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About Digipen

DigiPen Institute of Technology is a private school in a suburban setting in Redmond, Washington. Digipen was founded in 1988 and now enrolls around 1,121 students a year, including 1,062 undergrads. Digipen provides on-campus housing for up to 250 students.

There are many ways for students to get involved at Digipen! Love music or performing? Sing in a chorus

Interested in journalism or communications? Digipen students can .

There are no fraternities or sororities at Digipen, so it might be a good choice if you're not interested in Greek life.

Planning to play sports? Digipen has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Digipen on the Student Life page.

Learn more about life at Digipen on the Student Life page.

2021 Digipen Facts At-A-Glance
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Overall Acceptance Rate 38%
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 49%
Tuition $34,700

Is Digipen a Good School?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Admissions difficulty and admitted student statistics can give you a sense of how competitive a school is, but they don't tell you how happy or successful students are. There are a few statistics that can give you a good idea of how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its students.

Let's take a look at to get a clearer sense of what Digipen offers and if it could be a good choice for you.

2021 Acceptance Rate for DigiPen Institute of Technology

It is slightly difficult to get into Digipen. Around 38% of applicants get into Digipen each year. Last year, 931 students applied to Digipen and 356 were admitted.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Digipen

Retention is the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. This is a way to get a sense of how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Digipen, around 75% come back the next year. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outcomes for Digipen Grads

Job placement rates after graduation and average starting salaries can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school. Within six months of graduating, 53% of graduates receive at least one full-time job offer.

Recent Digipen grads have an average starting salary of $74,375 a year. The average starting salary for all 2021 graduates was around $60,000 a year, though these numbers vary widely by major.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Digipen

Cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need. Digipen meets 60% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend Digipen full-time are awarded $20,586 a year in financial aid, on average.

In 2020, students graduated with an average of $38,246 in student loans for each student with debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021

Some aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA as soon as you can. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Digipen. Based on this information, how does Digipen sound? Remember, the best school for one person may not be the right school for someone else! So ask yourself: Is Digipen a good school for you?

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Where is DigiPen Institute of Technology Located?

Digipen is located in the suburban setting of Redmond, Washington, less than an hour from Seattle.

If you want to see Digipen for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 5 to Redmond, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Seattle-Tacoma International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Digipen and Redmond are like without leaving home.

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College Info

9931 Willows Road NE Redmond, WA 98052

Campus Setting: Suburban

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Wondering what life at Digipen is like? There are approximately 1,121 students enrolled at Digipen, including 1,062 undergraduate students and 59 graduate students. 92% percent of students attend school full-time, 64% percent are from WA and 36% percent of students are from other states.


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