Elkins, West Virginia

D&E College Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into Davis & Elkins College

Acceptance Rate

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

How hard is it to get into D&E College and can I get accepted? The school has a 42% acceptance rate ranking it #3 in West Virginia for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 955 out of 2,295 applicants were admitted making D&E College a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants.  Academically, it has extremely easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 66 percent. Davis & Elkins College typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 25% 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 490
SAT Math 25th 490
SAT Composite 25th 980
SAT Scores for Davis & Elkins College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 600
SAT Math 75th 570
SAT Composite 75th 1170
Average SAT Score 1080

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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 64 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 980 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 880. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1080 out of 1600. The school ranks #13 in West Virginia for highest average SAT composite score. 32 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.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Davis & Elkins College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1170 and Above Good >55%
1075 to 1170 Avg + 42%-55%
980 to 1075 Avg - 30%-42%
885 to 980 Reach 20%-30%
Less than 885 Low <20%
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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 17
ACT Scores for Davis & Elkins College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 22
ACT Math 75th 21
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 17 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 69 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 14 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 20 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. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 67 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 >58%
19 to 22 Avg + 42%-58%
17 to 19 Avg - 32%-42%
15 to 17 Reach 24%-32%
Less than 15 Low <24%
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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 #13 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 Admission Chances
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 1,383 912 2,295
Accepted 589 366 955
Acceptance Rate 43% 40% 42%
Enrolled 137 99 236
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 23% 27% 25%

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 https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=237358 IPEDS survey data for Davis & Elkins College.