Class of 2019 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 2019

(Updated July 2015)

Davidson welcomes students from 47 states and 23 countries to its Class of 2019.

Applicants 5,382
Accepted 1,195
Enrolled 513
Acceptance Rate 22.2%
Enrollment Yield 43.0%
Early Decision Applicants 638
Early Decision Enrolled 273

SAT Middle 50%

(Accepted Students)

Crit. Reading 650-750
Math 650-740
Writing 640-750

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:
49.9% public schools
40.2% independent schools
6.5% non-traditional or international schools

Ethnic Backgrounds

Black/African American 8.4% 
Asian American 6.2%
Caucasian 67.8%
Hispanic/Latino 7.8%
International 7.0%
Other or Unreported 2.8%

Geographic Distribution (based on high school)

Mid-Atlantic 13.6%
Midwest 9%
Northeast 17%
Southeast 40.8%
West 12.5%
International 7.1%

Student Financial Assistance

Calculated Financial Need 51.5% of class
Average need-based package $40,974
Scholarship award recipients 16.9% of class
Average scholarship award $23,972
Athletic aid recipients 10.9%
Average athletic award $14,392