DigiPen Institute of Technology: Acceptance Rate and Admissions Statistics

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On the campus of DigiPen Institute of Technology.

DigiPen Institute of Technology

DigiPen Institute of Technology is a private, for-profit institution with an acceptance rate of 57%. Established in 1988, DigiPen offers 9 bachelor's degrees and 2 master's degrees in programs including Computer Engineering, Digital Art and Animation, and Game Design. The school's main campus is located in Redmond, Washington, and international campuses are located in Singapore and Spain. The college has student body of about 1,100 and a student / faculty ratio of 11-to-1.

Considering applying to DigiPen Institute of Technology? Here are the admissions statistics you should know, including average SAT/ACT scores of admitted students.

Acceptance Rate

During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, DigiPen Institute of Technology had an acceptance rate of 57%. This means that for every 100 students who applied, 57 students were admitted, making DigiPen's admissions process compettiive.

Admissions Statistics (2017-18)
Number of Applicants 669
Percent Admitted 57%
Percent Admitted Who Enrolled (Yield) 56%

SAT Scores and Requirements

DigiPen Institute of Technology requires that all applicants submit either SAT or ACT scores. During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, 65% of admitted students submitted SAT scores.

SAT Range (Admitted Students)
Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
ERW 590 695
Math 560 700
ERW=Evidence-Based Reading and Writing

This admissions data tells us that most of DigiPen's admitted students fall within the top 35% nationally on the SAT. For the evidence-based reading and writing section, 50% of students admitted to DigiPen scored between 590 and 695, while 25% scored below 590 and 25% scored above 695. On the math section, 50% of admitted students scored between 560 and 700, while 25% scored below 560 and 25% scored above 700. Applicants with a composite SAT score of 1390 or higher will have particularly competitive chances at DigiPen Institute of Technology.


DigiPen does not require the SAT writing or SAT Subject tests. Note that DigiPen will consider SAT Subject test scores if submitted. DigiPen Institute of Technology participates in the scorechoice program, which means that the admissions office will consider your highest score from each individual section across all SAT test dates.

ACT Scores and Requirements

DigiPen requires that all applicants submit either SAT or ACT scores. During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, 37% of admitted students submitted ACT scores.

ACT Range (Admitted Students)
Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
English 23 32
Math 24 30
Composite 24 31

This admissions data tells us that most of DigiPen's admitted students fall within the top 26% nationally on the ACT. The middle 50% of students admitted to DigiPen received a composite ACT score between 24 and 31, while 25% scored above 31 and 25% scored below 24.


DigiPen does not require the ACT writing section. Note that DigiPen superscores ACT results; your highest subscores from multiple ACT sittings will be considered.


DigiPen Institute of Technology does not provide data about admitted students' high school GPAs. However, DigiPen recommends that applicants have a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale in their most recent coursework. 

Admissions Chances

DigiPen Institute of Technology, which accepts just over half of applicants, has a competitive admissions pool with above average grades and test scores. However, DigiPen also has a holistic admissions process and admissions decisions are based on more than numbers. A strong application essay and glowing letters of recommendation can strengthen your application, as can participation in meaningful extracurricular activities and a rigorous course schedule. Most of DigiPen's science programs require a strong math background and applicants should have completed math through at least precalculus with a grade of B or higher in all math classes. Additionally, applicants are encouraged to complete AP coursework in calculus, physics, and computer science.

Application materials including letters of recommendation, lists of extracurricular activities, and a resume are optional, but recommended. The college is looking for students who will contribute to the campus community in meaningful ways, not just students who show promise in the classroom. Applicants are encouraged to submit an additional essay to explain any circumstances that may have an impact on their application. Note that certain majors require submission of art, design, or performance portfolios. Students with particularly compelling stories or achievements can still receive serious consideration even if their grades and scores are outside of DigiPen's average range.

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All admissions data has been sourced from the National Center for Education Statistics and DigiPen Institute of Technology Undergraduate Admissions Office.