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  • Get to Know Davidson

    At Davidson, you will meet talented people dedicated to lives of leadership and service. Davidson students come from every corner of the globe, and from every imaginable background. They share intellectual drive and pursue their varied interests with passion. They are collaborative and congenial, curious and enterprising. Scientists, artists, and humanitarians, Davidson students are creative thinkers who are up for a challenge.

  • Research

    Davidson is a recognized leader in undergraduate research, scholarship and creative work across all academic programs. Faculty members integrate original research and scholarship into the classroom and encourage students to join them in extensive exploration of original work through the academic year and during the summer.

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  • The Arts

    The arts are a critical part of the Davidson educational experience, with many opportunities for involvement in visual, performing, music, and literary arts. As Davidson grows its focus on broad collaboration across the arts and sciences, opportunities for involvement in the arts and a transdisciplinary approach to learning will continue to develop on and off campus.

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  • Innovation & Entrepreneurship

    The Innovation and Entrepreneurship Initiative reimagines a liberal arts education for the 21st century by preparing students to be innovators in a rapidly changing world. The initiative provides opportunities to blend student passions with the support, structure, and resources to address challenging problems with innovative ideas.

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Admission & Financial Aid

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Mailing Address

Box 7156 - Admission
Box 7157 - Financial Aid
Davidson, NC 28035

Shipping Deliveries:

209 Ridge Road
Davidson, NC 28035

Counselor Resources

This resource page is designed for secondary school counselors and community-based organization advisers to enhance communication between you and the members of our admission and financial aid staff.

If you have any questions about Davidson or if there are other topics you'd like to see addressed on this page or in our counselor e-newsletter, please email our Counselor Relations Coordinator, Ms. Gardner Roller Ligo, at We look forward to hearing from you.

Early Decision Defers

Deferred students' applications are being considered again within the spring selection process; those decisions will be released at 9 p.m. on March 20. We encourage those students to provide additional information that would be relevant to their applications, and encourage them to update their files with awards, honors, or grades received between now and early March.

In the past several years, a number of applicants who were deferred in Early Decision were offered admission in the Spring decision process, especially if their academic work showed sound accomplishment and their expressed interest in Davidson was clear.

July Experience

July Experience, Davidson's pre-college program for rising high school juniors and seniors, is currently accepting applications. The 2019 session will run from June 30 - July 20. Applications are due by March 1 for priority consideration and will be accepted until April 1. A limited amount of financial aid is available. Students needing financial assistance are strongly encouraged to apply by the March 1 deadline.

Connect With Your Regional Counselor

Connect with the member of our counseling staff who represents your state or region by viewing our travel map, or visiting our travel schedule to find out when we'll be in your area.

Plan a Visit

The best way to learn about all that Davidson has to offer is to experience it in person. You can help a student plan a visit to include an information session and campus tour, or to participate in one of our Open House Programs. You can also plan a visit for yourself or for a group.

Important Dates

March 20 - Regular admission decisions will be released at 9 p.m. on March 20. Applicants will be notified individually of that timing and reminded of the process to access their own portals to view their decision.

View all important dates and deadlines for applicants.

Academic Calendar

View the academic calendars for the next three academic years.

Application Selection Process

Our application selection process is a holistic one, giving students the chance to be recognized for their individual talents, intellect and achievements. Applicants may either self-report or submit official standardized test scores for the application review process. All enrolling students must submit official scores.

New Self-Reporting Scores Policy

Please note that beginning this year, consistent with the college's long-standing commitment to access and affordability, we accept self-reported test scores. Only those applicants who are admitted and enroll are required to submit official score reports.

Undocumented and DACA Student Resources

Davidson continues to expand its resources and expertise in supporting the development and education of undocumented students and students with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status. We encourage interested applicants to apply for admission regardless of their immigration status.

Financial Aid & Scholarships

The Davidson Trust makes it possible for talented students from all backgrounds to imagine coming to Davidson, and for graduates to plan for their futures based on their interests and passions. Davidson's committed to access and affordability has never been stronger:

  • Davidson's admission process is need-blind for domestic students and permanent residents.
  • Through The Davidson Trust, we meet 100 percent of your calculated financial need entirely through grants and student employment.

Class Profile

Davidson College is dedicated to intellectual and cultural growth in the broadest sense. We welcomed students from 36 states and 23 countries to the Class of 2022.