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Davidson College

"According to students on Davidson's beautiful, wooded campus, almost every conversation "either begins with or ends with a description of all the work we have to do and how no one will ever be able to get it done." Professors at this excellent liberal arts school push students "pretty hard" but they are "incredible teachers" with a great deal of "enthusiasm for their subjects." Self-scheduled exams diminish the academic stress "to some extent."

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Education Quality
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Influence
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Outcomes
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Offers Baccalaureate Degrees, Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Liberal Arts College, Religiously affiliated

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Noodle Says

"According to students on Davidson's beautiful, wooded campus, almost every conversation "either begins with or ends with a description of all the work we have to do and how no one will ever be able to get it done." Professors at this excellent liberal arts school push students "pretty hard" but they are "incredible teachers" with a great deal of "enthusiasm for their subjects." Self-scheduled exams diminish the academic stress "to some extent."

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Reviews

The most popular majors are English, history, biology, political science, and economics.

The Fiske Guide to Colleges

The crux of the Davidson education is its adherence to the liberal arts philosophy of expanding the mind through exposure to multiple disciplines.

The Insider's Guide to Colleges

The college takes its honor code seriously and seeks out students of demonstrated reputable character.

The Princeton Review

The one thing that stands out to students at Davidson College is the intimate campus community.

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Davidson College says

Davidson is a highly selective independent liberal arts college for 1,920 students located 20 minutes north of Charlotte in Davidson, N.C. Since its establishment in 1837 by Presbyterians, the college has graduated 23 Rhodes Scholars and is consistently regarded as one of the top liberal arts colleges in the country. Through The Davidson Trust, the college became the first liberal arts institution in the nation to replace loans with grants in all financial aid packages, giving all students the opportunity to graduate debt-free. Davidson competes in NCAA athletics at the Division I level, and a longstanding Honor Code is central to student life at the college.

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Student Life

Student Life

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Student Body

Total Undergraduates 1,788
Gender 50% Male / 50% Female
Geography 21% In State / 78% Out of State / 4% International
Socio-Economic Diversity 13% of students received Pell Grants, which are provided by the U.S. government to students from middle and lower income families. It gives you an idea of a school’s socio-economic diversity.
Ethnic Diversity
Percentage
White 71%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0%
Multi-racial 3%
International 4%
Hispanic/Latino 5%
Ethnicity Unknown 4%
Black or African American 7%
Asian 5%
American Indian or Alaska Native 1%
Greek Life 36% of male undergrads participate in Greek life
2% of female undergrads participate in Greek life

Housing

Campus housing is available for undergraduates. Freshman allowed to have car. No pets.

92% of students live on-campus.

100% of freshman live on-campus.

36% of male students live in fraternities.

2% of female students live in sororities.

  • Apartments for Single Students
  • Coed Dorms
  • Housing Offered
  • Theme Housing
  • Wellness Housing

Activities

Student Publications: The Davidsonian

  • Dance
  • Government or Political Activity
  • International Student Organization
  • Literary Magazine
  • Radio Station
  • Student Newspaper
  • Yearbook
  • Choral Groups
  • Concert Band
  • Jazz Band
  • Musical Theater
  • Music Ensembles
  • Pep Band
  • Symphony Orchestra
  • Fraternities
  • Sororities
  • Drama/Theater
  • Campus Ministries

Student Services

  • Academic Support Services: tutoring writing center
  • Computer Services: computer center, dorms, libraries, student center dorms wired for access to campus-wide network dorms wired for high speed internet connections computer repair service available on campus wireless network available
  • Counseling Services: alcohol/substance abuse counseling chaplain/spiritual director career counseling financial aid counseling health services minority students services personal counseling placement services for graduates
  • Facilities: laser facility, electron microscope, campus arboretum
  • Special Needs Services: services and/or facilities for hearing impaired partial services for students with learning disabilities services and/or facilities for visually impaired wheelchair accessibility
  • Specialty Programs (ROTC, Accelerated Programs, Professional Development, etc.): cross-registration double major visiting/exchange student program honors program independent study student-designed major teacher certification ROTC, Army
  • Transfer In Services
  • Transfer Out Services

Academics

Academics

Popular Majors

Political Science and Government (13%), Economics (10%), English Language and Literature (10%), Biology/Biological Sciences (10%), Psychology (8%), History (8%)

Majors Offered

Bachelor's

A program that focuses on the history, society, politics, culture, and economics of one or more of the peoples of the African Continent, usually with an emphasis on Africa south of the Sahara, and including the African diasporas overseas.

