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Davidson College

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Academic Experience

Davidson students explore the liberal arts curriculum in depth, and enjoy close faculty collaboration as they develop the focus for their own research and scholarship.

Relationships with such organizations as the Royal Shakespeare Company, summer work and service opportunities across the globe, twelve academic concentrations within the curriculum, and a Center for Interdisciplinary Studies offer the widest possible range of inquiry and endeavor.

At Davidson, students form lifelong connections with one another and with the college faculty and staff, as they grow intellectually and personally in preparation for lives of leadership and service.

Student Life

Davidson offers many opportunities to interact with fellow students who share your interests. From athletics, service and student government, to fine arts, media, and religious life, opportunities abound.

Fun Facts/TraditionFreshman Cake Race

Freshmen year is a nervous and scary experience for almost every Davidson student. This 1.7 mile mandatory race, which has been held every year since, has become a trademark of Davidson College and its incoming freshmen; it is the Cake Race.

Participation today is now voluntary; whereas, in the beginning “The race was mandatory unless you were in the infirmary or had only one leg”. Despite the changes, the race still brings out many participants and spectators every year.

Famous alumni[pic 2]

Thomas Woodrow Wilson (December 28, 1856–February 3, 1924) was the 28th President of the United States. A devout Presbyterian and leading intellectual of the Progressive Era, he served as President of Princeton University from 1902 to 1910.In 1873, he spent a year at Davidson College in North Carolina, then transferred to Princeton as a freshman, graduating in 1879, becoming a member of Phi Kappa Psi fraternity.

John Chidsey - CEO of Burger King

Patricia Cornwell - Author

Stephen Curry - NBA Basketball Player

Martin Eakes - CEO of the Center for Responsible Lending

Elizabeth Kiss - College President

Sheri Reynolds - Author

Dean Rusk - U.S. Secretary of State

Tony Snow - White House Press Secretary

Mary Verner - Mayor of Spokane, Washington

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