Davidson College is dedicated to intellectual and cultural growth in the broadest sense. Davidson prides itself on a student body made up of talented student leaders, chosen not only for their academic promise, but also for their character.

In 60 Seconds: The Davidson Class of 2022

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 2022

(Updated July 2018)

Davidson welcomes students from 36 states and 23 countries to its Class of 2022.

Applicants 5,712
Accepted 1,104
Enrolled 517
Acceptance Rate 19.3%
Enrollment Yield 46.8%
Early Decision Applicants 725
Early Decision Enrolled


New SAT Middle 50%

(Enrolled Students)

Evidence-Based Reading & Writing 640-720
Math 650-730

ACT Middle 50%

(Enrolled Students)

Composite 29-33

Class Rank

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

Secondary Schools

Enrolled students attended:

  • 46.6% public schools
  • 45.6% independent schools
  • 7.8% non-traditional or international schools

Ethnic Backgrounds

Black/African American 7.9% 
Asian American 6.8%
Caucasian 67.1%
Hispanic/Latino 8.9%
International 7.0%
Other or Unreported 2.3%

Geographic Distribution

(Based on High School)

Mid-Atlantic 12.0%
Midwest 8.3%
Northeast 21.1%
South 44.5%
West 5.4%
International 8.7%

Student Financial Assistance

Calculated Financial Need 51.1% of class
Average need-based package $45,077
Scholarship award recipients 10.7% of class
Average scholarship award $27,975
Athletic aid recipients 10.3%
Average athletic award $16,470