Tuition & Fees

$24,750

$24,750

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Not Reported

undergraduateRatios

37%

male

63%

female

1

teacher

9

students

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Very Selective

20%

acceptance rate

Accepted 82
Declined + 328
Total Received 410
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Private (nonprofit)

184

undergraduate students

9

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Illustration
  2. Graphic Design
  3. Film
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Codes

SAT 4927
ACT 4027

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Location

School Facts

Watkins College of Art, 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 two miles from downtown Nashville.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 193
Established in 1887
Coeducational Coeducational College
Accredited by •  NASAD (National Association of Schools of Art and Design)
•  SACS (Southern Assn. of Colleges and Schools)

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Nashville, TN

13-acre campus in Nashville (population: 691,243).

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

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
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Admissions Facts

Application fee $50
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline February 1 (priority deadline)
June 30
School has early decision program yes
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Very Selective

20%

acceptance rate

Accepted 82
Declined + 328
Total Received 410

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Important

Character/ personal qualities
Essay
Extracurricular activities

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Interview
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Class rank
Geographical residence
Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

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Admissions Contact

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

Financial Aid

Average financial aid
Not Reported

Cost

Tuition $22,800
Additional fees $1,950
Books & supplies $2,000
Total $26,750
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Financial Aid Deadline

FAFSA
July 1

Institution's own financial aid form
July 1

State aid form
July 1

Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Institution's own financial aid form

State aid form

Financial Aid Office

P: 866 887-6395
F: 615 383-4849
financialaid@watkins.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Regina Gilbert
Director of Financial Aid
rgilbert@watkins.edu

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Art
Film
Fine Art
Graphic Design
Illustration
Interior Design
Photography
Visual Arts
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Illustration
  2. Graphic Design
  3. Film

Programs Offered

  • Certificate programs
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option

193

total students

NA%

in-state

NA%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

95%

184
students

Female
63%
116

Male
37%
68

5%

9
students

Female
56%
5

Male
44%
4

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

82%

151
students

Female
65%
97

Male
35%
54

18%

33
students

Female
58%
19

Male
42%
14

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Transfer Admissions

54%

Transfer applicants accepted

76%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.70
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: June 30

Spring: November 30

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

  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance

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
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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

Stacey Benford-Oggs
Admissions Officer
sbenfordoggs@watkins.edu

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