StudentsReview - Davidson College - Life at Davidson Copyright 2019 StudentsReview, Ecliptical Technologies, Inc. http://www.studentsreview.com/NC/DC_comments.html Life at Davidson - Comments en StudentsReview: Positive Review about Davidson for Political Sciencehttp://www.studentsreview.com/NC/DC_comments.html Davidson is a phenomenal college, but it definitely caters to certain types of students. Academically the school is very difficult and will work you very hard, but this is all manageable if you genuin... Mon, 10 Jul 2017 02:07:45 GMT StudentsReview 802-180478 802-180478 802 58 Political Science Male Undergraduate Class 2019 2nd Year Positive Davidson is a phenomenal college, but it definitely caters to certain types of students. Academically the school is very difficult and will work you very hard, but this is all manageable if you genuinely love to learn. The professors are some of the most distinguished scholars in the world and then genuinely care about the students and their success. Unlike at larger institutions where professors prioritize graduate students and their research, Davidson professors will try their best to help you succeed in any way possible. Additionally, the professors are very well connected in their fields and are willing to share their contacts around the world with you to build your own relationships/network. The honor code is strongly emphasized on nearly every aspect of campus life. No matter if you forget something valuable or just want to leave your laptop in the library when you go for dinner, you never need to worry about your belongings being stolen. Even if you drop something around campus, oftentimes someone will have found it and posted a message to the FB group before you realize it's gone. The students are Davidson are incomparable to most other schools. Students on campus are some of the most driven and ambitious individuals I have met. Most students are highly involved in clubs and activities and are very passionate about different aspects of giving back (helping the homeless, aiding the poor, and providing assistance to refugees... etc.). Finally, students have very good success in getting careers in the fields they desire. Alumni are very willing to help students out in any capacity they can. While students predominantly go into corporate finance, medicine, or law, there are plenty of opportunities beyond these. Mon, 10 Jul 2017 02:07:45 GMT http://www.studentsreview.com/NC/DC_comments.html StudentsReview: Neutral Review about Davidson for PreMed and Medicalhttp://www.studentsreview.com/NC/DC_comments.html At Davidson initial enthusiasm for learning may ultimately be crushed due to the excessive difficulty and time demands. Best efforts may lead to mediocre grades relative to national standards. This ... Tue, 17 Jan 2017 04:00:55 GMT StudentsReview 802-178187 802-178187 802 36 PreMed and Medical Male Undergraduate Alumnus Class 2000 Neutral At Davidson initial enthusiasm for learning may ultimately be crushed due to the excessive difficulty and time demands. Best efforts may lead to mediocre grades relative to national standards. This may not produce a well-rounded person with an effective combination of knowledge and subject matter enthusiasm. It is not helpful for the career concerns of someone from outside the Carolina area. Person may encounter limitations for transfer, career, network, personal development/enrichment. Tue, 17 Jan 2017 04:00:55 GMT http://www.studentsreview.com/NC/DC_comments.html StudentsReview: Positive Review about Davidson for Englishhttp://www.studentsreview.com/NC/DC_comments.html Davidson is an excellent college. I am so happy I made the decision to attend. While I understand that reasonable people can disagree about most things, I do not understand the negative posts by som... Mon, 04 Apr 2016 11:17:37 GMT StudentsReview 802-173192 802-173192 802 17 English Male Undergraduate Class 2017 2nd Year Positive Davidson is an excellent college. I am so happy I made the decision to attend. While I understand that reasonable people can disagree about most things, I do not understand the negative posts by some on this site. Davidson is rigorous and demands that students work hard, but it also provides an abundance of support systems, including caring professors and incredibly interesting and secure classmates who care about each other. I am rarely bored, but I have made some effort to get involved in a variety of the many activities available on and off campus. Speaking of which, the campus is beautiful and the town/gown relations are excellent. It's not always easy here, but that's the point. Those who flourish here (the vast majority) are looking to challenge themselves. Those who are not should look elsewhere. Mon, 04 Apr 2016 11:17:37 GMT http://www.studentsreview.com/NC/DC_comments.html StudentsReview: Negative Review about Davidson for Sociologyhttp://www.studentsreview.com/NC/DC_comments.html I'm going to be very candid. I am senior who should have left with the rest of 40 other people who transferred from my class. Coming here was a big mistake. If you are looking for a school that is wo... Sun, 10 Jan 2016 10:51:53 GMT StudentsReview 802-172356 802-172356 802 50 Sociology Female Undergraduate Class 2017 4th Year Negative I'm going to be very candid. I am senior who should have left with the rest of 40 other people who transferred from my class. Coming here was a big mistake. If you are looking for a school that is worth the money ($60,000), Davidson is not the school. You will not have the name recognition, your GPA will be significantly lower than your counterparts at other rigorous colleges, and the social life here is non-existent. People should enjoy their undergraduate experience and that just does not exist at this institution. Everyone here is miserable, and if they tell you otherwise, it's probably because they are suffering from alcoholism. You are better off attending a school with a widely recognized name, rigor and a larger network. Davidson prides itself on its rigor and acts as if other schools ( Duke, University of Chicago, etc.) don't have it, which is asinine. I wish I would have read the reviews on this website as a senior in high school. Usually, if a school is lacking in one area it makes it up in another, Davidson just doesn't. The academics and social life are bad. You will produce A-quality work and receive a B because Davidson can't give out too many A's. That may sound fine at first, but when you are actually planning to do something with your life after Davidson, it becomes increasingly more difficult to explain why your GPA is lower than someone's at Duke or Rice. This school is stuck in the 70s and has an unreasonably inflated ego. If you care for your mental health, post-graduate plans, and want on overall enjoyable experience, do yourself a favor and go somewhere else. This school screws you over, puts you in debt and that "Davidson Network "that they brag about is only relevant if you want to stay in Charlotte, NC. If you are thinking about coming here, be smart and don't come here! Sun, 10 Jan 2016 10:51:53 GMT http://www.studentsreview.com/NC/DC_comments.html StudentsReview: Positive Review about Davidson for Biologyhttp://www.studentsreview.com/NC/DC_comments.html Before I get started I'd like to say that I found the previous two comments very troubling. Judging by the amount of typos and strange syntax, the review that used Davidson's proximity to a nuclear ... Thu, 20 Sep 2012 05:55:30 GMT StudentsReview 802-89563 802-89563 802 6 Biology Male Undergraduate Class 2013 4th Year Positive Before I get started I'd like to say that I found the previous two comments very troubling. Judging by the amount of typos and strange syntax, the review that used Davidson's proximity to a nuclear power plant as a serious detractor to the institution seems unlikely written by an actual Davidson student. Also, I have never encountered a student at Davidson who voiced concerns over an imminent nuclear meltdown...that would be absurd.

In regards to the last comment, I understand why the reviewer is concerned, but the problem with grade deflation at Davidson is not nearly as severe or important as they make it out to be. Davidson's professors are consistently ranked as the top in the country for friendliness, accessibility, and overall intellectual quality. They are a brilliant group of people who are constantly concerned with your academic performance, and are always willing to help you if you are struggling. If prestige and maintaining a 4.0 are absolutely important to you, then you probably should find another school to attend besides Davidson. Otherwise, the lessons you learn here will make all the difference, and it's important to remember that many alumni go on to become the top in their field, regardless of their less-than-perfect GPA's.

Finally, I'll say this: Davidson is a charming enclave of friendly, dedicated students and faculty. I find the social climate is relaxed when it needs to be, but fun and crazy when the time calls.

Just take a walk around campus and you'll see that this is truly a great place to be.
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