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Davis & Elkins College Reviews

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  • 07/18/2011

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

    4 out of 4 people found this review useful. 1 of 16

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Great for students who like small towns,the outdoors,one on one atention and mountains.

    Bang for the buck

    For the money paid you get good food and great living space.

    Will enjoy being here

    It has a lot of activities to do. It has a wide variety of sports.

    Will learn a lot

    The school is wonderful enviroment to learn. The class sizes are pretty small so there is more teacher student one on one time.

  • 02/20/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 2 of 16

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Students that like small towns, small class sizes and campus, where you get to know the professors and can always ask questions. The students have to be willing to work hard and attend classes. They also like the outdoors.

  • 05/26/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 2 people found this review useful. 3 of 16

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    If you are adventuresome, love small towns, love the outdoors, and are willing to put your best efforts into all that you do, then this school is a great fit! Professors work with their students and really get to know them. They are always willing to go the extra mile. The faculty, likewise, is willing to listen to the demands of the students as a whole and on a case by case basis.

  • 06/14/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 4 of 16

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    If you want to be part of a tight-knit college community then Davis and Elkins College is the place to be. you won't be just another face in the crowd. You'll be you.

    Am enjoying being here

    D&E is like a family. When you walk on campus, the first thing you see and friendly faces.

    Am learning a lot

    Classes are challenging, but the teachers do whatever they can to help you.

  • 07/01/2011

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 5 of 16

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    Being a private school, it's a little more expensive than public colleges. It's worth it though! Small campus, small student population and a small town are worth it!

    Will enjoy being here

    The Campus is pretty small and everything is within walking distance. I particularly love that it's in a small town setting with still lots of things to do when not on campus. Elkins is quiet, lovely and just quaint enough to feel homey. Plus it's an hour away from where I live!

    Will learn a lot

    I just love the variety of classes that are available to students. It's a little bit of everything, and I can't wait to explore my options.

  • 02/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 6 of 16

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    the security here is very good. they make us feel so safe and i think they are doing a very great job here.

    What to do for fun

    play soccer with my friends and study.

    Food and Dining

    there are times they don't tend to cook the food that we all like

    Dorm Life

    the dorm life is very socialistic and it makes us relate with one another

    Academic Rigor

    the school is one of the best in the state and i think they worth it..

    In three sentences

    davis & elkins college is a very good school it makes we the international students feel at home it is a school with good students that all have focus in life.

  • 05/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 7 of 16

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus is under 24 hours surveillance. It is a very safe environment. I have walked to and back from the library at any given time during the night and nothing has ever happened to me. I guess that assures the safety of the school and the city.

    Greek Life

    Many Greek life, not so popular though. The dominant one is Sig Ep, a fraternity!

    Clubs and Activities

    Not many clubs in town, but there is a bar on campus, the ice house serves the purpose. There are lots of activities ranging from summer activities like in the rivers of the surrounding area to snow activities.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who want to just find an air to breath from all the hustle and bustle of city with out loosing all the fun. For those who really work for their academic future. It is also a great place for international students.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Being a small school has its benefits. Including BBQ night with the schools president who has an open door policy, Skydiving simulations, and other activities held ever Friday by the campus activity board.

    Bang for the buck

    The experience gained in the school is definitely worth every penny spent.

    What to do for fun

    Lots to do on campus on campus. Beginning from the campus gym and swimming pool to the Ice house which holds parties and concerts ever week from Thursday through Sunday. Ice house is also on campus Bar. Parties are thrown either by the school, one of the suites and/or the Greek community.

    Food and Dining

    The food in the cafeteria is okay to good depending on your preference of food. Regulars include main entries, Asian stand, Salad bar, deli station, cereals and desert stations. Occasional bars include sushi bar, Mexican stand, hot dog stand, and the once in a while international food fest.

    Dorm Life

    Regular doubles and singles, suites if requested. Academic halls for those who prefer quite study environment. Lots of student life activities in the dorms to help you get to know your neighbors well.

    Academic Rigor

    Very Personalized education. Small classes with maximum 32 students. professors know everyone by name so they know when you are not doing so well in class and will help you in what ever way they can.

    Tips for prospective students

    Expect a college where you know everyone and you can have a say in everything that goes around campus. The professors know you personally so a better learning environment. It is also open for diverse opportunities of internships and practicum.

    In three sentences

    It is a small school for personalized education. The faculty and staff know each student by name and care for the well being of every individual. A unique college experience we will be gained from attending this college.

