DigiPen Institute Of Technology

Overview of DigiPen Institute Of Technology

DigiPen is found in Redmond, WA. Redmond is a large suburb. The school is a private, for-profit institution. Students can earn degrees up to and including the Master's degree at DigiPen.

Areas of Study

The school has a tighter focus on specific areas of study than most colleges its size. DigiPen is known for its programs in computer science and engineering.

DigiPen Selectivity

Admission to the school is not automatic; not everyone who applies gets in. Hats off to the 40% of those who apply who get accepted. Three quarters of students in 2007-2008 had SAT verbal scores of at least 540. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 560 and 680.

Student Body

Students numbered 873 in 2007-2008 at DigiPen. A very high share of students at the school are male.

The school reports its educational mission is:
"The mission of DigiPen Institute of Technology is to offer higher education to those who would like to pursue studies and careers in fields of interactive computer technologies, which include graphics and real-time interactive simulation, and provide highly qualified personnel to the interactive computer industries to sustain their growth and productivity."

More complete details are provided below.

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Contacting DigiPen

DigiPen Institute of Technology
5001-150th Ave NE
Redmond , WA 98052
General Phone: (425) 558-0299

DigiPen Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Computer Science and Engineering96computer programming courses, computer engineering
Media48animation and special effects

Number of programs and degrees for DigiPen in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree1293
Master's degree151

DigiPen Student Body

In 2007-2008, DigiPen had a total enrollment of 873 students (993 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 86%
Women 14%
Full-Time 99%
Part-Time 1%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 85%
Graduate 15%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
Unknown 60%
(Foreign Students) 40%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
18-19 27%
20-21 31%
22-24 25%
25-29 14%
30-34 2%
35-39 0%
40-49 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

New Jersey4%
New York3%
New Mexico1%
(International Students)1%
New Hampshire1%
North Dakota1%

DigiPen Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 79 %

DigiPen Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Redmond, Washington for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Washington Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

DigiPen Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal540670
SAT Math560680
SAT Writing480600
ACT Verbal2229
ACT Math2531
ACT Composite2530

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencerequired
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT48%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT32%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required

DigiPen Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 19,200
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 19,200
Books and supplies $ 924

Financial Aid:
DigiPen participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 3724300)

DigiPen Faculty

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year12$79,3313$67,383
Instructorcalendar year12$79,7337$74,171
No academic rankcalendar year2*0*
All faculty totalcalendar year26$77,22410$72,135

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

DigiPen Degree Programs (2007)

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Engineering, General
Computer Programming, Other

Animation, Interactive Tech, Video Graphics and Special Effects

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DigiPen Highlights

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What Sets DigiPen Apart:

% of degrees in computer science and engineering
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Degrees concentrated in limited number of degree programs
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% of accepted students who choose to enroll
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Top 7%DigiPen % of accepted students who choose to enroll
Selectivity (based on % of applicants accepted)
(vs. all colleges)
Top 8%DigiPen Selectivity (based on % of applicants accepted)
Student SAT scores
(vs. all colleges)
Top 14%DigiPen Student SAT scores
Salaries of full-time faculty
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 16%DigiPen Salaries of full-time faculty
Number of students
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 18%DigiPen Number of students

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