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C-
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    C
  2. Value
    C-
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    D-
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    C
  8. Location
    C-
  9. Dorms
    D+
  10. Campus Food
    C
  11. Student Life
    C-
  12. Safety
    B-
Edward Waters is a private, Christian college located in Jacksonville, Florida. As a historically black college, Edward Waters has a strong history of and commitment to the education of black Americans. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 853 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Edward Waters acceptance rate is 60%. Popular majors include Business, Criminal Justice and Safety Studies, and Biology. Graduating 32% of students, Edward Waters alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $20,400.
About Edward Waters College...
Athletic Division
NAIA Division I
Athletic Conference
Mid-South Conference
Address
1658 Kings Rd
Jacksonville, FL 32209
Website
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Edward Waters College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
60%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
790- 970
ACT Range
15-18
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

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Cost

Net Price
$13,351/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$11,620/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
91%

Academics

Professors
C
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
24:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
85%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.13 responses
74%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.19 responses
79%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.19 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
853Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
2,590
Undergrads Over 25
19%
Pell Grant
78%
Varsity Athletes
23%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 16 responses
Report
  • "We are on the rise"
    63%
  • THINK BEFORE YOU SPEAK
    19%
  • Diverse
    6%
  • Outgoing
    6%
  • Stressed
    6%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
82%
Poll
50%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.20 responses
Poll
60%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.25 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 18 responses
Report
  • It has it's ups and downs
    33%
  • Struggling but on the rise!
    33%
  • Family
    11%
  • IT IS IGHT
    11%
  • Home away from home
    6%
  • horrible
    6%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$25,900/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
32%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
87%
National
83%
77%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.13 responses
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EWC being the oldest private HBCU college in the State of Florida, things have been forever done the traditional way. It is a family orientated campus. The staff is helpful and friendly. Some professors are fairly easy-going and considerate but do not take any slack. Student life is academically oriented during the week and more social on the weekends. There are local clubs and events in the area that can be a go-to throughout the year. The athletics in the past has been a hit and miss, but things are looking up for the better. Located in the inner-city the buddy system is recommended. Campus security is available 24/7 and their office is centrally located on campus. On-Campus living is big hit as far as amenities and living space nor is there co-ed living.
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This school very much has ups and downs. The dorms are terrible, there have been rats and roaches, mold in the bathrooms or in the living spaces themselves. The buildings are old. The campus is open so just anybody can come onto it, and I have seen many homeless people wandering campus and digging into the dumpsters. The professors are decent, and there are small class sizes.
I enjoyed EWC mostly due to dancing for the Triple Threat Marching Band (Purple Passion). The school has definitely improved over the years. Although they’ve built a criminal justice building that includes a police substation it is not a huge campus. The school is located in a high crime rate area but there is security on campus. Academically, the classes are not very challenging; at least my major (psychology) seemed that way. Although I enjoyed most of my time at EWC, it isn’t worth the money. Due to the school being private, most of my scholarships wouldn’t cover my tuition.