Watkins College of Art, Design, & Film

91 reviews
  1. Nashville, TN
  2. 4 Year
C
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    C
  3. Diversity
    C+
  4. Campus
    NG
  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
    B+
Watkins College of Art, Design, & Film is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
Data not available
Athletic Conference
Data not available
Address
2298 Rosa L Parks Blvd
Nashville, TN 37228

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
26%
SAT Range
700-990
ACT Range
20-24
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$28,807/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $27,326/ year
  • $30-48k
    $28,212/ year
  • $49-75k
    $30,769/ year
  • $76-110k
    $32,618/ year
  • $110k+
    $32,118/ year

Academics

Professors
C
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
8:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
75%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.4 responses
0%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.5 responses
20%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.5 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
230Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
6%
Pell Grant
55%
Varsity Athletes
Data not available
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Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
76%
Poll
100%
of students say they don't have Greek life.5 responses
Poll
100%
of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports.5 responses
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After Watkins College of Art, Design, & Film

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$30,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
40%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
89%
National
83%
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Reviews

91 reviews
  • Excellent
    16
  • Very Good
    33
  • Average
    30
  • Poor
    7
  • Terrible
    5
Watkins is a place were you are constantly being pushed to challenge yourself. Like most things, you get out what you put in, so, if you are interested in creating a serious artistic practice, this program is really helpful. Students get their own senior show - which is unheard of at a larger school- and are ready to exhibit when they graduate. Most students are exhibiting off campus even before they graduate. Its a very nurturing environment and the faculty are all professional artists.
  • College Junior
  • 12 months ago
I would choose it again for a few reasons. It's a lot cheaper than other art schools. Plus, it has quality education.
  • College Student
  • Jan 16 2014
Are you an artist? What are the reasons you want to go to art school? I can assure you it's not just for the degree. I can assure you that much of your reasons have to do with the environment and experiences of art school. Friends? Art parties? All-night studio binges? Really, let's get simple here. You want a freaking art school experience, right? Then do not go to Watkins. None of the staff are artists, only the teachers. The staff is rude, incoherent, unintelligent, and downright ignorant of the REAL art world. It was like being in high school again. Their facility looks like it was once a shopping mall. They don't have nearly enough studio space for people to use. The school is embarrassed of the students, so much that when they hold their annual rich-snob fundraiser, they don't allow the students to go. The library is tiny, the art history section is a joke, and there is NO passion. The halls are lit like a hospital. The student gallery is tiny and the shows barely get any press. The teachers care,but not enough. The students lose their fire after the first semester and many drop out due to lack of excitement and needing something more. What they are charging in tuition is a joke, and don't expect to get on a work-study program when you get there. The brochure is a lie. Their website is a lie. This place is a lie. Hear me out my fellow artists, go to Chicago or Minneapolis. Go out west or to NY. Leave the south alone when it comes to your art college experience. Trust me.
  • College Junior
  • Nov 29 2012