Davidson College

102 N. Main Street Davidson, North Carolina 28035
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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.

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Student Life

Total Enrollment: 1,742

Institution Size: 1,000 - 4,999

Campus Setting: Suburban Suburban

Religious Affiliation: Presbyterian Church (USA)

Highest Degree Offered: Bachelors

School Calendar Type: Semester


Admissions Information

Total Undergrad Enrollment: 1,742

Total Grad Enrollment: 0

Admissions Requirements:
High School GPA
Test Scores

Accepted Credit:
Advanced Placement


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Source: U.S. Department of Education 2010/11

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