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Davidson, North Carolina

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Chances of getting into Davidson College

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
18.1%
Admission Difficulty for Davidson College
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Admission StandardsExceptional
Applicant CompetitionVery 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.

Davidson SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1310-1485
Applicants Submitting SAT
60%
SAT Scores for Davidson College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 650
SAT Math 25th 660
SAT Composite 25th 1310
SAT Scores for Davidson College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 730
SAT Math 75th 755
SAT Composite 75th 1485
Average SAT Score 1400

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

Davidson College typically requires 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

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Davidson College admission chances by SAT score
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%
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Davidson ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
30-33 
Applicants Submitting ACT
56%
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?

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

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Davidson College admission chances by ACT score
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%
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Davidson GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

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

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.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Davidson College students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
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

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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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%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

Applying

Admission Statistics

Davidson College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 3,257 2,725 5,982
Accepted 589 491 1,080
Acceptance Rate 18% 18% 18%
Enrolled 276 251 527
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 47% 51% 49%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Jan 2, 2021
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2021 has passed. Applications were due on Jan 2, 2021.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Davidson College and what student information is used for 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.

FAQs

Does Davidson College prefer SAT or ACT?

60% of students submit their SAT scores to Davidson. 56% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Davidson College?

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.

What SAT score is required for Davidson College?

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.

What ACT score is required for Davidson College?

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.