Diversity & Access
We welcome you.
Differences are grounds for exploration. Not only do our students accept differences—they are driven to explore them. Students have the opportunity to live with, learn from, and share experiences with students of different backgrounds, beliefs, and perspectives.
This work begins with the Office of Admission and Financial Aid, where we strive to enrich our community by attracting and supporting students of diverse backgrounds and perspectives through their college search and application process.
Connecting with Davidson
Applying to Davidson
For students utilizing the QuestBridge application or those attending high school outside of the United States and Puerto Rico, there is no application fee.
For domestic students, if the application fee poses a financial hardship, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to request a fee waiver.
Requesting a fee waiver does not disadvantage your application for admission in any way.
North Carolina Free Application Week
During the week of October 17-21, 2022, North Carolina residents may submit the Common Application to Davidson for free.
Students may obtain the waiver by choosing "North Carolina College Application Week" on the dropdown menu of school-specific fee waivers on the Common Application. Please contact us at email@example.com with questions and to learn more about the NC Countdown to College.
We encourage interested students to apply for admission regardless of their immigration status. At Davidson, undocumented students are considered domestic applicants. Please contact Marlene Arellano, Associate Dean & Director of Diversity and Inclusion, at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions about the admission and financial aid process.
Through a three-part dynamic assessment process, our staff partners with the Posse Foundation to select two cohorts of Scholars—called Posses—every fall. In the 2022-2023 academic year, Davidson will be recruiting its ninth Posse from the greater Miami-Dade area and its third virtual Posse (composed of Scholars from across the United States).
As a proud QuestBridge partner institution, every year we admit and enroll high-achieving low-income students through the National College Match program and QuestBridge Regular Decision.