Watkins College of Art and Design: Narrative Description

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2298 MetroCenter Blvd.
Nashville, TN 37228
Tel: (615)383-4848
Fax: (615)383-4849
Web Site: http://www.watkins.edu/


Independent, 4-year, coed. Awards bachelor's degrees. Founded 1885. Setting: 13-acre urban campus. Total enrollment: 384. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 9:1. 87 applied, 77% were admitted. 100% from top half of their high school class. Full-time: 205 students, 55% women, 45% men. Part-time: 154 students, 79% women, 21% men. Students come from 29 states and territories, 3 other countries, 18% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 4% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 41% 25 or older, 12% live on campus, 19% transferred in. Retention: 68% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic area with the most degrees conferred: visual/performing arts. Core. Calendar: semesters. Double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Option: deferred admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, recommendations, SAT or ACT. Recommended: interview. Required for some: interview, statement of good standing from prior institution(s), portfolio and home exercises. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 6/1.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $35. Tuition: $11,520 full-time, $480 per hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $600 full-time, $300. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load and program. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load and program. College room only: $5600.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Student-run newspaper. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour patrols. 48 college housing spaces available; 26 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen given priority for college housing. On-campus residence required in freshman year. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. The George B. Allen Library with 5,000 books and 42 serials. 50 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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