Class of 2017 Profile

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

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 2017

(June 2013)

Davidson welcomes students from 40 states and 18 countries to its Class of 2017.

Applicants 4745
Accepted 1216
Enrolled 483
Acceptance Rate 25.6%
Enrollment Yield 39.7%
Early Decision Applicants 617
Early Decision Enrolled 245

SAT Middle 50%

(Accepted Students)

Crit. Reading 630-730
Math 640-730
Writing 630-730

ACT Middle 50%

(Accepted Students)

Composite 30-33

Class Rank

Of accepted students, 85% of those reporting rank were in the top 10% of their class

Secondary Schools

Enrolled students attended:
48.3% public schools
45% independent schools
6.7% non-traditional or international schools

Ethnic Backgrounds

African American/Black 7.5% 
Asian American 8.70%
Caucasian 66.5%
Hispanic / Latino 6.4%
International 8.3%
Other or Unreported 2.6%

Geographic Distribution

Mid-Atlantic 13.5%
Midwest 9%
Northeast 18.6%
Southeast 39%
West 13.3%
International 6.6%

Student Financial Assistance

Calculated Financial Need 46.3% of Class
Average need-based package $38,965
Merit-based award recipients 11.8% of Class
Average merit-based award $25,851