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Davidson Class of 2025

by | Aug 30, 2021

Members of the Class of 2025 getting their pre-cake race instructions.


The college recently posted a video featuring Chris Gruber, Vice President and Director of Admissions, highlighting the interesting statistics about the incoming class. Your News of Davidson team felt it was worthy of writing down some of those facts and sharing them with our readers.

The Class of 2025 includes 550 first year students from 458 high schools. There are 11 transfer students. The 48 international students hail from 22 different countries, and the U.S. students are from 46 states and the District of Columbia.

There are 132 scholar-athletes in the Class of 2025, and 67 students are the first to attend college in their family.

In the midst of COVID, this was a record-breaking year for the college. Davidson received 6,424 applications – which was the highest in history. As a result, 17.8% of applicants were offered admission – and that is the lowest percent in history. 48.1% of students offered admission enrolled.

There are 9 Abbeys, 9 Jacks, and 8 Bens. The most shared birthday is June 24.

Here are a couple of brief biographical sketches of members of the Class of 2025:

  • One student founded an organization that pairs senior citizens with high school students
  • One student was featured on PBS Newshour for their work sewing masks and raising money for women in Uganda and Nepal.
  • Another student is an artist who illustrated a book.
  • Another student started a business called the “Awesome Pothole Company.” They used recycled material to fix potholes in roads.
  • One student has done research in the Artic.
  • One leads a unicycle show troop.
  • Another student has served as an alpaca wrangler at a bed and breakfast.
  • Another is an avid plane spotter.
  • And one student speaks 7 languages and can sing in 6 of them.

The Town of Davidson benefits from this unique surge in our Town population for 9 months out of the year, and this description provides a snapshot of the amazing talents of some of the newest residents in our community.

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