  • 05/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    8 of 16

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    campus security is on call 24/7, year round. RAs are also always active- I am one!

    Greek Life

    don't come here..we have only ONE fraternity..no sorority.

    Clubs and Activities

    join Student Assembly to feel apart of the entire campus, join clubs (involved with SA), and be involved!

    Great for these types of students

    anyone who likes the outdoors, theatre, music, folk traditions...

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    front lawn is great for ultimate frisbee and pick-up games. We do have intramurals!

    What to do for fun

    Hiking, rafting, outdoorsy things; Bowling; Movies; Some shopping.

    Food and Dining

    Cafe/Dining Hall isn't too bad, but if you're picky you'll be upset.

    Dorm Life

    Most dorms don't have A/C, but the dorms are better than commuting.

    Academic Rigor

    You get out what you put in.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always attend classes; attendance points count here. Don't get involved in drama, it's a very close knit community.

    In three sentences

    Teachers know your name and are truly concerned about your education. You know every one's name on campus and are connected within the community. The campus is gorgeous- especially in the fall.

  • 12/13/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    9 of 16

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Even though I visited during Thanksgiving break, campus patrol was still doing their rounds.

    Food and Dining

    You have many different options for food. There are always about eight different kinds of food being served in the cafeteria itself. But then you also have little food places around campus to chose from.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are great. They are just the right size, and the closets are even spacious.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic rigor seems to be very rigorous, which will be good when looking for a job.

    In three sentences

    The campus was beautiful and the people were really welcoming. The campus is also self-contained, so you can go off campus to Walmart if you want to, but you really have no need to. The class sizes are small, which means more one-on-one time with the instructors.

  • 06/27/2013

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    10 of 16

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    The dining staff are gorgeous. They're so friendly and just very lovely in general. The food however is not amazing but to be fair it's not that bad. More than and good enough to get you through the day.

    Dorm Life

    Regardless of the type of dorm life you demand there's a dorm to fit all. There's the polar ends and everything in between.

    Academic Rigor

    Teacher's work hard to make sure you get the est grade possible but of course you have to pull your own weight too. Do the work and academically you'll be absolutely fine.

    In three sentences

    Great College and amazing teachers.

  • 07/17/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    11 of 16

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    From white water rafting to zip lining, there is always something to participate in. On the weekends there is always an activity available so kids aren't sitting in their dorm room miserable Then during the week when you are not studying, doing homework, or at a sporting practice you can always play pool at the bottom of the the dorms or madden center, take a dip in the pool, or go on a nature walk. The faculty here make it a priority to always provide students with as many activities as they can, which is always great.

    Food and Dining

    The food at Davis and Elkins definitely varies from day to day. There are always many options available each day. There is almost always a sandwich bar open for lunch and also a salad bar open 24/7. Then on other days they will have different stations open as well, for example, the Mexican or Asian station, which are absolutely delicious. Then of course every day there is the lunch line with deserts and usually pizza. Regardless of your taste there are so many options, that one never goes away hungry.

    Dorm Life

    Depending on where you are placed they all are very accommodating to your needs. There are dressers, closets, beds, desks, and chairs available. The only complaint I would have to address would be the air conditioning. Most of the dorms besides International and Perez do not have controllable air conditioning, which makes sleeping at night very difficult. Each dorm hallway has an RA, or resident assistant, that is very helpful. If anything breaks or stops working you notify them and they get it taken care of immediately. They are always there if you need anything, which helps people tremendously. Overall I feel that the dorms at Davis and Elkins are more than sufficient.

    Academic Rigor

    Teachers at this school are extremely intelligent and know what they need to know about their course. They are willing to go the extra mile for students, so they are able to succeed. When it comes to discipline I feel like a lot of teachers leave your success or failure up to you. They do not care to your every need, but they make sure your following their rules. If you come to class, do you work, and give 100% all the time you will be sure to do well.

    Tips for prospective students

    Students who are thinking of attending here need to come with an open mind. Not everything on campus will fit their needs exactly, but there is something for everyone. Also regardless of what you came to Davis and Elkins for, just remember that academics come first over everything, and with a great staff that is always willing to help you can accomplish whatever you set your mind too.

    In three sentences

    Davis and Elkins College is a school that strives for you to succeed. The school may be a very petite school, but there is always something excited scheduled for students to attend. There is no way possible someone could not enjoy attending school here.

