Davidson College Overview
Davidson College is a private not-for-profit institution located in Davidson, North Carolina. Davidson is a good match for students who enjoy the safety and convenience of the suburbs.
What Is Davidson College Known For?
- Davidson has an impressive student to faculty ratio of 9 to 1.
- Students at Davidson have an easier time paying back their loans. The school's student loan default rate is only 1%, compared to the national rate of 10.1%.
- Although it may not be available for every major, the bachelor's degree is the highest award a student can attain at Davidson.
- In 2017-2018, 95% of the faculty were full-time.
- After graduation, Davidson bachelor's degree recipients go on to jobs where they make $58,900 a year. That's about 44% more than their peers at other schools.
- The average Davidson student graduates in 4.1 years. That's better than the national average of 4.4 years.
Davidson College Rankings
These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.
Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Davidson.
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Where Is Davidson College?
Contact details for Davidson are given below.
|Address:||405 N. Main Street, Davidson, NC 28035|
How Do I Get Into Davidson?
You can apply to Davidson online at: https://davidson.edu/admission-and-financial-aid/how-to-apply
Admission Requirements for Davidson
|High School GPA||required|
|High School Rank||neither required nor recommended|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||required|
|SAT or ACT Scores||considered but not required|
How Hard Is It To Get Into Davidson?
Approximately 46% of accepted students are men and 54% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 21%, and the acceptance rate for women is 20%.
Average Test Scores
About 60% of students accepted to Davidson submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 650 and 720. Math scores were between 650 and 740.
Can I Afford Davidson College?
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
Student Loan Debt
While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Davidson, approximately 16% of students took out student loans averaging $10,084 a year. That adds up to $40,336 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at Davidson is 0.6%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.
Davidson College Undergraduate Student Diversity
Of the 1,983 full-time undergraduates at Davidson, 48% are male and 52% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Davidson College students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||127|
|Hispanic or Latino||164|
North Carolina students aren't the only ones who study at Davidson College. At this time, 43 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Over 56 countries are represented at Davidson. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, South Korea, and Greece.
Online Learning at Davidson College
Davidson College Undergraduate Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
|Political Science & Government||72||72|
|Computer Information Systems||33||33|
|General English Literature||33||33|
|Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies||31||31|
|Natural Resources Conservation||22||22|
|Fine & Studio Arts||10||10|
|Classical Languages & Literature||4||4|
|East Asian Languages||3||3|
|Drama & Theater Arts||1||1|
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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