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A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Value
    A+
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    A+
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    A
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    A
  12. Safety
    B-
Davidson is a highly rated private, Christian college located in Davidson, North Carolina in the Charlotte Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,810 undergraduate students. Admissions is competitive as the Davidson acceptance rate is 20%. Popular majors include Political Science and Government, Biology, and Economics. Graduating 91% of students, Davidson alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $45,500.
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FCS
Athletic Conference
Pioneer Football League
Address
102 N. Main Street
Davidson, NC 28035
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Davidson College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
20%
Application Deadline
January 2
SAT Range
1310-1470
ACT Range
30-33
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$28,339/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$36,359/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
71%

Academics

Professors
A+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
9:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
85%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.20 responses
67%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.27 responses
15%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.27 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,810Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
0
Undergrads Over 25
0%
Pell Grant
13%
Varsity Athletes
24%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 16 responses
Report
  • Dedicated
    38%
  • Involved
    31%
  • Conscientious
    19%
  • Well rounded
    13%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
50%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.32 responses
Poll
51%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.37 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 13 responses
Report
  • Incredible
    31%
  • Ambitious
    23%
  • Type-A
    23%
  • Engaging
    15%
  • Home away from home
    8%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$58,900/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
91%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
88%
National
83%
91%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.11 responses
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The hype is true. Amazing place. School built on Christian values, but with an actual commitment to diversity and inclusiveness. D-1 status makes a big difference in terms of quality of athletic facilities for a school of this size (particularly post Steph Curry). Most compelling reason by far to attend though is the faculty-- classes are amazing. I still reference my undergrad coursework many years later. Beautiful campus. Good luck getting in!
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The people who attend Davidson are a special breed. Plenty of schools are packed with smart and hardworking students and faculty. Plenty of schools have students and faculty that are supportive of each other and dedicated to making positive impact on their friends and the world. Few have both. Davidson is one of those few.
Too small? Probably. But you'll have wider, deeper, lifelong relationships with classmates and faculty for the rest of your life.
Great small community feel of a campus. Student tour guides are one of the friendliest people you will meet from all your other campus tours. The aroma and people are what make Davidson what it is. It sticks to its reputations and never will let you down!