DigiPen Institute of Technology
Redmond, WA 98052


Type 4 year
Control Private
Business model For Profit
Campus size Small
Campus locale City
Degrees offered Undergrad & Graduate
Calendar system Semester
Total enrollment 1,062
Religious affiliation None
Students with disability 9%
Student to faculty ratio 10:1
Campus housing
Dormitory capacity 244 students
Freshmen are required
to live on campus
Types of Programs Offered
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
High school education
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
Teacher certification
ROTC - Army
ROTC - Navy
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
On-campus day care for students' children
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates


Acceptance Rate
(Fall 2016)

DigiPen Institute of Technology is somewhat selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 754 applications and 402 students were granted admission. DigiPen Institute of Technology is at the #51 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.

Among other admission requirements, applicants must submit ACT or SAT test scores in order to get their application considered. In Fall 2016, 42% of the enrollees submitted ACT scores and 67% submitted SAT scores.

Test Scores

Students admitted and enrolled in Fall 2016 have test scores in the following ranges.
SAT1090 to 1340
ACT26 to 31

Application Fee

Undergrad students
Graduate students
Learn more about admission requirments

Tuition & Fees

In 2016-2017 academic year, DigiPen Institute of Technology's tuition was $28,800 for all students regardless of residency (79.7% more expensive than the national average tuition of a typical 4-year private institution)

Follow the link below to learn more about additional cost components such as books and supplies, room and board and other expenses.

Average Net Price
National Average = $21,918
In State Tuition
National Average = $16,024
Out of State Tuition
National Average = $16,024
Learn more about tuition & fees

Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 72% of DigiPen Institute of Technology's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 21% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $3,985 (which is 9% below the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at DigiPen Institute of Technology in 2016-2017, was 104, which is 54% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $5,399 (which is 24.5% below the national average.)

Pell Grant
National Average = $4,378
Federal Loan
National Average = $7,154
Financial aid
National Average = 89%
Learn more about financial aid

Student Body

In Fall 2016, DigiPen Institute of Technology has enrolled a total of 1,062 students (956 students full-time and 106 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 1,062 students, 119 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 77% men and 23% women and 984 students were enrolled for undergraduate programs and 78 for graduates studies.

Total Enrollment

Student Diversity

White: 37%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 34%

Non-resident alien: 12%

Hispanic: 5%

Asian: 5%

Two or more races: 4%

Black/African American: 1%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%


Listed below are the 5 largest majors offered at DigiPen Institute of Technology.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services 44% 246
Communications Technologies/technicians And Support Services 16% 92
Multi/interdisciplinary Studies 10% 56
Engineering 1% 8
Visual And Performing Arts 1% 4

Graduation & Dropout Rates

Graduation rate
national average: 36%

Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.

The following section details graduation and dropout rates of DigiPen Institute of Technology full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

Still enrolled
Dropout rate
Transfered out

The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.

Campus Location

Nearby Colleges

Nearby 4 year colleges within 100 mile radius of DigiPen Institute of Technology.

Argosy University-Seattle
10.7 mile away
Seattle Film Institute
10.9 mile away