Job Opportunities:

Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses pertaining to the culture and development of an area, an ethnic group, or any other group, such as Latin American studies, women's studies, or urban affairs. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

A general program that focuses on the introductory study and appreciation of the visual arts. Includes instruction in art, photography, and other visual communications media.

Job Opportunities:

Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in drama, music, and the arts including fine and applied art, such as painting and sculpture, or design and crafts. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
Teach students in one or more subjects, such as English, mathematics, or social studies at the secondary level in public or private schools. May be designated according to subject matter specialty.
Craft Artists
Create or reproduce hand-made objects for sale and exhibition using a variety of techniques, such as welding, weaving, pottery, and needlecraft.
Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators
Create original artwork using any of a wide variety of media and techniques.
Photographers
Photograph people, landscapes, merchandise, or other subjects, using digital or film cameras and equipment. May develop negatives or use computer software to produce finished images and prints. Includes scientific photographers, aerial photographers, and photojournalists.

A program that focuses on the general study of dramatic works and their performance. Includes instruction in major works of dramatic literature, dramatic styles and types, and the principles of organizing and producing full live or filmed productions.

Job Opportunities:

Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in drama, music, and the arts including fine and applied art, such as painting and sculpture, or design and crafts. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Actors
Play parts in stage, television, radio, video, motion picture productions, or other settings for entertainment, information, or instruction. Interpret serious or comic role by speech, gesture, and body movement to entertain or inform audience. May dance and sing.
Producers and Directors
Produce or direct stage, television, radio, video, or motion picture productions for entertainment, information, or instruction. Responsible for creative decisions, such as interpretation of script, choice of actors or guests, set design, sound, special effects, and choreography.
Entertainers and Performers, Sports and Related Workers, All Other
All entertainers and performers, sports and related workers not listed separately.

A general program that focuses on the English language, including its history, structure and related communications skills; and the literature and culture of English-speaking peoples.

Job Opportunities:

English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in English language and literature, including linguistics and comparative literature. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
Teach students in one or more subjects, such as English, mathematics, or social studies at the secondary level in public or private schools. May be designated according to subject matter specialty.

Any instructional program in ethnic, cultural minority, gender, and group studies not listed above.

Job Opportunities:

Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses pertaining to the culture and development of an area, an ethnic group, or any other group, such as Latin American studies, women's studies, or urban affairs. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

A program that focuses on the French language and related dialects and creoles. Includes instruction in philology; Metropolitan French; Canadian French; African and Caribbean Creoles; dialects; and applications in business, science/technology, and other settings.

Job Opportunities:

Foreign Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach languages and literature courses in languages other than English. Includes teachers of American Sign Language (ASL). Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
Teach students in one or more subjects, such as English, mathematics, or social studies at the secondary level in public or private schools. May be designated according to subject matter specialty.
Interpreters and Translators
Interpret oral or sign language, or translate written text from one language into another.

A program that focuses on the German language and related dialects. Includes instruction in philology; dialects; and applications to business, science/technology, and other settings.

Job Opportunities:

Foreign Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach languages and literature courses in languages other than English. Includes teachers of American Sign Language (ASL). Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Interpreters and Translators
Interpret oral or sign language, or translate written text from one language into another.

A program that focuses on the general study and interpretation of the past, including the gathering, recording, synthesizing and criticizing of evidence and theories about past events. Includes instruction in historiography; historical research methods; studies of specific periods, issues and cultures; and applications to areas such as historic preservation, public policy, and records administration.

Job Opportunities:

Managers, All Other
All managers not listed separately.
Historians
Research, analyze, record, and interpret the past as recorded in sources, such as government and institutional records, newspapers and other periodicals, photographs, interviews, films, electronic media, and unpublished manuscripts, such as personal diaries and letters.
History Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in human history and historiography. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
Teach students in one or more subjects, such as English, mathematics, or social studies at the secondary level in public or private schools. May be designated according to subject matter specialty.

