Edward Waters College

Jacksonville, FL

Edward Waters College, founded in 1866, is a private, church-affiliated liberal arts college. Its 21-acre campus is located in Jacksonville.

Website: www.ewc.edu/

Private
Co-ed
751
Undergraduate
Students
(44.6%) 335 Women
(55.4%) 416 Men
Not reported
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Noncompetitive
Overall Admission Rate
23% of 1,611 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
2.64
SAT Math
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
ACT Composite
14-17 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$20,807
Tuition and Fees
$13,525
Room and Board
$7,282
Average Percent of Need Met
50%
Average Freshman Award
$4,835
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$9,000
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
36
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 32% of classes
10-19 students: 21% of classes
20-29 students: 34% of classes
30-39 students: 13% of classes
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Campus Life

Jacksonville Population
842,583
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
 
Students in College Housing
 
Athletic Conferences
National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
Mascot
Tiger
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
83.2% Black/African-American
1.3% Hispanic/Latino
0.9% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
1.4% White
1.1% Unknown
International Students
Not reported
First-Year Students Returning
53.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
Not reported
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Noncompetitive: Virtually all applicants accepted regardless of high school rank or test scores.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English   4
Mathematics   3
Science   3
Foreign Language    
Social Studies   3
History    
Academic Electives    

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required Not reported
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Not reported

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
1658 Kings Road
City, State, Zip
Jacksonville, FL 32209-6199
Phone
(904) 470-8000
Fax
(904) 470-8039
E-mail
admissions@ewc.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$25
Application Fee Waiver
Not available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer of Admission
By May 1 or within 4 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
 
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
 
Early Action Notification
 

Application Form

Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
 
Letters of Recommendation
2 required for all freshmen
Other
Medical forms required for freshmen
Financial Need
 

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/Commitment
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
23% of 1,611 applicants were admitted
Women
16% of 833 applicants were admitted
Men
30% of 778 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
365 admitted students enrolled
Women
Not reported
Men
Not reported
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
2.64
3.75 and Above
Not reported
3.50 - 3.74
Not reported
3.25 - 3.49
Not reported
3.00 - 3.24
Not reported
2.50 - 2.99
Not reported
2.00 - 2.49
Not reported

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
Not reported
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
14-17 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
Not reported
Score of 24 - 29
Not reported
Score of 18 - 23
Not reported
Score of 12 - 17
Not reported
Score of 6 - 11
Not reported
Score of 5 or Below
Not reported

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
 
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$20,807
Tuition and Fees
$13,525
Room and Board
$7,282
Books and Supplies
Not reported
Other Expenses
Not reported
Payment Plans
 

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline April 15
Award Notification
On or about July 15
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 001478
Free
State Aid Form  

Profile of 2018 - 19 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
378 (84.4%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
345 (91.3%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
345 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
6 (1.7%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
50%
Average Award
$4,835
Need-Based Gift
Received by 345 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,835
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 233 (67.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $1,000
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 345 (100.0%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
33 (7.4%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $1,488

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
1,242 (96.4%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
1,242 (100.0%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,177 (94.8%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
11 (.9%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
61%
Average Award
$4,835
Need-Based Gift
Received by 915 (77.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,835
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 762 (64.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $1,000
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 758 (64.4%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
262 (20.3%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $1,488

Borrowing

2018 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
73%
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$9,000
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
 
State Loans
Available
Other Loans
 

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$851
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
  • Education, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • History, General
  • Information Science/Studies
  • Journalism
  • Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
  • Mathematics, General
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Administration
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
Most Popular Disciplines
Business/marketing, Homeland security, law enforcement, firefighting, and protective services, Biological/life sciences
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Engineering
Special Programs
Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Honors program, Internships, Summer session
Study Abroad
Not offered
Online Degrees
Only offers online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Computer
Not reported
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
36
Part-Time Faculty
45
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
Not reported
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 32% of classes
10-19 students: 21% of classes
20-29 students: 34% of classes
30-39 students: 13% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 22% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 30% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 35% of discussion sections/labs
30-39 students: 13% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Not accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Not accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Not available

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
 
Computer Ownership
Not reported
Computers Available on Campus
200
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Not reported

Master's Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Location and Setting


Jacksonville Population
842,583
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Campus Size
50 acres

Weather

Temperature
40.5 average low in January, 89.3 average high in September
Rain
116 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
2 miles from campus in Jacksonville
Nearest Train Station
3 miles from campus in Jacksonville

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Coed housing
Students in College Housing
 
Housing Requirements
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
 
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
 
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
Mascot
Tiger
School Colors
Purple, orange, and white

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Basketball x x x x
Tennis x x x x
Track And Field x x x x
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Basketball x x
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Basketball x x
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
basketball, football, golf, tennis, volleyball

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, national fraternities, national sororities
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
ROTC
Army ROTC is offered off campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
751
Women
335 (44.6%)
Men
416 (55.4%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
739
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
83.2% Black/African-American
1.3% Hispanic/Latino
0.9% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
1.4% White
1.1% Unknown
International Students.
Not reported
Average Age
All Graduate Students
Not reported

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
53.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
Not reported
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
Not reported
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
Not reported

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Average Starting Salary
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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