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DigiPen Institute of Technology

Overview

At a Glance

School type

Private, for-profit, 4-year or above

School Size & Setting

Small | Urban

Students-to-Faculty Ratio

7:1

Religious affliation

Not applicable

Mission Statement

To provide an exemplary education and to further research in digital media, simulation, and interactive computer technologies by teaching the academic fundamentals and applied theory necessary for our students to lead, innovate, and advance these industries. Through the work of our students, faculty and staff, we strive to empower and inspire these industries on a global level. Building on a strong foundation rooted in academics and industry experience, we challenge our students to apply their knowledge towards the creation of real-world products for the ever-advancing demands of a technological society. Embracing teamwork and creative exploration, our mission is to produce highly qualified leaders and originators who will instigate growth, productivity, innovation, and success in their professions and industries.

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cost & financial aid

Annual tuition & fees

Undergraduate

In state

$34,900

Out of state

$34,900
Graduate

In state

$29,300

Out of state

$29,300

Financial Aid: Undergraduates

Received financial aid
84%
Type of aid % of students receiving aid Average amount
Federal grants 20.0% $5,154
State/local grants 13.0% $6,410
Institutional grants 53.0% $9,164
Loans 56.0% $10,669

Other Estimated Costs

Housing

$11,000 per year

Books & Supplies

$1,452 per year

Personal Expenses

$2,720 per year

Financial aid resources

Paying for college

Learn about different ways to cover costs, incluing financial aid, GI Bills, grants and scholarships

Applying for financial Aid

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Academics

Most Popular Undergraduate majors

  • Computer Programming, Specific Applications
  • Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics, and Special Effects
  • Human Computer Interaction
  • Modeling, Virtual Environments and Simulation
  • Music Theory and Composition
Full List of Majors

Undergraduate Majors X

  • COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGIES/TECHNICIANS AND SUPPORT SERVICES
    • Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics, and Special Effects
      • A program that prepares individuals to use computer applications and related visual and sound imaging techniques to manipulate images and information originating as film, video, still photographs, digital copy, soundtracks, and physical objects in order to communicate messages simulating real-world content. Includes instruction in specialized camerawork and equipment operation and maintenance, image capture, computer programming, dubbing, CAD applications, and applications to specific commercial, industrial, and entertainment needs. See other colleges that offer this major
  • COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AND SUPPORT SERVICES
    • Computer Programming, Specific Applications
      • A program that prepares individuals to apply the knowledge and skills of general computer programming to the solution of specific operational problems and customization requirements presented by individual software users and organizational users. Includes training in specific types of software and its installation and maintenance. See other colleges that offer this major
    • Modeling, Virtual Environments and Simulation
      • A program focusing on the principles of applied visual simulation technology and the application of quantitative analyses to human-computer interaction. Includes instruction in object-oriented programming, artificial intelligence, computer communications and networks, computer graphics, virtual worlds and simulation systems, probability, statistics, stochastic modeling, data analysis, human-performance evaluation, and human-behavior modeling. See other colleges that offer this major
  • ENGINEERING
    • Computer Engineering, General
      • A program that generally prepares individuals to apply mathematical and scientific principles to the design, development and operational evaluation of computer hardware and software systems and related equipment and facilities; and the analysis of specific problems of computer applications to various tasks. See other colleges that offer this major
    • Computer Software Engineering
      • A program that prepares individuals to apply scientific and mathematical principles to the design, analysis, verification, validation, implementation, and maintenance of computer software systems using a variety of computer languages. Includes instruction in discrete mathematics, probability and statistics, computer science, managerial science, and applications to complex computer systems. See other colleges that offer this major
  • MULTI/INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES
    • Human Computer Interaction
      • An interdisciplinary program that focuses on the study of the interaction between people and technology and how that technology impacts society, and combines disciplines within the fields of computing and information science (information systems, software engineering, artificial intelligence and design), engineering, and the behavior sciences (cognitive science, cognitive psychology, sociology, organizational psychology, and social psychology). Includes instruction in information technology, cognitive and behavioral sciences, and systems design. See other colleges that offer this major
  • VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS
    • Music Theory and Composition
      • A program that focuses on the study of the principles of sound manipulation as applied to the creation of music, and the techniques of creating and arranging music. Includes instruction in aural theory, melody, counterpoint, complex harmony, modulation, chromatics, improvisation, progressions, musical writing, instrumentation, orchestration, electronic and computer applications, studies of specific musical styles, and development of original creative ability. See other colleges that offer this major

Most Popular Graduate programs

  • Computer Programming, Specific Applications
  • Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics, and Special Effects
Full List of Programs

Graduate ProgramsX

  • COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGIES/TECHNICIANS AND SUPPORT SERVICES
    • Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics, and Special Effects
      • A program that prepares individuals to use computer applications and related visual and sound imaging techniques to manipulate images and information originating as film, video, still photographs, digital copy, soundtracks, and physical objects in order to communicate messages simulating real-world content. Includes instruction in specialized camerawork and equipment operation and maintenance, image capture, computer programming, dubbing, CAD applications, and applications to specific commercial, industrial, and entertainment needs. See other colleges that offer this major
  • COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AND SUPPORT SERVICES
    • Computer Programming, Specific Applications
      • A program that prepares individuals to apply the knowledge and skills of general computer programming to the solution of specific operational problems and customization requirements presented by individual software users and organizational users. Includes training in specific types of software and its installation and maintenance. See other colleges that offer this major
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Admissions

Undergraduate acceptance rate

Acceptance rate
46.02%
  • Apply 917
  • Accepted 422
  • Attend 227

Application Fee

Undergraduate
$60
Graduate
$60

Undergraduate application requirements

  • High school transcript

    Required
  • High school GPA

    Required
  • Recommendation letter

    Recommended
  • Admissions test
    (SAT or ACT)

    Not applicable
  • TOEFL
    (international students)

    Required
  • Completion of college
    prep program

    Recommended
  • Demonstration of
    competencies

    Required

Average Test Scores

SAT Math
573-690
ACT Composite
22-33
SAT Reading
605-700
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Student Life

Student Demographics

Female Students
29%
Male Students
71%

Student Ethnicities
  1. Caucasian54.8%
  2. Two Or More Ethnicities19.05%
  3. Asian10.11%
  4. Hispanic/Latino8.6%
  5. Not Specified4.85%
  6. Black2.17%
  7. American Indian/Alaska Native0.25%
  8. Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander0.17%

Student body breakdown

Total students enrolled

1,171

Undergraduate students

1,112

Graduate students

59

Full Time Students
91%
Part Time Students
9%

Student services

  • Meal plan
  • Counseling services
  • Remedial services
  • Work-study
  • Placement services
  • Study abroad
  • Weekend/evening classes
  • On-campus day care for student's children
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