Location
Redmond, WA
Undergrads
882
Tuition
$26,400
Admission Difficulty
Average
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Reviews 159 total reviews with an average rating of 3.8

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5 College Freshman

Academic Experience: The professors at DigiPen are fantastic. All professors have some form of industry experience and are extremely knowledgeable. It is easy to get in contact with professors and seek help outside of class, all you have to do is ask.

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5 College Freshman

Academic Experience: The BSCSGD program at DigiPen Institute of Technology is extremely challenging but also very rewarding. The amount of knowledge you gather within the first year alone is incredible. Probably the most useful part of my experience here at DigiPen is the experience working on a project team. This experience is useful no mater where you go after your education.

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I wouldn't trade my experience here at DigiPen for anything in the world. I'm only a second-semester Freshman but this is where I belong, and I have no doubts about that. My professors deeply care about the things they teach, and they are happiest when they can help a student realize something they never did before. I've found myself anew just by being here for this short time, and the heavy workload has been like sandpaper, in a way. Sanding away the rough edges and bumps that I've always had that confused me about what it really meant to be an artist - it helped me get straight down to the core of what I am here for, and WHY I am here. This is an experience of a lifetime, and by the end of these four years, I know I'd choose to do it all over again if I could.

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College Freshman

Career Services: I have not yet been qualified to take advantage of Career Services, as I am still a Freshman.

College Freshman

Online Courses: DigiPen does not offer online courses. This is something I am happy about, as hands-on works best for me.

5 College Freshman

Student Body: The students at DigiPen are some of the best I've ever met. Outgoing and eager to create, being part of a group of art students is where I was always meant to be. Everyone generally gets along, and there never has to be fights broken up. We're a diplomatic group and we talk about our issues.

3 College Freshman

Tuition & Financial Aid: The Financial Aid department at DigiPen has helped me immensely, but not being familiar with the process made it difficult to understand what I needed to do. Even though I was talking with Financial Aid experts, I still felt like I was groping around in the dark about what was the best thing to do. Ultimately, I was satisfied with how things turned out - I just wish the department was a bit better about helping students through the process!

5 College Freshman

Academic Flexibility: I had a very smooth experience, personally. I didn't even have to tell them that I had credits that could be transferable (I didn't even know I had any!) They told ME that they ascertained that I had several credits that would take care of elective and degree requirements and completed the transfer process themselves. It was a really great surprise!

5 College Freshman

Academic Experience: Being a student at DigiPen in the BFA program is the most intensive experience I've ever faced. It's also the most exciting thing I've ever done, and it's so clearly been tailored to prime us for the industry. The workload is heavy, but those who complete it with awareness know what the purpose of each assignment is - the curriculum is built in cooperation with all professors who meet and determine who will teach what and when so that new subjects are introduced at the same time in all courses in ways that tie everything together. The facilities are tailored for each program's needs, and there is always ample work space and open areas, as well as quieter study areas. Job opportunities and internships are a huge point of interest for BFA students, and we are notified through various ways, (postings, emails, announcements) when new opportunities are available. Guest speakers and "company days" are frequent events to better expose students to what's out there for us.

College Freshman

Academic Experience: As a BFA Freshman, I haven't yet had the opportunity to take academic courses, as with electives, they are courses taken in Sophomore year when the workload has gone from a wide scope to a more detail-oriented one, which allows students to have the time to complete their Academic requirements.

5 College Freshman

Facilities: DigiPen offers many opportunities to either have your voice heard or to even join one of the many councils that help make changes in how things are done at DigiPen. It's a very open-forum as long as you go through the proper channels, and concerns are taken very seriously as the work students need to do and anything that may be impeding it, as well as student well-being, is always top priority.

2 College Freshman

Campus Resources: The wireless is really terrible, which is surprising considering that the school has "technology" in the name! My phone often connects automatically, and I know when it does because it begins to load things obscenely slowly. That's on the rare occasion that I'm somewhere on campus where my phone actually receives a proper signal. Having good wireless is very important for this reason, but it still seems to be an issue.

5 College Freshman

Campus Resources: The library at DigiPen is an indispensable resource. The sheer amount of material made available to students ensures that even if students cannot afford to purchase required textbooks for the semester, that they will be able to obtain a copy for an extended, generous period of time from the library. You can check out cameras, drawing tablets, DVD sets on subjects like animation or film production, and even video game consoles and game titles are available for those needing to do research in the game design programs.

4 College Freshman

Academic Experience: the professors are kind and knowledgeable

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: so intense but so worth it

3 College Freshman

Campus Resources: computers are fine, wireless is slow

4 College Freshman

Campus Resources: digipen cares about the students

5 College Freshman

Career Services: DigiPen will help you get a job

3 College Freshman

Academic Flexibility: Classes are a work in progress

3 College Sophomore

Facilities: Compared to the other programs, there can be a lot changed within the BFA department. There are always more students in need of animation tables, cameras, and scanners than available. The computers in the labs seem to be the leftovers from other division as they will not work if turned slightly, and sometimes a key or two on a keyboard will no longer work. There is a need for a place for art storage, and some easels that will not fall down as soon as they are set up.

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3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The tuition is rather pricey for the quality of education you receive especially within the first year. And because of the high acceptance one can expect to see about three-quarters of their incoming class drop within the first two years.

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3 College Sophomore

Career Services: They offer career days where companies will come in. Social networking is a key, but they do limit those days to juniors and seniors.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Tuition & Financial Aid: The school's tuition is rather high. It mainly branches from the desire to keep the school's class sizes down. There are hitches in the education courses and order. And because the courses are all compacted to fit within the four year window a lot of work will feel rushed and concepts not fully comprehended.

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2 College Sophomore

Campus Resources: The main printer for the school is rather unreliable. As an art student, it is very important to be able to access a printer to print out ones' work for either homework or projects. The wifi is rather poor throughout the building and unreliable, but a laptop is definitely necessary along with a drawing tablet.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Resources: The school does not support on campus sports due to liability. The student affairs office is easily accessible. And the academic support center always has great tutors that are able to help with most issues. The library is decently sized for the school and will allow you to reach for resources from other branches.

1 person found this useful Report
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