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 2024

(Updated July 30, 2020)

Davidson welcomes students from 39 states and territories and 25 countries to its Class of 2024.

Applicants 5,615
Accepted 1,142
Enrolled 538
Acceptance Rate 20.3%
Enrollment Yield 47.1%
Early Decision Applicants 656
Early Decision Enrolled 294

SAT Middle 50%

(Enrolled Students)

Evidence-Based Reading & Writing 640-720
Math 650-740

ACT Middle 50%

(Enrolled Students)

Composite 30-34

Secondary Schools

Enrolled students attended:

Public School 51.1%
Independent School 39%
Non-traditional or International 9.9%

Geographic Distribution

(Based on High School)

Mid-Atlantic 17.3%
Midwest 7.2%
Northeast 16.2%
South 36.6%
West 13%
International 9.7%


International 8.7%
White 63.3%
Asian 6.7%
Hispanic 7.3%
African American 5.6%
Not reported 1.7%
Two or more races/ethnicities reported 6.7%