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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    C+
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    C
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    C
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    B
Davis & Elkins is a private, Christian college located in Elkins, West Virginia. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 743 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Davis & Elkins acceptance rate is 37%. Popular majors include Nursing, Business, and Psychology. Graduating 41% of students, Davis & Elkins alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $26,400.
100 Campus Dr
Elkins, WV 26241
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Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (without football)
Athletic Conference
Mountain East Conference

Davis & Elkins College Rankings

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Davis & Elkins Admissions

Acceptance Rate
37%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
920-1140
ACT Range
18-23
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$18,591/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$23,215/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
99%

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
11:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
93%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.14 responses
84%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.19 responses
74%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.19 responses
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Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
1
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
1
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    0%
  • On Campus
    98%
  • Online
    2%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
743Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
50
Undergrads Over 25
12%
Pell Grant
54%
Varsity Athletes
44%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 9 responses
  • Friendly
    67%
  • Careless
    11%
  • Interesting
    11%
  • Outgoing
    11%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
81%
Poll
55%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.22 responses
Poll
37%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.27 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 15 responses
  • Friendly
    53%
  • Family
    20%
  • Quaint
    20%
  • Boring
    7%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$37,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
41%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
87%
National
83%
83%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.12 responses
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Since several students can't find anything interesting to do in the area, most of them revert to partying and drinking. The commitment of the student body is reflected by it's average 2.9 GPA.

The dorms were beyond awful: small, noisy, dirty bathrooms, and expensive. The food is worse than the dorms in both taste and quality.

I transferred in from another school, and transferred out after one semester. In my transfer process, I still had problems with the registrar and student life offices. They take incredibly long to get anything done (i.e., send transcripts & fill out Student Reports).

I will say that the professors were, for the most part, fantastic. They were committed and knowledgeable, and the small school environment allowed them to work very closely with students. This allows students to make of their education what they want. However, the commitment of the students themselves drag down the standard of the curriculum as a whole.
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Davis & Elkins College is everything I could've hoped for in higher education. All of the professors, staff, and faculty that I have had the pleasure of coming in contact with have been incredibly helpful and supportive. Learning at Davis & Elkins College is like nothing I have experienced before, the professors are hands-on and willing to help you as much as you need.
Aside from being on a sports team, I would have no reason to attend Davis and Elkins college. Overall it is not a great place to be, the campus is pretty but the campus life is not great. When the board of trustees is here talking to students, students are told what they are allowed to and not allowed to say. The students do not get a big enough voice, change takes forever to actually happen, the dorms are disgusting and administration does not care.