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Davidson, North Carolina

Davidson College Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into Davidson College

Acceptance Rate

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

How hard is it to get into Davidson College and can I get accepted? The school has a 20% acceptance rate ranking it #2 in North Carolina for lowest rate of acceptance. 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. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top ten percent of their high school class.

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Davidson College SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

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
Average SAT Score 1440

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. The school ranks #2 in North Carolina for highest average SAT composite score. 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%
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Davidson College ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

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
Average ACT Score 31

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. The school ranks #2 in North Carolina for highest average ACT composite score. 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%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

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. The school ranks #9 in North Carolina for highest average GPA. Meeting these GPA requirements alone is not enough to gain admission as Davidson College is a very selective school.

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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

High School Class Rank

64% of Davidson College freshman were in the top ten percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Davidson College students
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%

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 2020 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jan 2, 2020
Days left to Apply
73

Applicants have 73 days left until the Fall 2020 term applications are due on Jan 2, 2020.

Seniors, these are the SAT and ACT test dates you can still sit for a test and send your results to Davidson College before the Jan 2 application deadline.

SAT Test Date Scores Available
Nov 2 Nov 15
Dec 7 Dec 20
ACT Test Date Scores Available
Oct 26 Nov 14
Dec 14 Dec 24

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.