  • 08/16/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    12 of 16

    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    Not much Greek life here, but the students are working on bringing it back.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are tons of clubs and activities you can get into here. Just to list a few: Paintball, Ultimate Frisbee, Outdoors club, Chess, Taboo club, Anime, Art club, Sports - Baseball, Basketball, Softball, Volleyball, Tennis, etc.

    Great for these types of students

    If you have trouble with certain classes the Support Learning Program will go out of its way to help you. Also if you have a learning disability D&E will make sure you get all the help you need.

    What to do for fun

    There is tons of stuff to do for fun. Many different clubs are ready for you to join as well as students who just like meeting new people. There is a bar on campus called the Ice House that has live music and karaoke.

    Food and Dining

    It's definitely better than my high school's food. There is a dining hall and it's fairly large. We have a hot bar where they have different food every day, like country fried steak, mash potatoes, some kind of vegetable. Also they usually have different pizzas during lunch and sometimes dinner. They have a good salad bar and usually Asian food during lunch. Breakfast is usually really good, pancakes, sausage, bacon, eggs, cereal, etc. There's also fountain drinks and different juices and milks available. Ice cream and desserts are always available as well.

    Dorm Life

    I'm not a socialite so I don't get out and do much. The conditions of the dorm rooms are better than some places I've seen, but they are not top notch either. The RA's are usually friendly and I've yet to have a problem with anyone in the same dorm area as me.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on what degree you are wanting the intensity of the academic work varies. Nursing is extremely rigor while Arts are easier.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you have trouble with certain areas, D&E has a Supported learning program that helps students that have trouble with classes. Also the Supported Learning program helps students with learning disabilities. Don't be afraid to ask anyone anything, D&E is a very friendly campus.

    In three sentences

    Davis & Elkins college accepts students from all over the world including Europe, Canada, the United States, etc. They ave a great education plan for almost any degree and plenty of ways to make sure one gets the help they need to earn that degree. Also D&E is a safe and friendly place to go to college; I give it a three star rating, (dorms could be a little better).

  • 10/06/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    13 of 16

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    We have campus security 24/7

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a wide variety of campus clubs for students.

    Bang for the buck

    If you are a student, you get a lot of discounts for local resteraunts and shops, also many concerts on campus are free.

    What to do for fun

    The ice house is a blast on weekends, and there are many clubs to join.

    Food and Dining

    There are many options in the dining hall, not to mention the salad bar!

    Dorm Life

    Not many of the dorms have AC, but that doesn't stop you for having fun with your room mates.

    Academic Rigor

    All professors are nice and work with you one on one.

    Tips for prospective students

    The key thing is to get involved, if you are involved, you will meet and make new friends and it makes you a better student!

    In three sentences

    Davis and Elkins College is a great college to attend. Your teachers work with you one on one and there are many activities for students. I am alos involved in many extra curricular activities that are provided on campus.

  • 02/08/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    14 of 16

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Every first Friday of the month there is a series of events that occur in downtown Elkins, called First Friday. Students that live on campus get a meal voucher for $6 that they can use towards their meal at certain eateries downtown such as the Kissel Stop Cafe or Papa John's. Activities include watching professionals do magic tricks, play with fire (the Ohio Burn Unit), live music, photo booths, etc. that are all free for the students and community. It's a great way to get involved with the community. The Campus Activities Board (CAB) also offers many activities throughout the school year for students to participate in, such as Toasty Tuesday (during the Winter months) where students can get different treats such as hot chocolate and s'mores, photo tiles (where you get your picture taken a put on a floor tile), teddy bear stuffers (where you can choose one animal from a selection of different animals to have stuffed and keep as your own), etc. There are also many dances that are planned throughout the year, such as Homecoming, Snowball, Valentine's Day, etc. The first weekend in May is the D�©j�  Vu Festival where a pop/hip-hop artist performs on Friday evening, and a country singer performs on Saturday evening. Both concerts are followed by dances at The Pit.