A program that focuses on the history, society, politics, culture, and economics of one or more of the Hispanic peoples of the North and South American Continents outside Canada and the United States, including the study of the Pre-Columbian period and the flow of immigrants from other societies.

Job Opportunities:

Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses pertaining to the culture and development of an area, an ethnic group, or any other group, such as Latin American studies, women's studies, or urban affairs. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

A general program that focuses on the introductory study and appreciation of music and the performing arts. Includes instruction in music, dance, and other performing arts media.

Job Opportunities:

Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
Teach students in one or more subjects, such as English, mathematics, or social studies at the secondary level in public or private schools. May be designated according to subject matter specialty.
Musicians and Singers
Play one or more musical instruments or sing. May perform on stage, for on-air broadcasting, or for sound or video recording.

A program that focuses on ideas and their logical structure, including arguments and investigations about abstract and real phenomena. Includes instruction in logic, ethics, aesthetics, epistemology, metaphysics, symbolism, and history of philosophy, and applications to the theoretical foundations and methods of other disciplines.

Job Opportunities:

Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in philosophy, religion, and theology. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

A program that focuses on the nature of religious belief and specific religious and quasi-religious systems. Includes instruction in phenomenology; the sociology, psychology, philosophy, anthropology, literature and art of religion; mythology; scriptural and textual studies; religious history and politics; and specific studies of particular faith communities and their behavior.

Job Opportunities:

Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in philosophy, religion, and theology. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

A program that focuses on the Spanish language and related dialects. Includes instruction in philology; Modern Castillan; Latin American and regional Spanish dialects; and applications in business, science/technology, and other settings.

Job Opportunities:

Foreign Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach languages and literature courses in languages other than English. Includes teachers of American Sign Language (ASL). Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
Teach students in one or more subjects, such as English, mathematics, or social studies at the secondary level in public or private schools. May be designated according to subject matter specialty.
Interpreters and Translators
Interpret oral or sign language, or translate written text from one language into another.

Bachelor's

Any instructional program in multi/interdisciplinary studies not listed above.

Bachelor's

A general program of biology at the introductory, basic level or a program in biology or the biological sciences that is undifferentiated as to title or content. Includes instruction in general biology and programs covering a variety of biological specializations.

Job Opportunities:

Natural Sciences Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as life sciences, physical sciences, mathematics, statistics, and research and development in these fields.
Biological Scientists, All Other
All biological scientists not listed separately.
Life Scientists, All Other
All life scientists not listed separately.
Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in biological sciences. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
Teach students in one or more subjects, such as English, mathematics, or social studies at the secondary level in public or private schools. May be designated according to subject matter specialty.

A general program that focuses on the scientific study of the composition and behavior of matter, including its micro- and macro-structure, the processes of chemical change, and the theoretical description and laboratory simulation of these phenomena.

Job Opportunities:

Natural Sciences Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as life sciences, physical sciences, mathematics, statistics, and research and development in these fields.
Chemists
Conduct qualitative and quantitative chemical analyses or experiments in laboratories for quality or process control or to develop new products or knowledge.
Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses pertaining to the chemical and physical properties and compositional changes of substances. Work may include instruction in the methods of qualitative and quantitative chemical analysis. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching, and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
Teach students in one or more subjects, such as English, mathematics, or social studies at the secondary level in public or private schools. May be designated according to subject matter specialty.

A program that focuses on environment-related issues using scientific, social scientific, or humanistic approaches or a combination. Includes instruction in the basic principles of ecology and environmental science and related subjects such as policy, politics, law, economics, social aspects, planning, pollution control, natural resources, and the interactions of human beings and nature.

Job Opportunities:

Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health
Conduct research or perform investigation for the purpose of identifying, abating, or eliminating sources of pollutants or hazards that affect either the environment or the health of the population. Using knowledge of various scientific disciplines, may collect, synthesize, study, report, and recommend action based on data derived from measurements or observations of air, food, soil, water, and other sources.
Environmental Science Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in environmental science. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

A general program that focuses on the analysis of quantities, magnitudes, forms, and their relationships, using symbolic logic and language. Includes instruction in algebra, calculus, functional analysis, geometry, number theory, logic, topology and other mathematical specializations.

