Edward Waters College

1658 Kings Rd, Jacksonville, United States
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Overview of Edward Waters College

About this school

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/
  • Coeducational


    Yes

  • Graduate Students


    Not reported

  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:751
    • Men:416 (55.4%)
    • Women:335 (44.6%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Edward Waters College is 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

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
-
4
Mathematics
-
3
Science
-
3
Foreign Language
-
-
Social Studies
-
3
History
-
-
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
Not reported
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Not reported
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
Not reported

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
1658 Kings Road
City, State, Zip
Jacksonville, FL  32209-6199
Phone
(904) 470-8000
Fax
(904) 470-8039
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission 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

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

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


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


Students Enrolled
365 admitted students enrolled
Women
Not reported
Men
Not reported

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
2.64
375 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 Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported
Sat Critical Reading
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


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

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $13,525 (65.00216273369539%)
  • Room & Board: - $7,282 (34.99783726630461%)
  • Other Expences: - Not reported
  • Tuition & Fees: - Not reported
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Edward Waters College accepts

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
-
Net Price Calculator Url
Not reported

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline April 15
Award Notification Date
On or about July 15
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 001478
Free
Institution's own form
-

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


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


2016 Graduates with Loans
73%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$9,000
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips 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
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Not reported
Special Achievements/Activities
Not reported
Special Characteristics
Not reported

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$851

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & 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
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
# of Students

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
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Not accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Not accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Not available

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
-

Computing


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 Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Edward Waters College provides wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


53.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


Not reported

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


Not reported

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


Not reported

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (19)


  • 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


Not offered

Professional Degree Programs


Only offers online degree programs

Special Programs


Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Honors program, Internships, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Homeland security, law enforcement, firefighting, and protective services, Biological/life sciences

Online Degrees


Engineering

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Not reported

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


842,583

Nearest Metropolitan Area


50 acres

Environment


Urban environment

Campus Size


Weather


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

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
10 miles from campus in Jacksonville
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 of College Housing


Housing Restrictions


Freshman Housing Guarantee


Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


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

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Basketball
Tennis
Track And Field

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Basketball
Tennis
Track And Field

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, football, golf, tennis, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Edward Waters College offers choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, national fraternities, national sororities

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Army ROTC is offered off campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


739

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
751
Women
335
Men
416

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


Number of Graduate Students


Not reported

Student Resources

Study resources