|Applicant Competition||Very High|
The acceptance rate at Davidson is 20%. It ranks #2 in North Carolina and #55 in the nation for lowest rate of acceptance. Davidson is a very highly competitive school to get into with a low chance of acceptance for typical applicants. Last year, 1,124 out of 5,621 applicants were admitted.
The school has extremely high admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 10 percent (SAT 1300/1460 ACT 30/33). Davidson College typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.82. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top ten percent of their high school class. 46% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.
The Davidson application fee is $50 and applications are due by Jan 2.
Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to Davidson College. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 60% of students submitted SAT scores and 56% submitted ACT scores for admission for the 2021/2022 academic year..
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||650|
|SAT Math 25th||650|
|SAT Composite 25th||1300|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||720|
|SAT Math 75th||740|
|SAT Composite 75th||1460|
|Average SAT Score||1380|
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Davidson College?
Davidson College typically prefers applicants to be in the top 12 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1300 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 1380 out of 1600. Davidson ranks #3 in North Carolina and #64 in the nation for highest average SAT composite score. 60 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1460 and Above||Good||>30%|
|1380 to 1460||Avg +||20%-30%|
|1300 to 1380||Avg -||13%-20%|
|1220 to 1300||Reach||8%-13%|
|Less than 1220||Low||<8%|
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|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 and #69 in the U.S. for highest average ACT composite score. 56 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Davidson College.Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class
|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%|
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 3.82 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A- students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #6 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|
|3.75 to 3.99||28.0%||Avg -|
|3.50 to 3.74||27.0%||Reach|
|3.25 to 3.49||7.0%||Reach|
|3.00 to 3.24||3.0%||Low|
|2.50 to 2.99||0%||Low|
|2.00 to 2.49||0%||Low|
|1.00 to 1.99||0%||Low|
|less than 1.00||0%||Low|
GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021
76% 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||76%|
|Top 25% of class||95%|
|Top 50% of class||99%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||46%||46%||46%|
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?
|Test Scores||Considered but not required|
|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.
20% 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 1300 and 1460. 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.