Leading the Way

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Leading the Way

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Are you looking for a college experience where…

a small-town

feels like

Freedom & expression are celebrated

And you have room to grow as a leader?

You might be a Senator.


Build strong relationships.

Your community here thrives on deep connection. Students from all over the nation and world share a diversity of ideas with one another, as each receives personalized attention from faculty.

Love to learn.

Many paths lay open to you here. Each is a trail you blaze in pursuit of your passions, one that leads to a strong network of Senator alumni eager to provide engaging internship opportunities.

Take the lead.

Whether in sports and life, ambition is in the Senator DNA. Build your leadership skills in campus governance. Apply them to making our world a better place.

What path will you take?

With 45 degree programs to choose from, you can lead your own way.

Welcome to


West Virginia

Davis & Elkins College has a close relationship with the city of Elkins.

Home to about 7,000 people, Elkins is a small arts community with cozy coffee shops, bookstores and independent storefronts, surrounded by the grandeur of the Allegheny Highlands.

The City of Elkins is an integral part of student life for Davis & Elkins students. It’s a safe, friendly place that feels like an extension of a campus you’ll find just as warm and welcoming.

“Can I afford D&E?”

Girl studying in a chair outside


Receive Aid

Most of our students need some financial help… and they get it.

98% of D&E students receive financial aid, and a large portion of those tuition dollars come from our nine robust scholarship programs.

As a Division II school, nearly half our students take advantage of our athletic scholarship. Other programs support international students, creative arts studies, members of the Presbyterian Church (PCUSA), and many more.

Define &


The D&E experience helped me transition into a student who wasn’t afraid to ask questions while still being confident within my own ideas and thoughts.


Johnson, Class of 2019

At D&E, you’ll Define yourself and become elevated to leadership.

Desire &


D&E helped me discover my passion for leadership and helping others succeed by offering leadership positions and excellent role models.


Davy, Class of 2020

Richard Davy

You’ll find your Desire to live a life of purpose increase as you Engage in nurturing relationships with faculty and staff.

Defend &


Being a student athlete at D&E encouraged me to do my best in my studies and build character by being involved in community service.


Fox, Class of 2020

Mason Fox

Through athletics, you’ll Defend the Hills, working as hard in competition as you do in the classroom, and Encourage teammates and classmates with your strength of character.

Design &


Davis & Elkins College gave me an opportunity to expand my creativity and learn from talented instructors, as well as fellow students. I will forever be grateful for my time at D&E as it is more than a school, to me it is a family.


Currence, Class of 2017

Jacob Currence

And in this arts & culture community, you’ll Design cultural experiences and Enlighten others through creative self-expression.

We’ve been leading the way for over a century.

Both D&E College and the City of Elkins were developed at the turn of the 20th century by two U.S. Senators, Henry Gassaway Davis and his son-in-law, Stephen Benton Elkins. They’re the reason we call ourselves Senators, and why we call this beautiful place home.

Their entrepreneurial spirit set this college town in motion. Today, Elkins is a small but bustling arts community that draws thousands each fall for the annual Mountain State Forest Festival while Davis & Elkins College draws students from all over the world.

Lead the Way, Future Senator 

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Covid-19 update

D&E’s primary goal in our response to COVID-19 is the health of that community as we continue this institution’s mission of high standards of education, and to prepare and inspire students for success and thoughtful engagement in the world. Read more in our Guide for Returning to Campus.

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