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Best Values in Colleges

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Davidson College (Davidson, NC)

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Davidson College is ranked 2 in Kiplinger's 2016 list of Best Values in Liberal Arts Colleges and is ranked 4 among all colleges.

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT 78%
Applicants who took ACT 51%

SAT Verbal Score

700+33%
600-69949%
600+82%

SAT Math Score

700+36%
600-69950%
600+86%

ACT Score

30-3663%
24-2936%
24+99%

Students applied5,560
Students admitted1,205
Admission rate22%

Students per faculty10

4-year graduation rate90%

ANNUAL COSTS

Tuition$46,501
Fees$465
Room and board$13,153
Estimated book expense$1,000
Total cost$61,119

Cost after need-based aid$23,949
Cost after non-need-based aid$37,285

Average debt at graduation$22,000

SALARY DATA

Salary yardstick #$58,500

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met100%
Average need-based aid$37,170
Average non-need-based aid$23,834

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment1,770

Full-Time

Men875
Women895

Part-Time

Men0
Women0

Freshmen retained95%

# - 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. (© 2015 Peterson's/Nelnet LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

SEE ALSO: College Finder Map|Sortable Rankings|SPECIAL REPORT: College Rankings, 2016