Chances of getting into Davis & Elkins College

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
Admission Difficulty for Davis & Elkins College
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsExtremely Easy
Applicant CompetitionHigh

How hard is it to get into D&E College and can I get accepted? The school has a 37% acceptance rate ranking it #2 in West Virginia for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 922 out of 2,495 applicants were admitted making D&E College a highly competitive school to get into with a lesser chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants.  Academically, it has extremely easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 76 percent. Davis & Elkins College typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 21% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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D&E College SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
Applicants Submitting SAT
SAT Scores for Davis & Elkins College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 460
SAT Math 25th 450
SAT Composite 25th 910
SAT Scores for Davis & Elkins College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 540
SAT Math 75th 540
SAT Composite 75th 1080
Average SAT Score 1000

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What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Davis & Elkins College?

Davis & Elkins College typically requires applicants to be in the top 76 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 910 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 820. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1000 out of 1600. The school ranks #15 in West Virginia for highest average SAT composite score. 55 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

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Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Davis & Elkins College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1080 and Above Good >50%
995 to 1080 Avg + 37%-50%
910 to 995 Avg - 26%-37%
825 to 910 Reach 17%-26%
Less than 825 Low <17%
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D&E College ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
Applicants Submitting ACT
ACT Scores for Davis & Elkins College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 15
ACT Math 25th 16
ACT Composite 25th 16
ACT Scores for Davis & Elkins College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 21
ACT Math 75th 20
ACT Composite 75th 22
Average ACT Score 19

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into D&E College?

Admission data indicates that D&E College regularly accepts students with ACT's of 16 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 75 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 13 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 19 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 22 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #16 in West Virginia for highest average ACT composite score. 56 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Davis & Elkins College.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Davis & Elkins College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
22 and Above Good >50%
19 to 22 Avg + 37%-50%
16 to 19 Avg - 26%-37%
13 to 16 Reach 17%-26%
Less than 13 Low <17%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
Typical High School Grades

You will need about average high school grades to get into Davis & Elkins College. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Davis & Elkins College was 3.17 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #14 in West Virginia for highest average GPA. Even with a competitive GPA, admission to D&E College will be challenging as the school denies more applicants than it admits.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Davis & Elkins College students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 86% Good
3.50 to 3.75 18% Reach
3.25 to 3.50 18% Low
3.00 to 3.25 13% Low
2.75 to 3.00 10% Low
2.50 to 2.75 30% Low
2.25 to 2.50 10% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

High School Class Rank

High School Class Rank for admitted Davis & Elkins College students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 10%
Top 25% of class 29%
Top 50% of class 29%
Bottom 50% of class 20%
Bottom 25% of class 6%

Admission Statistics

Davis & Elkins College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,560 935 2,495
Accepted 629 293 922
Acceptance Rate 40% 31% 37%
Enrolled 129 69 198
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 21% 24% 21%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Davis & Elkins College and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Davis & Elkins College Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Required
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Davis & Elkins College
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education IPEDS survey data for Davis & Elkins College.

Frequently Asked Questions

55% of students submit their SAT scores to D&E College. 56% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

37% of those who apply are granted admission to D&E College. Admission competition is high and the college has extremely easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 910 and 1080. 55% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 16 and 22. 56% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.