Davis & Elkins College Admissions

ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

Elkins, West Virginia
Elkins, West Virginia. Tim Kiser / Wikimedia Commons

Davis & Elkins College Admissions Overview:

Davis & Elkins College has an acceptance rate of 50%, and it has a somewhat selective admissions process. Students will typically need grades and standardized test scores that are average or better. To apply, students will need to submit an online application, scores from the SAT or ACT, and high school transcripts. Check out the school's website for more requirements and to schedule a campus visit.

Admissions Data (2016):

Davis & Elkins College Description:

Davis & Elkins College is a four-year, private college located in Elkins, West Virginia. Elkins, a town of about 8,000, has a strong arts and music presence, with several music festivals throughout the year.Also called D&E, the college was founded in 1904 and is affiliated with the Presbyterian Church. The small college supports its roughly 800 students with a healthy student/faculty ratio of 12 to 1. D&E offers a variety of bachelor’s, associates, and pre-professional programs across a host of academic subjects. These subjects include Accounting, Education, English, Nursing, and Criminology. Pre-professional programs include Pre-Dental, Pre-Law, and Pre-Veterinary studies. Students can also design their own major, by establishing interdisciplinary tracks.

For student involvement outside of the classroom, D&E is home to 35 student clubs and organizations including one national fraternity. There are several academic groups, athletic/recreation organizations, and fine art, music, and dance clubs. The Department of Fine and Performing Arts and the Augusta Heritage Center are a big part of campus life, bringing music and entertainment to D&E students. The center offers week-long (and longer) courses in such areas as Swing, Bluegrass, Irish, Cajun, and early American music. On the athletic front, the D&E Senators compete at the intercollegiate level in the NCAA Division II Great Midwest Athletic Conference (G-MAC) with sports including men’s and women’s swimming, tennis, and soccer.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 805 (all undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 41% Male / 59% Female
  • 96% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $28,842
  • Books: $1,250 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $9,800
  • Other Expenses: $2,858
  • Total Cost: $42,750

Davis & Elkins College Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 99%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 99%
    • Loans: 75%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $20,741
    • Loans: $6,659

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Business Administration, Criminology, Elementary Education, Exercise Science, History, Physical Education, Psychology

Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 66%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 18%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 32%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 45%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Baseball, Soccer, Track and Field, Cross Country, Tennis, Basketball, Golf
  • Women's Sports: Basketball, Volleyball, Cross Country, Soccer Softball, Track and Field, Swimming

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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