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Davidson College

Overview
Type of school: Private institution
Year founded: 1837
Affiliation: Presbyterian (U.S.A.)
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 1,667
Environment: Suburban
Endowment: $426,685,527
Admissions Address

209 Ridge Road
Davidson, NC 28035

Website

http://www.davidson.edu

Admissions E-mail

admission@davidson.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: Most Selective
Send application by: January 2
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Chris Gruber
Admissions office telephone: (800) 768-0380
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: January 2
Decision sent by: April 1
Accept offer by: May 1
Early decision
Send application by: November 15
 
Decision sent by: December 15
Early action
Not offered Application fee: $50
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? Yes
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: No
Tuition deposit: $300 (Nonrefundable)
Room deposit: N/A
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is not accepted
General college-preparatory program: Required
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 N/A
Mathematics 3 4
Science 2 4
Lab N/A N/A
Foreign language 2 4
Social studies N/A N/A
History N/A N/A
Academic electives N/A N/A
Total academic units 16 N/A

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 
Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Recommended
Off-campus interview: May be arranged
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: January 2
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing, ACT without writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: January 2
 
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
 
Class rank: Considered
Academic GPA: Important
Standardized test scores: Considered
Application essay: Important
Recommendation: Very important
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Not considered
Extracurricular activities: Important
Talent/ability: Important
Character/personal qualities: Very important
First generation: N/A
Alumni/ae relation: Not considered
Geographical residence: Not considered
State residency: Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Not considered
Volunteer work: Very important
Work experience: Not considered
Level of applicant's interest: N/A
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: Most Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 30%
Early-decision acceptance rate: 57%
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 28%
Total applicants: 3,895
Total acceptances: 1,185
Total freshman enrollment: 464
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: 42%
Male applicants: 1,793
Male acceptances: 605
Male freshman enrollment: 229
 
Female applicants: 2,102
Female acceptances: 580
Female freshman enrollment: 235
Out-of-state freshmen: 80%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: N/A
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: N/A
Students enrolled from waiting list: N/A

 2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 79%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 97%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 100%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 41%
Average high school GPA: N/A
 
First-year students submitting GPA: N/A
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 96%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 620 – 720
Math: 630 – 720
Combined: 1250 – 1440

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 36.0% 39.0%
600-699 50.0% 51.0%
500-599 14.0% 10.0%
400-499 N/A N/A
300-399 N/A N/A
200-299 N/A N/A

 
First-year students submitting ACT scores: 34%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: N/A
Math: N/A
Composite: 27 – 31

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 42.0% N/A N/A
24-29 55.0% N/A N/A
18-23 3.0% N/A N/A
12-17 N/A N/A N/A
6-11 N/A N/A N/A
Below 6 N/A N/A N/A

 



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