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  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-
405 N. Main Street
Davidson, NC 28035
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FCS
Athletic Conference
Pioneer Football League
From Davidson College

The Davidson experience presents academic challenge within a distinctively supportive community. Located 20 miles north of Charlotte in Davidson, N.C., Davidson is a liberal arts college that emphasizes the impact of relationships and experiential learning. Popular academic programs include, political science, biology, economics, neuroscience, computer science, and Pre-Med/Allied Health. We are governed by a vital Honor Code that sets the tone for academic and residential life. We are the alma mater to 23 Rhodes Scholars, and home to 21 sports at a NCAA Division I level. Davidson is proud to be the first liberal arts college to eliminate loans in financial aid packages through the Davidson Trust.

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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

Application Deadline
January 11
Acceptance Rate
19%
SAT Range
1290-1450
ACT Range
29-33
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$26,565/ 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
$40,113/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
70%

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
66%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.29 responses
14%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.29 responses

Majors

Neuroscience at Davidson College

Neuroscience introduces you to a field of science that has experienced an explosion of information and technological innovation and provides you with an opportunity to explore the biological substrate of all our moral and mental faculties.

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,843Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
0
Undergrads Over 25
0%
Pell Grant
17%
Varsity Athletes
24%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 18 responses
Report
  • Involved
    39%
  • Dedicated
    33%
  • Conscientious
    17%
  • Well rounded
    11%

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.34 responses
Poll
49%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.39 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 15 responses
Report
  • Incredible
    27%
  • Type-A
    27%
  • Ambitious
    20%
  • Engaging
    13%
  • Home away from home
    13%

    After College

    Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
    $58,900/ year
    National
    $33,028
    Graduation Rate
    90%
    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

    Davidson College Reviews

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    It is hard to write a review of a college, let alone Davidson, that takes into account all of the information and auras one wants to convey. And plenty have yet to settle for most alums, for whom Davidson remains a lifelong quest to define. That alone speaks to the effect the school has. A good place to start is alum involvement. Davidson has one of the most committed collection of alumni in the world. For those like me 2 years or so out, I think relaying that statistic is huge. Odds are we will follow suite.
    Career services are better, but the 2020 economy, especially if you want to do finance, is tough. Davidson pulls no punches about continued severe grading, so while the academics are remarkable, you may leave smarter yet less "qualified" than weaker peers who went to worse schools and learned less. No interviewer wants to hear or will believe excuses about a school he/she might not know. Alums do amazing things beyond that. I'm in that annoying in between phase!
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    The most amazing college in the world! Everything about Davidson is special. The community, the faculty, the students and the administration are all deeply connected to the college. It's as inclusive of a school as I have ever seen. Davidson College is second to none.
    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!