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- Party SceneB+
- Campus FoodC+
- Student LifeC-
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.
Edward Waters College Rankings
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.13 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.20 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.20 responses
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- of students say that Greek life is pretty big.21 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.26 responses
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- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.13 responses
Edward Waters College Reviews
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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.