Job Opportunities:

Natural Sciences Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as life sciences, physical sciences, mathematics, statistics, and research and development in these fields.
Mathematicians
Conduct research in fundamental mathematics or in application of mathematical techniques to science, management, and other fields. Solve problems in various fields using mathematical methods.
Statisticians
Develop or apply mathematical or statistical theory and methods to collect, organize, interpret, and summarize numerical data to provide usable information. May specialize in fields such as bio-statistics, agricultural statistics, business statistics, or economic statistics. Includes mathematical and survey statisticians.
Mathematical Science Occupations, All Other
All mathematical scientists not listed separately.
Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses pertaining to mathematical concepts, statistics, and actuarial science and to the application of original and standardized mathematical techniques in solving specific problems and situations. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
Teach students in one or more subjects, such as English, mathematics, or social studies at the secondary level in public or private schools. May be designated according to subject matter specialty.

A general program that focuses on the scientific study of matter and energy, and the formulation and testing of the laws governing the behavior of the matter-energy continuum. Includes instruction in classical and modern physics, electricity and magnetism, thermodynamics, mechanics, wave properties, nuclear processes, relativity and quantum theory, quantitative methods, and laboratory methods.

Job Opportunities:

Natural Sciences Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as life sciences, physical sciences, mathematics, statistics, and research and development in these fields.
Physicists
Conduct research into physical phenomena, develop theories on the basis of observation and experiments, and devise methods to apply physical laws and theories.
Physics Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses pertaining to the laws of matter and energy. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
Teach students in one or more subjects, such as English, mathematics, or social studies at the secondary level in public or private schools. May be designated according to subject matter specialty.

Bachelor's

A program that focuses on the systematic study of human beings, their antecedents and related primates, and their cultural behavior and institutions, in comparative perspective. Includes instruction in biological/physical anthropology, primatology, human paleontology and prehistoric archeology, hominid evolution, anthropological linguistics, ethnography, ethnology, ethnohistory, socio-cultural anthropology, psychological anthropology, research methods, and applications to areas such as medicine, forensic pathology, museum studies, and international affairs.

Job Opportunities:

Managers, All Other
All managers not listed separately.
Anthropologists and Archeologists
Study the origin, development, and behavior of human beings. May study the way of life, language, or physical characteristics of people in various parts of the world. May engage in systematic recovery and examination of material evidence, such as tools or pottery remaining from past human cultures, in order to determine the history, customs, and living habits of earlier civilizations.
Anthropology and Archeology Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in anthropology or archeology. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

A general program that focuses on the systematic study of the production, conservation and allocation of resources in conditions of scarcity, together with the organizational frameworks related to these processes. Includes instruction in economic theory, micro- and macroeconomics, comparative economic systems, money and banking systems, international economics, quantitative analytical methods, and applications to specific industries and public policy issues.

Job Opportunities:

Managers, All Other
All managers not listed separately.
Economists
Conduct research, prepare reports, or formulate plans to address economic problems related to the production and distribution of goods and services or monetary and fiscal policy. May collect and process economic and statistical data using sampling techniques and econometric methods.
Survey Researchers
Plan, develop, or conduct surveys. May analyze and interpret the meaning of survey data, determine survey objectives, or suggest or test question wording. Includes social scientists who primarily design questionnaires or supervise survey teams.
Economics Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in economics. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

A general program that focuses on the systematic study of political institutions and behavior. Includes instruction in political philosophy, political theory, comparative government and politics, political parties and interest groups, public opinion, political research methods, studies of the government and politics of specific countries, and studies of specific political institutions and processes.

Job Opportunities:

Managers, All Other
All managers not listed separately.
Political Scientists
Study the origin, development, and operation of political systems. May study topics, such as public opinion, political decision-making, and ideology. May analyze the structure and operation of governments, as well as various political entities. May conduct public opinion surveys, analyze election results, or analyze public documents.
Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in political science, international affairs, and international relations. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

A general program that focuses on the scientific study of individual and collective behavior, the physical and environmental bases of behavior, and the analysis and treatment of behavior problems and disorders. Includes instruction in the principles of the various subfields of psychology, research methods, and psychological assessment and testing methods.

