Davidson College

Davidson, NC

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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
1,796
Undergraduate
Students
(49.3%) 885 Women
(50.7%) 911 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
3.90
SAT Math
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
ACT Composite
30 average
28-33 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$66,678
Tuition and Fees
$49,949
Room and Board
$13,954
Average Percent of Need Met
100%
Average Freshman Award
$47,564
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$20,431
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
185
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
98% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Wildcat
Sororities
1% of women participate
Fraternities
36% of men participate
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Students

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
Not reported
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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: No policy as of now
ACT: No policy as of now

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
257 (44%) of 584 admitted students enrolled
Men
258 (47%) 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
3.90
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
Not reported
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
30 average
28-33 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
64%
Score of 24 - 29
35%
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: 77%
Top quarter: 95%
Top half: 99%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$66,678
Tuition and Fees
$49,949
Room and Board
$13,954
Books and Supplies
$1,000
Other Expenses
$1,775
Payment Plans
Installment plan

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
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  

Profile of 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
365 (70.3%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
266 (72.9%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
266 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
266 (100.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
100%
Average Award
$47,564
Need-Based Gift
Received by 266 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $43,859
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 156 (58.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $2,596
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 93 (35.0%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
19 (3.7%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $26,274

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
1,079 (59.6%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
904 (83.8%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
904 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
904 (100.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
100%
Average Award
$47,803
Need-Based Gift
Received by 899 (99.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $44,434
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 576 (63.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,090
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 234 (25.9%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
118 (6.5%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $24,739

Borrowing

2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
26%
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$20,431
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
Alternative loans

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships, need-linked special talent 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
Art/Fine Arts, 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
$2,059
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
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • 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, Psychology
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
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
185
Part-Time Faculty
4
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
95%
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
 
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
180
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


Boston 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
98% 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
2%
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 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 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, weight lifting
Men's Club Sports
crew, fencing, rugby, sailing, ultimate Frisbee, weight lifting

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, inter-varsity christian fellowship, dean rusk program student advisory council, music organizations, community service council, student government association
Sororities
1% of women participate
Fraternities
36% of men participate
ROTC
Army ROTC offered on campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
1,796
Women
885 (49.3%)
Men
911 (50.7%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
1,796
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
Average Age
20
All Graduate Students
Not reported

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
94.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
89.6%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
93.2%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
93.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
72%
Average Starting Salary
72%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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