Mar 21, 2023  

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, 2007): 1,674 (827 men, 847 women)

  • Comprehensive Fee (2008-09): $42,950

  • Full-time Equivalent (FTE) Faculty: 155.2. Tenured/Tenure Track Faculty: 155—96 percent of whom hold an earned doctorate or other terminal degree in their field.

  • Student-Faculty Ratio: 10:1

  • Library: Twelve professional librarians offer reference assistance much of the 106 hours a week the Library is open; resources of over 630,000 volumes (including government documents) and 4,800 serial subscriptions; plus access to thousands of online journals and other resources through the NC LIVE statewide computer network. Music Library with over 10,000 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, Alvarez Student Union, E. H. Little Library, Sloan Music Center, Vail Commons, Chambers Building, Patterson Court; 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: B.A., B.S. in 21 majors.

  • Off-Campus Programs: See International Perspectives in Academic Programs and Policies Section for more information. Junior Year Abroad/Fall Semester/Spring Semester in France; Fall Semester/Spring Semester or year in Berlin (with Duke University); Fall Semester in India; Fall Semester in Peru; Spring Classics Semester Abroad; Summer Program in Ghana; Summer Programs in Zambia and Kenya (on demand); Summer Archaeological Dig in Cyprus; Summer Program in Cambridge, England; Summer Program in Cádiz, Spain; Summer Political Science Program in Washington, D.C.; Summer Program in 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. Seventeen club sports and numerous intramural sports.

  • As of September, 2007, the six-year graduation rate for students entering in the Fall of 2001 is 92 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.