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DigiPen Institute of Technology

DigiPen Institute of Technology is college with 894 students located in Redmond, WA.

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Offers Baccalaureate Degrees, Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Professions

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DigiPen Institute of Technology is a dedicated, world-renowned leader in education and research in computer interactive technologies.

As a leading institute of higher education, DigiPen is committed to fostering academic growth and inspiring creativity in all its students. To that end, DigiPen offers:

  • Graduate and undergraduate degrees
  • Two-week exploratory workshops and online and in-person clubs in game development and animation for middle- and high school students
  • Comprehensive high-school programs at locations across the United States and in Canada
  • Continuing education opportunities for industry professionals

Mission Statement

DigiPen Institute of Technology provides exemplary education and furthers research and innovation in science, engineering, arts, digital media, and interactive computer technologies. Building on a foundation of academics, applied learning, industry knowledge, and multi-disciplinary team-based collaboration, we inspire our students to pursue lifelong learning as well as scientific and creative exploration, and empower them to become leaders and originators on a global level.

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Student Life

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Student Body

Total Undergraduates 894
Gender 82% Male / 18% Female
Enrollment Breakdown 89% Full Time / 11% Part Time
Geography 28% International
Socio-Economic Diversity 28% of students received Pell Grants, which are provided by the U.S. government to students from middle and lower income families. It gives you an idea of a school’s socio-economic diversity.
Ethnic Diversity
Percentage
White 44%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0%
Multi-racial 3%
International 28%
Hispanic/Latino 4%
Ethnicity Unknown 15%
Black or African American 1%
Asian 4%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%

Housing

Campus housing is available for undergraduates. DigiPen Housing offers apartment-style housing to a limited number of undergraduate and graduate students, as well as those enrolled in summer courses at DigiPen or Singaporean students participating in the Overseas Immersion Program. Assignments are based on application deadlines and availability, and housing is not guaranteed for all applicants. Additional information is available at: https://www.digipen.edu/student-affairs/housing/

28% of students live on-campus.

  • Housing Offered
  • Men's Dorms
  • Special Housing for Disabled Students
  • Special Housing for International Students
  • Women's Dorms

Activities

  • Government or Political Activity
  • International Student Organization
  • Music Ensembles

Student Services

  • Academic Support Services: tutoring and advising reduced course load study skills assistance learning center pre-admission summer program
  • Computer Services: wireless network available student web hosting available
  • Counseling Services: career counseling employment services for undergraduates personal counseling with mental health professionals veteran's counselor financial aid counseling
  • Facilities: computer engineering lab, game production lab designed to replicate a professional game production environment; sound lab with digital audio workstation (daw) hardware and software for music, sound design, and soundtrack production; music practice rooms equipped with acoustic and electronic pianos and drums, as well as mobile recording workstations, studio microphones and preamps
  • Special Needs Services: Disability Support Services services and/or facilities for hearing impaired partial services for students with learning disabilities wheelchair accessibility
  • Specialty Programs (ROTC, Accelerated Programs, Professional Development, etc.): independent study internships accelerated program
  • Transfer In Services
  • Transfer Out Services

Academics

Academics

Popular Majors

Computer Programming, Specific Applications (56%), Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects (41%), Computer Engineering (1%), Human Computer Interaction (0%)

Majors Offered

Bachelor's

An interdisciplinary program that focuses on the study of the interaction between people and technology and how that technology impacts society, and combines disciplines within the fields of computing and information science (information systems, software engineering, artificial intelligence and design) and the behavior sciences (cognitive science, cognitive psychology, sociology, organizational psychology, and social psychology). Includes instruction in information technology, cognitive and behavioral sciences, and systems design.

Job Opportunities:

Computer Occupations, All Other
All computer occupations not listed separately.

Bachelor's

A program that generally prepares individuals to apply mathematical and scientific principles to the design, development and operational evaluation of computer hardware and software systems and related equipment and facilities; and the analysis of specific problems of computer applications to various tasks.

Job Opportunities:

Architectural and Engineering Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as architecture and engineering or research and development in these fields.
Software Developers, Applications
Develop, create, and modify general computer applications software or specialized utility programs. Analyze user needs and develop software solutions. Design software or customize software for client use with the aim of optimizing operational efficiency. May analyze and design databases within an application area, working individually or coordinating database development as part of a team. May supervise computer programmers.
Software Developers, Systems Software
Research, design, develop, and test operating systems-level software, compilers, and network distribution software for medical, industrial, military, communications, aerospace, business, scientific, and general computing applications. Set operational specifications and formulate and analyze software requirements. May design embedded systems software. Apply principles and techniques of computer science, engineering, and mathematical analysis.
Computer Network Architects
Design and implement computer and information networks, such as local area networks (LAN), wide area networks (WAN), intranets, extranets, and other data communications networks. Perform network modeling, analysis, and planning. May also design network and computer security measures. May research and recommend network and data communications hardware and software.
Computer Hardware Engineers
Research, design, develop, or test computer or computer-related equipment for commercial, industrial, military, or scientific use. May supervise the manufacturing and installation of computer or computer-related equipment and components.
Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses pertaining to the application of physical laws and principles of engineering for the development of machines, materials, instruments, processes, and services. Includes teachers of subjects such as chemical, civil, electrical, industrial, mechanical, mineral, and petroleum engineering. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

A program that prepares individuals to apply the knowledge and skills of general computer programming to the solution of specific operational problems and customization requirements presented by individual software users and organizational users. Includes training in specific types of software and its installation and maintenance.

