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Edward Waters University

Overview

At a Glance

School type

Private, not-for-profit, 4-year or above

School Size & Setting

Large | Urban

Students-to-Faculty Ratio

52:1

Religious affliation

African Methodist Episcopal

Mission Statement

Edward Waters College was established in 1866 to educate the descendants of African-Americans, newly emancipated from slavery. Today, its enrollment continues to be substantially African-American students from the Southeast and Northeast regions of the United States, while also welcoming students from all racial and ethnic groups within the United States and from around the world. The college is an accredited, private, four-year, liberal arts, coeducational, residential institution, committed to Christian principles which emphasize high moral and spiritual values, as a result of its close affiliation with, and support from, the African Methodist Episcopal Church. It offers baccalaureate degrees in the arts and sciences and other career-based professional fields. The College enrolls students with a wide range of educational foundations, and it seeks to develop in each of its students the high levels of competence in basic social, thinking, listening, speaking, reading, writing, mathematical, technological and leadership skills that are the characteristics of an educated person. It also seeks to develop within each student the breadth of knowledge, the commitment to service and adherence to high ethical values that are the characteristics of a good citizen. The institution strives to prepare its students to pursue further graduate and professional studies as well as to assume positions of leadership in commerce, industry, education, government and community service. Edward Waters College interacts with the surrounding community by providing continuing education, health and human services, promoting the growth and development of the larger community through public service programs, economic development and community revitalization. The College endeavors to develop research strategies and facilities to address academic and community issues.

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cost & financial aid

Annual tuition & fees

Undergraduate

In state

$15,098

Out of state

$15,098
Graduate

In state

$22,319

Out of state

$22,319

Financial Aid: Undergraduates

Received financial aid
100%
Type of aid % of students receiving aid Average amount
Federal grants 75.0% $6,043
State/local grants 95.0% $5,288
Institutional grants 70.0% $5,168
Loans 69.0% $5,675

Other Estimated Costs

Housing

$8,010 per year

Books & Supplies

$0 per year

Personal Expenses

$4,276 per year

Financial aid resources

Paying for college

Learn about different ways to cover costs, incluing financial aid, GI Bills, grants and scholarships

Applying for financial Aid

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Academics

Most Popular Undergraduate majors

  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Psychology, General
Full List of Majors

Undergraduate Majors X

  • BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES
    • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
      • A general program of biology at the introductory, basic level or a program in biology or the biological sciences that is undifferentiated as to title or content. Includes instruction in general biology and programs covering a variety of biological specializations. See other colleges that offer this major
  • BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES
    • Business Administration and Management, General
      • A program that generally prepares individuals to plan, organize, direct, and control the functions and processes of a firm or organization. Includes instruction in management theory, human resources management and behavior, accounting and other quantitative methods, purchasing and logistics, organization and production, marketing, and business decision-making. See other colleges that offer this major
  • COMMUNICATION, JOURNALISM, AND RELATED PROGRAMS
    • Communication, General
      • A program that focuses on the comprehensive study of communication, and that spans the study of mass communication/media studies, old and new media technologies, social and political applications, and speech communication and rhetoric. Includes instruction in interpersonal, group, organizational, and intercultural communication; theories of communication; critical thinking, argumentation, and persuasion; written communication; printed, electronic, and digital media; rhetorical tradition and criticism; media, society, and culture; consequences and effects of mass media; media social science and criticism; and quantitative and qualitative methods of inquiry. See other colleges that offer this major
  • EDUCATION
    • Elementary Education and Teaching
      • A program that prepares individuals to teach students in the elementary grades, which may include kindergarten through grade eight, depending on the school system or state regulations. Includes preparation to teach all elementary education subject matter. See other colleges that offer this major
  • HOMELAND SECURITY, LAW ENFORCEMENT, FIREFIGHTING AND RELATED PROTECTIVE SERVICES
    • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
      • A program that focuses on the criminal justice system, its organizational components and processes, and its legal and public policy contexts. Includes instruction in criminal law and policy, police and correctional systems organization, the administration of justice and the judiciary, and public attitudes regarding criminal justice issues. See other colleges that offer this major
  • LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES, GENERAL STUDIES AND HUMANITIES
    • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
      • A program that is a structured combination of the arts, biological and physical sciences, social sciences, and humanities, emphasizing breadth of study. Includes instruction in independently designed, individualized, or regular programs. See other colleges that offer this major
  • MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS
    • Mathematics, General
      • A general program that focuses on the analysis of quantities, magnitudes, forms, and their relationships, using symbolic logic and language. Includes instruction in algebra, calculus, functional analysis, geometry, number theory, logic, topology and other mathematical specializations. See other colleges that offer this major
  • PSYCHOLOGY
    • Psychology, General
      • A general program that focuses on the scientific study of individual and collective behavior, the physical and environmental bases of behavior, and the analysis and treatment of behavior problems and disorders. Includes instruction in the principles of the various subfields of psychology, research methods, and psychological assessment and testing methods. See other colleges that offer this major
  • VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS
    • Music, General
      • A general program that focuses on the introductory study and appreciation of music and the performing arts. Includes instruction in music, dance, and other performing arts media. See other colleges that offer this major
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Admissions

Undergraduate acceptance rate

Acceptance rate
80.11%
  • Apply 6,254
  • Accepted 5,010
  • Attend 344

Application Fee

Undergraduate
$25
Graduate
$25

Undergraduate application requirements

  • High school transcript

    Required
  • High school GPA

    Required
  • Recommendation letter

    Not applicable
  • Admissions test
    (SAT or ACT)

    Recommended
  • TOEFL
    (international students)

    Recommended
  • Completion of college
    prep program

    Recommended
  • Demonstration of
    competencies

    Not applicable
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Student Life

Student Demographics

Female Students
50%
Male Students
50%

Student Ethnicities
  1. Black63.64%
  2. Caucasian14.49%
  3. Hispanic/Latino9.06%
  4. Two Or More Ethnicities7.14%
  5. Asian3.24%
  6. Not Specified2.09%
  7. American Indian/Alaska Native0.24%
  8. Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander0.1%

Student body breakdown

Total students enrolled

2,425

Undergraduate students

2,425

Full Time Students
37%
Part Time Students
63%

Student services

  • Meal plan
  • Counseling services
  • Remedial services
  • Work-study
  • Placement services
  • Study abroad
  • Weekend/evening classes
  • On-campus day care for student's children

Top five largest sports teams

Male sports:
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Softball
  • Volleyball
Female sports:
  • Softball
  • Basketball
  • Volleyball
  • Baseball
Full List of Athletics

Full List of Athletics X

    • Male

    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Female

    • Softball
    • Basketball
    • Volleyball
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