Class of 2018 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 2018

(Updated July 2014)

Davidson welcomes students from 43 states and 21 countries to its Class of 2018.

Applicants 5560
Accepted 1200
Enrolled 507
Acceptance Rate 21.6%
Enrollment Yield 42.3%
Early Decision Applicants 640
Early Decision Enrolled 264

SAT Middle 50%

(Accepted Students)

Crit. Reading 640-750
Math 650-750
Writing 650-750

ACT Middle 50%

(Accepted Students)

Composite 30-34

Class Rank

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

Secondary Schools

Enrolled students attended:
51.1% public schools
40.2% independent schools
8.7% non-traditional or international schools

Ethnic Backgrounds

African American/Black 7.5% 
Asian American 8.9%
Caucasian 67.9%
Hispanic / Latino 6.5%
International 7.8%
Other or Unreported 1.4%

Geographic Distribution (based on high school)

Mid-Atlantic 15.8%
Midwest 5.9%
Northeast 19.5%
Southeast 38.9%
West 12%
International 7.9%

Student Financial Assistance

Calculated Financial Need 49.5% of Class
Average need-based package $43,685
Scholarship award recipients 12.6% of Class
Average scholarship award $25,197