Davidson College is dedicated to intellectual and cultural growth in the broadest sense. Davidson prides itself on a student body made up of talented student leaders, chosen not only for their academic promise, but also for their character.

In 90 Seconds: The Davidson Class of 2023

Faculty and admission personnel work together to select students for admission. The selection process is composed of three major elements:

  • the evaluation of academic performance and potential
  • the assessment of personal qualities
  • the recognition of outstanding interests, achievements, and activities

Davidson's Class of 2023

(Updated July, 30 2019)

Davidson welcomes students from 41 states and 18 countries to its Class of 2023.

Applicants 5,973
Accepted 1,091
Enrolled 528
Acceptance Rate 18.27%
Enrollment Yield 48.3%
Early Decision Applicants 712
Early Decision Enrolled 338

SAT Middle 50%

(Enrolled Students)

Evidence-Based Reading & Writing 650-720
Math 660-750

ACT Middle 50%

(Enrolled Students)

Composite 30-33

Secondary Schools

Enrolled students attended:

Public School 45.5%
Independent School 45.6%
Non-traditional or International 8.9%

Geographic Distribution

(Based on High School)

Mid-Atlantic 11.4%
Midwest 6%
Northeast 20.5%
South 43.1%
West 9.1%
International 9.9%

Student Financial Assistance

Calculated Financial Need 52.6%
Average need-based package $48,677
Scholarship award recipients 8.3%
Average scholarship award $30,785
Athletic aid recipients 15.4%
Average athletic award $13,789