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DigiPen Institute of Technology

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

Digipen Admissions

If you are considering submitting an application to Digipen, the application fee costs $60.

Digipen Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here's an overiew of some of Digipen's admissions stats.

Digipen 2022 Admissions Statistics
Admissions Test Policy Test Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 23%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 7%
Waitlist Yes

DigiPen Institute of Technology Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for DigiPen Institute of Technology.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No –– ––
Early Decision II –– –– ––
Early Action No –– ––

Applying Early to Digipen?

Digipen does not offer early decision or early action.

➡️ Find a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on DigiPen Institute of Technology Admissions

Is Digipen Challenging To Get Into?

Digipen is a not difficult school to get into. Digipen evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny or waitlist.

In 2021, Digipen accepted 46% of students, around 422 from the 917 applicants.

Schools that are not difficult to get into, like Digipen, accept up to 95% of applicants. Most admitted students scored at most a 1010 on the SAT and a 19 on the ACT. Admissions to game design programs is program moderately difficult.

Transferring to DigiPen Institute of Technology

Transfer student admissions is not difficult.

For Students Waitlisted to Digipen

In 2022, Digipen waitlisted 4 students and 4 accepted a place on the waitlist. Of those, 4 eventually received an admissions offer.

What's Most Important for Getting Into Digipen?

Colleges consider a range of factors when deciding who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are are most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When assembling your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that put the most emphasis on the admissions factors where you're strong.

Admissions Factors at Digipen

Curious about the factors that are considered by Digipen during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Important
Level of Applicant's Interest Important
Application Essay Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Important
Talent/Ability Important
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Work Experience Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
Standardized Test Scores Considered
Volunteer Work Considered

Make sure to check with Digipen for more information on admission factors.

Digipen 2022-2023 Application Requirements

To apply to Digipen, all applicants must submit the following items. Make sure to check in with Digipen's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Other Requirements Pre-calculus for most Bachelor of Science programs, 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
Letter(s) of Recommendation 2
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Transcript of High School Record
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 2.5

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Digipen?

Digipen has not provided an information about GPAs of accepted students. Any questions regarding applicant expectations should be addressed directly with the school.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

Digipen considers standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

Digipen has a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2022, 23% of Digipen's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 7% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for Digipen?

To be competitive with other Digipen applicants, you should strive to earn between 1260 and 1454 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Digipen 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1454 and 25% of scored lower than 1260, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Digipen students scored 690 or higher and 75% of students scored 605 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Digipen students scored 700 or higher, and 75% scored a 605 or higher.

What is a Good ACT Score for Digipen?

To be most competitive at Digipen, you should strive to earn between 22 and 33 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 33 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Digipen's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 33, and three out of four students scored lower than 33 on the ACT.

A 22 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Digipen students. Only one out of every four students scored below 22.

Want To Bring Up Your ACT Score? Access ACT practice tests and study tips and see upcoming ACT test dates.

More Information on Transferring to DigiPen Institute of Technology

For transfer students, it is not difficult to get admitted to Digipen. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in Digipen during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Spring Term

Digipen Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Digipen?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Digipen.

Does Digipen accept transfer credits?

✅ Digipen accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Digipen accepts:

• CLEP subject tests

Does Digipen accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

✅ Digipen accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Digipen?

❌ No, Digipen is test optional, so you can decide if you want to to include your ACT or SAT scores. If your scores are higher than the school's average, you may want to send them. If you scored lower than a school's average, you may want not want to include them in your application.

What is Digipen's acceptance rate?

✅ The acceptance rate for Digipen is 46%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Digipen?

❌ Digipen does not offer early decision.

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Digipen Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Less Selective


How hard is it to get into Digipen? Digipen is a less selective institution. The Digipen acceptance rate is 46%. This means that the institution accepts 46 out of every 100 applicants.


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

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

33 and Above


22 to 33


22 and Less


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Digipen SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1260 - 1454


Math SAT Range

573 - 690


Reading SAT Range

605 - 700

Digipen GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

Not available

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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