
RankSchool
Sacred Heart University, CT
University of Maryland, MD
Harvard University, MA
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MA
Northeastern University, MA
XR Terra, MA
Dartmouth College, NH
University of New Hampshire, NH
Rowan University, NJ
Cornell University, NY
Fashion Institute of Technology (SUNY), NY
Lehman College (CUNY), NY
New York Film Academy, NY
New York Institute of Technology, NY
New York University, NY
Parsons The New School for Design, NY
Rensselaer University, NY
Rochester Institute of Technology, NY
Stony Brook University, NY
University at Buffalo (SUNY), NY
Chatham University, PA
Drexel University, PA
Edinboro University, PA
Pennsylvania State University at Behrend, PA
University of Pennsylvania, PA
Old Dominion University, VA
Shenandoah University, VA
Please rank with #1 being the highest and #10 the lowest. Please exclude your own institution.
RankSchool
Boise State University, ID
University of Idaho, ID
Columbia College Chicago, IL
DePaul University, IL
Northwestern University, IL
School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL
University of Chicago, IL
University of Illinois at Chicago, IL
University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, IL
Purdue University Northwest, IN
Purdue University, IN
Iowa State University, IA
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor, MI
University of Minnesota, MN
University of Missouri, Kansas City, MO
University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE
Bowling Green State University, OH
Ohio University, OH
The Ohio State University, OH
University of Cincinnati, OH
University of Dayton, OH
Wright State University, OH
Please rank with #1 being the highest and #10 the lowest. Please exclude your own institution.
RankSchool
University of Alabama in Huntsville, AL
Florida Gulf Coast University, FL
Full Sail University, FL
Miami Dade College, FL
Ringling College of Art + Design, FL
University of Central Florida, FL
University of Florida, FL
Emory University, GA
Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech), GA
Savannah College of Art and Design, GA
Jackson State University, MS
Duke University, NC
North Carolina State University, NC
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC
University of South Carolina, SC
Belmont University, TN
Please rank with #1 being the highest and #10 the lowest. Please exclude your own institution.
RankSchool
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, AZ
University of Advancing Technology, AZ
University of Arizona, AZ
University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
University of Colorado, Denver, CO
Oklahoma Christian University, OK
Oklahoma State University, OK
Southern Methodist University, TX
Texas A&M University at College Station, TX
University of Utah, UT
Please rank with #1 being the highest and #10 the lowest. Please exclude your own institution.
RankSchool
Chapman University, CA
Holberton School, CA
San Jose State University, CA
Stanford University, CA
University of California, Berkeley, CA
University of California, San Diego, CA
University of California, Santa Barbara, CA
University of California, Santa Cruz, CA
University of Southern California, CA
Lake Washington Institute of Technology, WA
University of Washington, WA
Please rank with #1 being the highest and #10 the lowest. Please exclude your own institution.