Davenport University


Enrollment: 11,736.

Student Body: 76% female, 24% male, 2% out-of-state, international (29 countries represented). Asian 1%, African American 24%, Caucasian 58%, Hispanic 4%.

Retention and Graduation: 61% freshmen return for sophomore year.

Faculty: Student/faculty ratio 14:1. 130 full-time faculty, 24% hold PhDs, 54% are women.


Degrees: Associate, bachelors, diploma, masters, post-bachelor’s certificate.

Classes: Most classes have fewer than 10 students.

Special Study Options: Accelerated program, distance learning, dual enrollment, English as a Second Language (ESL), independent study, internships, student-designed major, study abroad. Combined degree programs: BA/MA. Special programs offered to physically disabled students include tutors.


Freshman Academic Profile: Minimum paper TOEFL 500. Minimum computer TOEFL 180.

Basis for Candidate Selection:

Freshman Admission Requirements: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted. Academic units required: 6 English, 6 mathematics, 9 social studies, 31 academic electives, 10 interdisciplinary. Academic units recommended: 9 mathematics, 9 social studies, 47 academic electives, 10 interdisciplinary.

Freshman Admission Statistics: 1,231 applied, 100% admitted, 100% enrolled.

Transfer Admission Requirements: High school transcript, college transcript(s), minimum college GPA of 2 required. Lowest grade transferable C.

General Admission Information: Application fee $25. Notification on a rolling basis, beginning on or about 9/1. Nonfall registration accepted. Admission may be deferred for a maximum of ongoing. Neither credit nor placement offered for CEEB Advanced Placement tests.


Annual tuition $8,760. Room and board $4,200. Required fees $120. Average book expense $1,000.

Required Forms and Deadlines: FAFSA, scholarship application, if applicable. Priority financial aid filing date .3/15.

Notification of Awards: Applicants will be notified of awards on a rolling basis beginning 3/1.

Types of Aid: Need-based scholarships/grants: Federal Pell, SEOG, state scholarships/grants, private scholarships, the school’s own gift aid, State of MI Nursing Scholarships. Loans: FFEL Subsidized Stafford, FFEL Unsubsidized Stafford, FFEL PLUS, state loans

Student Employment:

Financial Aid Statistics: 79% freshmen, 76% undergrads receive need-based scholarship or grant aid. 55% freshmen, 29% undergrads receive non-need-based scholarship or grant aid. 72% freshmen, 78% undergrads receive need-based self-help aid. 2% freshmen, 2% undergrads receive athletic scholarships. 75% undergrads borrow to pay for school. Average cumulative indebtedness $8,439.

Criteria for awarding institutional aid: Non-need-based: Academics, alumni affiliation, athletics, leadership.

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