Davidson College is located north of Charlotte, North Carolina in the town of Davidson. This historic campus is an excellent choice for the student who seeks a vigorous undergraduate education in a residential environment.
History: Founded in 1837 by Presbyterians
Location: Davidson, North Carolina, 19 miles north of Charlotte
Campus: 665-acre main campus; 110-acre lake campus
Number of students: 1,950 enrolled, 49% male 51% female
Students of Color: 25%
International Students: 5.9%
Student Distribution: 47 states and Washington D.C.; 38 countries
Living on Campus: 93%
First-year students returning for sophomore year: 95%
Student to Faculty Ratio: 10:1
Average class size: 15 (over 70 percent of classes with fewer than 20 students)
Faculty: 179 full time; 97% with highest degree, 90% tenured or on tenure track
Majors Offered: 26 majors plus 17 minors, plus Interdisciplinary Studies
Interdisciplinary Minors: 17
Students with abroad experience by graduation: 76%
Courses offered each year: more than 850
Libraries: E.H. Little Library: Librarians and professional staff: 12; the bulk of its resources are in electronic format.
Additional library branches: Sloan Music
Endowment: $697.2 million as of December 31, 2016
Motto: Alenda Lux Ubi Orta Libertas. Translated "Let Learning Be Cherished Where Liberty Has Arisen," the motto reflects Davidson's roots in early American history. There is speculation that the phrase refers to the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence that was signed into effect on May 20, 1775.