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Davis & Elkins College

Elkins, WV 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate43%

Davis and Elkins College Admissions

It is moderately difficult to get into Davis & Elkins College. Around 43% of applicants get into Davis & Elkins College each year. Out of 1,937 applications received in 2023, 827 students were offered admission.

If you are considering submitting an application to Davis & Elkins College, there is no application fee, which means it is free to apply.

Davis & Elkins College Admissions Stats at a Glance

The following is an overiew of some of Davis & Elkins College's admissions stats.

Davis & Elkins College 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.4
Mean SAT Score 1018
Admissions Test Policy Test Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 43.2%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 49.2%
Waitlist No

Davis & Elkins College Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Davis & Elkins College.

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

Want to Apply Early to Davis & Elkins College?

Davis & Elkins College does not offer early decision or early action.

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How To Get Into Davis & Elkins College

It is moderately difficult to get into Davis and Elkins College. Davis and Elkins College evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.

In 2022, Davis and Elkins College accepted 43% of students, approximately 827 from the 1,937 applicants.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Davis and Elkins College, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.

Transferring to Davis & Elkins College

Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.

For Students Waitlisted to Davis & Elkins College

Davis & Elkins College has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What's Most Important for Getting Into Davis & Elkins College?

Colleges consider a range of factors when determining who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are they consider most important in the admissions process. When assembling your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that put the most emphasis on the admissions factors where you're strong.

Admissions Factors at Davis & Elkins College

Wondering what factors are considered by Davis & Elkins College during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Standardized Test Scores Important
Academic GPA Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Class Rank Considered
Application Essay Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Geographical Residence Considered
Interview Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Considered
State Residency Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Volunteer Work Considered
Work Experience Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered
First Generation Considered

Make sure to check with Davis & Elkins College for more information on admission factors.

Davis & Elkins College 2022-2023 Application Requirements

To apply to Davis & Elkins College, all applicants must submit the following items. Make sure to check in with Davis & Elkins College's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale)
Letter(s) of Recommendation
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Davis & Elkins College?

Students admitted to Davis & Elkins College have an average unweighted GPA of 3.4.

About GPAs

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. 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.

Standardized Test Scores

Davis & Elkins College is a test optional school. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2008, 43.2% of Davis & Elkins College's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 49.2% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for Davis & Elkins College?

To be competitive with other Davis & Elkins College applicants, you should strive to score between 940 and 1100 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Davis & Elkins College 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1100 and 25% of scored lower than 940, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a Davis & Elkins College student is 1018.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Davis & Elkins College students scored 540 or higher and 75% of students scored 470 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Davis & Elkins College students scored 570 or higher, and 75% scored a 470 or higher.

To be most competitive at Davis & Elkins College, you should strive to earn between 17 and 23 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 23 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Davis & Elkins College's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 23, and three out of four students scored lower than 23 on the ACT.

A 17 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Davis & Elkins College students. Only one out of every four students scored below 17.

More Information on Transferring to Davis & Elkins College

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Davis & Elkins College. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in Davis & Elkins College during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Spring Term

• Summer Term

Davis & Elkins College Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Davis & Elkins College?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Davis & Elkins College.

Does Davis & Elkins College accept transfer credits?

✅ Davis & Elkins College accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Davis & Elkins College accepts:

• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES • Life Long Learning Credit

Does Davis & Elkins College accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

✅ Davis & Elkins College accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Davis & Elkins College?

❌ No, Davis & Elkins College is test optional, so it's up to you if you want to submit test scores or not. If you have higher than average scores, you may want to send them. If your scores are average or below average, you it might make sense to leave them out of your application.

What is Davis & Elkins College's acceptance rate?

✅ Davis & Elkins College has an acceptance rate of 43%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Davis & Elkins College?

❌ Davis & Elkins College does not offer early decision.

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Davis and Elkins College Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into Davis and Elkins College? Davis and Elkins College is a somewhat selective institution. The Davis and Elkins College acceptance rate is 43%. This means that the institution accepts 42 out of every 100 applicants.


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 SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

940 - 1100


Math SAT Range

460 - 540


Reading SAT Range

470 - 570

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1100 and Above


940 to 1100


940 and Less


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 GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Davis and Elkins College, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.35. 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.

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

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