Davidson is a liberal arts college affiliated with the Presbyterian Church USA. Founded as a men's college in 1837, it adopted coeducation in 1972. Its 450-acre campus and recreational lake are located in Davidson, 20 miles north of Charlotte.

Website: www.davidson.edu/

Private
Co-ed
1,843
Undergraduate
Students
(48.1%) 887 Women
(51.9%) 956 Men
Not reported
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Very difficult
Overall Admission Rate
20% of 5,618 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
Yes
Regular Admission Deadline
January 7

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.93
SAT Math
650-730 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
682 average
640-720 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
31 average
29-33 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$70,627
Tuition and Fees
$53,049
Room and Board
$14,803
Average Percent of Need Met
100%
Average Freshman Award
$49,390
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$22,599
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
201
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 32% of classes
10-19 students: 43% of classes
20-29 students: 18% of classes
30-39 students: 6% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
50-99 students: 0% of classes
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Campus Life

Davidson Population
11,750
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Charlotte
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
95% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Wildcat
Sororities
49% of women participate
Fraternities
30% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.5% American Indian/Alaskan Native
5.6% Asian
7.4% Black/African-American
8.7% Hispanic/Latino
4.7% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
71.9% White
1.0% Unknown
International Students
6.8% from 47 countries
First-Year Students Returning
95.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
89.6%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
75%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
20.0%
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Very Difficult: More than 50% of freshmen were in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1230 on the SAT I or over 26 on the ACT; about 60% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is not accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is required

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 3 4
Science 2 4
Foreign Language 2 4
Social Studies    
History    
Academic Electives    

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required January 2
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT Recommended January 2
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: Not used
ACT: Not used

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
405 North Main Street
City, State, Zip
Davidson, NC 28035
Phone
(704) 894-2230
Fax
(704) 894-2016
E-mail
admission@davidson.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
January 7
Application Fee
$50
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
April 1
Accept Offer of Admission
May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
Yes
Early Decision Deadline
November 15, January 2
Early Decision Notification
December 15, February 1
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
 
Early Action Notification
 

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted, supplemental forms required
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
3 required for all freshmen
Other
 
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
20% of 5,618 applicants were admitted
Women
19% of 3,154 applicants were admitted
Men
22% of 2,464 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
515 (46%) of 1,130 admitted students enrolled
Women
265 (45%) of 584 admitted students enrolled
Men
250 (46%) of 546 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
43% of 691 applicants were admitted
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.93
3.75 and Above
72%
3.50 - 3.74
18%
3.25 - 3.49
7%
3.00 - 3.24
3%
2.50 - 2.99
 
2.00 - 2.49
 

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
650-730 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
44%
Score of 600 - 700
49%
Score of 500 - 600
7%
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported
SAT EBRW
682 average
640-720 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
45%
Score of 600 - 700
49%
Score of 500 - 600
5%
Score of 400 - 500
1%
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
31 average
29-33 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
68%
Score of 24 - 29
31%
Score of 18 - 23
1%
Score of 12 - 17
0%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 73%
Top quarter: 97%
Top half: 100%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$70,627
Tuition and Fees
$53,049
Room and Board
$14,803
Books and Supplies
$1,000
Other Expenses
$1,775
Payment Plans
 

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
admission@davidson.edu
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline February 15
Final deadline February 15
Award Notification
On or about April 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal and Institutional Methodologies
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 002918
Free
CSS/Financial Aid Profile $25 for first college, $16 each additional
Business/Farm Supplement  
Noncustodial (Divorced/Separated) Parent's Statement  

Profile of 2018 - 19 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
359 (70.3%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
275 (72.9%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
275 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
275 (100.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
100%
Average Award
$49,390
Need-Based Gift
Received by 275 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $45,002
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 151 (58.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $2,562
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 104 (35.0%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
14 (3.7%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $19,973

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
1,085 (59.6%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
918 (84.6%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
918 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
916 (100.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
100%
Average Award
$49,192
Need-Based Gift
Received by 916 (99.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $45,442
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 590 (63.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $2,965
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 258 (25.9%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
141 (6.5%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $23,064

Borrowing

2018 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
29%
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$22,599
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
 

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Biological Sciences, Business, Education, Foreign Languages, International Studies, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Premedicine, Social Sciences
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Applied Art and Design, Creative Writing, Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Community Service, Leadership, Religious Involvement
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Out-of-State Students, Relatives of Clergy, Religious Affiliation
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Not offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • African Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Chinese Language and Literature
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • East Asian Studies
  • Economics, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Studies
  • Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other
  • French Language and Literature
  • German Language and Literature
  • History, General
  • Latin American Studies
  • Mathematics, General
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music, General
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
Most Popular Disciplines
Social sciences, Biological/life sciences, English
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Engineering
Special Programs
Student-designed major, Double major, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
No online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
201
Part-Time Faculty
10
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
92%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 32% of classes
10-19 students: 43% of classes
20-29 students: 18% of classes
30-39 students: 6% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
50-99 students: 0% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 35% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 65% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
1,855,608
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
Not Reported
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Not Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Not reported

Master's Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Location and Setting


Davidson Population
11,750
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Charlotte
Campus Size
665 acres

Weather

Temperature
29.6 average low in January, 85.8 average high in September
Rain
116 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
25 mile(s) from campus in Charlotte
Nearest Train Station
20 mile(s) from campus in Charlotte

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Coed housing, cooperative housing
Students in College Housing
95% of all students
Housing Requirements
Students required to live on campus through senior year
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
5%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Wildcat
School Colors
Red, black, and white

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x x
Basketball x x x x
Cross-Country Running x x x x
Field Hockey x x    
Football     x  
Golf     x x
Lacrosse x x    
Soccer x x x x
Swimming And Diving x x x x
Tennis x x x x
Track And Field x x x x
Volleyball x x    
Wrestling     x x
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Field Hockey x x
Football    
Golf    
Lacrosse x x
Soccer x x
Swimming And Diving x x
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball x x
Wrestling    
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball x x
Basketball x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Field Hockey    
Football x  
Golf x x
Lacrosse    
Soccer x x
Swimming And Diving x x
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball    
Wrestling x x
Women's Club Sports
crew, fencing, sailing, ultimate Frisbee
Men's Club Sports
crew, fencing, rugby, sailing, squash, ultimate Frisbee

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
basketball, football, softball, volleyball

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities
Sororities
49% of women participate
Fraternities
30% of men participate
ROTC
Army ROTC offered on campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
1,843
Women
887 (48.1%)
Men
956 (51.9%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
1,843
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.5% American Indian/Alaskan Native
5.6% Asian
7.4% Black/African-American
8.7% Hispanic/Latino
4.7% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
71.9% White
1.0% Unknown
International Students.
6.8% from 47 countries
Average Age
20
All Graduate Students
Not reported

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
95.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
89.6%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
Not reported
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
93.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
75%
Average Starting Salary
75%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
20.0%
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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