|Applicant Competition||Very High|
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How hard is it to get into Davidson and can I get accepted? The school has a 18% acceptance rate ranking it #2 in North Carolina for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 1,080 out of 5,982 applicants were admitted making Davidson 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, generally admitting students who score in the top 9 percent. Davidson College typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students. Only 49% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.
You must submit admission test scores with your application. Davidson College is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to determine if testing requirements are temporarily suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||650|
|SAT Math 25th||660|
|SAT Composite 25th||1310|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||730|
|SAT Math 75th||755|
|SAT Composite 75th||1485|
|Average SAT Score||1400|
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Davidson College?
Davidson College typically prefers applicants to be in the top 11 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1310 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 1220. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1400 out of 1600. The school ranks #3 in North Carolina for highest average SAT composite score. 60 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1485 and Above||Good||>27%|
|1397 to 1485||Avg +||18%-27%|
|1310 to 1397||Avg -||11%-18%|
|1223 to 1310||Reach||7%-11%|
|Less than 1223||Low||<7%|
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||N/A|
|ACT Math 25th||N/A|
|ACT Composite 25th||30|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||N/A|
|ACT Math 75th||N/A|
|ACT Composite 75th||33|
|Average ACT Score||31|
What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Davidson?
Admission data indicates that Davidson regularly accepts students with ACT's of 30 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 7 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 28 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 32 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 33 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #2 in North Carolina for highest average ACT composite score. 56 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Davidson College.Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|33 and Above||Good||>31%|
|31 to 33||Avg +||18%-31%|
|30 to 31||Avg -||13%-18%|
|29 to 30||Reach||10%-13%|
|Less than 29||Low||<10%|
What GPA do you need to get into Davidson College?
Applicants require exceptionally good grades to get into Davidson. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Davidson College was 3.9 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A- students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #9 in North Carolina for highest average GPA. Meeting these GPA requirements alone is not enough to gain admission as Davidson is a very selective school.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|3.50 to 3.75||17%||Avg -|
|3.25 to 3.50||7%||Reach|
|3.00 to 3.25||3%||Reach|
|2.75 to 3.00||N/A%||Reach|
|2.50 to 2.75||N/A%||Reach|
|2.25 to 2.50||N/A%||Reach|
|2.00 to 2.25||N/A%||Reach|
GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House
64% of Davidson College freshman were in the top ten percent of their high school graduating class.
|High School Class Rank||Freshmen Within Range|
|Top 10% of class||64%|
|Top 25% of class||91%|
|Top 50% of class||100%|
|Bottom 50% of class||0%|
|Bottom 25% of class||0%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||47%||51%||49%|
The application deadline for Fall 2022 has passed. Applications were due on Jan 2, 2022.
The cost for prospective students to apply to Davidson College is $50.
What are the requirements for admission to Davidson College and what student information is used for admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Neither required nor recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Required|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Neither required nor recommended|
|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.
60% of students submit their SAT scores to Davidson. 56% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
18% of those who apply are granted admission to Davidson. Admission competition is very high and the college has exceptional admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1310 and 1485. 60% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 30 and 33. 56% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.