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Davidson College

About

History

Davidson College was established in 1837 by Presbyterians of North Carolina.

Education

  • Davidson offers 29 majors and the opportunity for students to design their own major through the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies. In addition, Davidson offers 40 minors, including 14 interdisciplinary minors.
  • Preprofessional Programs: 5 preprofessional programs including Prelaw and Premedicine.

Research

Davidson is a recognized leader in undergraduate research, scholarship and creative work across all academic programs.

  • E. Craig Wall Jr. Academic Center
  • Charles A. Dana Science Building
  • Watson Life Sciences Building
  • Katherine And Tom Belk Visual Arts Center
  • Sloan Music Center
  • Cunningham Theatre

Career

The Center for Career Development is an eager partner in empowering our students with the resources for successful professional development and the competencies, confidences and connections to successfully launch their early career journey.

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

GSSA 2019

The Global Student Satisfaction Awards empower students across the globe to determine the best universities of 2019. By rating institutions on a scale from 1 to 5, on multiple studies-related questions, we found the top educators in the world.

Learn more about the Global Student Satisfaction Awards

Services

Student services

Student Government - All enrolled students are part of the Student Government Association (SGA), and have the option to run for a leadership position. The SGA includes representatives from each class and each Patterson Court house. The SGA is governed by legislative, judicial and executive branches with committees, councils and boards. Officers, senators and committee leaders are elected through student body vote.

Housing services

  • Akers Residence Hall
  • Belk Residence Hall
  • Cannon Residence Hall
  • Chidsey Residence Hall
  • Duke Residence Hall
  • Knox Residence Hall
  • Little Residence Hall.
  • Richardson Residence Hall
  • Sentelle Residence Hall
  • Tomlinson Residence Hall
  • Watts Residence Hall

Library services

The E.H. Little Library provides information services to students and faculty. The library houses over 600,000 volumes and includes books, periodicals, government documents and electronic resources. The Music Library in the Sloan Music Center houses a collection of over 10,000 items including reference books, scores, sound recordings, and videos.

ICT services

All campus buildings have access to wireless, data and telephone connectivity, and have personal computers connected to the campus data and wireless networks. The high-speed, high-performance wired and wireless networks provide broadband access to students, faculty, and staff throughout all the buildings and 100-acre main grounds of the campus.

Medical services

Center for Student Health and Well-Being

  • Our health services include immunizations, regular check ups, flu shots, allergy care and more, while our range of counseling services help students address adjustment issues and other challenges that they may face during their college years.

Student Life

Campus life

  • Campus: 665-acre main campus; 110-acre lake campus
  • Davidson College is located in the Town of Davidson, North Carolina approximately 20 minutes north of Charlotte.

Sports facilities

  • Baker Sports Complex
  • Richardson Stadium
  • Alumni Soccer Stadium
  • Wilson Field
  • Carol Grotnes 
  • Belk Turf Field
  • Covington Tennis Court
  • Lake Campus - over 100 acres of water front property for swimming, picnicking and a variety of water sports
  • Stowe Tennis House and Courts
  • Covington Golf Course
  • Charles A. Cannon Pool
  • Charles W. Parker Wrestling Room
  • Davidson College Golf House At River Run
  • Davidson Tennis Courts
  • DOE Weight Room
  • Harry L. Vance Athletic Center

Student clubs

  • Alpha Epsilon Delta
  • Omicron Delta Kappa
  • Order of Omega
  • The Africana Society
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Mock Trial Association
  • Ethics Bowl
  • Davidson College Debate Club

Accreditation

Davidson College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate degrees.

Student Reviews

Incredible memories from an incredible college
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

Davidson College comes with all the benefits that a small liberal arts college has to offer. Making meaningful connections with students around campus is so much easier when you see them more frequently. If you enjoy wholesome, close-knit communities, then Davidson College is what you are looking for.

International Student at Davidson College, NC
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

As an international student, I was initially a bit worried about studying in the United States for the first time. Davidson College, however, was incredibly welcoming and even though the international community used to be relatively small at the college, during my four years the college had begun to recruit more students from different backgrounds and international...

Go 'cats!
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Wonderful professors and in-class experience

Davidson, North Carolina, United States

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