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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Value
    A+
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    A-
  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 1,796 undergraduate students. Admissions is competitive as the Davidson acceptance rate is 20%. Popular majors include Political Science and Government, Biology, and Economics. Graduating 95% of students, Davidson alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $41,700.
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
1250-1440
ACT Range
28-33
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$27,897/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $8,163/ year
  • $30-48k
    $9,010/ year
  • $49-75k
    $11,982/ year
  • $76-110k
    $20,977/ year
  • $110k+
    $39,244/ year
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Academics

Professors
A+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
10:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
85%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.20 responses
69%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.26 responses
15%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.26 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,796Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
0%
Pell Grant
14%
Varsity Athletes
24%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 15 responses
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  • Dedicated
    33%
  • Involved
    33%
  • Conscientious
    20%
  • Well rounded
    13%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
52%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.31 responses
Poll
50%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.36 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 12 responses
Report
  • Incredible
    33%
  • Ambitious
    25%
  • Type-A
    25%
  • Engaging
    17%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$54,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
95%
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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Davidson is definitely a small school. By that, I mean that it's smaller than my high school. To be quite honest, there really isn't much to do within the town of Davidson, and without a car, Charlotte isn't exactly accessible. I knew all too well of this, but I still decided to come here because Davidson genuinely is an amazing school. Professors are very engaged with their students and I can definitely see how passionate they are about the courses they teach. Class sizes are great as well, with several of my classes having fewer than 15 students and none over ~30. While diversity of the student population leaves something to be desired, Davidson is slowly improving.
My first year at Davidson has been a great experience. The new science building is incredible, and I've received a lot of support and encouragement from my professors. Although Davidson is a small campus, there is always something to do. The eating houses are a great way to meet people. Whether you want to get involved academically or socially, there is something for everybody. The quality of life at Davidson is superb. The town has shops and restaurants within walking distance. But if you need to go a little further, the campus has free bicycles that you can borrow through a phone app.