Davidson College

102 N. Main Street, Davidson, NC 28035
Tel: (704)894-2000
Private not-for-profit | 1,791 students
Davidson is a nationally recognized, highly selective independent liberal arts college located north of Charlotte, North Carolina in the town of Davidson. Founded in 1837 by Presbyterians, today Davidson enrolls approximately 1,600 men and women. Since its founding, the ties that bind the college to its Presbyterian heritage, including the historic understanding of Christian faith called The Reformed Tradition, have remained close and strong. The college is committed to continuing this vital relationship.

School Overview:

Davidson College
County Mecklenburg County, NC
Title IV Eligible Participat
Carnegie Classification Baccalaureate Colleges--Liberal Arts
Institution Level Four or more years
Institution Control Private not-for-profit
Instructional Staff Total
(research/public service staff included)
189 staff 115 staff
Student Body
Total Enrollment 1,791 students 1,633 students
# Full-Time Students
1,791 students 1,434 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
- 1%
% Asian
5% 2%
% Hawaiian
- 1%
% Hispanic
6% 3%
% Black
7% 6%
% White
82% 84%
% Two or more races
1% 2%
Finances and Admission
In-State Tuition Fees
$40,809 $24,462
Out-State Tuition Fees
$40,809 $24,744
Percent Admitted 25% 64%
SAT Reading (25-75%) 620-720 450-570
SAT Math (25-75%) 640-720 460-573
SAT Writing (25-75%) 620-720 440-570
ACT Composite (25-75%) 29-32 20-25

School Notes:

  • The liberal arts curriculum at Davidson is dedicated to the intellectual and personal growth of students. It affirms the intrinsic worth of a broad exposure to intellectual and artistic achievement. While ever evolving, a liberal arts education with its emphasis on critical thinking, effective communication, and life-long learning, continues to prepare students for "lives of leadership and service" as we begin the 21st century.
  • As a liberal arts college, Davidson emphasizes those studies, disciplines, and activities that are mentally, spiritually, and physically liberating. Thus, the college concentrates upon the study of history, literature and languages, philosophy and religion, music, drama and the visual arts, the natural and social sciences, and mathematics. The college encourages student engagement with other cultures through domestic and international studies. The college also requires physical education, provides for competitive athletics, and encourages a variety of social, cultural, and service activities.
  • With an active Honor Code, a student/faculty ratio of 11:1, and athletic teams competitive in the NCAA Division I, this historic 450-acre campus is an excellent choice for the student who seeks a vigorous undergraduate education in a residential environment.
  • Davidson College is accredited in its awarding of baccalaureate degrees by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
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