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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I like the staff there, they are kind and very helpful. The courses seem to be challenging but helpful.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: 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.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: 400 freshmen signed up for this school and only about 50 made it to sophomore year. The reason why so many people leave is mostly because of the cost of the school and the workload. You are expected to work everyday with very minimal free time. However, if you have excellent organization skills, and make sure you eat enough and sleep at least a little bit every night, you just may make it through. I am one of the 50 people to make it to sophomore year and I have to say its not like a school, but a boot camp. You will work your butt off, but at the same time, you will never forget your experience here no matter how long you stayed. 21 credits per semester does sound scary and is even worse to experience, but if you have faith in your abilities and take care of yourself, you can make it!

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: 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!

3 College Freshman

Career Services: From what I have heard, they offer good opportunities for advancing your career. Plus they have company days where really big named companies stop in and talk to the students or look for potential employees.

2 people found this useful Report
1 College Freshman

Academic Experience: In the BFA program you are expected not to even sleep. I took the Recommended course load and that was 21 credits my first semester. Out of the initial estimated 200 art students in this program, usually only around 15 graduate. This isn't because they aren't good artists or good students. It is simply because they are so ran dry and pushed to the point of extreme depression, suicidal thoughts and an extremely stressful life. You wake up, with maybe 3 hours of sleep, you work all day until you go home, where you work until maybe 3 in the morning to get it all done. I ultimately became one of the many to drop out. I promise you that this stress is not worth it. If you want to learn this then look up things online, study hard but don't put yourself through this stress.

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Campus Resources: The library is a great place to go to if you need any gadgets, games, books, or even high quality cameras.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Academic Flexibility: Some of the courses only have 1 available time slot, which can be inconvenient when I would prefer a later time for my classes.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The students are (for the most part) similar minded. A lot of the professors are fun to talk to, but also know a ton about their fields.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: So far I've loved my professors and courses (with the exception of 1 or 2 by my own personal preference).

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: From what I've heard from upperclassmen, students are basically "snatched up" as soon as they graduate.

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Student Body: Basically everyone is geeky (into games, comics, etc), and we're very diverse. Everyone who stays gets along extremely well.

3 College Freshman

Tuition & Financial Aid: While the education I'm getting is excellent, there don't seem to be too many scholarships for the school, the cost is still really high (for the most part it's worth it), and the housing is incredibly expensive if we go through the school.

4 College Freshman

Academic Experience: I'm only a freshman, so I can't review too much of the program at this point.

4 College Freshman

Academic Experience: A lot of the professors are really great, as well as the courses. I've only encountered one or 2 professors that I personally didn't like too much, but that's just personal preference.

4 College Freshman

Campus Resources: The only issue I've had with the school, is that sometimes the Wifi cuts out randomly for a short period of time.

4 College Sophomore

Academic Flexibility: The curriculum is strict, but some teachers may accommodate with the student.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Resources: There's the Academic Support Center for tutoring, resources and guidance.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: My experience here at this school was hard and excruciating difficult. Not because of the professors, but the curriculum. As long as you are getting the material and can apply it, you will do fine.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: This school gives out Bachelor's Degrees in each programs. They also give out Master's Degrees in Fine Art and Computer Science.

4 College Sophomore

Career Services: The career service helps the seniors in finding jobs by holding interviews, conferences, and career fairs.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Student Body: There's no other place I'd rather be. The student body is extremely diverse in both race and gender. Thus, we have clubs for those diversities.

4 College Sophomore

Tuition & Financial Aid: This school even gives out its own scholarships, but it is heavily contested.

5 College Sophomore

Academic Experience: Academics offered here at DigiPen include the Computer Science program, both science and art, Fine Arts and Animation, Music and Sound Design, and the Engineering program. Video Games is mostly associated with this school. As enrolled in the Fine Arts program, I get to meet Disney animators, renowned artists in figure drawing, painting, history, and anatomy. I'm sure I will get to meet more as I continue my career here. I already met the Photoshop and Maya 3D professors this summer, so who knows what other amazing professors I will meet this year. All of them are kind and they want to help their students get into the industry.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Academic Experience: This is the school for me. Heavily focused in what I want to study and helps you find jobs after graduation. The workload for my program is more heavier than the other programs, so some students couldn't keep up and had to drop out. The curriculum can be customized to your liking, but most students choose the easy option, which is a pre-made schedule. The faculty is very friendly and accommodating to the student's needs. Recently, art students needed more space to work and the faculty ordered the construction of a third floor. There's plenty of internships posted in the hallways, such as Playstation, Microsoft, etc.

1 person found this useful Report
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