Davidson College

liberal arts college in Davidson, North Carolina

Davidson College is a private liberal arts college in Davidson, North Carolina with a historic 665-acre main campus and a 110-acre lake campus on Lake Norman. The college has graduated 23 Rhodes Scholars.Davidson annually enrolls about 1950 students from 47 states and 40 countries. Of those students, nearly 80 percent study abroad and about 25 percent participate in 19 NCAA Division I sports.Students may choose from 26 majors and 17 interdisciplinary minors, as well as other interdisciplinary studies. The college is governed by an honor code and the majority of students, about 93 percent, live on campus for all four years. Princeton Review and U.S. News & World Report regard Davidson's admission process as "most selective".For the class of 2022 (enrolled fall 2018), Davidson received 5,712 applications and accepted 1,104 (19.3%). The yield rate (the percentage of accepted students who enroll) was 46.8%, and 85% of accepted freshmen reporting rank were in the top 10% of their high school classes. The middle 50% range of SAT scores for admitted students was 640–720 for the new Evidence-Based Reading & Writing, and 650–730 for Math, while the ACT Composite range was 29–33. Caucasians represented 67.1% of the incoming class, and 44.5% of enrolled freshmen were from the South.The 2019 annual ranking by U.S. News & World Report rates Davidson College as the 10th best among "National Liberal Arts Colleges" in America, and 3rd in "Best Undergraduate Teaching" in the nation. For 2016, Davidson College was ranked 25th overall on Forbes ' list of "America's Top Colleges," and 1st in the South. In 2018, Kiplinger's Personal Finance rated Davidson College as the #1 best college for value across all colleges and universities in America.
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