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Is there a school for me to be a gamer?

I want to become a gamer but i don't know any schools that will promote this. #gamer #video-games #computer-games #college

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Douglas’s Answer

Hi Dorian.

If you love gaming (I do although I wouldn't consider myself a hardcore gamer), take a look at these 10 colleges with the best game design programs, the coolest hardware, and the most competitive gaming teams:

10. Robert Morris University

9. University of Washington

8. Hampshire College

7. Champlain College

6. University of Texas-Austin

5. Michigan Technological University

4. USC

3. University of Utah

2. New York University

1. UC Irvine

This same list can also be found here: https://www.collegemagazine.com/10-best-schools-gamers/

Also, maybe consider talking to one of your school counselors and see if they can provide any additional insight or info. Good luck!

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victor’s Answer

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Thank you comment icon Look for a school that best suit you talk with guidance counselor at school Robert
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Chad’s Answer

A number of colleges, at least in the United States, are starting to officially offer eSports-related programs on campus. Today, that is mostly focused on creating and supporting eSports teams that play on behalf of the school in specific games/events vs. actual collegiate courses related to gaming. Some higher-profile schools like UC-Irvine (which has some good ties to major gaming companies based in the Southern California/Irvine area) have been leaders in this area:

https://www.gamedesigning.org/schools/varsity-esports/

Typically these programs are treated as sports teams, meaning you may be able to qualify for some scholarships/support from the University for representing them as part of their athletic department, but generally speaking you would still need to apply to attend the school as a regular student and participate in their usual curriculum offerings (although some may offer complimentary/related programs in video game development or software development that may be of interest).

This may well change over time, but for the most part the eSports portion of most higher-education programs is still viewed as 'in addition' to being a regular, full-time student vs. the gaming/eSports activities themselves constituting part of the actual educational curriculum.

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