Davidson College

Davidson, NC, USA
4.44 Average Rating

Founded by the Presbyterian church, Davidson College is a 4-year private liberal arts college in southern North Carolina. Davidson confers bachelor’s degrees in 29 academic majors and 40 minors. Davidson also features an Honor Code forbidding cheating and plagiarism and all first year students participate in the college’s Honor Code signing ceremony. For recreation, Davidson is home to sporting events unique to the college such as flickerball and the annual cake race. 

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Not for Profit
  • Presbyterian Church (USA)
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Suburb or town

0
100
20%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Decision Acceptance is binding so student must attend college if accepted. November 15, 2020
Fall Regular Decision January 2, 2020 May 1, 2020
Other January 2, 2020

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
18%
Out-Of-State Students
78%
66%
Submitting ACT
53%
Submitting SAT
Average SAT Composite: 1423
0
1600
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Bachelor's
Total Number of Students
1,810
Total Number of Undergrads
1,810
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
69%
20-39 Students
29%
40-99 Students
1%
0
100
90%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
93%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
9:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$21,206
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$51,447
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$51,447
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$14,372
Books and Supplies
$1000

Aid & Grants

0
100
100%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
15%
Average Aid Per Year
$36,359
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
15%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$5,095
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$34,946

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
22%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$6,042
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$16,489
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$194
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
51%
49%
Student Organizations
200
Size of Town
Suburb or town
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
No

Housing

0
100
95%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Yes

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Wildcats
School Colors
Red/Black
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Pioneer Football League

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Charlotte
New York
Washington
Atlanta
Raleigh
Employed
6 mos. after graduation
75%
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$71,100
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What Students Are Saying

4.44 Average Rating
Davidson is a hard school academically, meaning there is no such thing as an easy A. The students at Davidson have a work hard play harder mentality. The teachers are great and easily accessible for the most part.
Jamie Johnson
Davidson College is in North Carolina about 20 minutes outside of Charlotte and currently holds about 1,800 students. Davidson has one of the smallest Division I athletic programs in the country. And the college prides itself on its renowned Honor Code, that the inclusive community surrounding the collegeâ??in the town of Davidsonâ??seems to follow as well.
Student from Columbus, OH
We I visited Davidson I really fall in love. In California we don't have as beautiful campus as Davidson Does. I think I am applying for early decision .
Nadin from Los Angeles, CA

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