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Davidson College

Davidson, North Carolina

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Davidson College overview
Location Davidson, North Carolina
Online davidson.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Large Suburban
Religious Affiliation Presbyterian Church (USA)
Davidson College overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad
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Davidson College, situated in Davidson, North Carolina, is a private liberal arts institution founded in 1837. The campus, located just 20 miles north of Charlotte, exemplifies Neo-Georgian architectural style and offers a picturesque suburban setting. With a focus on exemplary academics, Davidson upholds a highly selective admissions process and is recognized for its honor code. The college provides a robust liberal arts education with popular majors including Political Science, Biology, and Economics. It maintains a residential campus with housing guaranteed for the first two years and predominantly occupied by students throughout their undergraduate years. Davidson's commitment to athletics is reflected in its participation in NCAA Division I sports, where the Wildcats have gained recognition, particularly in men's basketball.

In the most recent statistical year 6,479 prospective students applied, and 1,098 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 542 enrolled in the school.  1,927 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 0 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $56,550 plus fees of $790. Davidson is ranked 37 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2024 U.S. Colleges Ranking.












Davidson is rated within the top 9% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 10 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated

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Admission Standards

Davidson College overview
SAT 1350/1500
ACT 31/33
GPA 3.81

Applications Accepted

Davidson College overview
Applications Due Jan 7, 2024
Applicant Competition Very High
Application Fee $50

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for Davidson College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,000
Other Fees$790
Room and Board $15,750
Budget for Other Expenses$1,775
Total One Year Cost$75,865

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$63,500 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

92% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Davidson College students
Subject Percent of Class
Social Sciences 28%
Biology 11%
Psychology 11%
Foreign Languages 11%
English and Literature 11%

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

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