Davis & Elkins College (Davis and Elkins College)

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Davis & Elkins College can be found in Elkins, WV, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. The small size of enrollment, which is approximately around 850 students, provides smaller class sizes for enrolled students.

An ACT or SAT exam may be required before applying to this institution. Scores in the range of 920 (25th percentile) - 1140 (75th percentile) on the SAT and between 18 (25th percentile) - 23 (75th percentile) for the ACT exam is typical among applicants that get into Davis and Elkins College. By applying sampled GPA data from over 150 schools, we are able to estimate that the Davis and Elkins College average GPA ranges from 2.89 to 3.18 for accepted students. About 40% of all applicant were accepted at Davis and Elkins College, and from those that were granted acceptance roughly 28% continued on to attend. You can get more information from the admissions office website at dewv.edu.

Overall Davis and Elkins College Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Davis & Elkins College was reported as 39.8% in Fall 2020 with over 1,940 college applications submitted to Davis & Elkins College. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • Davis and Elkins College ACT Scores: 18 - 23
  • Davis and Elkins College Average GPA: 2.89 - 3.18

How Hard Is It to Get into Davis & Elkins College?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

When determining how difficult it is for students to get into Davis and Elkins College, ACT/SAT test scores and high school average GPA ranges of accepted students of previous years can help estimate the selectivity of a school.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2022 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2022-2023 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Davis and Elkins College has been on a downward trend over the past few years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 50.5%
  • 2017-2018: 41.6%
  • 2018-2019: 37.0%
  • 2019-2020: 39.8%
  • Projected Davis and Elkins College Acceptance Rate 2022-2023: 37.8%

How Does Davis and Elkins College Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Davis & Elkins College is forty-two percent lower than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Alderson Broaddus College47.2%
Wheeling Jesuit University68.3%
Ohio Valley University69.3%
Bethany College95.3%
Sweet Briar College79.4%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Davis and Elkins College (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading470 - 570
Math450 - 570
Total Score920 - 1140
ACT®Score Range
English16 - 24
Math16 - 23
Composite Score18 - 23
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