Watkins Institute Admission Requirements
Chances of getting into Watkins College of Art Design & Film
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
Applicants Submitting SAT10%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||390|
|SAT Math 25th||410|
|SAT Composite 25th||800|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||560|
|SAT Math 75th||540|
|SAT Composite 75th||1100|
|Average SAT Score||950|
SAT Scores you need to get in
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.
|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%|
Watkins Institute ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT90%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||17|
|ACT Math 25th||16|
|ACT Composite 25th||18|
|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.
|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%|
Avg. High School GPA3.2
Typical High School GradesB
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.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|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|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||27%||26%||27%|
Applications are DueJul 15, 2020
Days left to Apply174
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|
What are the requirements for admission to Watkins College of Art Design & Film and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Neither required nor recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Neither required nor recommended|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Required|
|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.