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C
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    C+
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    NG
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    C
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    NG
  10. Campus Food
    NG
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    A
About Watkins College of Art, Design, & Film...
Athletic Division
Athletic Conference
Address
2298 Rosa L Parks Blvd
Nashville, TN 37228
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate
97%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
890-1165
ACT Range
19-23
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$28,067/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $29,398/ year
  • $30-48k
    $29,664/ year
  • $49-75k
    $31,293/ year
  • $76-110k
    $24,793/ year
  • $110k+
    $31,768/ year
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Academics

Professors
C
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
10:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
80%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.5 responses
17%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.6 responses
33%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.6 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
199Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
12%
Pell Grant
51%
Varsity Athletes
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 5 responses
Report
  • Artsy-Fartsy
    60%
  • Dissatisfied
    20%
  • Unique
    20%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
67%
Poll
100%
of students say they don't have Greek life.6 responses
Poll
100%
of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports.6 responses
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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$33,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
31%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
89%
National
83%
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Watkins College of Art, Design, & Film Reviews

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Watkins is a great resource for students who want to make their own films. The best thing about Watkins is the option of being in 3 production classes over the course of your degree. That means you get to write and direct 3 films with your own hands. Watkins also has a very solid equipment selection. Lauren, the equipment manager, is fantastic. This summer, she’s been updating the equipment and I’m really excited to use it next semester.
However, Watkins’ film department has a faculty base that is sparse, stressed out, and behind the times. The issue begins at the top: Richard Gershman needs to be replaced with someone who really cares about the students. Richard has never shown me, nor any of my classmates, any genuine ounce of appreciation for our being here.
As great as my time at Watkins has been, there is still that structural problem that trickles down to the rest of the film faculty.
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The professors here are dedicated. They truly care about their students and are passionate about their fields. It is a small school where you can be known by name and receive mentorship from amazing people. If you put in the work, they will meet you there and support you as an individual. I graduated from Watkins and am in graduate school now. I feel Watkins prepared me well, and I am very grateful for my time there, and especially the excellent faculty.
If you want to school that is very Arts Center and encouraging of people's talents and abilities, then you should definitely come here.