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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
    C-
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    C-
  12. Safety
    C+
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 925 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Edward Waters acceptance rate is 56%. Popular majors include Business, Criminal Justice and Safety Studies, and Elementary Education. Graduating 26% of students, Edward Waters alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $20,400.
1658 Kings Rd
Jacksonville, FL 32209
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Athletic Division
NAIA Division I
Athletic Conference
Independent Southeast Region

Edward Waters College Rankings

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Edward Waters Admissions

Acceptance Rate
56%
Application Deadline
July 31
SAT Range
760-1090
ACT Range
15-18
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$12,479/ 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
$12,020/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Academics

Professors
C
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
23:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
85%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.13 responses
70%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.20 responses
80%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.20 responses
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Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    13%
  • On Campus
    87%
  • Online
    0%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
925Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
1,981
Undergrads Over 25
19%
Pell Grant
87%
Varsity Athletes
21%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 16 responses
  • "We are on the rise"
    69%
  • THINK BEFORE YOU SPEAK
    19%
  • Outgoing
    6%
  • Stressed
    6%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
72%
Poll
48%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.21 responses
Poll
58%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.26 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 19 responses
  • It has it's ups and downs
    37%
  • Struggling but on the rise!
    32%
  • Family
    11%
  • IT IS IGHT
    11%
  • Home away from home
    5%
  • horrible
    5%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$25,900/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
26%
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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I only been here for a week because I am a transfer but from what I can tell, the school is very welcoming. They gave us free mask and a shirt and they gave us sanitizer and a computer for those who don’t access to one. The only thing is that they are unorganized because they tell us things last minute because when I was enrolling it took me forever to get cleared. I’ll do everything they ask me and then they add more to it. I went to multiple zoom meetings and it took at least an hour or more for them to talk to me.
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.