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Davis & Elkins College

Elkins, WV 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate43%
Acceptance Rate43%

About Davis and Elkins College

Davis & Elkins College Overview

Davis & Elkins College is a private, religious school in a small town setting in Elkins, West Virginia. Davis and Elkins College was founded in 1904 and enrolls around 776 students a year, which includes 776 undergraduate students. Davis and Elkins College offers on-campus housing for up to 680 students. The majority of students live on campus, and first year-students are required to live in campus housing. On the weekends, about 60% of students stay on-campus and participate in campus events and social life.

Student Activities at Davis and Elkins College

Are you interested in music or performing? Sing in a chorus or perform with one of Davis and Elkins College's theater groups.

Excited for Greek life? Davis and Elkins College has fraternities, but does not have sororities.

Planning to play sports? Davis and Elkins College has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Davis and Elkins College on the Student Life page.

2022 Davis and Elkins College Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar 4-1-4 (2 long terms separated by a month-long mini-term)
Overall Acceptance Rate 43%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.4
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 43.2%
Tuition $29,280
Percent of Need Met 70%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $13,079

Is Davis and Elkins College a Good School?


Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Admissions difficulty, admitted student statistics, tuition, and financial aid can give you a sense of how competitive a school is.

Let's take a look at these areas to get a better view of what Davis and Elkins College offers and if the college seems like the right college for you.

Davis and Elkins College Acceptance Rate 2022

It is moderately difficult to get into Davis and Elkins College. The university admitted 43% of all applicants in 2021. Out of 1,937 applications received in 2022, 827 students were offered admission.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Davis and Elkins College

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. Retention measures how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Davis and Elkins College, around 69% come back the next year. Davis and Elkins Collegehas a six year graduation rate of 41 for undergrads. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.

Job Outlook Davis and Elkins College Graduates

Job placement statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers.

Check with Davis and Elkins College directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Davis and Elkins College's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students.

Davis and Elkins College's endowment was valued at $45 million in 2022, compared to a national average of $905 million. The school spends $28,072 for each full-time student enrolled.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Davis and Elkins College

Cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

Davis and Elkins College meets 70% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $13,079 a year.

Graduates in the class of 2022 had an average of $23,973 in student loans per borrower. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA as soon as you can. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Davis and Elkins College.

Based on this information, how does Davis and Elkins College sound? Remember, the best school for one person may be a terrible fit for someone else! So ask yourself: Is Davis and Elkins College a good school for you?

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Where is Davis & Elkins College Located?

Davis and Elkins College is located in the small town setting of Elkins, West Virginia.

If you are interested in seeing Davis and Elkins College for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 79 to Elkins, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Benedum.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Davis and Elkins College and Elkins are like without leaving home.

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College Info

100 Campus Drive Elkins, WV 26241-3996

Campus Setting: Small Town

Davis and Elkins College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Davis and Elkins College is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Davis and Elkins College is Continuous processing.

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

Davis and Elkins College ACT Scores

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ACT Range

17 - 23

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

23 and Above

Good

17 to 23

Avg

17 and Less

Low

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Davis and Elkins College is 20. Students with an ACT score of 23 and above have a good chance of getting into Davis and Elkins College. Students with an ACT score that falls between 17 and 23 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 17 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Davis and Elkins College SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

940 - 1100

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Math SAT Range

460 - 540

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Reading SAT Range

470 - 570

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1100 and Above

Good

940 to 1100

Avg

940 and Less

Low

SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Davis and Elkins College students is 1018. Applicants with SAT scores of 1100 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Davis and Elkins College, while applicants with SAT scores between 940 to 1100 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 940 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Davis and Elkins College.

Davis and Elkins College Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$39,330

In State

$39,330

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$29,000
$29,000
Fees
$630
$630
Housing
$9,700
$9,700
Books
Unknown
Unknown

Student Life

Wondering what life at Davis and Elkins College is like? There are approximately 776 students enrolled at Davis and Elkins College. 97% percent of students attend school full-time, 59% percent are from WV and 41% percent of students are from other states.

97%

Full Time

3%

Part Time

59%

In State

41%

Out-of-State

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

776

Campus Setting

Small Town

Acceptance Rate

43%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$29,630

Out-of-State

$29,630

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Continuous processing
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