209 Ridge Road Davidson, NC 28035 704-894-2230
About Davidson College
  • Year of Foundation 1837
  • Size of Campus 556 Acre
  • Type of Instituition Private institution
  • Religious Orientation Presbyterian (U.S.A.)
  • Degrees Bachelor
  • Calendar Type Semester
  • Undergraduate Population 1,683
  • Women % / Men % / Out of state 51%, 49%, 80%
Application
  • App. Deadlines FAFSA
  • Tuition Costs In / Out - State $34,776
  • Room and Board $9,906
  • Nonfall Registration Not Accepted
  • Selectivity of the Intuition Most selective
  • Application Fee $50
  • Enrollment No. 1,661
Davidson College is a private liberal arts college in Davidson, North Carolina. The college has graduated 23 Rhodes Scholars and in 2012 was ranked the 12th best liberal arts college in the country by U.S. News and World Report magazine. In 2012, Davidson was ranked the 3rd most rigorous school in the United States by Newsweek. Both the town and college were named after Brigadier General William Lee Davidson, a Revolutionary War commander. The land for the college came from General Davidson's estate, a large portion of which was donated by his son. The college was established by Presbyterians in 1837 and maintains a loose affiliation with the Presbyterian Church USA. Majors are offered in more than twenty fields; Davidson also offers several minors and self-designed interdisciplinary options.
Social Life And Activities
  • Number of frat chapter houses 7
  • Popular Event and Social Activities on Campus N/A
  • Number of students in fraternities 7
  • Percent students who are frat members 40%
  • Number of honor societies Phi Beta Kappa
  • Number of sororities 0
  • On-campus religious organizations N/A
  • Other on-campus organizations N/A
  • Percent students who are frat sororities N/A
  • Number of on-campus international organizations N/A
  • Setting Suburban
  • Alcohol Policies Yes
  • Number of frats 7
  • Other general policies class attendance policies set by individual instructors, honor code, hazing prohibited
Transportation
  • Distance to nearest bus Charlotte (22)
  • Public Transportation to the University Yes
  • Car Permitted On Campus Yes
  • Distance to nearest airport Charlotte (25), Greensboro (84)
  • Distance to nearest train Kannapolis (15)
Student Housing
  • High speed or wireless internet in college housing 100%
  • College housing safety - Sprinkler system N/A
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are apartments N/A
  • College housing safety - Fire alarms N/A
  • Number of students using college housing 91%
  • College campus housing availability Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are triples N/A
  • Off and remote campus housing assistance available Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are singles N/A
  • On and Off campus housing offered Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are undefined N/A
  • Number of housing and appartment units owned by the university N/A
  • Type of housing provided for students coed dorms, apartment for single students, special housing for disabled students
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are doubles N/A
Campus Services
  • Internet Access Yes
  • Location Of Area With Wireless Support in all the libraries, in some classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas, in some of the college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing
  • Number Of Books in Library 617,005
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Classrooms 34
  • Basic Services Provided nonremedial tutoring, health service, health insurance
  • Student Email Accounts Yes
  • Estimated Capacity Of Wireless Network N/A
  • Number of Audiovisuals-cds,videos,dvds 12,714
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Campus Labs(est) 55
  • Campus Safety 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)
  • Counseling Services minority student, career, personal, academic, psychological, religious
  • Wireless Network - Student wi-fi Yes
  • Museums Visual Arts Center
  • OS of Wifi Network N/A
  • Number Of Subscriptions 4,546
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Other Locations 22
  • Computer Courses No
  • Library Facilities Music LibraryChemistry Library
  • Tutoring and Remedial Help study skills
  • Number Of Microforms 507,981
  • Online Course Registration Available Yes
  • Student Computer Availability No
  • Library On Campus Yes
  • Student Allowed To Post A Web Page Yes
  • Number of e-books 0
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Library N/A
  • Location Of Available Computers computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
Student Employment and Career
  • Student Employment Fedral Work Study Program Available
  • Top Companies Selecting Students For Jobs Davidson College; US Army; Bank of America; Wachovia
  • The average earnings of employed undergrads N/A
  • Employed Students after 6 Months 63%
  • Career placment and training on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training
  • Employed Students after 2 years N/A
  • Army ROTC on campus? Offered on campus
  • Navy ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Employed Students after 1 year N/A
  • Airforce ROTC on campus? Offered at cooperating institution (University of North Carolina--Charlotte)
  • Number of undergraduates (only) with employment N/A
  • Does the school discourage student employment N/A
Loan, Scholarship, Fellowship, Grant Page Details
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