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Davidson College Data & Information Overview

Get the facts about Davidson College. Learn how it ranks, what majors it offers, how diverse it is, and much more. Want to know more about a specific stat? Just click on its tile, and you'll go to a page that goes more in-depth on that subject. You can also use the links below to go directly to any section on this page.

How Well Is Davidson College Ranked?

Quality Badge

2020 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

Davidson College was awarded 45 badges in the 2020 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is political science and government.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked Davidson as #39 out of 1,727 colleges and universities in the country on its 2020 Best Colleges list. This lands it a coveted spot in the top 5% of all colleges and universities in the country.

Davidson also holds the #3 spot on the Best Colleges in North Carolina ranking.

See all of the rankings for Davidson College.

Is It Hard to Get Into Davidson?

Acceptance Rate

Even if you have the best grades and high test scores, that may not be enough to get into Davidson since the school has one of the most selective in the country. Its acceptance rate is a mere 20%, so there's no shame if you don't get in. Be sure to apply to other schools just in case.

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 )

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Davidson College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at Davidson is an impressive 9 to 1. That's quite good when you compare it to the national average of 15 to 1. This is a good sign that students at the school will have more opportunities for one-on-one interactions with their professors.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Davidson College is 98%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  98 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Davidson College

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 95% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like Davidson College enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  95 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate for someone pursuing a bachelor's degree is typically four years. This rate at Davidson for first-time, full-time students is 90%, which is better than 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 1,810 full-time undergraduates at Davidson.

Davidson Diversity Score

For each college and university, College Factual calculates an overall diversity score that takes four factors into account: gender, ethnicity, age, and home location of the student. Then, the schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest.

With an overall score of 97.15 out of 100, Davidson is one of the most diverse schools in the nation.

Overall Diversity Score  97.15 out of 100
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How Much Does Davidson College Cost?

The overall average net price of Davidson is $21,206. 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 +
$6,643 $8,468 $13,225 $17,187 $37,001

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 22% of students took out student loans averaging $6,042 a year. That adds up to $24,168 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Davidson is 1.4%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do Davidson Graduates Make?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from Davidson make about $58,900 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. That's great news for Davidson students since it is 44% more than the average college graduate's salary of $40,800 per year.


See which majors at Davidson College make the most money.

Location of Davidson College

Located in Davidson, North Carolina, Davidson College is a private not-for-profit institution. The suburban atmosphere of Davidson makes it a great place for students who want the amenities of city life without actually living in the middle of a constant hustle and bustle.

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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 78 NA
Economics 62 NA
General Biology 51 NA
General English Literature 45 NA
General Psychology 38 NA
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 26 NA
History 25 NA
Mathematics 23 NA
Chemistry 19 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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