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Nashville, Tennessee

Watkins Institute Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into Watkins College of Art Design & Film

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
70.4%
Admission Difficulty for Watkins College of Art Design & Film
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsEasy
Applicant CompetitionLow

How hard is it to get into Watkins Institute and can I get accepted? The school has a 70% acceptance rate ranking it #26 in Tennessee for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 107 out of 152 applicants were admitted making Watkins Institute a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 76 percent. Watkins College of Art Design & Film typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 27% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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Watkins Institute SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
800-1100
Applicants Submitting SAT
10%
SAT Scores for Watkins College of Art Design & Film
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 390
SAT Math 25th 410
SAT Composite 25th 800
SAT Scores for Watkins College of Art Design & Film
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 560
SAT Math 75th 540
SAT Composite 75th 1100
Average SAT Score 950

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What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Watkins College of Art Design & Film?

Watkins College of Art Design & Film typically requires applicants to be in the top 91 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 800 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 650. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 950 out of 1600. The school ranks #31 in Tennessee for highest average SAT composite score. 10 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Watkins College of Art Design & Film admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1100 and Above Good >80%
950 to 1100 Avg + 70%-80%
800 to 950 Avg - 58%-70%
650 to 800 Reach 45%-58%
Less than 650 Low <45%
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Watkins Institute ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
18-25 
Applicants Submitting ACT
90%
ACT Scores for Watkins College of Art Design & Film
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 17
ACT Math 25th 16
ACT Composite 25th 18
ACT Scores for Watkins College of Art Design & Film
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 24
ACT Math 75th 22
ACT Composite 75th 25
Average ACT Score 21

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Watkins Institute?

Admission data indicates that Watkins Institute regularly accepts students with ACT's of 18 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 62 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 14 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 22 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 25 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #31 in Tennessee for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 90 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Watkins College of Art Design & Film.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Watkins College of Art Design & Film admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
25 and Above Good >81%
21 to 25 Avg + 70%-81%
18 to 21 Avg - 60%-70%
15 to 18 Reach 48%-60%
Less than 15 Low <48%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.2
Typical High School Grades
B

You will need about average high school grades to get into Watkins College of Art Design & Film. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Watkins College of Art Design & Film was 3.2 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #30 in Tennessee for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Watkins Institute accepts 70% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Watkins College of Art Design & Film students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 12% Good
3.50 to 3.75 10% Good
3.25 to 3.50 10% Good
3.00 to 3.25 18% Avg +
2.75 to 3.00 31% Avg +
2.50 to 2.75 18% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 1% Reach
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

Admission Statistics

Watkins College of Art Design & Film admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 103 49 152
Accepted 73 34 107
Acceptance Rate 71% 69% 70%
Enrolled 20 9 29
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 27% 26% 27%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jul 15, 2020
Days left to Apply
174

Applicants have 174 days left until the Fall 2020 term applications are due on Jul 15, 2020.

Seniors, these are the SAT and ACT test dates you can still sit for a test and send your results to Watkins Institute before the Jul 15 application deadline.

SAT Test Date Scores Available
Mar 14 Mar 27
May 2 May 15
ACT Test Date Scores Available
Feb 8 Feb 19
Apr 4 Apr 14
Jun 13 Jun 23

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Watkins College of Art Design & Film and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Watkins College of Art Design & Film Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Neither required nor recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Neither required nor recommended
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Required

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Watkins College of Art Design & Film
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=392840 IPEDS survey data for Watkins College of Art Design & Film.

Frequently Asked Questions

10% of students submit their SAT scores to Watkins Institute. 90% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

70% of those who apply are granted admission to Watkins Institute. Admission competition is low and the college has easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 800 and 1100. 10% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 18 and 25. 90% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.