Tool December 2016

Best Values in Colleges

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Davidson College (Davidson, NC)

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Davidson College is ranked 2 in Kiplinger's list of Best Values in Liberal Arts Colleges and is ranked 2 among all colleges.

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT 64%
Applicants who took ACT 62%

SAT Critical Reading Score

700+35%
600-69951%
600+86%

SAT Math Score

700+40%
600-69947%
600+87%

ACT Score

30-3662%
24-2936%
24+98%

Students applied5,382
Students admitted1,191
Admission rate22%

Students per faculty10

4-year graduation rate90%

ANNUAL COSTS

Tuition$47,897
Fees$479
Room and board$13,547
Estimated book expense$1,000
Total cost$62,923

Cost after need-based aid$22,783
Cost after non-need-based aid$41,832

Average debt at graduation$19,929

SALARY DATA

Salary yardstick #$51,800

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met100%
Average need-based aid$40,140
Average non-need-based aid$21,091

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment1,784

Full-Time

Men884
Women900

Part-Time

Men0
Women0

Freshmen retained96%

# - Based on the median earnings of workers who started at a particular college 10 years earlier and who received federal financial aid. The data don't consider whether the student graduated or went on to graduate school.

NA - Not available


SOURCES - Peterson's Undergraduate Database (© 2016 Peterson's/Nelnet LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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