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Davidson College Admission Requirements


Acceptance Rate

20.2%
Admission Difficulty for Davidson College
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsExceptional
Applicant CompetitionVery High

Can I get into Davidson College? The school has a 20% acceptance rate. Last year, 1,148 out of 5,673 applicants 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, generally admitting students who score in the top 6 percent. Davidson College typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students. Only 45% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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SAT Requirements

SAT Range
1370-1510
Applicants Submitting SAT
53%
SAT Scores for Davidson College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 700
SAT Math 25th 670
SAT Composite 25th 1370
SAT Scores for Davidson College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 750
SAT Math 75th 760
SAT Composite 75th 1510
SAT Scores you need to get in

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

Davidson College typically requires applicants to be in the top 6 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1370 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 1300. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1440 out of 1600. 53 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
1510 and Above Good >30%
1440 to 1510 Avg + 20%-30%
1370 to 1440 Avg - 13%-20%
1300 to 1370 Reach 8%-13%
Less than 1300 Low <8%

ACT Requirements

ACT Range
30-33 
Applicants Submitting ACT
66%
ACT Scores for Davidson College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th N/A
ACT Math 25th N/A
ACT Composite 25th 30
ACT Scores for Davidson College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th N/A
ACT Math 75th N/A
ACT Composite 75th 33
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 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. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 66 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
33 and Above Good >34%
31 to 33 Avg + 20%-34%
30 to 31 Avg - 15%-20%
29 to 30 Reach 11%-15%
Less than 29 Low <11%

Estimated GPA Requirements

Avg. High School GPA
3.9
Typical High School Grades
A-

You will need exceptionally good grades to get into Davidson College. 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. Meeting these GPA requirements alone is not enough to gain admission as Davidson College is a very selective school.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Davidson College students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 72% Good
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

Admission Statistics

Davidson College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 3,164 2,509 5,673
Accepted 610 538 1,148
Acceptance Rate 19% 21% 20%
Enrolled 251 268 519
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 41% 50% 45%

Fall 2019 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Jan 2, 2019
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2019 has passed. Applications were due on Jan 2, 2019.

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.