Private 4 Year

Davis & Elkins College

Elkins, West Virginia

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Davis & Elkins College overview
Location Elkins, West Virginia
Online dewv.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Remote Town
Religious Affiliation Presbyterian Church (USA)
Davis & Elkins College overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad
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Davis & Elkins College is a private liberal arts college located in Elkins, West Virginia, a small city nestled in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains approximately 2.5 hours from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Founded in 1904, the college is named after Senators Henry G. Davis and Stephen B. Elkins and is situated on a picturesque campus with notable historic structures such as Halliehurst and Graceland, both former summer mansions of its namesakes. The institution is regionally known for its diverse academic offerings, including popular programs in nursing, business, and liberal arts. With an atmosphere that combines rural tranquility and traditional collegiate architecture, the college provides a close-knit community on a campus featuring both residence halls and apartment-style living options for students. Davis & Elkins maintains a selective admissions policy, seeking students who demonstrate potential for success in its varied undergraduate programs. While the college may not be universally recognized for athletics, it offers a range of sports programs as part of the NCAA Division II, competing in the Mountain East Conference under the team name Senators.

In the most recent statistical year 958 prospective students applied, and 721 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 180 enrolled in the school.  636 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 14 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $29,880 plus fees of $800.












D&E College is rated within the lower 38% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 4 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated

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Admission Standards

Extremely Easy
Davis & Elkins College overview
SAT 880/1125
ACT 1/14
GPA 3.35

Applications Accepted

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Applications Due -
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $0

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for Davis & Elkins College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,396
Other Fees$800
Room and Board $10,125
Budget for Other Expenses$3,156
Total One Year Cost$45,357

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$37,500 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

36% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Davis & Elkins College students
Subject Percent of Class
Health Professions 36%
Business 24%
Education 11%
Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 7%
History 5%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=237358 IPEDS survey data for Davis & Elkins College.

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