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Davidson College
Davidson, NC
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.
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Institution Type Private
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 1,796
   Women 885 (49.3%)
   Men 911 (50.7%)
Graduate Students Not reported
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 5
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.90
SAT Math 673 average
620-720 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 670 average
630-720 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 30 average
28-33 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA     X  
Standardized Tests   X    
Essay   X    
Extracurricular Activities   X    
Cost of Attendance $64,219
  Tuition and Fees $47,897
  Room and Board $13,547
Average Percent of Need Met 100%
Average Freshman Award $46,079
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 176
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 32% of classes
10-19 students: 41% of classes
20-29 students: 18% of classes
30-39 students: 8% of classes
40-49 students: 0% of classes
Davidson Population 11,750
Nearest Metropolitan Area Charlotte
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 100% of freshmen, 94% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division I
Mascot Wildcat
Sororities 1% of women participate
Fraternities 36% of men participate
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.7% American Indian/Alaskan Native
5.8% Asian
7.2% Black/African-American
7.9% Hispanic/Latino
4.4% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
72.2% White
1.7% Unknown
International Students 7.0% from 49 countries
First-Year Students Returning 94.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 89.6%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months 72%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly 13.0%