Edward Waters College

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Edward Waters College is a historically black college found in Jacksonville, FL. The small size of enrollment, which is approximately around 800 students, provides smaller class sizes for enrolled students.

A SAT or ACT exam may be required before applying to this college. Scores in the range of 1050 (25th percentile) - 1310 (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 2.90 for accepted students. The competition to get accepted at this school runs high, given that only 30% of students who applied are accepted to the school. You can get more information from the admissions office website at ewc.edu.

Overall Edward Waters College Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for Edward Waters College was reported as 27.3% in Fall 2013 with over 1,910 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

  • SAT Scores: 1050 - 1310
  • ACT Scores: 15 - 18
  • Average GPA: 2.64 - 2.90

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 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Edward Waters College has been on an upward trend when compared to previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 24.0%
  • 2010-2011: 24.0%
  • 2011-2012: 22.7%
  • 2012-2013: 27.5%
  • 2013-2014: 27.3%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 25.9%

How Does Edward Waters College Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Edward Waters College is more than 100% lower than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Brewton-Parker College51.4%
Florida Christian College41.7%
Florida College58.8%
Webber International University63.8%
Clearwater Christian College70.1%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Recommended
  • Submit Recommendation Letters 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 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Edward Waters College (Fall 2013)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading350 - 440
Math360 - 440
Writing340 - 430
Total Score1050 - 1310
ACT®Score Range
English13 - 19
Math15 - 18
Composite Score15 - 18
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