8 Facts About Davidson College

1. Davidson College is a private liberal arts college in Davidson, North Carolina.

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2. Academic life at Davidson College is governed by an honor code that allows students to take self-scheduled, unproctored final exams.

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3. Davidson College was the son of Revolutionary War commander Brigadier General William Lee Davidson, for whom the college is named.

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4. The first women to attend classes at Davidson College were the five daughters of its president, the Rev John Lycan Kirkpatrick.

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5. Davidson College's graduated in 1973 and was the only woman in a class of 217.

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6. In 2007, Davidson College eliminated the need for students to take out loans to pay for their tuition.

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7. For 2019, Davidson College was ranked 48th overall on Forbes ' list of "America's Top Colleges," 17th best liberal arts college, and 8th in the South.

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8. Fraternity and eating house system at Davidson College is known as Patterson Court and is governed by the Patterson Court Council.

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