Tuition & Fees

$23,700

$23,700

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
10%
600-699
0
500-599
40%
400-499
30%
300-399
20%
200-299
0
700-800
0
600-699
0
500-599
30%
400-499
50%
300-399
10%
200-299
10%
700-800
0
600-699
20%
500-599
20%
400-499
30%
300-399
30%
200-299
0
30-36
14%
24-29
24%
18-23
50%
12-17
10%
6-11
2%
Below 6
0
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undergraduateRatios

46%

54%

male

female

1
-

teacher

students

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Not Selective

95%

acceptance rate

Accepted 95
Declined + 5
Total Received 100
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Private (nonprofit)

305

undergraduate students

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School Facts

Watkins College of Art, Design & Film, founded as Watkins Institute in 1887, is a regionally and nationally accredited, private, not-for-profit, four-year college of the visual arts. Its 13-acre campus is located in Nashville. The college awards four-year B.F.A. degrees in film, fine art, graphic design, interior design and photography, and a four-year B.A. in art.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 305
Established in 1887
Coeducational Coeducational College
Accredited by •  CIDA (Council for Interior Design Accreditation)
•  NASAD (National Association of Schools of Art and Design)
•  SACS (Southern Assn. of Colleges and Schools)

Nashville, TN

13-acre campus in Nashville (population: 659,042).

Watkins College of Art, Design & Film
2298 Rosa L. Parks Boulevard
Nashville, TN 37228

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
36%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
65%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
10%
600-699
0
500-599
40%
400-499
30%
300-399
20%
200-299
0
700-800
0
600-699
0
500-599
30%
400-499
50%
300-399
10%
200-299
10%
700-800
0
600-699
20%
500-599
20%
400-499
30%
300-399
30%
200-299
0
30-36
14%
24-29
24%
18-23
50%
12-17
10%
6-11
2%
Below 6
0

Admissions Facts

Application fee $50
Common application accepted no
Application deadline March 1 (priority deadline)
July 15
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Not Selective

95%

acceptance rate

Accepted 95
Declined + 5
Total Received 100

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Essay
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations

Important

Character/ personal qualities
Extracurricular activities
Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Considered

Interview
Volunteer Work

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Class rank
Geographical residence
Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency
Work Experience

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Admissions Contact

Jenna Maurice
Director of Admissions
P: 866 887-6395
F: 615 383-4849
admissions@watkins.edu

Cost

Tuition $21,750
Additional fees $1,950
Books & supplies $2,000
Total $25,700

Financial Aid

Average financial aid
Not Reported

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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Art
Film
Fine Art
Graphic Design
Interior Design
Photography
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Undergraduate

100%

305
students

Female
54%
164

Male
46%
141

Graduate

Not reported

undergraduateFull-time

75%

231
students

Female
55%
125

Male
45%
106

undergraduatePart-time

25%

74
students

Female
53%
39

Male
47%
35

Student Break-down

2%
Nonresident aliens
13%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Hispanic/Latino
71%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
6%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

97%

Transfer applicants accepted

54%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.60
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Recommended of All
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Required of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: July 15

Spring: November 15

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

84

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

36

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Personal
  • Psychological

Remedial services offered

Not Reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

100%

Additional services

  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Special housing
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 5
Countries most often represented China
Honduras
India
Panama
Saudi Arabia
Switzerland
Special services offered for international applicants

International Student Contact

Jenna Maurice
Director of Admissions
615 277-7458
jenna@watkins.edu

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