Davis and Elkins College

Elkins, WV

Davis and Elkins, founded in 1904, is a church-affiliated, liberal arts college. Its 170-acre campus is located in Elkins, in the foothills of the Allegheny Mountains.

Website: www.dewv.edu/

Private
Co-ed
640
Undergraduate
Students
(65.0%) 416 Women
(35.0%) 224 Men
Not reported
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
75% of 351 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
2.90
SAT Math
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
ACT Composite
20 average
17-22 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$38,640
Tuition and Fees
$29,390
Room and Board
$9,250
Average Percent of Need Met
75%
Average Freshman Award
$13,079
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$23,973
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
4-1-4
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
44
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 30% of classes
10-19 students: 34% of classes
20-29 students: 27% of classes
30-39 students: 6% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
50-99 students: 1% of classes
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Campus Life

Elkins Population
7,214
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
49% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II, National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics, National Christian College Athletic Association
Mascot
Senator
Sororities
8% of women participate
Fraternities
4% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
Not reported
International Students
Not reported
First-Year Students Returning
66.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
32.0%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 3 4
Science 3 4
Foreign Language 1 2
Social Studies 3 4
History    
Academic Electives   4

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required Not reported
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Not reported

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
100 Campus Drive
City, State, Zip
Elkins, WV 26241-3996
Phone
(304) 637-1230
Fax
(304) 637-1800
E-mail
admissions@dewv.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$35
Application Fee Waiver
Not reported
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
 
Early Action Notification
 

Application Form

Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Recommended for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
2 required for some freshmen
Other
 
Financial Need
Financial need is a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
75% of 351 applicants were admitted
Women
72% of 214 applicants were admitted
Men
80% of 137 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
117 (44%) of 264 admitted students enrolled
Women
69 (45%) of 155 admitted students enrolled
Men
48 (44%) of 109 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
2.90
3.75 and Above
19%
3.50 - 3.74
18%
3.25 - 3.49
13%
3.00 - 3.24
10%
2.50 - 2.99
30%
2.00 - 2.49
10%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
Not reported
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
20 average
17-22 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
0%
Score of 24 - 29
19%
Score of 18 - 23
48%
Score of 12 - 17
33%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 11%
Top quarter: 28%
Top half: 50%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$38,640
Tuition and Fees
$29,390
Room and Board
$9,250
Books and Supplies
Not reported
Other Expenses
Not reported
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Not reported
Award Notification
Not reported
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 003811
Free
State Aid Form  

Profile of 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
100 (84.0%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
83 (83.0%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
83 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
23 (27.7%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
75%
Average Award
$13,079
Need-Based Gift
Received by 55 (66.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,220
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 63 (75.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,244
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 83 (100.0%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
35 (29.4%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $4,723

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
473 (86.0%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
422 (89.2%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
422 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
92 (21.8%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
70%
Average Award
$12,635
Need-Based Gift
Received by 314 (74.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,516
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 351 (83.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,250
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 422 (100.0%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
120 (21.8%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $5,840

Borrowing

2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
79%
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$23,973
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
3.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
3.0%

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
College/university loans

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
Academic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships, Special achievements/activities, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Biological Sciences, Business, Computer Science, Education, Engineering/Technologies, Health Fields, Physical Sciences, Religion/Biblical Studies
Number of Awards
707
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Art/Fine Arts, Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
52
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Leadership, Religious Involvement
Number of Awards
39
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff, First-Generation College Students, Local/State Students, Relatives of Clergy, Religious Affiliation
Number of Awards
358
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$770
Academic Calendar System
4-1-4
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business Teacher Education
  • Chemistry, General
  • Computer Science
  • Criminology
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Economics, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Control Technologies/Technicians, Other
  • Forestry, Other
  • History, General
  • Hospitality Administration/Management, Other
  • Information Science/Studies
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • International Marketing
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mathematics, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music, General
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Pre-Dentistry Studies
  • Pre-Law Studies
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Pre-Veterinary Studies
  • Psychology, General
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Religious Education
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
  • Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology
Most Popular Disciplines
Business/marketing, Education, Parks and recreation
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Forestry
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
Not reported

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
44
Part-Time Faculty
20
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
52%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 30% of classes
10-19 students: 34% of classes
20-29 students: 27% of classes
30-39 students: 6% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
50-99 students: 1% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 5% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 23% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 55% of discussion sections/labs
30-39 students: 9% of discussion sections/labs
40-49 students: 9% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
 
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
80
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Not Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
None

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Not reported

Master's Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Location and Setting


Elkins Population
7,214
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Campus Size
170 acres

Weather

Temperature
16.2 average low in January, 77.6 average high in September
Rain
172 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
24 mile(s) from campus in Weston
Nearest Train Station
100 mile(s) from campus in Cumberland, Md.

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing, disabled student housing
Students in College Housing
49% of all students
Housing Requirements
Students required to live on campus through senior year
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
50%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
 

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Not available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
late night security personnel

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II, National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics, National Christian College Athletic Association
Mascot
Senator
School Colors
Scarlet and white

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x x
Basketball x x x x
Cross-Country Running x x x x
Golf     x x
Skiing (Downhill) x x x x
Soccer x x x x
Softball x x    
Volleyball x x    
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Golf    
Skiing (Downhill) x x
Soccer x x
Softball x x
Volleyball x x
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball x x
Basketball x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Golf x x
Skiing (Downhill) x x
Soccer x x
Softball    
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
basketball, football, skiing (cross-country), skiing (downhill), soccer, softball, swimming and diving, table tennis, tennis, track and field, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, water polo

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities, beta alpha beta, campus radio station, student nurses association, student education association, international student organization
Sororities
8% of women participate
Fraternities
4% of men participate
ROTC
 

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
640
Women
416 (65.0%)
Men
224 (35.0%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
568
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
Not reported
International Students.
Not reported
Average Age
22
All Graduate Students
Not reported

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
66.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
32.0%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
45%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
48.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Average Starting Salary
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Business 1%
Arts and Sciences 5%
Medicine 1%
Education 5%
Other 2%

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