Job Opportunities:

Computer Programmers
Create, modify, and test the code, forms, and script that allow computer applications to run. Work from specifications drawn up by software developers or other individuals. May assist software developers by analyzing user needs and designing software solutions. May develop and write computer programs to store, locate, and retrieve specific documents, data, and information.
Software Developers, Applications
Develop, create, and modify general computer applications software or specialized utility programs. Analyze user needs and develop software solutions. Design software or customize software for client use with the aim of optimizing operational efficiency. May analyze and design databases within an application area, working individually or coordinating database development as part of a team. May supervise computer programmers.
Software Developers, Systems Software
Research, design, develop, and test operating systems-level software, compilers, and network distribution software for medical, industrial, military, communications, aerospace, business, scientific, and general computing applications. Set operational specifications and formulate and analyze software requirements. May design embedded systems software. Apply principles and techniques of computer science, engineering, and mathematical analysis.

Bachelor's

A program that prepares individuals to use computer applications and related visual and sound imaging techniques to manipulate images and information originating as film, video, still photographs, digital copy, soundtracks, and physical objects in order to communicate messages simulating real-world content. Includes instruction in specialized camerawork and equipment operation and maintenance, image capture, computer programming, dubbing, CAD applications, and applications to specific commercial, industrial, and entertainment needs.

Job Opportunities:

Multimedia Artists and Animators
Create special effects, animation, or other visual images using film, video, computers, or other electronic tools and media for use in products or creations, such as computer games, movies, music videos, and commercials.

Administration & Faculty

COO - Int'l Jason Chu
Accredited by Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges
Full-time Faculty 49
Student : Faculty Ratio 18 : 1
Faculty Gender (% Male : Female) 71 : 28
Percentage of Faculty Members
Non-Tenure Track Faculty 100
International Faculty 2

AP Test Credit Information

Test Name Minimum Score Equivalent Course (s) Credits
AP Art History 4.0 ART 210 Pass / No Credit
AP Calculus AB 4.0 MAT 150 Pass / No Credit
AP Calculus BC 4.0 MAT 150 Pass / No Credit
AP English Language and Composition 4.0 ENG 110 Pass / No Credit
AP English Literature and Composition 4.0 ENG 110 Pass / No Credit
AP Physics B 4.0 PHY 115 Pass / No Credit
AP Psychology 4.0 PSY 101 Pass / No Credit
AP World History 4.0 HIS 100 Pass / No Credit

Admissions

Admissions
Email
  [email protected]

Selectivity

Selectivity Score: 71/100
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Selectivity

Acceptance Rate: 66.3% accepted of 312 applications

25th - 75th Percentile
ACTComposite25 - 30
English23 - 30
Math24 - 29
 
SATMath553 - 670
Reading540 - 668
Writing520 - 610

Admission Considerations

Important: Recommendations, Rigor Of Secondary School Record, Academic GPA, Talent Ability, Standardized Test Scores, Application Essay, Level Of Applicants Interest

Also Considered: Character Personal Qualities, Extracurricular Activities, Work Experience

High School Curriculum (years of study):
Required Recommended
Math 0 4
Science 0 4
English 0 4
Computer Science 0 1
Visual Performing Arts 0 1

Other Application Information: Highest Section Scores Across Test Dates SAT or ACT

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Finance

Finance

Average Net Tuition

The average student pays $30,888 for tuition, fees, and other expenses, after grants and scholarships.

Household Income Real Cost
$0-$30K $29,738
$30K-$48K $33,405
$48K-$75K $36,260
$75K-$110K $37,083
$110K+ $37,348

Sticker Price

Total stated tuition is $26,560, in-state and on-campus, before financial aid.

On-Campus Off-Campus
Stated Tuition $26,400 Same as On-Campus
Fees $160 Same as On-Campus
Housing $10,441 $10,441
Books $1,026 $1,026
Total (before financial aid) $38,027 $38,027

Students Receiving Aid

36% of students receive some form of financial aid.

Undergrads Receiving Aid Average Aid Amount
Federal Loans 69% $5,606
Federal Scholarships/Grants 28% $3,897
Institutional Grants 14% $7,165
Other Loans 17% $9,033
Pell Grants 28% $3,897
State and Local Scholarships/Grants 6% $6,168
Student Loans 69% $7,803

Financial Aid Websites

Learn more about financial aid at http://www.digipen.edu/financial-aid/.

Estimate the net price for you at http://www.digipen.edu/financial-aid/tuition-and-budgets/net-price-calculator/.

Alumni and Outcomes

Alumni and Outcomes

Graduation Rates

41% of students graduated on time.

54% of students graduated in six years.

76% of full time students continued studying at this school after freshman year.

Top Employers

  • ArenaNet
  • Blizzard
  • Microsoft
  • Nintendo

Rankings

The Princeton Review

#3 Top Undergraduate Schools for Video Game Design

Washington Monthly

#55 Baccalaureate Colleges - Research Expenditures Rank
#66 Baccalaureate Colleges - Overall Rank
#85 Baccalaureate Colleges - Service Staff, Courses, and Financial Aid Rank
#87 Baccalaureate Colleges - Community Service Participation Rank
#119 Baccalaureate Colleges - Peace Corps Rank
#121 Baccalaureate Colleges - ROTC Rank
#291 Baccalaureate Colleges - Federal Work-Study Funds Spent on Service Rank
#321 Baccalaureate Colleges - Graduation Rate Rank
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