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2016 Undergraduate Tuition
3% growth from 2015
After Financial Aid
2014 Student Loan
Default Rate
2016 Acceptance Rate
5,618 Applicants
2016 Enrolled Students
100% full-time
2016 Graduation Rate
473 Graduates

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The median tuition at Davidson College is $47,897, which is $15,687 more than the national median tuition of $32,210.

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $27,897.

In 2016, 68% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 23% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

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Davidson College received 5,618 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 4.38% annual growth. Out of those 5,618 applicants, 1,130 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 20.1% acceptance rate.

There were 1,796 students enrolled at Davidson College in 2016, and 62% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Davidson College has an overall enrollment yield of 45.5%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

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Davidson College has a total enrollment of 1,796 students. The full-time enrollment at Davidson College is 1,796 students and the part-time enrollment is N/A. This means that 100% of students enrolled at Davidson College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Davidson College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 67.2% White, 7.35% Hispanic or Latino, 6.74% Black or African American, 5.4% Asian, 4.06% Two or More Races, 0.67% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 6.96% Non-resident Alien.

Students enrolled at Davidson College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Male (35.1%), followed by White Female (32.1%) and Black or African American Female (4.12%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A N/A (N/A), followed by N/A N/A (N/A) and N/A N/A (N/A).

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In 2016, 33 more women than men graduated from Davidson College. The majority of students graduating from Davidson College are White. These 358 graduates mean that there were 10.2 times more White graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 35 graduates.

The most common Bachelor's Degree awarded at Davidson College is General Biological Sciences with 65 graduates, followed by General Political Science & Government with 64 graduates and General Economics with 57 graduates.

The most specialized major across all degree types at Davidson College, meaning they have significantly more graduates than the national average across all institutions, is Philosophy and Religious Studies, with 22 graduates, followed by Cultural & Gender Studies with 18 graduates and Language & Linguistics with 38 graduates.


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Davidson College has an endowment valued at nearly $681M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $49.6M (7.27%), compared to the 1.02% average return ($343,877 on $33.6M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2015, Davidson College had a total expenditure of $123M. Of that $123M, they spent $55.6M on salaries and $13.2M on benefits.

Davidson College employs 98 Professors, 41 Assistant professors, and 33 Associate professors. Most academics at Davidson College are Male Professors (65), Female Professors (33), and Male Assistant professors (22).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Davidson College are: Service, with 136 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 118 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 78 employees.



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