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Davidson College

How this student rated the school
Educational QualityA Faculty AccessibilityA+
Useful SchoolworkB Excess CompetitionA
Academic SuccessA+ Creativity/ InnovationA
Individual ValueA- University Resource UseB
Campus Aesthetics/ BeautyA+ FriendlinessA+
Campus MaintenanceA Social LifeA
Surrounding CityA- Extra CurricularsA+
Describes the student body as:
Friendly, Approachable

Describes the faculty as:
Friendly, Helpful

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He cares more about University Resource Use than the average student.
Date: Jul 10 2017
Major: Political Science (This Major's Salary over time)
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.
questionSounds a great college to me. I'm a highschool rising senior, and am desperate to find the college of best fit. I know that I shouldn't be too picky when I look at my SAT scores or GPA, but I really think that if I go to some random college, just because they are famous and prestigious, I would probably be dropping out even before I know it. So, here's my question. I've heard that Davidson College is notorious for professors giving out low GPAs, which implies that the professors are very meticulous and is hard for us to meet up their expectations. If I were to go to graduate school after, do you think I can get a decent GPA at the college, good enough so that I can apply to universities like Michigan-Ann Arbor?
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