Davis & Elkins College

100 Campus Drive - Elkins, WV 26241
  • Region: Southeast
  • Campus Setting: Small Town
  • Size: Very Small

Davis & Elkins College is a private, accredited NCAA Division II school. We are a member of the Appalachian College Association and are affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (USA). Located in the arts community of Elkins, West Virginia, the campus borders the beautiful Monongahela National Forest. At Davis & Elkins College, we shape the future of each student through a liberal arts education, personalized curriculum, student centered faculty, and career focused internships. By the Colleges of Distinction, D&E was recognized for its commitment to engaged, hands-on education. 

The College offers a range of baccalaureate and associate degree programs representing the arts, sciences, pre-professional studies, criminology, education and business studies.  The four years spent at D&E is transformative for our students and is designed to prepare them for thoughtful engagement in the world and to find their vocation in life.  US News & World Report voted D&E a top college in the South achieving the highest overall score of any higher education institution in West Virginia.

Our student body of 700 students comes from diverse backgrounds from 6 continents, 21 countries, and 35 states.  Our 26 collegiate sports keeps our campus competitive and full of activity, especially when combined with  35 student organizations. Our outdoor recreation club along with student life expose our students to an array of off campus adventures like skiing, horseback riding, white water rafting, and snowboarding.  Our location nestled at the foothills of the Allegheny mountains, makes it an ideal destination for study and fun. 

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About Davis & Elkins College

Founded in 1904 and named in honor of two of Davis & Elkins College's early benefactors, each a statesman and active Presbyterian. Henry Gassaway Davis was a US Senator and a nominee for Vice President in 1904. His son-in-law, Stephen Benton Elkins, was Secretary of War from 1895-1911. The legacy of our founding Senators lives on through the preserved architecture and the D&E Senator mascot.  Our campus is expansive including 23 buildings and 192 acres allowing our advancement team to invest in the future physical plant including the most recent multi million dollar Myles Center for the Arts. The rich history of leadership continues at D&E where we are leading the way in healthcare programs, business, natural resources, creative arts, education and criminology.

Mission Statement

To prepare and inspire students for success and for thoughtful engagement in the world.