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Davidson College Admission Chances


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Acceptance Chances

Can I get into Davidson College? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 1,191 out of 5,382 applicants or 22% were admitted making Davidson College a very competitive school to get into with a low chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants. Academically, it has extremely high requirements for admission test scores. Davidson College typically accepts and attracts A- average high school students. Only 43% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Women Men Total
Applied 2,880 2,502 5,382
Accepted 615 576 1,191
Acceptance Rate 21% 23% 22%
Enrolled 244 266 510
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 40% 46% 43%

Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to Davidson College and what score do you need to get in? The tables below describe the SAT and ACT test score percentile profile of the Fall 2015 starting class.

SAT Requirements (New SAT)

Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1330 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1245. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1415 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 64 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
SAT Composite 1330 1500
SAT Reading 670 750
SAT Math 650 750
ACT Composite 29 32
ACT English N/A N/A
ACT Math N/A N/A

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by Score

What do these ratings mean?

SAT Score (NEW 1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1500 and Above Good >32%
1415 to 1500 Avg + 22%-32%
1330 to 1415 Avg - 14%-22%
1245 to 1330 Reach 9%-14%
Less than 1245 Low <9%

Estimated GPA Requirements

You will need exceptionally good grades to get into Davidson College. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Davidson College was 3.9 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A- students are accepted and ultimately attend. Meeting these GPA requirements is not enough to gain admission as Davidson College is a very selective school.

What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 72% Good
3.50 to 3.75 17% Avg -
3.25 to 3.50 7% Reach
3.00 to 3.25 3% Reach
2.75 to 3.00 0% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 0% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 0% Reach
2.00 to 2.25 0% Reach

Fall 2017 Application Deadline

The application deadline for Fall 2017 has passed. Applications were due on Jan 2, 2017.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Davidson College and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Neither required nor recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

Does accept high school AP credits or award dual credit towards both a college and high school degree?

AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit No
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=198385 IPEDS survey data for Davidson College.



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