Job Opportunities:

Managers, All Other
All managers not listed separately.
Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists
Diagnose and treat mental disorders; learning disabilities; and cognitive, behavioral, and emotional problems, using individual, child, family, and group therapies. May design and implement behavior modification programs.
Industrial-Organizational Psychologists
Apply principles of psychology to human resources, administration, management, sales, and marketing problems. Activities may include policy planning; employee testing and selection, training and development; and organizational development and analysis. May work with management to organize the work setting to improve worker productivity.
Psychologists, All Other
All psychologists not listed separately.
Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in psychology, such as child, clinical, and developmental psychology, and psychological counseling. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

A program that focuses on the systematic study of human social institutions and social relationships. Includes instruction in social theory, sociological research methods, social organization and structure, social stratification and hierarchies, dynamics of social change, family structures, social deviance and control, and applications to the study of specific social groups, social institutions, and social problems.

Job Opportunities:

Managers, All Other
All managers not listed separately.
Sociologists
Study human society and social behavior by examining the groups and social institutions that people form, as well as various social, religious, political, and business organizations. May study the behavior and interaction of groups, trace their origin and growth, and analyze the influence of group activities on individual members.
Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in sociology. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Administration & Faculty

President Carol Quillen
Accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
Full-time Faculty 174
Student : Faculty Ratio 10 : 1
Faculty Gender (% Male : Female) 59 : 40
Percentage of Faculty Members
Tenured Faculty 75
Tenure Track Faculty 16
Non-Tenure Track Faculty 8

AP Test Credit Information

Test Name Minimum Score Equivalent Course (s) Credits
AP Art History 4.0 ART 100 1.0
AP Biology 4.0 BIO 107 1.0
AP Calculus AB 3.0 MAT 111 1.0
AP Calculus BC 3.0 MAT 111 1.0
AP Calculus BC 4.0 MAT 111 & 113 2.0
AP Chemistry 4.0 CHE 115 1.0
AP Chinese Language and Culture 4.0 CHI 201 1.0
AP Comparative Government and Politics 4.0 POL 130 1.0
AP Computer Science A 4.0 CSC 121 1.0
AP English Language and Composition 4.0 ENG 199 1.0
AP English Literature and Composition 4.0 ENG 110 Pass / No Credit
AP Environmental Science 4.0 ENV 199C 1.0
AP European History 5.0 HIS 122 Pass / No Credit
AP French Language and Culture 4.0 FRE 201 1.0
AP German Language and Culture 4.0 GER 201 1.0
AP Latin 4.0 LAT 199 1.0
AP Macroeconomics 3.0 ECO 101 1.0
AP Macroeconomics 4.0 ECO 199C 1.0
AP Microeconomics 3.0 ECO 101 1.0
AP Microeconomics 4.0 ECO 199C 1.0
AP Music Theory 4.0 MUS 101 1.0
AP Physics B 4.0 PHY 118 1.0
AP Psychology 4.0 PSY 101 1.0
AP Spanish Language and Culture 4.0 SPA 201 1.0
AP Statistics 4.0 UNS 199 1.0
AP United States Government and Politics 4.0 POL 199C 1.0
AP United States History 5.0 HIS 141 1.0

Admissions

Admissions

Selectivity

Selectivity Score: 86/100
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Selectivity

Acceptance Rate: 25.6% accepted of 4,745 applications

100% of students graduated in the top half of their class.
97% of students graduated in the top quarter of their class.
85% of students graduated in the top tenth of their class.

