Davidson College

Davidson, North Carolina
4-year Private university


Davidson College is a private institution established in 1837 with a suburban setting located at Davidson. It is ranked 16 in National Liberal Arts Colleges in the 2024 edition of Best Colleges. Its tuition and fees are $60,050. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,927. It practices a semester-based academic calendar. It has more than 200 student organizations on campus, there are a variety of ways for students to get involved. In addition to clubs and organizations, students can also join one of the school’s eight national fraternities, four eating houses, or two sororities on campus. Freshmen are required to live on campus in the four first-year student residence halls. More than 95 percent of students choose to live on campus in residence halls, apartments, co-op living/learning houses, and international houses. Davidson offers more than 20 undergraduate majors.

#16 in National Liberal Arts Colleges
Location Davidson, North Carolina
Type 4-year Private
Year Founded 1837
Selectivity High
Size Small
1,927 Undergraduates


Student-Faculty Ratio
Social Sciences
Most Popular Major

Majors Available

  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies
  • Biological And Biomedical Sciences
  • English Language And Literature/Letters
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics
  • History
  • Mathematics And Statistics
  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Natural Resources And Conservation
  • Philosophy And Religious Studies
  • Physical Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Social Sciences
  • Visual And Performing Arts


Cost of Attendance
Average Student Contribution
Instate Tution Fee $60,050
Outstate Tuition Fee $60,050
Room and Board Fees $16,400
$38,901 Median Salary After 2 years of Graduation


17% (High Selectivity) Acceptance Rate
Admission Difficulty: Very Difficult
$0 Application Fee
3.8 Average High School GPA

Application Requirements

SAT/ACT Required
SAT/ACT Writing (essay) Recommended
SAT Subject Test Recommended
Essay or Personal Statement Required
SAT Score Range
Middle 50% (25% - 75%) scores range
ACT Score Range
Middle 50% (25% - 75%) scores range

How to Apply?

Accepts CommonApp
Apply College's Own Application Portal
Other Applications Accepted Coaliation Application

For International Students

100 Minimum TOEFL Score
TOEFL Requirement: Required
IELTS, DET Other English Language Tests Accepted
(in lieu of TOEFL)
TOEFL Waived if

studied in an entirely English-based curriculum for their high school/secondary school years

Deadlines for Fall Intake Applications
Early Decision Deadline
Early Decision II Deadline
Regular Decision Deadline
Transfer Applications
Transfer Applications Deadline
For Financial Aid
Financial Aid Priority Application Deadline
Financial Aid Application Deadline

Scholarships and Financial Aid

$62,302 Average Financial Aid
Need-based Aid available for International Students

Need-based Aid

$61,340 Average Need-based Aid
Cost of Attendance for out-of-state students: $75,615
52% Students with need received Financial Aid
99.9% Students had their need fully met
Deadline for need-based financial application February 15
Forms to be submitted CSS, FAFSA

Merit Scholarships

John M. Belk Scholarship
Total Worth Comprehensive cost (tuition, fees, food, and housing) plus $6,000 in special opportunity stipends
Eligibility Undergraduates
Minimum Criteria Based on exceptional achievement and promise in academics, character, leadership, and service.
Requirement for maintenance --
Separate application needed --
Application deadline N/A
William Holt Terry Scholarship
Total Worth Cost of attendance (tuition, fees, housing, meals, books) annually, and a one-time $5,000 special opportunity stipend.
Eligibility Undergraduates
Minimum Criteria Based on records of academic and personal accomplishment
Requirement for maintenance --
Separate application needed --
Application deadline N/A

Other Scholarships

Charles Scholarship
Total Worth Full cost of attendance (room, board, tuition, fees, books, travel and personal expenses)
Details The scholarship is renewable provided applicants maintains the specified grade point average and meet requirements toward earning a degree.


1,927 Total Undergraduate Enrollment
School Size: Small
95% Freshmen return to Sophomore Year
88% Students graduate within 6 years