Davidson College
Davidson, NC 28035


Type 4 year
Control Private
Business model Not for Profit
Campus size Small
Campus locale Suburb
Degrees offered Undergrad only
Calendar system Semester
Total enrollment 1,796
Religious affiliation Presbyterian Church (USA)
Student to faculty ratio 10:1
Campus housing
Dormitory capacity 1,659 students
Freshmen are required
to live on campus
Types of Programs Offered
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
High school education
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
Teacher certification
ROTC - Army
ROTC - Navy
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
On-campus day care for students' children
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates


Acceptance Rate
(Fall 2016)

Davidson College is one of the most selective institutions in its admission process in the U.S. In Fall 2016, it received 5,618 applications and only 1,130 students were granted admission. Davidson College is at the #18 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.

Among other admission requirements, applicants must submit ACT or SAT test scores in order to get their application considered. In Fall 2016, 62% of the enrollees submitted ACT scores and 62% submitted SAT scores.

Test Scores

Students admitted and enrolled in Fall 2016 have test scores in the following ranges.
SAT1250 to 1440
ACT28 to 33

Application Fee

Undergrad students
Learn more about admission requirments

Tuition & Fees

In 2016-2017 academic year, Davidson College's tuition was $47,897 for all students regardless of residency (78.8% more expensive than the national average tuition of a typical 4-year private institution)

Follow the link below to learn more about additional cost components such as books and supplies, room and board and other expenses.

Average Net Price
National Average = $22,127
In State Tuition
National Average = $26,792
Out of State Tuition
National Average = $26,792
Learn more about tuition & fees

Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 70% of Davidson College's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 14% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,752 (which is 8% above the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at Davidson College in 2016-2017, was 116, which is 23% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $5,007 (which is 15.1% below the national average.)

Pell Grant
National Average = $4,400
Federal Loan
National Average = $5,895
Financial aid
National Average = 92%
Learn more about financial aid

Student Body

In Fall 2016, Davidson College has enrolled a total of 1,796 students (1,796 students full-time and 0 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 1,796 students, 10 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 51% men and 49% women and all students were enrolled for undergraduate studies.

Total Enrollment

Student Diversity

White: 67%

Hispanic: 7%

Non-resident alien: 7%

Black/African American: 7%

Asian: 5%

Two or more races: 4%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 2%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%


Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at Davidson College.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
Social Sciences 17% 24
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics 16% 22
English Language And Literature/letters 10% 14
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies 7% 10
Multi/interdisciplinary Studies 4% 6
Philosophy And Religious Studies 3% 4
Visual And Performing Arts 3% 4
History 3% 4
Mathematics And Statistics 1% 2
Physical Sciences 1% 2

Graduation & Dropout Rates

Graduation rate
national average: 55%

Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.

The following section details graduation and dropout rates of Davidson College full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

Still enrolled
Dropout rate
Transfered out

The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.

Earnings After College

Median Annual Income
national average: $33,604

The typical median income of Davidson College graduates 6 years after enrollment is $41,700. Last year, out of the total 152 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 152 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 230 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 230 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $41,700 $54,600
Employment Rate 100% 100%
Total Graduates 152 230

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