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Davidson College

How this student rated the school
Educational QualityA Faculty AccessibilityB+
Useful SchoolworkA- Excess CompetitionB+
Academic SuccessA+ Creativity/ InnovationB+
Individual ValueC University Resource UseC
Campus Aesthetics/ BeautyA FriendlinessA-
Campus MaintenanceA Social LifeC-
Surrounding CityD Extra CurricularsC-
Describes the student body as:
Friendly, Afraid, Arrogant, Approachable, Snooty, Closeminded

Describes the faculty as:
Friendly, Helpful

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Surrounding City
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Academic Success
She cares more about Extra Curriculars than the average student.
Date: May 24 2005
Major: Undecided (This Major's Salary over time)
Davidson is an interesting place. With all colleges, there are good aspects and not so good ones. Though it did not live up to my expectations in many ways, it did help me to find myself, and I thank the college for that.

The Good (In no particular order):

1. Some of the people are amazing and these people make the college bearable (students and faculty)

2. Most professors are amazing

3. Professors are acessible and CARE about you

3. The campus is well-maintained and beautiful

4. The academics are rigorous (you get your money's worth)

5. The weather is great

6. They do your laundry:)

7. They match you with your roomate with a personality test (doesn't always work)

The Bad (in no particular order):

1. The student body is not diverse (ethnically,religiously, etc.)

2. The administration thinks of minorities only in terms of numbers. The administration also expects minorities to "enlighten" the majority. (Shouldn't the majority actively try to itself with the minority too???)

3. The administration does not accomodate the needs of the students.

4. The library is too small…you need interlibrary loan to do research of any kind.

5. It is impossible to escape tradition at Davidson

6. The administration and students have an inferiority complex…any college that has to call itself the Princeton of the South every 5 minutes is unsure of itself.

7. The social life gets stale. Patterson Court is high schoolish with alcohol

8. If you are familiar with Northeastern cities, Charlotte is not a real city…it's a financial district

9. If you don't have a car…it kind of stinks

10. You're "weird" if you are outspoken

11. There's a "God Squad," that is, at times, condescending

12. Eating houses charge you if you can't attend meetings

13. You need to work like a DOG…BIG TIME to succeed academically.

14. Grade deflation can be a bummer

14. There's still North/South debate:(

15. Davidson is a cute little town…but not much there!

16. Extracurriculars besides publications and religious groups don't do much because people are so into their work

17. Some students think WAY to highly of themselves because Davidson is #7 on US News and World Report.

18. Since Davidson is so small EVERYONE knows EVERYONE's business

19. People can get sick of each other after a while

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