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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

As the college search and selection process becomes increasingly more dynamic and demanding, it is more important than ever that we all work together to support students and their families in that process.

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.

In this section you will see topics that address your and your students' needs. We applaud your tireless efforts to support and guide your students. If you have any questions or need additional information please let us know by emailing Gardner Roller Ligo at

Financial Aid & Scholarships

Davidson's commitment to access and affordability has never been stronger. Find information for prospective and current students, including applying for aid, scholarships, and more.

The Davidson Trust

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 by making these promises:

  • to guarantee that all admission decisions are need-blind.
  • to meet 100 percent of demonstrated financial need of ever accepted student
  • to meet that need through a combination of grants and campus employment only—no loans are imposed in a Davidson Trust financial aid package. 

The Davidson Trust—learn more.

Important Dates

Merit Scholarships

Nomination Scholarship materials are mailed annually in late August or early September. To confirm that you are on our mailing list, feel free to share your name and contact details via the "Learn More About Davidson" link found in the upper right area of this page.

Application Scholarships are those scholarships that require materials in addition to the completed application for admission. The deadline for submission of Special Application Scholarship materials is the same as the applicant's admission plan deadline.

Competition Scholarships and General Merit Scholarships do not require any further action by counselors or students. Consideration for these opportunities is based on the strength of the completed application for admission.

Application Dates

Please see the important dates for applicants.

Applicant Selection Process

Our application selection process is a holistic one, giving students the chance to be recognized for their individual talents, intellect, and achievements. First-year or international students may use the Common Application, Online Application, Coalition Application, or Paper Application. Davidson also requires a supplement application. Learn more.

Class Profile

Davidson College is dedicated to intellectual and cultural growth in the broadest sense. We welcome students from 41 states and 23 countries to the Class of 2021.

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 an individual visit to include an information session and campus tour. Or you can plan a visit for yourself or for a group.

Connect With Your Regional Counselor

The member of our counseling staff who represents your state or region is always happy to hear from you. To connect with your counselor, view your state on our travel map or visit our travel schedule page to find out when we'll be in your area.

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