Digits In a Class of Their Own


4,745 Applicants to Davidson The college’s second-largest applicant pool ever.

482 Students in the Class of 2017 46 percent received need-based financial aid.

18 Countries represented by the freshmen class.

92 Students arrived with a family tie to Davidson.

47 Are the first in their families to attend college.


About Author

John Syme '85

Senior Writer John Syme graduated from Davidson with a French degree in 1985. After gigs in newspaper, advertising, translation in France and cross-country travel writing in the United States, he returned to alma mater in 2001. He has no immediate plans to graduate again.

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