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    Davidson College
  Feb 23, 2018

Capsule Information

  • Founded: By Presbyterians in 1837.
  • Campus: 450 acres with 101 buildings in Davidson, N.C., 19 miles north of Charlotte, plus 106 acres on Lake Norman offering water sports.
  • Calendar: Two 15-week semesters (fall and spring).
  • Enrollment (fall, 2004): 1,714 (847 men, 867 women).
  • Comprehensive Fee (2004-05): $34,903
  • Full-time Equivalent (FTE) Faculty: 158.3. Tenured-Tenure Track Faculty: 144-99.3 percent of whom hold an earned doctorate or other terminal degree in their field.
  • Student-Faculty Ratio: 10.8:1
  • Library: Eleven professional librarians offer reference assistance much of the 106 hours a week the Library is open; resources of over 600,000 volumes, 2,200 continuations, 200,000 government documents, plus access to thousands of online journals and other resources, including N C LIVE, statewide computer network. Music Library with thousands of books, scores, and recordings. Fully automated catalog available anywhere on campus and via the internet. Library building offers wireless access and laptops for checkout.
  • Information Technology: Servers for academic computing, library automation, administrative operations, World Wide Web, electronic mail and other distributed computing services. Campus-wide gigabit network; wireless networks in academic buildings and Campus Center; Ethernet connections in all residence hall rooms; networked microcomputer labs and classrooms with 450 Windows and Macintosh computers available to all students for general use.
  • Degrees Offered: A.B., B.S. in 21 majors.
  • Off-Campus Programs (annual/biennial): Junior Year Abroad/Fall Semester/Spring Semester or June Session in Tours, France; Junior Year Abroad in Würzburg, Germany; Fall Semester in India (2006), Spring Semester Abroad in Lands of Classical Antiquity (2007); Summer Program in Mexico (on demand); Summer Program in Ghana (2006); Summer Programs in Zambia and Kenya (on demand); Summer Archaeological Dig in Cyprus; Summer Program in Cambridge, England; Summer Program in Cádiz, Spain; Summer Program in Moscow, Russia; Summer Political Science Program in Washington, D.C.; Summer Program at Broughton in abnormal psychology at Morganton, N.C.; Semester and Summer Programs with the School for Field Studies in Australia, British West Indies, Costa Rica, Kenya, and Mexico.
  • Athletics: 21 intercollegiate teams-eleven men’s and ten women’s. Fourteen club sports and numerous intramural sports.
  • As of September 2004 the six-year graduation rate for students entering in the Fall of 1998 is 91.5 percent. Detailed information on graduation rates categorized by gender, ethnicity, and athletic participation is available in the Office of Registrar and the E.H. Little Library.