College Freshman 2013-11-30T08:28:42Z
As a vegetarian without a car, there are limited off campus options for me. There aren't that many places that have good vegetarian options, and those that do are either expensive or not within walking distance. There are grocery stores, though, so I can alway keep food in my room. Plus, there's a Ben and Jerry's, which is amazing.
College Freshman 2013-11-30T08:26:47Z
Guys & Girls:
There is a really good mix of guys on campus, although they all seem to dress alike.
College Freshman 2013-11-30T08:23:14Z
I don't have a car on campus, so I don't have to deal with parking often. However, I know my friends who do have cars are usually forced to park in the satellite lot or in Baker, both of which are relatively far away from the dorms.
College Freshman 2013-11-30T08:21:36Z
I haven't had any personal experience with campus police or school policies, so what I know I only know from stories I've hear from other people. However, it seems like Davidson is strict when they need to be an not when they don't. Also, the strictness surrounding the Honor Code, while slightly intimidating, is also very nice because of the privileges it allows us.
College Freshman 2013-11-30T08:19:08Z
Being from the north, I love the weather in Davidson. It was still warm enough to walk around without a coat when it started snowing where I'm from, so I love it. Plus, fall at Davidson is beautiful.
College Freshman 2013-11-30T08:18:21Z
There is no transportation to or from Davidson except for taxis, which are extremely expensive. There is, however, a shuttle to and from the airport during breaks, which are very convenient and significantly less expensive than taxis.
College Freshman 2013-11-30T08:16:51Z
I haven't had an internship yet, so I can't really judge the quality of the internships, but Davidson seems very committed to helping you find one, and has several resources to do so. I'm definitely planning on having an internship at some point.
College Freshman 2013-11-30T08:16:51Z
There is a wide variety of majors offered, and the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies for those who can't find a good match within the existing majors.
College Freshman 2013-11-30T08:14:51Z
As a freshman, there could be more diversity than I realize, and I just haven't met enough people yet to get a real idea of what it's like. However, from what I see, the level of diversity is higher than what it is at a lot of schools, but still not as high as it could be.
College Freshman 2013-11-30T07:04:21Z
There isn't THAT much to do in Davidson, but there is enough that it's possible to get off campus, plus the town is really welcoming to college students. Plus, Charlotte isn't too far away, so trips into Charlotte on the weekends are very manageable, and there's always something interesting going on there. However, there's plenty to do on campus if you don't feel like leaving.
College Freshman 2013-11-30T07:02:10Z
Davidson is a particularly welcoming school where students are open and excited to learn. The school work is challenging but rewarding. There are tons of opportunities to get involved in so many ways, and Davidson makes it as easy as possible to find them.
College Freshman 2013-11-30T07:01:04Z
I don't know much about the frats, but there is only one sorority on campus. Otherwise, girls participate in eating houses, which are significantly less cliquey than stereotypical sororities, are full of interesting and intelligent people, and have a commitment to service, which is significantly better than usual Greek life in my opinion.
College Freshman 2013-11-30T06:58:53Z
There are plenty of computer labs on campus, including one in the basement of my dorm, which is really convenient. Printing is free as long as you have your CatCard, which is also very nice. The wireless internet works just fine in classrooms, in the Union, and in the library, but can be slow or impossible to use in the dorms. There are often students sitting out in the hallways to use their computers because they can't get connected in their rooms.
College Senior 2013-08-12T15:01:22Z
Students are allowed to have a car on campus all four years, parking is 50 bucks for the entire year. The school has a van service that will take students two exits north and two exits south of I-77 for free four days a week. Davidson also forms part of the Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS), that has transportation options around the Charlotte metro area.
College Senior 2013-08-12T14:54:27Z
Fraternities and Eating Houses (the local equivalent of sororities) are very welcoming. Parties are generally open to everyone. The greek scene is highly involved on and off campus through leadership and community service. For such a small school, it is surprising that there is such a high quality greek scene.
College Senior 2013-08-12T14:52:41Z
Campus housing is great at Davidson. Most of the freshmen and sophomore dorms are close to the academic center, while juniors and senior usually live a bit further away. Dorms are large, clean, and have services such as cable and AC. Upperclassmen living is great. Seniors usually live in apartments, and most of the non-freshmen dorms have kitchens.
College Sophomore 2013-07-18T22:54:41Z
I'm an Anthropology major at Davidson and its fantastic. It is a very small department and only has 10- 12 majors per semester. Each student has an advisor in the department that is very hands-on in developing a course of study within the major to most adequately fit your interest and goals. The department is very committed to the students and their own research.
College Sophomore 2013-07-18T22:49:44Z
Nightlife at Davidson College gets a little stale after awhile. There is only one central place to party and it gets old quick. Go out in moderation. Davidson is in a small town and there isn't much to do at night.
College Sophomore 2013-07-18T22:47:29Z
When it comes to Campus housing it is based off a lottery system that makes housing fair. First year students are guaranteed housing and matched with their roommates. The only down side to housing is the efficiency at which they get work done during the year. But every year they rotate dorms for renovation, so you are never in a completely outdated dorm.
College Sophomore 2013-07-18T22:44:28Z
Davidson College brings together a group of bright and determined intellectuals. It is a beautiful campus of red brick and oozes southern charm. There are many programs devoted to student success and has wonderful financial aid programs.
Recent Alumnus 2013-03-26T18:30:05Z
Health & Safety:
The only problem with theft on campus is with bikes. I never felt unsafe walking around campus alone at night, and if you do, the campus police are more than happy to drive you where you need to go.
Recent Alumnus 2013-03-26T18:25:05Z
The only parties on campus are at the eating houses/frats. There is one bar in the town of Davidson.
Recent Alumnus 2013-03-25T22:56:12Z
Almost everyone walks to classes since <95% of students live on campus. As a freshman living "up the hill" it is difficult to find parking right by your dorm so you will likely have to park 5 min walk from your dorm. But as an upperclassman living in the senior apartments, you can practically park right outside your door.
Recent Alumnus 2013-03-25T22:44:12Z
Davidson is division I in all of it's 22 sports teams. The spirit around the Men's basketball team is truly amazing. There are a lot of school sponsored events surrounding games to encourage students to attend. Most students also participate in IM and club sports as well. Our school's unity is very evident in the student body's support of their classmates in sports.
Recent Alumnus 2013-03-25T21:38:27Z
There are a few very nice computer labs on campus that are equipped with dual boot iMac computers. There is WiFi everywhere on campus, but in the dorms the ethernet is much faster ( you are given an ethernet cord freshman year). Most students use their own laptops in their dorm rooms and use the computer labs throughout campus. During finals it is sometimes difficult to find a computer, but there is an online system where you can view which computers are currently available on campus.
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