Davis and Elkins College 1

2014 Quick Stats
100 Campus Drive

Elkins, WV 26241

Phone: (304) 637-1900
2012-2013 Tuition
tuition and fees
rolling admission

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U.S. News Rankings

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U.S. News rank Category Name
#44 Overall Score: 53 out of 100. Regional Colleges (South)

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Davis and Elkins College is a private institution that was founded in 1904. It has a rural setting and the campus size is 170 acres. It utilizes a 4-1-4-based academic calendar. Davis and Elkins College's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Colleges (South), 44. Its tuition and fees are $23,820 (2012-13).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

Located in the Potomac Highlands of the Appalachian Mountains, Davis & Elkins College offers a quality education in a close-knit community filled with unique opportunities for leadership development and personal discovery, such as its three-week Winter Term experience. It offers baccalaureate and associate degrees in over 30 programs, from Business to Theatre, Environmental Science to Criminology, Nursing to Hospitality and Recreation Management. The student/faculty ratio is 13:1. Affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (USA), Davis & Elkins features an Honors Program as well as The Naylor Learning Center for students with learning disabilities. It competes in 12 NCAA (DII)sports and USCSA downhill skiing.

General Information

School type private, coed college
Year founded 1904
Religious affiliation Presbyterian
Academic calendar 4-1-4
Setting rural
2012 Endowment N/A


When applying to Davis and Elkins College, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 20. It is less selective, with an acceptance rate of 53 percent.

For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.

Selectivity less selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 53.0% 4
Application deadline rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by August 20

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Academic Life

The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 59 percent.

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Student-faculty ratio N/A 4
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Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
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Student Life

Davis and Elkins College is part of the NCAA II athletic conference.

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Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority N/A
Collegiate athletic association NCAA II

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Campus Info & Services

Davis and Elkins College offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, and health insurance. Davis and Elkins College also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Davis and Elkins College, 80 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Davis and Elkins College.

Students who have cars on campus 80%
Health insurance offered Yes

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Tuition and fees $23,820 (2012-13)
Room and board $8,350 (2012-13)
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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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