Davidson College

Overview of Davidson College

Davidson College is in Davidson, NC. Davidson is a large suburb. The school is classified as a Presbyterian Church (USA) college. Davidson College is a private, not-for-profit institution. The school issues awards (degrees) up to the level of Bachelor's degree.

Areas of Study

Davidson College offers many areas of study. Fields of study in vogue at the school include liberal arts, mathematics, science.

Davidson College Selectivity

Not all applicants to Davidson College are accepted. Just 26% of applicants in 2007-2008 were accepted at the school. The top quarter of students at Davidson College scored at least 730 on the verbal SAT test. Students' math SAT scores were most often in the range 640 to 728 in 2007-2008.


The schools' faculty/student ratio of superior to most. The most successful professors at Davidson College are given tenure, encouraging them to stay with the school for a long time. The the school teaching staff is well compensated compared to other schools.

Student Body

Approximately 1,674 students study at Davidson College (in 2007-2008).

Student Life

The school offers a real campus feel. Davidson College makes housing available to a large share of its students. Students at the school can take advantage of the school's meal plans. Students participate in Pioneer Football League, Southern Conference, Southern Conference, Southern Conference athletics.

More complete details are provided below.

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Contacting Davidson College

Davidson College
102 N. Main Street
Davidson , NC 28035
General Phone: (704) 894-2000

Davidson College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts275East Asian language and literature, Russian language, German language, French language, Spanish language, Classical languages, Latin language, English, interdisciplinary studies, ...
Science56biology, chemistry, physics
Therapy and Counseling34psychology
Art Studies25art studies
Religion and Philosophy16philosophy, religion
Drama and Performing Arts3drama
Fine Arts0art history and criticism

Number of programs and degrees for Davidson College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree43226

Davidson College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Davidson College had a total enrollment of 1,674 students (1,812 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 48%
Women 52%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 75%
Black 6%
Hispanic 4%
Asian 3%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 7%
(Foreign Students) 4%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 49%
20-21 44%
22-24 6%
25-29 0%
40-49 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

North Carolina20%
New York6%
(International Students)4%
New Jersey4%
South Carolina3%
Washington, DC1%

Davidson College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 96 %

Davidson College Room and Board (2007)

Davidson College offers campus housing for 1,560 of its 1,812 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of Davidson, North Carolina for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other North Carolina Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 19 meals per week.

Davidson College Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal630730
SAT Math640728
SAT Writing630730
ACT Composite2832

Application Requirements:

Class Ranknot required
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT90%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT45%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required

Davidson College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 33,479
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 33,479
Room and board $ 9,471
Room charge $ 5,001
Board (meal plan) charge $ 4,470
Books and supplies $ 1,000
Other expenses $ 1,775

Financial Aid:
Davidson College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 291800)

Davidson College Faculty

Davidson College has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year60$115,05824$108,807
Associate professoracademic year28$90,49019$90,580
Assistant professoracademic year18$65,49215$63,016
Instructoracademic year0*3$53,667
Lectureracademic year0*1*
All faculty totalacademic year106$100,15262$88,685

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Davidson College Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Pioneer Football League
Basketball Southern Conference
Baseball Southern Conference
Track Southern Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports121931

Davidson College Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Engineering, General

Fine Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation

Liberal Arts
Classics/Classical Languages, Lit & Linguistics, General
East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
French Language and Literature
German Language and Literature
History, General
Latin Language and Literature
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Political Science and Government, General
Russian Language and Literature
Spanish Language and Literature

Mathematics, General

Music, General

Religion And Philosophy
Religion/Religious Studies

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Physics, General

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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checked Presbyterian Church (USA) affiliation
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Career counseling
checked Option to study abroad
checked On-campus library
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checked Tenure system for quality teaching
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