Edward Waters College Admissions

ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

Edward Waters College
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Edward Waters College Admissions Overview:

Edward Waters College's admissions are not highly selective--students with solid grades and test scores have a good chance of being admitted. In addition to submitting an application (either online or through the mail), interested students will need to submit official scores from the SAT or ACT, and high school transcripts. For more information, be sure to visit the school's website; also, campus visits are always welcome so prospective students can determine if Edward Waters is a good match.

Admissions Data (2016):

Edward Waters College Description:

Edward Waters College is a four-year, private, historically black college located in Jacksonville, Florida. Founded in 1866, it is the oldest private institution of higher education in the state. EWC is affiliated with the African Methodist Episcopal Church and has over 900 students supported by a student faculty ratio of 17 to 1. The college offers Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, and Bachelor of Business Administration degrees in eight academic areas. Students stay active outside of the classroom through participating in a range of student clubs and organizations, as well as intramural basketball, volleyball, flag football, and Ping-Pong.

The college also has a Greek system with four sororities and five fraternities. Varsity athletic teams compete in the NAIA Gulf Coast Athletic Conference, and the college’s volleyball, softball, baseball and women’s basketball teams have all won championships. EWC is proud of its Triple Threat Marching Band, and "The Best of Florida Schools 2005" named EWC’s Purple Thunder Dance Squad as the "Best Non-Traditional Dance Squad."

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 3,062 (all undergraduate)
  • Gender Breakdown: 46% Male / 54% Female
  • 29% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $13,525
  • Room and Board: $7,282
  • Other Expenses: $4,276
  • Total Cost: $25,083

Edward Waters College Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 98%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 97%
    • Loans: 74%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $10,791
    • Loans: $6,281

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Biology, Business Administration, Criminal Justice, Psychology

Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 57%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 20%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 8%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 26%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Football, Track and Field, Cross Country, Basketball, Golf, Baseball
  • Women's Sports: Basketball, Volleyball, Track and Field, Softball, Cross Country

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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