25th - 75th Percentile
ACTComposite29 - 33
 
SATMath600 - 710
Reading630 - 730
Writing610 - 710

Admission Considerations

Very Important: Recommendations, Volunteer Work, Character Personal Qualities, Rigor Of Secondary School Record

Important: Interview, Application Essay, Extracurricular Activities, Standardized Test Scores, Talent Ability

Also Considered: Academic GPA, Class Rank, Alumni Relation

High School Curriculum (years of study):
Required Recommended
English 4 0
Math 3 4
Science 2 4
Foreign Language 2 4

Other Application Information: Highest Section Scores Across Test Dates SAT or ACT SAT Reasoning Test and Subject Tests; or ACT

Deadlines

November

15

Early Decision
January

2

Regular Decision

Admissions Websites

Finance

Finance

Average Net Tuition

The average student pays $22,250 for tuition, fees, and other expenses, after grants and scholarships.

Household Income Real Cost
$0-$30K $9,479
$30K-$48K $8,341
$48K-$75K $10,963
$75K-$110K $19,302
$110K+ $36,869

Sticker Price

Total stated tuition is $42,425, in-state and on-campus, before financial aid.

On-Campus Off-Campus
Stated Tuition $42,425 Same as On-Campus
Fees $424 Same as On-Campus
Housing $11,834 $11,834
Books $1,000 $1,000
Total (before financial aid) $55,683 $55,683

Students Receiving Aid

55% of students receive some form of financial aid.

Undergrads Receiving Aid Average Aid Amount
Federal Loans 18% $4,993
Federal Scholarships/Grants 13% $4,886
Institutional Grants 55% $30,978
Other Federal Grants 2% $7,081
Other Loans 1% $23,961
Pell Grants 13% $3,901
State and Local Scholarships/Grants 8% $4,682
Student Loans 18% $5,762

Financial Aid Websites

Learn more about financial aid at http://www.davidson.edu/admission-and-financial-aid/financial-aid.

Estimate the net price for you at http://www3.davidson.edu/cms/x44004.xml.

Alumni and Outcomes

Alumni and Outcomes

Graduation Rates

89% of students graduated on time.

92% of students graduated in six years.

96% of full time students continued studying at this school after freshman year.

Salaries

The typical (median) early career salary of Davidson College graduates is $44,500, according to Payscale.

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Athletics

Athletics

Davidson College participates in the NCAA Division I-AA for college athletics.

Athletic Score: 83/100
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Athletics
Sport Contact
Baseball Dick Cooke (Get recruited )
Soccer Matt Spear (Get recruited )
Basketball Bob McKillop (Get recruited )
Swimming John Young (Get recruited )
Golf Tim Straub (Get recruited )
Wrestling Bob Patnesky (Get recruited )
Football Paul Nichols (Get recruited )
Track and Field and Cross Country Gary Andrew (Get recruited )
Tennis Drew Barrett (Get recruited )
Lacrosse Ben Ralston (Get recruited )
Sport Coach
Basketball Michele Savage (Get recruited )
Lacrosse Kim Wayne (Get recruited )
Soccer Greg Ashton (Get recruited )
Field Hockey Ginny Turner (Get recruited )
Tennis Caroline Price (Get recruited )
Volleyball Chris Willis (Get recruited )
Swimming John Young (Get recruited )
Track and Field and Cross Country Jen Straub (Get recruited )

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Rankings

Forbes

#22 America's Top Colleges

PayScale

#83 Starting Median Salary Rankings

Social Mobility Index

#485 Social Mobility Index

The Princeton Review

N/A Colleges: Best Value Colleges for 2014 - Private
N/A Best Colleges (Southeastern)

U.S. News & World Report

#3 National Liberal Arts Colleges Undergraduate Teaching Rankings
#11 National Liberal Arts
#20 National Liberal Arts Colleges High School Counselor Rankings

Washington Monthly

#11 Liberal Arts Colleges - Community Service Participation Rank
#18 Liberal Arts Colleges - Bachelor's to PhD Rank
#22 Liberal Arts Colleges - Overall Rank
#23 Liberal Arts Colleges - ROTC Rank
#36 Liberal Arts Colleges - Service Staff, Courses, and Financial Aid Rank
#37 Affordable Elite Colleges - Overall Rank
#54 Liberal Arts Colleges - Research Expenditures Rank
#54 Liberal Arts Colleges - Federal Work-Study Funds Spent on Service Rank
#65 Liberal Arts Colleges - Peace Corps Rank
#131 Liberal Arts Colleges - Graduation Rate Rank
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