Edward Waters College

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Edward Waters College is a historically black college found in Jacksonville, FL. There are around 3,400 students enrolled each year at Edward Waters College.

A SAT or ACT exam may be required before applying to this college. Scores in the range of 757 (25th percentile) - 1092 (75th percentile) on the SAT and between 15 (25th percentile) - 18 (75th percentile) on the ACT is typical among applicants accepted to this school. By applying sampled GPA data from over 150 schools, we are able to estimate that the Edward Waters College average GPA ranges from 2.64 to 2.81 for accepted students. 61% of all those students that apply are accepted to Edward Waters College, from which 11% choose to attend. You can get more information from the admissions office website at .ewc.edu.

Overall Edward Waters College Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Edward Waters College was reported as 61.1% in Fall 2020 with over 3,440 applications submitted to Edward Waters College. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • ACT Scores: 15 - 18
  • Average GPA: 2.64 - 2.81

How Hard Is It to Get into Edward Waters College?

Applicant Selectivity: Low

When considering the average GPA and SAT/ACT scores of students accepted to Edward Waters College and comparing to other schools nationwide, applicant selectivity is lower than most other schools.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2023 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2023-2024 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Edward Waters College has been staying about the same from year to year.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 57.7%
  • 2017-2018: 60.5%
  • 2018-2019: 55.5%
  • 2019-2020: 61.1%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2023-2024: 54.8%

How Does Edward Waters College Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Edward Waters College is eight percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Jacksonville University91.7%
Flagler College-St Augustine64.8%
College of Coastal Georgia87.2%
Bethune-Cookman University84.1%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Edward Waters College (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading400 - 560
Math357 - 532
Total Score757 - 1092
ACT®Score Range
English12 - 17
Math15 - 17
Composite Score15 - 18
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