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Davidson College Data & Information Overview

Find out more about how Davidson College ranks, how diverse it is, what majors it offers, and other essential facts below. If you're interested in learning more about a particular stat, just click on its tile to go to a new page that covers the topic more in-depth. Also, you can jump to any section of this page by clicking one of the links below.

How Well Is Davidson College Ranked?

Quality Badge

2021 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

Davidson College was awarded 33 badges in the 2021 rankings.

Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2021 analysis, Davidson is ranked #28 out of 1,715 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality. This puts it in the top 5% of all schools in the nation.

Out of the 56 colleges in North Carolina, Davidson is ranked at #2.

See all of the rankings for Davidson College.

Is It Hard to Get Into Davidson?

Acceptance Rate

Davidson College has a very low acceptance rate of 20%, making it one of the most selective out of all the colleges and universities in the nation. It's probably a good idea to apply to other schools in addition to Davidson just in case you don't make the cut.

Average Test Scores

About 53% of students accepted to Davidson submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 660 and 740. Math scores were between 650 and 730.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Davidson College  ( 660 to 740 )

SAT Math Scores for Davidson College  ( 650 to 730 )
Davidson received ACT scores from 66% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 30 and 33.

ACT Composite Scores for Davidson College  ( 30 to 33 )

Learn more about Davidson College admissions.

Davidson College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used to measure the number of teaching resources that a college or university offers its students. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1, but at Davidson it is much better at 9 to 1. That's good news for students who want to interact more on a personal level with their teachers.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Davidson College is 95%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  95 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Davidson College

Freshmen Retention Rate

Davidson College has a freshmen retention rate of 95%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  95 out of 100

Graduation Rate

Students are considered to have graduated on time if they finish their studies within four years. At Davidson the on-time graduation rate of first-time, full-time students is 90%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  90 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Davidson College.

Excellent Overall Diversity at Davidson

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 1,837 full-time undergraduates at Davidson.

Davidson Diversity Score

College Factual computes an overall diversity score for each college and university that takes gender, ethnicity, geographic location, and age into account. Schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest, and those that cater to just one or two student groups are ranked the lowest.

With an overall score of 96.95 out of 100, Davidson is one of the most diverse schools in the nation.

Overall Diversity Score  96.95 out of 100
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How Much Does Davidson College Cost?

The overall average net price of Davidson is $22,109. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Davidson

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$8,051 $8,789 $9,862 $20,112 $43,955

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Davidson, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Davidson, approximately 20% of students took out student loans averaging $6,370 a year. That adds up to $25,480 over four years for those students.

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How Much Money Do Davidson Graduates Make?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from Davidson make around $58,900 per year during the early years of their employment. This is good news for future Davidson graduates since it is 48% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.


See which majors at Davidson College make the most money.

Location of Davidson College

Davidson College is a private not-for-profit institution located in Davidson, North Carolina. Davidson is considered a suburb and offers tranquility and safety near the excitement of a city center.

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Location of Davidson College

Contact details for Davidson are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 405 N. Main Street, Davidson, NC 28035
Phone: 704-894-2000

Davidson College Majors

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Political Science & Government 80 NA
Economics 75 NA
General Biology 57 NA
General English Literature 45 NA
General Psychology 38 NA
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 30 NA
History 28 NA
Computer Information Systems 23 NA
Mathematics 23 NA
Romance Languages 19 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at Davidson College along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


More about our data sources and methodologies.

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