Davidson College Profile

Founded in 1837, Davidson College is a highly selective independent liberal arts college located in Davidson, North Carolina, US.

The College offers majors in a range of subject areas include Anthropology, Art, Biology, Chemistry, Classics, Economics, English, French, German, History, Music, Mathematics, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Religion, Sociology, Spanish, and Theater. Concentrations are offered in: Applied Mathematics, Asian Studies, Biochemistry, Communication Studies, Computer Science, Education, Environmental Studies, Ethnic Studies, Film and Media Studies, Gender Studies, Genomics, International Studies, Medical Humanities, Neuroscience.

Davidson was the first liberal arts college in the country to eliminate the need for loans in financial aid packages.

Davidson College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

Ranking Profile:

- Ranked 8th among Tier 1 Liberal Arts Colleges by US News & World Report (2010).

- According to The Princeton Review 2010 edition of its annual college guide "The Best 371 Colleges", the best professors are at Davidson College (NC).

- 7th nationally in the 2005 edition of US News & World Report magazine’s America’s Best Colleges guidebook. The magazine’s report ranked Davidson, for the third straight year, No. 1 in faculty resources. It was also included in the magazine’s unranked listing of thirty schools with the best undergraduate research programs. Additionally, the college is ranked sixth in graduation rate and student retention.

- Kiplinger's Personal Finance ranked Davidson fourth in the list of liberal arts colleges (2007).

- Newsweek named Davidson as one of twenty-five "New Ivies".

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