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Watkins Institute Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into Watkins College of Art Design & Film

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
42.1%
Admission Difficulty for Watkins College of Art Design & Film
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsModerate
Applicant CompetitionAverage

How hard is it to get into Watkins Institute and can I get accepted? The school has a 42% acceptance rate. Last year, 99 out of 235 applicants were admitted making Watkins Institute a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants.  Academically, it has moderate requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 48 percent. Watkins College of Art Design & Film typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 30% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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Watkins Institute SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1100-1240
Applicants Submitting SAT
11%
SAT Scores for Watkins College of Art Design & Film
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 570
SAT Math 25th 530
SAT Composite 25th 1100
SAT Scores for Watkins College of Art Design & Film
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 670
SAT Math 75th 570
SAT Composite 75th 1240
Average SAT Score 1170

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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 41 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1100 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 1030. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1170 out of 1600. 11 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
1240 and Above Good >55%
1170 to 1240 Avg + 42%-55%
1100 to 1170 Avg - 30%-42%
1030 to 1100 Reach 20%-30%
Less than 1030 Low <20%
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Watkins Institute ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
19-25 
Applicants Submitting ACT
89%
ACT Scores for Watkins College of Art Design & Film
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 20
ACT Math 25th 16
ACT Composite 25th 19
ACT Scores for Watkins College of Art Design & Film
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 27
ACT Math 75th 23
ACT Composite 75th 25
Average ACT Score 22

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 19 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 56 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 16 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. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 89 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 >55%
22 to 25 Avg + 42%-55%
19 to 22 Avg - 30%-42%
16 to 19 Reach 20%-30%
Less than 16 Low <20%
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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. Even with a competitive GPA, admission to Watkins Institute will be challenging as the school denies more applicants than it admits.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Watkins College of Art Design & Film students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
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 157 65 235
Accepted 73 26 99
Acceptance Rate 46% 40% 42%
Enrolled 25 5 30
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 34% 19% 30%

Fall 2019 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Jul 15, 2019
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2019 has passed. Applications were due on Jul 15, 2019.

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.