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Edward Waters University

Jacksonville, FL 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate23%
Acceptance Rate23%

Edward Waters College Admissions

If you are thinking about applying to Edward Waters College, the fee for the application costs $25.

Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students who are struggling to afford application fees may be eligible for an application fee waiver.

Edward Waters College Admissions Stats at a Glance

The following is an overiew of some of Edward Waters College's admissions stats.

Edward Waters College 2022 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 2.6
Admissions Test Policy Not optional and are considered
Applicants Who Submit SATs 27%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 45%
Waitlist No

Continue reading for more information on Edward Waters College's admissions stats.

Applying Early to Edward Waters College?

These are the early application deadlines for Edward Waters College.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No –– ––
Early Decision II No –– ––
Early Action No –– ––

Edward Waters College does not offer early decision or early action.

Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.

See a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

How To Get Into Edward Waters College

It is not competitive to get into Edward Waters College. Edward Waters College has open admissions, which means admission is not competitive and any applicants that met the basic requirements can enroll.

In 2021, Edward Waters College accepted 23% of students, around 365 of the 1,611 students who applied.

Schools that are not competitive to get into, like Edward Waters College, accept virtually all applicants regardless of high school rank or test scores.

Transfer student admissions is not competitive.

What Does Edward Waters College Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are are most important in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that prioritize the areas where you shine.

Admissions Factors at Edward Waters College

Wondering what factors are considered by Edward Waters College during the admissions process? Listed below are factors commonly taken into consideration during admissions decisions.

Admissions Factor Level
Recommendation(s) Very Important
Academic GPA Very Important
Character/Personal Qualities Important
Class Rank Important
First Generation Important
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Considered
Standardized Test Scores Considered
Volunteer Work Considered
Work Experience Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Considered

Make sure to check with Edward Waters College for more information on admission factors.

Edward Waters College 2022-2023 Application Requirements

To apply, all applicants to Edward Waters College must submit the following items. Double check with Edward Waters College's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Letter(s) of Recommendation 2
Other Requirements medical forms
Transcript of High School Record

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Edward Waters College?

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. 4.0. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Students admitted to Edward Waters College have an average unweighted GPA of 2.6

GPAs of Admitted Students

At Edward Waters College, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA ––
3.75 and 3.99 ––
3.50 and 3.74 --
3.25 and 3.49 ––
3.00 and 3.24 ––
2.50 and 2.9 ––
2.00 and 2.49 ––

This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.

Edward Waters College does look at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

Edward Waters College does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2022, 27% of Edward Waters College's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 45% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What's a Good SAT Score for Edward Waters College?

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What's a Good ACT Score for Edward Waters College?

To be most competitive at Edward Waters College, you should strive to earn between 14 and 17 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 17 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Edward Waters College's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 17, and three out of four students scored lower than 17 on the ACT.

A 14 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Edward Waters College students. Only one out of every four students scored below 14.

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Transferring to Edward Waters College

For transfer students, it is not competitive to get admitted to Edward Waters College. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in Edward Waters College during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Spring Term

Edward Waters College Admissions FAQs

Does Edward Waters College accept transfer credits?

✅ Edward Waters College accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions.

Does Edward Waters College accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

❌ Edward Waters College does not accept International Baccalaureate credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Edward Waters College?

✅ Edward Waters College is not test optional. You must submit test scores as part of the application.

What is Edward Waters College's acceptance rate?

✅ Edward Waters College's acceptance rate is 23%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Edward Waters College?

❌ Edward Waters College does not offer early decision.

What is the early action acceptance rate at Edward Waters College?

❌ Edward Waters College does not offer eary action.

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Edward Waters College Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Open Admission


How hard is it to get into Edward Waters College? Edward Waters College is a open admission institution. The Edward Waters College acceptance rate is 23%. This means that the institution accepts 22 out of every 100 applicants.


Edward Waters College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Edward Waters College is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Edward Waters College is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Edward Waters College ACT Scores


ACT Range

14 - 17

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

17 and Above


14 to 17


14 and Less


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Edward Waters College GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Edward Waters College, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 2.64. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

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