Edwards Waters College Details

Email Address admissions@ewc.edu
Co_Education Yes
Campus Address 1658 Kings Road
City Jacksonville
State Florida
Zip 32205
Phone 904-366-2715
Total Enrollment 700
Motto Excellence with courage
Level of Selectivity noncompetitive
Location The campus is situated on 23 acres in the city of Jacksonville, Florida, the third largest city in Florida, with a population of approximately 500,000. Located on the mouth of St. Johns River, Jacksonville is less than 20 miles from Georgia’s state line. The campus is served by a mass-transit bus system. The city’s airport is about 15 miles from Edward Waters College. Jacksonville’s symphony orchestra attracts many distinguished artists, and several museums provide cultural exhibits. Florida’s tropical weather offers many opportunities for outdoor recreational activities.
History Edward Waters College (EWC) is a four-year, liberal arts, coeducational college affiliated with the African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church. It was founded in 1866 as Brown Theological Institution for the training of African American clergy in the AME Church. In 1870, the name changed to Brown Theological Institute, which was chartered in 1872. Two years later the name changed to Brown University. From 1874 to 1883, the school witnessed financial difficulty, had a series of name changes, and moved to a new location. In 1883, the school reopened as East Florida Conference High School in Jacksonville. To more accurately reflect program changes, the name was changed to Edward Waters College in 1892. Edward Waters College has a history of survival despite hardships. In 1904, the school was hit by the disastrous fire that destroyed most of Jacksonville. After several years in rented quarters, the school acquired the site that it now occupies. The 21-acre campus is situated on both sides of Kings Road in the eastern section of Jacksonville. The campus facilities are a mixture of historic and modern buildings. The college holds dual distinction as Florida’s oldest independent institution of higher learning and the first institution established for the education of African Americans in the state. President Robert Mitchell said, “Our ultimate goal is to return the college to its rightful place in the collegiate realm and as a center of African American culture on the first coast of Florida.” The college became the forty-third member of the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) in 1985.
Band Program Yes
Religious Affiliation Yes
Accrediation Edward Waters College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees.
Costs per Year 2002–03 Tuition: $6376 Room and board: $5469 Special fees: $1191 Books: $800 Estimated total cost: $13,836
In State Tuition 6376
Out of State Tuition 6376
Financial Aid-Institutional Funding Percentage of students receiving financial aid: 90 Financial Aid Specific to the School Athletic scholarships are awarded to students participating in intercollegiate sports.
Financial-Aid Deadline May 15; continuous notification.
Admission Deadline July (fall); December (spring); rolling admission.
Entrance Requirements High school diploma (or equivalent), with the following units recommended: 4 English, 2 mathematics, 2 social sciences, 2 natural sciences, 5 electives. A complete physical is required. A $25 nonrefundable application fee is required; $50 application fee for international students. Admission Application Deadline: July (fall); December (spring); rolling admission. Admission Contact: Director of Admissions, Edward Waters College, 1658 Kings Road, Jacksonville, Florida 32205. Telephone: 904-366-2715; 888-898-3191 (toll-free).
Graduation Requirements A minimum of 120 semester hours including the core requirements; one computer science (business majors); students must pass the College Level Academic Skills Test (CLAST) before their junior year.
Student Body Profile Total enrollment: 700 FACULTY PROFILE Number of faculty members: 49 Student-teacher ratio: 20:1 Full-time faculty members: 33 Part-time faculty members: 16
Diversity 87
Student Life Campus Services: Health, counseling, career counseling, remedial assistance, and religious services. Campus Activities: Social and group activities include dance, theater, and chorale. Other groups include the debating team and the cheerleading squad. Students can join the newspaper or yearbook staff, or get involved in the student-run radio station. Leadership opportunities can be found in student groups, such as the Student Government Association, the science club, the student ministerial group, or the international club. Greek societies and honor societies are also represented. Edward Waters College makes a concerted effort to develop and maintain an environment in which living and learning are interrelated and enjoyable. There are numerous opportunities for social interaction on campus. Housing Availability: 275 housing spaces, available on a first come, first served basis.
Faculty Profile Number of faculty members: 49 Student-teacher ratio: 20:1 Full-time faculty members: 33 Part-time faculty members: 16
Athletic Program Edward Waters is a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) and the Eastern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (EIAC). Intercollegiate Sports: men’s basketball, track and field, softball, and baseball; women’s basketball, track and field, softball, and baseball. Intramural Sports: basketball, tennis, softball, and volleyball. ATHLETIC CONTACT: Director of Athletics, Edward Waters College, 1658 Kings Road, Jacksonville 32205; Phone: 904-366-2544.
NCAA Yes
NAIA Yes
School Calender September-May (semesters) Commencement and conferring of degrees: May One summer session.
Website http://www.ewc.edu
Degrees Bachelor of Arts: English, History, Mass Communications, Organizational Management, Political Science, Psychology, Religion and Philosophy, Sociology, Social Sciences Bachelor of Science: Accounting, Biology, Business Administration, Chemistry, Computer Information Systems; Criminal Justice, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Gerontology, Organizational Management, Mathematics, Mathematics/Engineering (dual), Physical Education, Public Administration, Secondary Education Preprofessional: Airway Science
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