Davidson College

Davidson College Data & Information Overview

If you want to know more about Davidson College, such as what majors does it offer, how diverse it is, how well it ranks, and more, this is your one-stop resource. 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?

2022 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 105 badges in the 2022 rankings.

Overall Quality

Davidson was not ranked in College Factual's Best Overall Colleges report this year. This may be because not enough data was available.

Is It Hard to Get Into Davidson?

Acceptance Rate

With an acceptance rate of 20%, Davidson is one of the most selective schools in the country. Good grades and high test scores alone may not be enough to get you into the school, so do your best to submit a stellar application.

Average Test Scores

About 60% 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 650 and 720. Math scores were between 650 and 740.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Davidson College  ( 650 to 720 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for Davidson College  ( 650 to 740 )
200
800
Davidson received ACT scores from 47% 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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36

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
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100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Davidson College

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 93% 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  93 out of 100
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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
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100

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

Davidson College Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 1,983 full-time undergraduates at Davidson.

How Much Does Davidson College Cost?

The overall average net price of Davidson is $19,115. 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 +
$6,645 $5,662 $11,493 $19,070 $38,975

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 16% of students took out student loans averaging $10,084 a year. That adds up to $40,336 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Davidson is 0.6%. 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?

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.

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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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Contact details for Davidson are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 405 N. Main Street, Davidson, NC 28035
Phone: 704-894-2000
Website: https://davidson.edu/
Facebook: http://facebook.com/davidsoncollege.nc
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/DavidsonCollege

Davidson College Majors

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Political Science & Government 72 NA
General Biology 65 NA
Economics 65 NA
General Psychology 47 NA
Computer Information Systems 33 NA
General English Literature 33 NA
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 31 NA
Romance Languages 23 NA
History 22 NA
Natural Resources Conservation 22 NA

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

Online Learning at Davidson

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2019-2020, 1,888 students took at least one online class at Davidson College. This is an increase from the 0 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 1,888 203
2018-2019 0 0
2017-2018 0 0
2016-2017 0 0
2015-2016 0 0

Learn more about online learning at Davidson College.

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*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.

References

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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