    Food and Dining

    For the most part, the food is very good. Sometimes you might have different varieties of chicken for dinner every night (which gets a little boring), but there are other options if you don't want to eat chicken. There is a pizza station, a salad bar, a made-to-order sandwich station, an international station, breakfast station, a hot dog station, a hot station (which offers nachos, tacos, pasta, etc.), and a healthy station. These stations aren't always open every night (with the exception of the salad bar), but when they are, it's always good eating. There is also Cadillac Daddy Cafe downstairs in the Madden Center that offers many different combos and options if you don't want to eat in the cafeteria. The C-Store is located next door to the cafe where you can get all of your dorm needs, such as milk, chips, cookies, cereal (in a cup), ice cream, water, and different Coca-Cola products. This is included in the meal plan cost. The less meals you eat in the dining hall, the more money you get to use at Cadillac Daddy's. For example, if you choose to have 10 meals a week in the dining hall, then you get $200 to use at Cadillac Daddy's, compared to 19 meals a week and $100 to spend.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is great. You get to meet a lot of new people and have the opportunity to make friends before the first day of class. Sometimes you may not have an ideal roommate, but sitting down and establishing boundaries will make everything easier for the both of you. Also, your neighbors may not be all that great, but if you talk to them about your problem with them, then you may be able to figure out a solution that you like and that they won't be mad about having to do. The RA's are there to help you out with these problems and others that may arise during your stay as a student. They are very friendly and helpful.

    Academic Rigor

    Some teachers don't give a lot of assignments throughout the semester, but that doesn't mean you should slack off. You should continue to study because you don't know if there will be a pop quiz or not. Studying also helps reinforce what you have learned that day in class. Other teachers have you doing many assignments throughout the semester. It depends on the teacher and their methods of evaluation, and what level class you are taking. The expectations the teachers have of you increase each year you are there.

    Tips for prospective students

    1.) Make sure you have a comfortable pair of tennis shoes. 2.) Make sure you bring winter gear with you on move in day (or buy closer to October) because snow comes early. 3.) Plan your classes accordingly-make sure you have enough time to get from one class to the next without being late. 4.) Make sure you know where your classes are before the first day of class. 5.) Do your homework-it makes your life easier if the professor happens to give a pop quiz. 6.) Utilize every resource that you can: the Writing Center, the Naylor Learning Center (they have tutors for almost every subject; if there isn't a tutor for the subject that you want, all you have to do is ask for one), study groups, the library, professors, etc. 7.) Take good notes-it'll help when studying for tests. 8.) Get involved-it not only looks good on a resume, but will also help you make new friends.

    In three sentences

    The professors, faculty, and staff are very friendly. There are a multitude of extra-curricular activities for everyone to get involved in. The diversity is great for making new friends and learning about other cultures.

  • 02/12/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    15 of 16

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Security is always around to keep an eye on the campus. They answer your calls any time you need them to help you.

    Clubs and Activities

    Many different types of clubs to choose from. Everything for your interest.

    What to do for fun

    They have things for you to do every weekend, so you're not bored and best of all it's free!

    Food and Dining

    The food is a variety of things each day.

    Dorm Life

    It's better than you think it will be and you make a lot more friends that way.

    Academic Rigor

    If you miss too many classes, than you you could get on academic probation. But, it's not hard to get good grades.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go to class and you will get really good grades.

    In three sentences

    Davis & Elkins is an excellent school that helps you to the fullest. They give a great amount of help, so you can be successful. Education is the main focus for them, I recommend this school!

  • 03/02/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    16 of 16

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There is an emergency poll in each direction and in running distance.

    Greek Life

    There aren't any frats or sororities.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Students are required to take a class on religion.

    Bang for the buck

    I came here on multiple scholarships and the governments money, but with the money my parents still have to pay, I'll say it's worth it. The people are kind, waking up to the mountains is wonderful, and the food is delicious and nutritious!

    What to do for fun

    Entertainment at the Icehouse (weekends & sometime during the week) Balls games and swim meets Lounges Ice skating, skiing and other winter sports Horse back riding, swing dancing

    Food and Dining

    In the dining hall, there is a suggestion box that you can input comments about the meal, complaints, suggestions, and any other criticism you may have. There are various stands. Such as: salad, pizza, sandwich. Everyday pizza is served freshly and there are many choices to chose from. Also, if you walk to Didnt food stations, there will always be something you like.

    Dorm Life

    My room gets really cold at night. I've told my RA about it but she I'm presuming she hasn't mentioned it to a higher authority, because it's still cold!

    Academic Rigor

    The professor honestly care. They'll push you until you get it right.

    Tips for prospective students

    Bring along your winter coat and snow boots If you do not own a car, befriend someone who does. There isn't much of anything that is in walking distance

    In three sentences

    Set in a very small town. It's a beautiful campus, surrounded with breathe taking mountains and trees. The people aren't rude or vicious, they're sweet and helpful.