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Edward Waters University
  • 4 Year
  • JACKSONVILLE, FL

Report Card

grade D+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade C minus
  2. Value
    grade C minus
  3. Diversity
    grade B+
  4. Campus
    grade D minus
  5. Athletics
    grade C+
  6. Party Scene
    grade B+
  7. Professors
    grade C
  8. Location
    grade C minus
  9. Dorms
    grade D+
  10. Campus Food
    grade C+
  11. Student Life
    grade C minus
  12. Safety
    grade C+

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Edward Waters is a private, Christian university 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 921 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Edward Waters acceptance rate is 61%. Popular majors include Business, Criminal Justice and Safety Studies, and Elementary Education. Graduating 28% of students, Edward Waters alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $20,400.

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1658 KINGS RD
JACKSONVILLE, FL 32209
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About Edward Waters...
Athletic Division
NAIA
Athletic Conference
Independent Southeast Region

Edward Waters University Rankings

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Edward Waters Admissions

Acceptance Rate
61%
Application Deadline
July 31
SAT Range
820-990
ACT Range
14-18
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
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Cost

Net Price
$13,879 / 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
$12,648 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade C
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
18:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
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
    26%
  • On Campus
    74%
  • Online
    0%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
921 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
1,352
Undergrads Over 25
10%
Pell Grant
91%
Varsity Athletes
38%
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%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
68%
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
28%
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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