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DIGIPEN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, REDMOND, WASHINGTON

Redmond, WashingtonLOCATION
CollegeSCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1988Established Year
  1102Enrollment

DigiPen Institute of Technology: Rankings, Courses, Admissions, Tuition Fee, Cost of Attendance & Scholarships

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Since its foundation in the year 1988, DigiPen Institute of Technology has been preparing its students to lead the world in various fields related to technology. With three global campuses (USA, Spain and Singapore) DigiPen offers eleven academic degree programs to students who want to study in the USA

At its Redmond campus in the USA, DigiPen Institute of Technology has a student enrollment of 1,028 UG students and 74 graduate students. Being the first college to provide a degree in video game technology, DigiPen has advanced the digital entertainment industry by preparing students to become skilled artists, designers, and engineers.

There are around 400+ companies hiring graduates from DigiPen Institute of Technology. A few of the companies include Microsoft, Amazon, Nintendo, Bungie and Disney.

DigiPen Institute of Technology Student Enrolment

Rankings

  • DigiPen Institute of Technology has remained in the top 5 of The Princeton Review’s Top Game Design Schools for 10 years now.
  • The institute also ranked #4 on the 2019 list of Top 50 UG Schools For Game Design by Princeton Review.
  • Its name is also in the list of Top 50 Best Computer Science and Engineering schools by Business Insider.
  • According to 2020 Niche Best College rankings, DigiPen Institute of Technology ranked
    • #13 in Best Colleges for Film and Photography
    • #75 in Best Small Colleges in the USA
    • #38 in Best College for Computer Science

Highlights

Year of Establishment1988
LocationRedmond, Washington
Type of InstitutionPrivate
Campus SettingUrban
Number of students1,102
International students14%
The student to faculty ratio11:1
Number of Programs11
Acceptance rate57%
Test Scores AcceptedIELTS, TOEFL, CAE, SAT
Official websitedigipen.edu

Programs/ Courses offered at DigiPen Institute of Technology

DigiPen Institute of Technology offers both undergraduate and graduate courses for its students. There are various minors for the students to choose from.

  • DigiPen Institute of Technology offers nine undergraduate and three graduate courses for its students.
  • The courses fall under three categories: Music, Art, and Design; Computer Science and Engineering.
  • Some of the popular courses include BS in Computer Science, BA in Game Design and MFA in Digital Arts.
  • There are various Youth and Adult Programs as well.

DigiPen Institute of Technology Campus

DigiPen Institute of Technology has its main campus in Redmond, 15 miles east of Seattle. The institute also has two international campuses:

  • DigiPen Institute of Technology Singapore, the first international campus of DigiPen in partnership with Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT) opened in 2008. The institute offers several degree programs of computer science, gaming, etc. 
  • DigiPen Institute of Technology Europe – Bilbao, the second international campus opened in 2011. The campus offers two programs BS in Computer Science in Real-Time Interactive Simulation and BFA in Digital Art and Animation.

The campus has classrooms, auditoriums and labs to enhance the learning experience of the students. The productive labs are designed in such a way that they provide a real-life working experience to the students. Various project works are carried out in productive labs and team spaces.

The Plato Auditorium is the largest classroom of the campus. It is the place where various on-campus events take place from time to time. The Bits and Bytes Café is another major attraction for the students.

Housing/ Residence Facilities at DigiPen Institute of Technology

DigiPen offers an extremely safe and comfortable housing facility to the students. Apartment-style housing options are available for both undergraduate and graduate candidates.

  • There are three different complexes: Olde Redmond Place (1.6 miles from the campus), The Gates of Redmond (1.1 miles from the campus), and Shadowbrook(0.9 miles from the campus). Most of the rooms have two bedrooms and two bathrooms. However, some rooms have one bathroom as well.
  • Four students live in each unit but some units have five residents as well. Each unit has its furniture, kitchen appliances and on-call staff 24 hours a day.

Admission Procedure

The applications for admissions at DigiPen Institute of Technology are accepted on a rolling basis. Students are required to submit their admission applications on time. 

Where to Apply: Students can directly apply online through the official website of the institute.

Application Deadline: 

ApplicationApplication Deadline
Priority Application DeadlineFebruary 1
General Application DeadlineApril 1
Final Application DeadlineJuly 1

Admission Requirements:

  • Completed application form
  • Academic documents from all educational institution attended
  • English proficiency proof
TestsMinimum score required
TOEFL (iBT)80
TOEFL (PBT)550
IELTS6.5
CAEC1
  • Standardized exams to study in the USA – ACT/ SAT for UG admission and GRE for PG admission
  • Financial Ability form
  • Copy of passport

Cost of Attendance

Undergraduate Cost of Attendance

ExpensesFee per semester (in USD)Fee per year (in USD)
Tuition and Fees16,95033,900
Room and Board5.15210,304
Books and Supplies6071213
Loan Fees85170
Transportation5491098
Personal Expenses7941588

Postgraduate Courses Tuition Fee

ProgramTuition and Fee per semester (in USD)Tuition and Fee per year (in USD)
MS in Computer Science10,63021,260
MFA in Digital Arts1414028,280

Scholarship and Financial Aid

DigiPen Institute of Technology offers various financial aid options in form of grants, loans, and scholarships so that the students can study in peace without any kind of financial burdens.

