Davidson College

Davidson, NC

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Davidson College Student Essentials

Davidson College Student Essentials
Region: Southeast
Setting: Large Town Setting
Type: Private
Affiliation: Presbyterian Church (USA)
Size: Small (Under 2,000 Undergrad)
Mascot: Wildcats
Website: www.davidson.edu
On-Campus Housing Available: Yes
Selectivity: Most Selective
In-State Tuition: $40,809
Out-of-State Tuition: $40,809
Retention Rate: 97%
Enrollment: 1,915
Year Established: 1837

About Davidson College

Davidson College, in Davidson, North Carolina, is an academically rigorous liberal arts school with an impressive list of alumni. Davidson College also boasts an excellent financial aid program.

Davidson awards academic and professional bachelor’s degrees. Some available include:

  • Art
  • Classics
  • Environmental Studies
  • Education
  • Pre-Medicine
  • Pre-Law
  • Religion
  • Theatre

Davidson also offers such unique majors as:

  • Medical Humanities
  • South Asian Studies

All of Davidson’s academics are of a high caliber. Consequently, over 20 Davidson graduates have received the prestigious Rhodes Scholar award.

The Davidson experience also emphasizes civic engagement. Many students, therefore, undertake community service assignments.

Davidson’s financial aid program ensures that all students graduate free of debt. They do this by offering grants and scholarships in place of student loans. Financial aid eligibility requirements include financial need and, in some cases, academic performance.

Applications for admission should include transcripts, two academic recommendations, a peer recommendation and a personal essay. Neither ACT nor SAT scores are required, though they are highly recommended.

Davidson College Map & Location

Davidson College
102 N. Main Street
Davidson, NC 28035

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Getting Around Davidson College


Excellent walkability. You do not need a car for this area.



Full-Time Undergrad Students 1,915
Freshman Class 499
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students) 1,915

Ethnic Diversity:

  • Latino: 5%
  • African American: 7%
  • Caucasian: 74%
  • Asian: 4%
  • Unknown and Other: 8%
Latino 5%
African American 7%
Caucasian 74%
Asian 4%
Unknown and Other 8%

Undergraduate 100%
Graduate %
Full-Time 98%
Part-Time 2%
Women 52%
Men 48%
International 4%
Domestic 96%

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