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.
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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.19 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.19 responses
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- of students say that Greek life is pretty big.20 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.25 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
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.
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.