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Reviews 253 total reviews with an average rating of 3.8

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5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: The campus is very safe, especially with the honor code. People can leave their things anywhere, leave their doors unlocked, and no problems occur.

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I love Davidson. Many aspects of the school could be improved upon, but overall the experience is great.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Depends on which dorm you get. I've had an overall good experience in Belk, which is the largest of the freshmen dorms.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life tends to rule the popular social scene, although there is plenty to do if you're an independent. For sororities, Davidson only has two, and they are not very present on campus. Girls tend to join "eating houses" instead of sororities.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: Steph Curry, and basketball in general is a main draw on this campus. Football is not good at all.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Davidson College is a unique schooling environment. Courses are rigorous, but professors will always put student success at top priority. The social scene is lacking in some departments, but there are a lot of ways to spend your time, whether it be volunteering, joining one of the many clubs/organizations, or being a part of greek like.

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3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I definitely feel safe, but sometimes I feel too safe in the sense that we are being overprotected and belittled a little bit. I think people have to learn for themselves and that is rather hard here.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: 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.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I do not know too much about that. There is a great alumni network that can help a lot, I think.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Not bad for dorm life I guess, obviously it has it's perks and also disadvantages.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life is very relaxed. Since it's a small school it's rather limited in a way, but all parties are very inclusive for GDI's as well. Quiet hours are unfortunately enforced rather strictly.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: I am a big fan of men's basketball and am involved in several intramural teams myself. I wish the women's basketball was more supported.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The first semester was somewhat stressful, but now that I am more settled I really like it.

5 College Freshman

Academics: It's a top 10 liberal arts college. You get a phenonemal education here.

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5 College Freshman

Diversity: Davidson is an incredibly diverse school for its size. There are tons of people from different places with different backgrounds!

2 College Freshman

Drug Safety: The Drug Safety policy is pretty draconian to be honest, but the culture in general isn't bad at all.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Davidson is a very safe place to go to school. Between the Honor Code and a really great community of students, it's a secure place to spend 4 years. Serious crimes are very rare and it's a really diligently policed community, both by observant students and a dedicated campus police.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I have loved my time at Davidson. There are certainly some small things I would change, but comprehensively, it was been the best school I could ask for. The people, facilities, activities, sports, and academics are all top notch and combine into a wonderful medley.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Davidson is a world-class school. It's a little unknown still so sometimes name recognition value isn't there, but the academic value of spending four years here prepares people so well to succeed in the real world.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The dorms themselves range from slightly below average to quite nice. It gets better each year because housing is based on seniority so by the end of your time, you're living in a really nice room usually.

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: 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!

4 College Freshman

Athletics: Facilities and sports are a great part of Davidson!

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Davidson is a college unlike any other. I love it!

5 College Freshman

Academics: Professors are great and most courses are challenging

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3 College Freshman

Diversity: They are working on diversity but the school is very white and rich.

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For the majority of Davidson students, the net result of their college experience is highly favorable. Students here do occasionally get frustrated, and there is no question that each and every Davidson student has moaned about his or her workload at some point during his college career, and with good reason. Even so, most realize that the rigorous academics here are what give Davidson its tradition of excellence, and that all their hard work is, in the end, well worth the name on the diploma. Davidson is a work hard/play hard community, and there’s no question that you’ll put in some substantial hours at the library, but you can also expect to let loose on the weekends.

When assessing whether Davidson is a good school for you, it’s important to determine how the pros and cons line up with your own expectations for your college experience. Don’t come here expecting the endless beer-fest you’ll find at larger state schools like NC State because it’s not going to happen. Don’t come here expecting a student body with great ethnic diversity because you’re not going to find it. Don’t come here expecting enormous big-school facilities with endless food courts and 70,000-seat stadiums because they simply don’t exist. You will find, however, that the school personally caters everything to the needs of its 1,700 students.

What you can expect from Davidson is an outstanding community of students who respect and trust each other. You can expect a lake and a sprawling green campus disproportionately huge in comparison to the size of the student body. You’ll find a D-I athletic program, complete with a D-I-caliber sports complex that most small liberal arts colleges would drool over. You’ll find yourself face-to-face with even the most celebrated athletes on a day-to-day basis, and they’ll be headed to the library just like you. You’ll soon recognize the faces around you, and you’ll find that after a little while, few people are strangers. You can expect to have a good time drinking and partying, but it will not rule your life at college. You can expect some good-looking guys and some good-looking girls, with intelligence to boot. Most of all, you can expect top-notch academics, taught by top-notch professors in top-notch facilities, which all contribute to an interactive and personal learning experience that’s simply unparalleled.

There’s a lot to look forward to at Davidson. And, as you’ll find when you graduate, even more to look back on.

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