Davidson College seeks out intellectually curious students who are committed to developing their talents for lives of leadership and service. Small classes enable our renowned faculty to work closely with students, engaging them directly in original research and creative work across the arts, sciences, social sciences, and humanities. In the classroom and beyond, Davidson cultivates students' compassion, creativity, resilience, and moral courage. We develop these values in a community founded on trust as articulated by the Honor Code and on free, unfettered inquiry.

Academic Programs

  • Communication
  • Economics
  • Government/Political Science
  • Health Science
  • Liberal Arts
  • Music
  • Performing Arts
  • Research
  • Science
  • Social Science
  • Technology
  • Visual Arts

Student experience

  • Athletics
  • Co-op/Internship Opportunities
  • Disability Services
  • Greek Life
  • Intramural/Club Sports
  • LGBTQIA Services
  • On-Campus Housing
  • ROTC Program
  • Study Abroad
  • Undergraduate Research

Application information

Find out about requirements, fees, and deadlines


We consider a broad range of achievement, recognizing that excellence comes in many forms. Our admission process values academic preparation (courses and grade performance), writing, co-curricular involvement, and the ability to contribute to our community. Davidson is test-optional for all admission and scholarship programs. First-year and transfer students may learn more about specific admission requirements on our web site.


We welcome students transferring to Davidson from other colleges or universities for the fall and spring semesters. The application deadline for the spring semester is November 1, with notification of decisions in late November. The application deadline the fall semester is April 1, with notification of decisions by early June.

Visit us

Visiting our campus is the best way to discover Davidson. Walk the brick pathways with current students, eat a meal on campus, attend classes, gain a better understanding of our academic and extracurricular opportunities, talk with faculty, and just explore. In addition to your tour, our admission staff is available to help refine your understanding of the Davidson experience. You'll get better acquainted with admission policies, the college application process, and the Davidson Trust.

Our focus on talents and capacities—writing and speaking clearly, analyzing complex problems from multiple perspectives, working collaboratively to formulate approaches to unsolvable problems, compassion, resilience, self-discipline, and moral courage—is one of our greatest strengths. At the same time, the specific subjects, programs, and methods through which we develop these talents change over time—in light of the changing economy and world.

Douglas Hicks, President
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Admissions office

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Office of Admissions PO Box 5000
Davidson, North Carolina 28035, United States of America

Phone number

(800) 768-0380