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
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
  • 10 months ago
There are a few drawbacks - mostly financial - but I'm very glad to be in the fraternity that I'm in. It's not a crucial part of the social scene, but I'm really grateful for my family in my fraternity and have had lots of great times with them, not just partying!
  • College Freshman
  • 10 months ago
The best part of the overall experience is the student body and activities. Everyone is so friendly, and after a year or so you will have found your group of friends. Even outside that group, most everyone will be friendly to you as you see them in a hall or in the cafeteria. The activities are abundant, with hundreds of clubs, sports, and Union board events throughout each year. It's fairly hard to get bored, no matter what kind of person you are. The worst part of the overall experience is the value. You pay $60,000, but they won't give you textbooks. Or school supplies. Or even soap. The tuition is exorbitantly expensive. Also, it's not a very academically rewarding place to be. You will do A-quality work and get B's or perhaps even C's, and so you either have to spend ridiculous amounts of time on each assignment or you have to suck it up and accept some lower grades.
  • College Junior
  • Nov 9 2015