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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    NG
  6. Party Scene
    C+
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    A-
  9. Dorms
    C-
  10. Campus Food
    NG
  11. Student Life
    A-
  12. Safety
    A
DigiPen is a highly rated for-profit college located in Redmond, Washington in the Seattle Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 964 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the DigiPen acceptance rate is 54%. Popular majors include Computer Programming, Animation, Video Graphics and Special Effects, and Human Computer Interaction. Graduating 43% of students, DigiPen alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $50,400.
About DigiPen Institute of Technology...
Athletic Division
Athletic Conference
Address
9931 Willows Rd NE
Redmond, WA 98052

DigiPen Institute of Technology Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
54%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
1150-1360
ACT Range
25-30
Application Fee
$60
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

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Cost

Net Price
$32,433/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$11,011/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
73%

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
11:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
100%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.29 responses
70%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.27 responses
26%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.27 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
964Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
64
Undergrads Over 25
19%
Pell Grant
26%
Varsity Athletes
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Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
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  • Intense
    71%
  • Exciting
    10%
  • The workload is extremely heavy
    10%
  • You get out what you put in
    10%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$80,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
43%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
National
83%

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DigiPen Institute of Technology Reviews

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An amazing school with so much to offer, but definitely not for everyone. The workload is pretty insane, backed by a student culture that nearly glorifies over-working and under-sleeping, but the resources offered by the industry-trained staff is nearly infinite. DigiPen does a lot to make sure students get as many opportunities to get a job directly in the industry, with a plethora of events and classes that help facilitate industry connections and simplify the application processes. If you REALLY want to make video games, you can't find a school better than DigiPen, but if you don't have a genuine intrinsic desire to make games, DigiPen can be quite a heavy burden, both financially and mentally.
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I am a Junior BFA at DigiPen, and I must say if you are wanting to work in the game industry as an artist, go find a different school.
This school is filled with outdated professors who have worked barely in the gaming industry yet they pretend to be an expert in the field, and sometimes, professors with NO work experience in the gaming industry. The school is years behind. What I recommend you to do is really do your research and look for student works for multiple schools and see the quality difference. DigiPen's student works fall behind in quality compared to many other schools. If you come to DigiPen as an artist, don't even think about getting an internship as a 3D artist, because you just won't have a decent portfolio even after graduation which is really the sad truth.
If you are really wanting to find a good school for Game Art, then I highly recommend you to find a different school. Trust me, this school is NOT cheap and you will NOT get your money worth what so ever.
Have yet to begin first semester, however have visited and toured campus multiple times. Beautiful area, campus is pristine. Diversity is excellent compared to my rural home state, however is likely average for Washington. No school sports. Current students inform me that the party scene is completely dead as all students are too busy with coursework. Seems like a great college for people who want to learn and get work done, but keep the steep tuition in mind.