Davidson College Admission Chances

Acceptance Chances

Acceptance Rate
Admission Difficulty for Davidson College
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsExceptional
Applicant CompetitionVery High

Can I get into Davidson College? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 1,191 out of 5,382 applicants or 22% were admitted making Davidson College a very highly competitive school to get into with a low chance of acceptance for typical applicants.  Academically, it has extremely high requirements for admission test scores. Only 43% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.


SAT Requirements

SAT Range
Applicants Submitting SAT
SAT Scores for Davidson College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 670
SAT Math 25th 650
SAT Composite 25th 1330
SAT Scores for Davidson College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 750
SAT Math 75th 750
SAT Composite 75th 1500
SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Davidson College?

Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1330 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1245. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1415 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 64 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Davidson College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1500 and Above Good >32%
1415 to 1500 Avg + 22%-32%
1330 to 1415 Avg - 14%-22%
1245 to 1330 Reach 9%-14%
Less than 1245 Low <9%

ACT Requirements

ACT Range
Applicants Submitting ACT
ACT Scores for Davidson College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th N/A
ACT Math 25th N/A
ACT Composite 25th 29
ACT Scores for Davidson College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th N/A
ACT Math 75th N/A
ACT Composite 75th 32
ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Davidson College?

Admission data indicates that Davidson College regularly accepts students with ACT's of 29 and above. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 28 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 30 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 32 and above have very competitive chances. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 62 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Davidson College.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Davidson College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
32 and Above Good >36%
30 to 32 Avg + 22%-36%
29 to 30 Avg - 17%-22%
28 to 29 Reach 12%-17%
Less than 28 Low <12%

Estimated GPA Requirements

Davidson College has not reported high school GPA data for its accepted students.


Admission Statistics

Davidson College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 2,880 2,502 5,382
Accepted 615 576 1,191
Acceptance Rate 21% 23% 22%
Enrolled 244 266 510
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 40% 46% 43%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Davidson College and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Davidson College Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Neither required nor recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Davidson College
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit No
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=198385 IPEDS survey data for Davidson College.