This week Davidson welcomes the 516 members of the Class of 2020—the largest class in the college's history.
More than 5,614 applicants entered an application process that looked for strength in academic performance, personal qualities and outstanding accomplishments, resulting in a record low acceptance rate of 20.1 percent. The class also brings to Davidson a tapestry of diversity, with more than 24.4 percent of students identifying as racial minorities and 36 international students.
Read the entire Class of 2020 profile.
As the first week of classes begins, so does Wildcat Welcome Week, which greets incoming students with various events to help them learn about student life at Davidson, including an activities fair and the 77th annual Cake Race. Everyone can participate in the fun on social media with #Davidson2020 and #WildcatWelcome , and by following us on Snapchat (davidsoncollege).
For first year students and new Wildcat parents interested in getting an insider's look at life on campus, check out Ask a Wildcat—brief videos feature current students sharing their perspectives on everything from academics to where to find the best food.