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Davis & Elkins College

Overview
Type of school: Private institution
Year founded: 1904
Affiliation: Presbyterian
Academic calendar: 4-1-4
Undergraduate student body: 636
Environment: Rural
Endowment: $17,456,415
Admissions Address

100 Campus Drive
Elkins, WV 26241

Website

http://www.davisandelkins.edu

Admissions E-mail

admiss@davisandelkins.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.1
Send application by: Rolling
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Renee Heckel
Admissions office telephone: (304) 637-1230
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: Rolling
Decision sent by: Accept offer by: May 1 (or within 2 weeks if notified thereafter)
Early decision
Not offered
Early action
Not offered Application fee: $35
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? No
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: Yes
Applications via E-mail: Yes
Tuition deposit: $200 (Nonrefundable)
Room deposit: None
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Required
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 4
Mathematics 3 4
Science 3 4
Lab 1 2
Foreign language 1 2
Social studies 3 4
History 0 0
Academic electives 0 4
Total academic units 15 24

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 
Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Recommended
Off-campus interview: May be arranged
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: August 20
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: August 20
 
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
 
Class rank: Important
Academic GPA: Important
Standardized test scores: Important
Application essay: Considered
Recommendation: Important
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Considered
Extracurricular activities: Important
Talent/ability: Important
Character/personal qualities: Important
First generation: Considered
Alumni/ae relation: Considered
Geographical residence: Not considered
State residency: Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Not considered
Volunteer work: Considered
Work experience: Considered
Level of applicant's interest: Very important
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 67%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 67%
Total applicants: 466
Total acceptances: 313
Total freshman enrollment: 121
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: N/A
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision is not available for graphing.

 
Male applicants: 198
Male acceptances: 138
Male freshman enrollment: 54
 
Female applicants: 268
Female acceptances: 175
Female freshman enrollment: 67
Out-of-state freshmen: 41%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: N/A
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: N/A
Students enrolled from waiting list: N/A

 2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 12%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 40%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 80%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 60%
Average high school GPA: 3.1
 
First-year students submitting GPA: 69%
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 31%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 410 – 530
Math: 430 – 560
Combined: 840 – 1090

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 0.0% 0.0%
600-699 4.0% 10.0%
500-599 38.0% 46.0%
400-499 44.0% 27.0%
300-399 12.0% 15.0%
200-299 2.0% 2.0%

 
First-year students submitting ACT scores: 78%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: 16 – 22
Math: 16 – 21
Composite: 17 – 23

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 0.0% 1.3% 0.0%
24-29 18.0% 14.1% 7.7%
18-23 57.0% 53.8% 37.2%
12-17 25.0% 24.4% 55.1%
6-11 0.0% 6.4% 0.0%
Below 6 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%

 



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