Davidson College

Davidson, NC

Davidson College

Davidson, NC

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Tuition & Fees

$55,175

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
720
25th
650
75th
740
25th
650
75th
33
25th
30
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undergraduateRatios

49%

male

51%

female

9

students

1

faculty

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Extremely Selective

19%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,124
Declined 4,497
Total Received 5,621
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Private

2,022

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.

Official website Visit website
Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 2,022
Established in 1837
Coeducational Coeducational
Religious affiliation Presbyterian

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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.

  • Campus Setting: Large town

Davidson College
405 N. Main Street
Davidson, NC
28035

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
95%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
100%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

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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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

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

Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
720
25th
650
75th
740
25th
650
75th
33
25th
30

Admissions Facts

Application fee $50
Other application fee (application fee waived for international applicants)
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Neither
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline (final deadline) January 7
School has early decision program yes
Early decision program application deadline November 15
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Extremely Selective

19%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,124
Declined 4,497
Total Received 5,621

Admissions Factors

Required

Secondary School GPA
Recommendations
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
Completion of college-preparatory program
Secondary School Record

Neither required nor recommended

Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
Formal demonstration of competencies
Secondary School Rank

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Minority student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious

Remedial services offered

  • Study skills

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

90%

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Note-taking services
  • Special housing
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

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Financial Aid

73%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$42,045

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $54,460
Room $7,700
Board $7,525
Additional fees $715
Books & supplies $1,000
Total $71,400
Average Financial Aid - $42,045
Total with Avg. Aid $29,355

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Financial Facts

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Financial Aid Office


P: 800 768-0380
F: 704 894-2845
admission@davidson.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
All track combined
Baseball
Basketball
Field hockey
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Swimming and diving
Tennis
Volleyball
Wrestling

Club Sports - Men's

baseball, basketball, crew, fencing, golf, lacrosse, rugby, sailing, soccer, squash, tennis, ultimate Frisbee

Club Sports - Women's

crew, fencing, field hockey, lacrosse, sailing, soccer, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Intramural/Recreational Sports

basketball, flag football, flickerball, soccer, softball

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Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Pioneer Football League (Division I, Football I-AA), SoCon (wrestling only), Atlantic 10 Conference

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
African Studies.
Anthropology, General.
Art/Art Studies, General.
Biology/Biological Sciences, General.
Chemistry, General.
Chinese Language and Literature.
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, General.
Spanish Language and Literature.

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Political Science
  2. Economics
  3. Biology

Programs Offered

  • Double majors
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Self-designed majors

2,022

total students

18%

in-state

82%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

100%

2,022
students

Female
51%
1,023

Male
49%
999

Not reported

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

100%

2,022
students

Female
51%
1,023

Male
49%
999

Not reported

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Student Break-down

6%
Nonresident aliens
6%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American 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

Transfer Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

8%

Students are transfer students

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 3.30
High school transcript Required of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Essay or personal statement Required of All
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All

Transfer Application Deadline

Fall: March 15

Spring: November 1

Transfer Credits

Maximum transferred

16

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

16

semester hours

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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 47
Countries most often represented China
Greece
India
South Korea
Turkey
The United Kingdom
Special services offered for international applicants Host family program
Other

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