Davidson College is a selective, prestigious liberal arts college in Davidson, North Carolina, US. The institution was established in 1837 by Presbyterians. Its honour code sets students' compassion, creativity, resilience, and moral courage as the key character traits the college community should aim to foster.
The College offers a variety of programmes including African studies, art, biology, chemistry, Chinese language and literature, French, German studies, history, interdisciplinary studies, physics, political science, psychology, theatre and others. 70 per cent of classes have fewer than 20 students.
Davidson College also excels at athletics. Just under 25 per cent of students compete in 21 sports at NCAA’s Division I athletics. Amongst the sports practiced at Davidson are tennis, basketball, football, baseball, golf, swimming and diving, wrestling, volleyball, field hockey, track and field, lacrosse and soccer.
About 80 per cent of the college’s students study or work abroad while at Davidson.
Most students live on the 665-acre campus with 110 acres of lakes, which is located 19 miles north of Charlotte. They engage in over 200 student organisations centred around arts and culture, sports, politics, social action, diversity and fraternity or sorority life.
Around a quarter of students at College are of colour.
Some remarkable alumni include former President of the US Woodrow Wilson, writer Patricia Cornwell, Democrat politician Anthony Foxx, poet Charles Wright, former mayor of Spokane, Washington, Mary Werner, US professional basketball player Stephen Curry, President of Agnes Scott College in Atlanta Elizabeth Kiss and others.