Tool December 2017

Best Values in Colleges

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Davidson College (Davidson, NC)

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Davidson College is ranked 1 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 62%
Applicants who took ACT 62%

SAT Critical Reading Score

700+40%
600-69946%
600+86%

SAT Math Score

700+38%
600-69950%
600+88%

ACT Score

30-3664%
24-2935%
24+99%

Students applied5,618
Students admitted1,130
Admission rate20%

Students per faculty10

4-year graduation rate90%

ANNUAL COSTS

Tuition$49,454
Fees$495
Room and board$13,954
Estimated book expense$1,000
Total cost$64,903

Cost after need-based aid$22,905
Cost after non-need-based aid$39,331

Average debt at graduation$20,431

SALARY DATA

Salary yardstick #$54,600

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met100%
Average need-based aid$41,998
Average non-need-based aid$25,572

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment1,796

Full-Time

Men911
Women885

Part-Time

Men0
Women0

Freshmen retained94%

# - 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 Databases (© 2018 Peterson's LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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