Davidson College is a private liberal arts college that is located in Davidson, North Carolina. It consistently ranks as one of the top liberal arts colleges in the United States among several periodicals such as The Princeton Review, Newsweek and the U.S. News and World Report. It is a very competitive, highly selective school that is home to 1,920 students. Davidson College is a progressive school with traditional Presbyterian roots and became the first institution in the nation to replace all the loans with grants so that the students have the ability to graduate without student debt.
Davidson College history begins when it was founded in 1837. Both the town and the college were named for William Lee Davidson, a Brigadier General in the Revolutionary War. Part of the land on which the college sits was donated by the son of William Davidson. As an act of graciousness, the Presbyterians named the college after him. Once an all-male school, the college invited women to attend in 1973. To this day, the ratio of men to women is about 50/50.
Total Enrollment: 1,742
Institution Size: 1,000 - 4,999
Campus Setting: Suburban
Religious Affiliation: Presbyterian Church (USA)
Highest Degree Offered: Bachelors
School Calendar Type: Semester
Total Undergrad Enrollment: 1,742
Total Grad Enrollment: 0
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The best thing about this school is how they have great professors. They help you get a good education.
The bad thing about this college is that it is a very expensive private school. The surrounding area is also very boring unless you go into Charlotte.
High level of academics. You will not find a better education anywhere (yes including ivy league schools) from quality of professors to rigorous workload, Davidson ranks with the best
Declining Social life. There was a time when this school was the model for a work hard/play hard College. With changing administration, this seams to be changing as the party scene is slowly being...
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