DigiPen Institute of Technology

209 reviews
  1. Redmond, WA
  2. 4 Year
A-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    NG
  6. Party Scene
    NG
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    NG
  10. Campus Food
    NG
  11. Student Life
    NG
  12. Safety
    A+
DigiPen Institute of Technology is ...
Private for-profit
Athletic Division
Data not available
Athletic Conference
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Address
9931 Willows Rd NE
Redmond, WA 98052

DigiPen Institute of Technology Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
65%
SAT Range
1060-1310
ACT Range
25-31
Application Fee
$35
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$30,257/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $27,858/ year
  • $30-48k
    $29,630/ year
  • $49-75k
    $32,598/ year
  • $76-110k
    $37,678/ year
  • $110k+
    $35,763/ year

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
14:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
100%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.29 responses
71%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.24 responses
29%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.24 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
805Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
21%
Pell Grant
25%
Varsity Athletes
Data not available
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After DigiPen Institute of Technology

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Data not available
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
54%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%

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Reviews

209 reviews
  • Excellent
    64
  • Very Good
    69
  • Average
    64
  • Poor
    10
  • Terrible
    2
Digipen is not a learning institution in the sense that you don't go there to learn. You go to prove that you already know. Most of the teach are unqualified to even teach. In my experience, Digipen doesn't even test if the teachers can speak English proficiently or even have a viable academic plan. There is a reason why Digipen only less than a 30% retention rate and the dropout rate is so high. The degree programs are so experimental that they burden the students with unbalanced workloads and poorly planned assignments. There are many teachers who are simply unqualified to teach their respecting class. For example, some of the teachers who teach in the design degree program have never designed a single game in their entire life and just copy and paste their teaching materials from the Youtube channel "Extra Credits." If you want to learn and don't have much experience in coding and/or want to learn game design; go to any other college that has software engineering or psychology.
  • Junior
  • 19 days ago
DigiPen is a college unlike any other, as it seems like a school that could only exist in your dreams; it's a school that primarily deals with video game development. With my, admittingly short, experience with the school, I already know that the school provides a dedicated and experienced staff that are available to help a student strive for success in whatever degree program they've chosen. The curriculum is challenging, but it sets a realistic standard that pushes students to reach their full potential and push the boundries of their comfort zone. Furthermore, it has up-to-date and comprehensive labs for students to collaborate with their own teams or other teams to work on game projects, as the degree programs are mostly team-based and stress the importance of team-bassd skills. I'm certain I will be enjoying my time at DigiPen, and if I find out I'm wrong, I'll still stick with it because I know even then that it will be preparing me for the industry; plus they serve delicious wood-stone oven pizza!
  • College Freshman
  • June 26 2015
The school is very demanding but the professors are have great industry experience. The computer science degree requires 154 credit hours, so that averages out to about 19 credit hours per semester compared to 15 at other universities. In the fall and spring, Digipen students put on a zombie outbreak event where students are divided into humans and zombies and battle it out for a week - it's a great spirit event! I'm gearing up for my second year and, unfortunately, most of my friends from freshmen year are not returning - it's that difficult! But I feel like I've learned a ton more here in the past year than I would anywhere else. We were already learning C++ in my second semester; that isn't even touched on until sophomore year in other universities.
  • College Sophomore
  • July 8 2015