Davidson College

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Davidson College, a liberal arts school, provides students a well rounded foundation in education by having a curriculum with a diverse range of subjects. This college is located in Davidson, NC, a predominately suburban area. There are around 1,900 students enrolled per year at Davidson College.

Many of the students getting into Davidson College got an SAT score within the range of 1840 - 2150, or got accepted with an ACT score in the range of 29 - 33. We were able to estimate the Davidson College average GPA (3.62 - 3.89) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. The acceptance rate for this school is lower than most schools and competition is high, given that only 30 percent of students who applied are accepted to the school. You can get more information from the admissions office website at www3.davidson.edu.

Overall Davidson College Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for Davidson College was reported as 25.6% in Fall 2013 with over 4,750 college applications submitted to this school. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • SAT Scores: 1840 - 2150
  • ACT Scores: 29 - 33
  • Average GPA: 3.62 - 3.89

How Hard Is It to Get into Davidson College?

Applicant Selectivity: High

Davidson College has a very competitive selection process for applicants, where most students accepted have a higher than average high school GPA and scored in the top percentiles on standardized tests like the SAT or ACT exam.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Davidson College has been getting lower when compared to averages from previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 26.4%
  • 2010-2011: 29.5%
  • 2011-2012: 25.4%
  • 2012-2013: 24.8%
  • 2013-2014: 25.6%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 25.9%

How Does Davidson College Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Davidson College is more than 100% lower than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Johnson C Smith University36.7%
Johnson & Wales University-Charlotte59.6%
Belmont Abbey College67.6%
Queens University of Charlotte76.9%
Livingstone College71.2%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Davidson College (Fall 2013)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading630 - 730
Math600 - 710
Writing610 - 710
Total Score1840 - 2150
ACT®Score Range
English0 - 0
Math0 - 0
Composite Score29 - 33
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