About Edward Waters College

Founded in 1866, Edward Waters College. is a Private college. Located in Florida, which is a city setting in Florida, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 3,062 full time undergraduate students, and 0 full time graduate students.

The Edward Waters College Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 22:1. There are 58 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Edward Waters College include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate57%
Application Deadline
Application Fee25
SAT Range720-910
ACT Range15-18

Admissions at EWC are considered Selective, with ,6% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 7 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

0% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 0% were in the top quarter, and 0% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.


We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Edward Waters College.

“We”re apathetic”
“We know about current events and vote”
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
“We save it for the classroom”
“Sometimes, but not often”
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
“All the time, including weekends”
“I”m always terrified”
“I only go out in groups”
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
“I feel extremely safe”
“We don”t play sports”
“We play recreationally”
“We bought the gear”
“We live for the big game”
“It”s not really our thing”
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
“There are a variety of opportunities”
“We”re a very artistic group”
“Haven”t met them”
“Available in class”
“They keep regular office hours”
“They”re always available”
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
“We”re not into drinking at all”
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
“We only party on weekends”
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
“Never, we”re here to learn”
“There might be people who do”
“People are known to partake on weekends”
“There”s a huge drug scene”

Edward Waters College REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    17 Students rated on-campus housing 2.7 stars. 12 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    10 Students rated off-campus housing 3 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    17 Students rated campus food 2.8 stars. 12 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    19 Students rated campus facilities 3.1 stars. 11 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    19 Students rated class size 3.8 stars. 42 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    19 Students rated school activities 3.2 stars. 32 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    19 Students rated local services 3.9 stars. 37 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    19 Students rated academics 3.4 stars. 37 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of Edward Waters College?

7 Students rated Edward Waters College

Tia - 04/23/2020

It’s a very diverse campus why I chose to attend , and for it to be a very small hbcu the students come together and share school spirit very well , every school needs work in my opinion but Edwards knows that and the have plans in place to make it a better school .

Mia - 08/09/2019

There is no other experience like the one I will get at an HBCU. I meet a lot of interesting people and learn tons of new things. The school houses a number of people from all over the world and I think that is the best part about Edward Waters College. The teachers are very accessible and the students make the experience that much better. This is my dream college.

roger - 08/01/2018

My overall all experience at Edward waters college would be a c- the bright side is the classses are easy and there’s a lot of. Extracurricular activities the dark side is that the dorms aren’t that great and the school is press apart and the location isn’t the best but overall it’s a cool experience.

TiGara - 07/04/2018

Overall EWC has great potential. However if they want to be a top contender then they should put more money into the school. A lot of the buildings need a major upgrade , The school spirit need to be is low , and the reason why is because of the school environment. In order to have pride for EWC , people have to be proud of it , but the way it looks and the way its being ran doesn't make people proud. The good thing is its never to late to make a change to be better.

Edward Waters College FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Edward Waters College?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Edward Waters College is 57%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    I would tell myself to go to my top choice school, not this one that was my parent's school.

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  3. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    We have a really strong spiritual presence and there are lots of elders around that are affiliated with church choirs and religion.

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  4. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    The most worse thing at my school is the people who work here, they said that we are suppose to be a bigger school but we're not, they said we have money and we don't, our school is a bad example of a school.

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  5. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    Don't come here if you are uncomfortable in questionable surroundings -- the campus is not in a nice area of town.

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  6. What kind of person should attend this school?

    The kind of person that should this college is a person who is really determined and know what they want to become as a graduate of this institution. Also, a person who doesn't have a problem with diversity and someone who loves small class sizes and more hands-on teaching. Finally, a person who loves to speak to thier professor on a one on one basis.

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  7. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?


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  8. Describe the students at your school.

    My classmates are half childish and some are mature but you can see the ones who are trying to become something or trying to make something out of themselves.

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  9. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    It has an wide variety of oppertunities to choose from in education. Earning an 4-year degree in what you love to do in life. Containg multiple body of students that attend as of today. The sports that the college offer are some great choices to choose from. So this gives me an great oppertunity to improve my knowledge an persue my career.

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  10. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    Very helpful but extra small.

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  11. What's unique about your campus?

    Social atmosphere and friendliness of everyone and willingness of everyone to help out.

    Read all  1 answers
  12. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    the social life and class setting

    Read all  1 answers

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All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

98% of students attending Edward Waters College receive some sort of financial aid. 79% were awarded federal grants. While 74% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

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$0 - $30K
$30 - $48K
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$110K & UP

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