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DigiPen Institute of Technology

Redmond, WA 4-Year Private

About Digipen

DigiPen Institute of Technology is a private school located in the suburban setting of Redmond, WA, less than an hour from Seattle.

Founded in 1988, the institution currently enrolls around 1,121 students a year, including 1,062 undergrads. The institution runs on a semester academic calendar.

Admissions Facts About Digipen

Acceptance rate: 38%

Early Decision or Early Action: No/No

2022 Regular Decision Notification Date:

Digipen Acceptance Rate 2021

It is minimally difficult to get into DigiPen Institute of Technology. Around 38 percent of all applicants are admitted to Digipen each year.

In 2021, 0 applicants were waitlisted and 0 students were ultimating offered a spot off the waitlist.

Is Digipen a good school?

The definition of a "good school" is different for different people. Acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how selective an institution is, but they don't tell you how happy or successful students are. However, there are a few good ways to get a better sense how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its student body.

Retention and graduation rates

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Digipen, around 75 percent return for their sophomore year.

Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61 percent for public schools and 67 percent for private.

Job outcomes and student debt

Job placement and student debt statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers. Within six months of graduating, 53 percent of graduates receive at least one full-time job offer.

The average starting salary for recent grads is $74,375 a year. Students in the class of 2021 who had taken out student loans graduated with an average of $38,246 of debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does Digipen sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may not be the right school for someone else! So the real question to ask yourself: is Digipen a good school for YOU?

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College Info

9931 Willows Road NE Redmond, WA 98052

Campus Setting: Suburban

Digipen Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

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The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Digipen is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Digipen is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Digipen ACT Scores


ACT Range

25 - 30

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

30 and Above


25 to 30


25 and Less


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Digipen is 27. Students with an ACT score of 30 and above have a good chance of getting into Digipen. Students with an ACT score that falls between 25 and 30 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 25 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Digipen SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

568 - 700


Reading SAT Range

560 - 700

Digipen Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Digipen is like? There are approximately 1,173 students enrolled at Digipen, including 1,083 undergraduate students and 90 graduate students. 95% percent of students attend school full-time, 55% percent are from WA and 45% percent of students are from other states.


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