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.

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 2025

(Updated July 2021)

Davidson welcomes students from 39 states and territories and 25 countries to its Class of 2025.

Applicants 6,425
Accepted 1,143
Enrolled 552
Acceptance Rate 17.8%
Enrollment Yield 48.6%
Early Decision Applicants 732
Early Decision Enrolled 312

SAT Middle 50% (Enrolled Students)

(For those that submitted)

Evidence-Based Reading & Writing 670-740
Math 660-750

ACT Middle 50% (Enrolled Students)

(For those that submitted)

Composite 30-34

Secondary Schools

Enrolled students attended:

Public School 55%
Independent School 33.5%
Non-traditional or International 11.5%

Geographic Distribution

(Based on High School)

Mid-Atlantic 16.7%
Midwest 6.5%
Northeast 16.2%
South 36%
West 13.7%
International 9.2%


International 9.2%
White 65%
Asian 9.2%
Hispanic 9.6%
African American 6.9%
Not reported 0.1%