Davidson College

Davidson, NC

Davidson College

Davidson, NC

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Tuition & Fees

$55,060

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
46%
600-699
50%
500-599
4%
700-800
54%
600-699
42%
500-599
4%
30-36
75%
24-29
24%
18-23
1%
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undergraduateRatios

51%

male

49%

female

1

teacher

8.7

students

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Extremely Selective

18%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,080
Declined 4,902
Total Received 5,982
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Private

1,837

undergraduate students

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School Facts

Davidson College, is a liberal arts college affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (USA). Founded as a men's college in 1837, it adopted coeducation in 1972. Its 450-acre campus and recreational lake are located in Davidson, 20 miles north of Charlotte.

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Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 1,837
Established in 1837
Coeducational Coeducational

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665-acre campus in Davidson (population: 12,684), 20 miles from Charlotte. Major airport, bus, and train serve Charlotte. School operates transportation to neighboring towns. Public transportation serves campus.

  • Metropolitan area: Charlotte
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Charlotte

Davidson College
405 N. Main Street
Davidson
28035

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
95%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Disabled student housing

Fun Facts

  • The intramural sport flickerball is unique to Davidson College. The College banned touch football due to injuries, so students created a game of tag football with basketball-type passing rules, which is still avidly played to this day.
  • Former US President Woodrow Wilson attended Davidson College for a year before becoming ill, and later enrolling at Princeton.
  • The first X-rays ever taken in America were by three Davidson College Physics students who snuck into a lab in 1896. They kept their experiments secret for many years, fearing they would be punished.
  • Davidson College was founded as a "manual labor" institution in 1837, meaning that students paid for their education by tending crops and livestock. They didn't enjoy the duty much, however, and tuition charges were instated within a very few years.
  • In the early 1900s, Davidson College kept live versions of its mascots. Wildcat Felix II was stuffed and placed in the trophy room upon his demise. Two new wildcats were then procured. The student body purchased yearling Min for $35. Min was fairly tame and could be led about. Tom was captured in the wild and noted for his ferocity and fighting spirit.
  • At Davidson College, having your cake and eating it too has, since 1930, required two fleet feet! The college annually challenges its incoming students to win their own dessert at the Cake Race, which is the concluding event of Orientation activities. Men and women run separate 1.7 mile races to win one of about 200 cakes on a first finished, first served basis.
  • In the Davidson College archives is an Arabic Bible that belonged to Omar Ibn Sayyid, a Muslim African slave who lived in the southern states in the early 1800s. He was likely the most educated slave in North Carolina, as well as the author of the only known slave autobiography written in a native language.
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Choral groups
  • National fraternities on campus
  • Local fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus
  • Local sororities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
72%
Top 1/4
95%
Top 1/2
100%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
46%
600-699
50%
500-599
4%
700-800
54%
600-699
42%
500-599
4%
30-36
75%
24-29
24%
18-23
1%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $50
Application deadline January 7
Has early decision program yes
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.84

Extremely Selective

18%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,080
Declined 4,902
Total Received 5,982

Admissions Factors

Very Important

character/personal qualities
recommendation(s)
rigor of secondary school record
volunteer work

Important

extracurricular activities
application essay
talent/ability

Considered

alumni/ae relation
academic GPA
class rank
standardized test scores

Not Considered

geographical residence
interview
racial/ethnic status
religious affiliation/commitment
state residency
work experience

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 46
Accepts International Baccalaureate no
Offers English as a second language no
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Financial Facts

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Installment payment plan yes
Deferred payment plan yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-country running
Field hockey
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Swimming and diving
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball
Wrestling

Intramural Sports Men

Softball

Intramural Sports Women

Softball

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division 1

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
African Studies
Anthropology
Art/Art Studies, General
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Chinese Language and Literature
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
East Asian Studies
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics
English Language and Literature, General
Environmental Studies
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other
French Language and Literature
German Language and Literature
History, General
Latin American Studies
Mathematics, General
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Music, General
Philosophy
Physics, General
Political Science and Government, General
Psychology, General
Religion/Religious Studies
Sociology
Spanish Language and Literature
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Programs Offered

  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Off campus study
  • Study abroad
  • Army ROTC

1,837

total students

22%

in-state

78%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

100%

1,837
students

Female
49%
908

Male
51%
929

Not reported

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

%

1,837
students

Female
50%
908

Male
50%
929

Not reported

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 95%
Student 4 year graduation rate 87%
Student 5 year graduation rate 4%
Student 6 year graduation rate 0%

Student Break-down

7%
Nonresident aliens
6%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
7%
Hispanic/Latino
67%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
4%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

10

Transfer students enrolled

1%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment no
Accepts CLEP subject tests no
Accepts CLEP general tests no
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions no
Accepts DSST/DANTES no
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred no

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: March 15

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Counseling services

  • Group career
  • Individual career
  • Learning disability
  • Personal/Psychological

Remedial services offered

Not reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni Network
  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Resume preparation

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • 24 hour library
  • Computer training or assistance
  • Health clinic
  • Library reserved study rooms

Special programs for physically disabled students

Not Reported

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