International students can apply for various DigiPen scholarships as well as outside international scholarships awarded by various private organizations or the government. Scholarships are offered on the basis of merit, need and academic success. A few of the DigiPen Scholarships offered to students are:

  • Bridge scholarship- This scholarship is given to those students who meet the donor’s criteria. The students can receive up to 10,000 USD per year during their stay at DigiPen. A separate application form will have to be submitted for this scholarship by April 1.
  • Jim Johnson Memorial scholarship- It is specially meant for the students who study BFA or MFA at DigiPen. The students receive a yearly amount of 25,000 USD per year until the completion of the course.
  • Merit Scholarship- An award amount equal to 12,000 USD per year is awarded depending on the student’s academic qualifications and scores. No separate form is required and students are automatically eligible for the scholarship once they apply for admissions at DigiPen.
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Scholarship- A scholarship amount of 5,000 USD per year for up to four years is awarded to the students. To apply for the scholarship, students require an additional essay.
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DigiPen Institute of Technology Overview

Institution TypePrivate
Student Population1102
FAFSA Code037243
Application Cost$60
Accreditation ACCSC
Average Cost of Attendance$17,800 / Year
Student : Faculty Ratio1 : 1

Admission & Dates

Early action Deadlines

November 01

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

Regular decision Deadlines

January 15

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

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Test Scores for International Applicants

ExamsAvg. ScoreMin. ScoreMax. Score% Submitted
Undergraduate
SATCheck Detailed Score125411471360 67%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing629577680-
Mathematics625570680-
ACTCheck Detailed Score282530 37%
English282431-
Mathematics272429-

DigiPen Institute of Technology Acceptance Rate

53.9%

Acceptance Rate

750

Total Applicants

1085

Total Enrolled

Male
Female

77.1%

Male

22.9%

Female

Undergraduate
Undergraduate Program53.9%
Total Applicants1857
Total Enrolled1000
Graduate
Graduate Programs53.8%
Total Applicants158
Total Enrolled85

DigiPen Institute of Technology Enrollment

Enrollment
DigiPen Institute of Technology Enrollment1085
Undergraduate Enrollment1000
Graduate Enrollment85
Graduation Rate
Average Graduation Rate45.2%

Attendance Cost

$17,800

Attendance Cost

The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees

Tuition Fees
Undergraduate Programs$17,800 / Year
Post Graduate Program$14,600 / Year
On Campus Accomodation
Books & Supplies$1,050 / Year
On campus, Room & Board$11,375 / Year
On Campus, Other Expenses$2,060 / Year
Off Campus Accomodation
Off campus (not with family), Room & Board$11,375 / Year
Off campus (not with family), Other Expenses$3,075 / Year
Off campus (with family), Room & Board$3,320 / Year
Off campus (with family), Other Expenses$3,380 / Year
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Top Accreditations [Institutional & Program Wise]

Institutional Accreditations
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Faculty

Total FacultyFull TimePart timeGraduate Assistants
201098110299
+1-425-629-5001
TELEPHONE
+1-866-478-5236
TOLL FREE
9931 Willows Road NE, Redmond, WA 98052
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Airport

South Cove Heliport0.85 Km
Evergreen General Hospital Heliport3.77 Km
Seaplane Scenics5.54 Km
Evans Heliport6.81 Km

Book Store

Amazing Heroes1.67 Km
SoulFood CoffeeHouse and Fair Trade Emporium2.12 Km
Lake Washington Institute of Technology Bookstore2.21 Km
Christian Science Reading Room2.28 Km
Half Price Books2.65 Km
McDonald's Book Exchange2.66 Km
Bel-Kirk Stamp Coin & Comics2.69 Km
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Value Village3.19 Km
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Wing Dome4.28 Km
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Wilde Rover4.53 Km
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Barking Frog4.99 Km
Cafe Juanita5.1 Km
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Chuck E. Cheese6.5 Km
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Bella Bottega Shopping Center2.08 Km
Rose hill plaza2.29 Km
Redmond Farmer's Market2.71 Km
Totem Square Shopping Center2.79 Km
Bridle Trails Shopping Center2.84 Km
Redmond Square2.86 Km
Cleveland Street Square2.87 Km
Redmond Town Center3.05 Km
Sunglass Hut3.07 Km
Totem Hill Plaza3.44 Km
The Village at Totem Lake3.48 Km
Bear Creek Village3.5 Km
Kirkland Urban3.83 Km
Heather3.91 Km
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Overlake Center6.4 Km
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