Davidson College

265 reviews
  1. Davidson, NC
  2. 4 Year
A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Value
    A+
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    A-
  5. Athletics
    A-
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    A+
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    A
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    A-
  12. Safety
    A
Davidson College is ...
Private not-for-profit, Presbyterian
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-AA
Athletic Conference
Pioneer Football League
Address
102 N. Main Street
Davidson, NC 28035

Davidson College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
22%
SAT Range
1230-1440
ACT Range
28-32
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$22,457/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $8,289/ year
  • $30-48k
    $6,243/ year
  • $49-75k
    $7,935/ year
  • $76-110k
    $17,498/ year
  • $110k+
    $33,700/ year

Academics

Professors
A+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
10:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
85%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.20 responses
71%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.21 responses
19%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.21 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,770Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
Data not available
Pell Grant
13%
Varsity Athletes
23%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 10 responses
Report
  • Conscientious
    30%
  • Dedicated
    30%
  • Involved
    30%
  • Well rounded
    10%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
50%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.26 responses
Poll
52%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.31 responses
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After Davidson College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$58,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
93%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
88%
National
83%
91%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.11 responses

Reviews

265 reviews
  • Excellent
    65
  • Very Good
    114
  • Average
    70
  • Poor
    10
  • Terrible
    6
We have fraternities, but not sororities. Instead of sororities, we have eating houses which are pretty much exactly the same but are just not nationally recognized. I decided not to join, but many people do. Either way, there are always parties open for everyone. You are not shut out if you do not join and there are no hard feelings between any of the frats/eating houses. Pretty much everyone has friends in every organization!
  • College Junior
  • June 2 2014
Davidson College's "Greek Life" consists of eating houses, fraternities, and historically black fraternities and sororities. However, due to our unique offering of eating houses, the collective of these organizations is referred to as Patterson Court. Each of these organizations provide students with the opportunities for personal growth, community service, leadership and fellowship.

Membership in Patterson Court is open to all students, however, sixty-three percent of Davidson women and forty-five percent of Davidson men participate in our Greek life. Overall, the difference between Patterson Court and non-Patterson Court students is simply where you eat some of your meals. There is no animosity, exclusion, or any negativity between members of Patterson Court or non-members. Unless specified, all events are open to all students, and interaction between organizations and students is encouraged.

One highlight of the eating house option for women is that it is 'self-selected.' This means that women hoping to join an eating house simply list their order of preference for the four houses, and a computer algorithm determines your placement. The majority of women are placed into their top choice or second choice selection. As a member of an eating house, I am a big advocator for the process and the organization itself. However, I have friends on both sides and neither is limited socially by their status.
  • College Junior
  • Dec 31 2014
While there are always people (professors included) that one does not like, generally the professors are super engaging, great teachers and want to help their students! Most classes are challenging and professors always offer their help.
  • College Freshman
  • 9 months ago