Jun 18, 2024  

• 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, 2010): 1,742 (873 men, 869 women)

  • Comprehensive Fee (2010-2011): $49,723

  • Full-time Equivalent (FTE) Faculty: 165.6. Tenured/Tenure Track Faculty: 149 — 100 percent of whom hold an earned doctorate or other terminal degree in their field.

  • Student-Faculty Ratio: 10:1

  • Library: Librarians work with faculty to teach students information literacy and build a collection of print and online resources tailored to Davidson course work.  Main library open 107 hours a week, includes a 24-hour room.  Total library collections of over 585,000 print volumes, more than 55,000 online journals, 200+ databases, and many other resources—music scores and recording, government documents, Davidsoniana, rare books.

  • 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 22 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; 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. Nineteen club sports and numerous intramural sports.

  • As of September, 2010, the six-year graduation rate for students entering in the Fall of 2004 is 91 percent. Detailed information on graduation rates categorized by gender, ethnicity, and athletic participation is available in the Institutional Research Office.