DigiPen Institute of Technology

Redmond, WA

Website: www.digipen.edu/

Private for-profit
Co-ed
1,064
Undergraduate
Students
(23.5%) 250 Women
(76.5%) 814 Men
102
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Minimally difficult
Overall Admission Rate
57% of 669 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
Not reported
SAT Math
560-700 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
638 average
590-698 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
27 average
24-31 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$40,250
Tuition and Fees
$32,600
Room and Board
Not reported
Average Percent of Need Met
19%
Average Freshman Award
$6,702
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$28,539
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Not required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
69
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 21% of classes
10-19 students: 39% of classes
20-29 students: 21% of classes
30-39 students: 6% of classes
40-49 students: 4% of classes
50-99 students: 7% of classes
Over 100 students: 1% of classes
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Campus Life

Redmond Population
48,739
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Seattle
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students in College Housing
 
Athletic Conferences
 
Mascot
 
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
7.6% Asian
1.0% Black/African-American
7.2% Hispanic/Latino
6.2% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.3% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
55.5% White
21.8% Unknown
International Students
9.9%
First-Year Students Returning
70.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
Not reported
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
66%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Minimally Difficult: Most freshmen were not in the top 50% of their high school class and scored somewhat below 1010 on the SAT I or below 19 on the ACT; up to 95% of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English   4
Mathematics   4
Science   4
Foreign Language    
Social Studies    
History    
Academic Electives    

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required for some Not reported
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Accepted with or without essay component
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: Not used
ACT: Not used

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
9931 Willows Road NE
City, State, Zip
Redmond, WA 98052
Phone
(425) 629-5001
Fax
(425) 558-0299
E-mail
admissions@digipen.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$60
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
 
Early Action Notification
 

Application Form

Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
2 recommended for all freshmen
Other
Pre-calculus for Bachelor of Science, art portfolio for BFA in Digital Art and Animation, performance portfolio for BA in Music and Sound Design, design portfolio for Bachelor of Art in Game Design recommended for some freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
57% of 669 applicants were admitted
Women
61% of 146 applicants were admitted
Men
55% of 523 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
379 admitted students enrolled
Women
80 (90%) of 89 admitted students enrolled
Men
267 (92%) of 290 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
Not reported
3.75 and Above
Not reported
3.50 - 3.74
Not reported
3.25 - 3.49
Not reported
3.00 - 3.24
Not reported
2.50 - 2.99
Not reported
2.00 - 2.49
Not reported

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
560-700 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported
SAT EBRW
638 average
590-698 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
27 average
24-31 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
Not reported
Score of 24 - 29
Not reported
Score of 18 - 23
Not reported
Score of 12 - 17
Not reported
Score of 6 - 11
Not reported
Score of 5 or Below
Not reported

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
 
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$40,250
Tuition and Fees
$32,600
Room and Board
Not reported
Books and Supplies
Not reported
Other Expenses
Not reported
Payment Plans
 

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
financialaid@digipen.edu
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Not reported
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning November 15
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal and Institutional Methodologies
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 037243
Free

Profile of 2018 - 19 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
199 (80.8%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
161 (75.6%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
142 (96.6%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
Not reported
Average Percent of Need Met
19%
Average Award
$6,702
Need-Based Gift
Received by 79 (52.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,961
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 120 (78.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,294
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 43 (45.6%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
6 (9.3%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $5,000

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
592 (66.8%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
512 (86.5%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
473 (95.8%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
Not reported
Average Percent of Need Met
24%
Average Award
$7,966
Need-Based Gift
Received by 241 (56.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $7,860
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 428 (86.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,819
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 124 (25.7%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
10 (6.3%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $6,028

Borrowing

2018 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
61%
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$28,539
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
23.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
4.0%

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
Private loans

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
Academic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships, Special achievements/activities

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Computer Science, Engineering/Technologies, Mathematics
Number of Awards
58
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Applied Art and Design
Number of Awards
36
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Leadership
Number of Awards
18
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$2,000
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Computer Programming, Specific Applications
  • Computer Science
  • Computer Software Engineering
  • Human Computer Interaction
  • Modeling, Virtual Environments and Simulation
  • Music Theory and Composition
Most Popular Disciplines
Computer and information sciences, Communication technologies, Interdisciplinary studies
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
None
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, English as a second language, Independent study, Internships, Summer session
Study Abroad
Not offered
Online Degrees
No online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Not required for most or all students
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Not required

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
69
Part-Time Faculty
103
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
16%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 21% of classes
10-19 students: 39% of classes
20-29 students: 21% of classes
30-39 students: 6% of classes
40-49 students: 4% of classes
50-99 students: 7% of classes
Over 100 students: 1% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 39% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 39% of discussion sections/labs
30-39 students: 11% of discussion sections/labs
50-59 students: 11% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
209,145
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
1040
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Not reported

Master's Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Location and Setting


Redmond Population
48,739
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Seattle
Campus Size
3 acres

Weather

Temperature
35.2 average low in January, 69.9 average high in September
Rain
151 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
15 mile from campus in Seattle
Nearest Train Station
15 miles from campus in Seattle

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing, disabled student housing
Students in College Housing
 
Housing Requirements
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
 
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Not available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
on-site security during campus hours

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Not offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
 
Mascot
 
School Colors
 

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
 

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, prism club, cage of the week club, halo club, outbreak club, wellness club
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
ROTC
 

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
1,064
Women
250 (23.5%)
Men
814 (76.5%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
991
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
7.6% Asian
1.0% Black/African-American
7.2% Hispanic/Latino
6.2% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.3% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
55.5% White
21.8% Unknown
International Students.
9.9%
Average Age
22
All Graduate Students
102

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
70.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
Not reported
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
Not reported
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
Not reported

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
66%
Average Starting Salary
66%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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