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Davidson College

Bachelor's programmes

Natural Sciences & Mathematics (4)
Arts, Design & Architecture (3)
Business & Management (1)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (1)



Established in 1837 by Presbyterians of North Carolina, Davidson is a liberal arts college dedicated to cultivating humane instincts and disciplined, creative minds. As a college that welcomes students, faculty, and staff from a variety of nationalities, ethnic groups, and traditions, Davidson values every kind of diversity.


The primary purpose of Davidson College is to assist students in developing humane instincts and disciplined and creative minds for lives of leadership and service.


Davidson is a recognized leader in undergraduate research, scholarship and creative work across all academic programs. Faculty members integrate original research and scholarship into the classroom and encourage students to join them in extensive exploration of original work through the academic year and during the summer.


No matter your major, upon graduation from Davidson, you will enter a world of possibilities equipped with a deep appreciation for learning, the ability to solve problems creatively, the confidence to meet challenges head-on and the desire to contribute to your community-both local and global. The Center for Career Development is here to help you turn your academic knowledge into a real-world career with a variety of resources to help you secure graduate degrees, internship and jobs.

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

GSSA 2019

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Student services

The Student Employment Office is housed within the Human Resources Department. The office serves as a liaison between students who want to work and departments that need help. In a given academic year, Davidson employs approximately 800 students in more than 60 departments. Students work approximately 100,000 hours supporting faculty and staff.

Housing services

The Town of Davidson and surrounding communities offers several accommodation options for Davidson College visitors. Some of the hotels offer discounts to Davidson College visitors so be sure to ask when making a reservation.

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

Information Technology Services (ITS) is responsible for providing and supporting all aspects of campus computing and telecommunications services. ITS works in collaboration with members of the Davidson community to facilitate the use of current and emerging information technology resources.

Medical services

In order to succeed academically and to enjoy all the campus has to offer, students must be cared for physically and mentally, and have a sense of wellbeing within their community. Davidson's student health and counseling centers provide services to all full-time students. Most are free of charge.

Student Life

Campus life

For the last 40 years, Davidson's Lake Campus has been a popular recreation spot for students, faculty, and staff. Located 7 miles from main campus, Lake Campus's 110 acres of waterfront property on beautiful Lake Norman provides Davidson students with the unique opportunity to be involved in a variety of water activities. The Lake Campus is the home of Davidson's club sailing and crew teams.

Sports facilities

Nearly one-quarter of our students compete in Division I athletics, and 80 percent of our students study or work internationally during their Davidson careers. These rich and distinguished offerings enable Davidson graduates to thrive in a global society and exert disproportionate impact for good. 

Student clubs

Students can closely connect to their own cultural and ethnic backgrounds, as well as to the backgrounds of the students around them, through a vast array of cultural clubs, organizations, and leadership opportunities.


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