May 25, 2024  

Capsule Information

  • Founded: By Presbyterians in 1837.

  • Campus: 665 acres with 123 buildings in Davidson, N.C., 19 miles north of Charlotte, plus 110 acres on Lake Norman offering water sports.

  • Calendar: Two 15-week semesters (fall and spring). Enrollment (fall, 2013): 1,788 (889 men, 899 women)

  • Comprehensive Fee (2014-2015 year:): $58,146

  • Full-time Equivalent (FTE) Faculty: 178. Tenured/Tenure Track Faculty: 160 - 99 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.  The main library is open 107 hours a week, and includes a 24-hour room.  Total library collections of over 560,000 print volumes, more than 90,000 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 gigabyte network; wireless networks in all 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 24 majors, plus Interdisciplinary Studies.

  • 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 Germany (with Duke University); Fall Semester in India; Fall Semester in Peru; Fall Semester in Shanghai, China; Spring Classics Semester Abroad; Summer Program in Ghana; Summer Programs in Zambia; 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.

  • Athletics: 21 intercollegiate teams - eleven men’s and ten women’s. Nineteen club sports and numerous intramural sports.

  • As of December, 2013, the six-year graduation rate for students entering in the Fall of 2007 is 95 percent. Detailed information on graduation rates categorized by gender, ethnicity, and athletic participation is available in the Institutional Research Office.