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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?

564 Undergraduate Awards
$43,380 Avg Cost After Aid
20% Acceptance Rate
  • 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.

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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.

Rank Ranking Name Share
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Where Is Davidson College?


Contact details for Davidson are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 405 N. Main Street, Davidson, NC 28035
Phone: 704-894-2000

How Do I Get Into Davidson?

You can apply to Davidson online at:

Admission Requirements for Davidson

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank neither required nor recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program required
Recommendations required
SAT or ACT Scores considered but not required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Davidson?

20% Acceptance Rate
54% Of Accepted Are Women
60% Submit SAT Scores
With an acceptance rate of 20%, Davidson is one of the most selective schools in the country. If the admissions department requests additional materials, be sure to submit them promptly. This could be a sign that you're on the border line of being accepted or denied.

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.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Davidson College  ( 650 to 720 )

SAT Math Scores for Davidson College  ( 650 to 740 )
Davidson received ACT scores from 47% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 30 and 33.

ACT Composite Scores for Davidson College  ( 30 to 33 )

Can I Afford Davidson College?

$43,380 Net Price
16% Take Out Loans
0.6% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Davidson is $43,380. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

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

1,983 Full-Time Undergraduates
52% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Gender Diversity

Of the 1,983 full-time undergraduates at Davidson, 48% are male and 52% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Davidson College students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 116
Black or African American 127
Hispanic or Latino 164
White 1,318
International Students 139
Other Races/Ethnicities 119

Geographic Diversity

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

203 Took All Classes Online
1,888 Took At Least One Class Online
In 2019-2020, 1,888 students took at least one online class at the school.

Davidson College Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s TOTAL
Political Science & Government 72 72
General Biology 65 65
Economics 65 65
General Psychology 47 47
Computer Information Systems 33 33
General English Literature 33 33
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 31 31
Romance Languages 23 23
History 22 22
Natural Resources Conservation 22 22
Sociology 21 21
Area Studies 20 20
Chemistry 19 19
Mathematics 18 18
Physics 17 17
Philosophy 12 12
Fine & Studio Arts 10 10
Music 10 10
Germanic Languages 8 8
Classical Languages & Literature 4 4
Religious Studies 4 4
East Asian Languages 3 3
Ethnic Studies 2 2
Anthropology 2 2
Drama & Theater Arts 1 1
TOTAL 564 564


*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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