Impressions Of
Davidson College

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Reasons to attend and to not attend Davidson College

To Attend

  • “I’ve met the best teachers in my life without a doubt. I really enjoy going to class. Obviously, every now and then there are classes that are just boring, there’s no way around that. But I think the frequency of my classes that are like that is really limited.”
  • “If you like the idea of a college town, Davidson is pretty quintessential for that. It has restaurants and it has a little main strip. It has stuff around it, like you can go into Charlotte, but for the most part you feel like you’re in a quiet, small college town.”​
  • “The Honor Code is really strong.”
  • “Flexibility to define your experience. There are a lot of opportunities in terms of academics and extracurriculars, and there’s a lot of funding and grant money that’s accessible to students.”
  • “Class sizes.” [The average class size is 15 students.]
  • “Eating Houses.”

To Not Attend

  • “If you’re not sure if you want a small school, Davidson is really small. The people I know who have been unhappy at Davidson have been unhappy because it was smaller than they expected.​”

  • “If you’re somebody who truly doesn’t like school and for whom academics isn’t a big deal, I think Davidson may not be the place for you. Davidson students spend a fair amount of time in the library.”

  • “Davidson is pretty liberal and pretty progressive, but if you drive 5 or 10 minutes into the country it becomes really Southern. It’s a drastic change in lifestyle for people from big cities.”

  • “The social scene is going to be limited.”​

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June 4, 2023

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