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DigiPen Institute of Technology is an educational leader in the teaching and advancement of the arts and computer sciences as applied to the world of game and software development. As the first school in the world to offer a bachelor's degree in game simulation technology, DigiPen has advanced the digital entertainment industry by preparing students to become skilled artists, designers, and engineers.

Through a combined academic focus on both theory and application, students graduate with a deep foundational knowledge of their chosen field and a portfolio of work that is demonstrative of their practical and creative capabilities. DigiPen alumni have proven to be among the most sought-after employees in the games industry and beyond. In addition to being credited on well over 1,000 popular game titles over the last 20 years, they continue to advance the boundaries of what technology can accomplish.

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Overview

Applicants
742
Acceptance Rate
53%

Test Scores

SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
570 - 680
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
570 - 670
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
25 - 30

Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with or without Writing accepted

SAT Essay Policy
SAT with or without Writing accepted

Other Admission Factors


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Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
10:1
Total Faculty
179
with Terminal Degree
51

133
Men
46
Women

Most frequent class size
10 - 19
Most frequent lab / sub section size
2 - 9

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
Graduate in 5 years
Graduate in 6 years

Majors

  • COMMUNICATION, JOURNALISM, AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia.

  • COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGIES/TECHNICIANS AND SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects.
  • Recording Arts Technology/Technician.

  • COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AND SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Computer and Information Sciences, Other.
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General.
  • Computer Graphics.
  • Computer Programming, Other.
  • Computer Programming.
  • Computer Programming/Programmer, General.
  • Computer Science.
  • Computer Software and Media Applications.
  • Modeling, Virtual Environments and Simulation.

  • ENGINEERING.

  • Computer Engineering, General.
  • Computer Engineering, Other.
  • Computer Engineering.
  • Computer Software Engineering.

  • LEISURE AND RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES.

  • Board, Card and Role-Playing Games.
  • Computer Games and Programming Skills.

  • MULTI/INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES.

  • Mathematics and Computer Science.

  • VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS.

  • Commercial and Advertising Art.
  • Design and Applied Arts.
  • Digital Arts.
  • Game and Interactive Media Design.
  • Music.


Degrees

Bachelor's
Master's

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Internships
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

Notable Faculty


Prominent Alumni


Kim Swift
Creative Director at Airtight Games, Designer of Valve Software’s Portal

Chad Taylor
Lead Graphics Programmer at ArenaNet

Brittany Aubert
Senior Technical Program Manager at VREAL

Terry Suereth
Software Engineer at Nintendo of America

Nnenna Ijiomah
3D Sculptor at Funko

Jeep Barnett,Dave Kircher, Garret Rickey
The alumni whose games inspired the critically acclaimed Portal I and II

Serge Metral
Embedded GPU Software Engineer

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
Graduate in 5 years
Graduate in 6 years

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Internships
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

ROI & Outcomes

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Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Dec 1

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$7,485

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$8,614

Average Need-Based Loan
$10,229

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
63%

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$32,513

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$28,800
Required Fees
$200
Average Cost for Books and Supplies

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
No

Direct Lender
No

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Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
1,028
Foreign Countries Represented
45

Demographics

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Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

First-Year Students living on campus
66%

Campus Environment
Small Urban

Housing Options

Disabled Student
Dorms Female
Dorms Male
International Student
Other

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
46
Number of Honor Societies

Number of Social Sororities
Number of Religious Organizations

Sports

Athletic Division
Other



Sustainability

65/99

Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

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The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Fee for Network Use
Yes

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Dell, Apple, Zones, Harddrives Northwest, and Denali

Campus Visits Contact

Address
9931 Willows Road NE
Redmond, WA 98052

Phone
425-629-5001

Email
outreach@digipen.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Edison Production Lab
Bits and Bytes Cafe
Plato Auditorium
McCay Animation Studio
Mathews Sound Lab

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Downtown Seattle
Redmond Town Center
Bella Bottega Mall
Downtown Bellevue
Marymoor Park
Art students often take trips to the Woodland Park Zoo to draw animals for their anatomy class.

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Monday-Friday, Once a month on Saturday
9am-5pm
425-629-5001

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: 10:30 am and 3:30 pm weekdays
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
No

Information Sessions
Available

Times
About once a month on Saturdays

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice
2 weeks

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
DIT's closest airport is SeaTac (Seattle-Tacoma) International Airport. There are a number of transportation options to campus, including buses, shuttles, on-site parking, bicycle lanes, and trails.

Driving Instructions to Campus
From downtown Seattle and places west: From downtown Seattle take I-5 North to highway WA-520 East towards Redmond. Stay on WA-520 for approximately 11.5 miles, crossing Lake Washington and I-405. Take the West Lake Sammamish Parkway NE exit and turn LEFT Continue onto 154th Ave NE Turn LEFT at NE 90th St Turn RIGHT onto Willows Rd NE after passing the railroad tracks Entrance to the parking lot will be on the LEFT. From places east of Seattle: Take I-90 going WEST. At the junction with I-405, take the ramp for I-405 North to Renton and Redmond. Take exit 18 to merge onto WA-908 E/NE 85th Street toward Redmond Turn LEFT at Willows Road NE Entrance to the parking lot will be on the LEFT. From Vancouver, BC and places north of Seattle:' Take I-5 South to the I-405 (exit 182) split off. Take I-405 South towards Renton and Bellevue. Stay on I-405 South for approximately 20 miles. Take exit 20 and turn LEFT onto NE 124th Street Turn right at Willows Road NE Entrance to the parking lot will be on the LEFT. From Sea-Tac and places south of Seattle: Take International Blvd / Hwy 99 East. At the junction with I-405, take the ramp for I-405 North to Renton and Redmond. Stay on I-405 North for approximately 25 miles. Take exit 18 to merge onto WA-908 E/NE 85th Street toward Redmond Turn LEFT at Willows Road NE Entrance to the parking lot will be on the LEFT.

Local Accommodations
Hotels, motels, bed and breakfasts, and short-term housing are all available near DigiPen's campus. DigiPen does not endorse or make special arrangements with any specific facility, but a number of nearby hotels offer special rates to our visitors. Prices and availability are subject to changes, and tax is not included, so we encourage contacting each hotel for details. Please mention that you are visiting DigiPen to receive any special rates.


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