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DigiPen Institute of Technology

Redmond, WA 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate46%
Acceptance Rate46%

About Digipen

DigiPen Institute of Technology Overview

DigiPen Institute of Technology is a private school in a suburban setting in Redmond, Washington. Digipen was founded in 1988 and the school enrolls around 1,197 students a year, which includes 1,138 undergrad students. Digipen ensures housing for up to 250 students. The majority of students live on campus but first-year students are not required to live in the dorms.

Student Involvement at Digipen

Love music or performing? Sing in a chorus

Digipen does not have any fraternities or sororities, do it might be a good option if Greek life isn't a priority for you.

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.

2022 Digipen Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 46%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 23%
Tuition $35,700
Percent of Need Met 47%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $10,593

Is Digipen a Good School?

There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Some factors that can help you determine what a good school for you might be include admissions criteria, acceptance rate, tuition costs, and more.

Let's take a closer look at these areas to get a better view of what Digipen offers and if the school seems like a good fit for you.

2022 Acceptance Rate for DigiPen Institute of Technology

Digipen is not difficult to get into. The acceptance rate at Digipen is 46%. Last year, 917 students applied to Digipen and 422 were admitted.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Digipen

Retention refers to 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.

Approximately 73% of students who start at Digipen 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 Outlook Digipen Graduates

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, 42% of graduates receive at least one full-time job offer.

Recent Digipen grads have an average starting salary of $72,226 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

Tuition 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 47% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $10,593 a year.

Graduates in the class of 2022 had an average of $45,718 in student loans per borrower. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA asap. 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 don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Digipen.

Based on this information, does Digipen seem like a good fit? Remember, the best school for one person may not be the right school for another! So ask yourself: Is Digipen a good school for you?

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Where is Digipen?

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

If you would like to see Digipen for yourself, be sure to 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

Digipen Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

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

22 - 33

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

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33 and Above


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Digipen SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1260 - 1454


Math SAT Range

573 - 690


Reading SAT Range

605 - 700

Digipen Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Digipen is like? There are approximately 1,197 students enrolled at Digipen, including 1,138 undergraduate students and 59 graduate students. 91% percent of students attend school full-time, 61% percent are from WA and 39% percent of students are from other states.


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