Davidson College Visit Report by Amwidkle
Visit to Davidson College in March 2007 by Amwidkle(Student, HS Class of 2008)
(Member since February 10 2007 with 26 posts)
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Campus Tour: No - We gave ourselves a campus tour. I don't think this was too much of a setback because one can walk down one side of campus and back up the other side in roughly ten minutes.
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Campus Visit Notes for Davidson College
Davidson College is only 1,700 undergraduates (about 600 students smaller than my high school), with no graduate students. Davidson is also the most homogeneous college I have ever visited - I saw only one black student and a couple asians out of the ~150 students that I saw. Finally, a large chunk of the already tiny campus is devoted to athletics. All three of these factors turned me off of Davidson in a pretty big hurry.
Charlotte, however, is hands-down the biggest upside to Davidson. Many, many companies have their headquarters there, and the internship possibilities are endless. We visited Charlotte during the afternoon and it seemed to offer all the advantages of a big southern city like Atlanta (sports, restaurants, weather, skyline) with none of the drawbacks (crime). I am sure that Charlotte has rough parts like any other city, but these seem to be far removed from downtown.
Hotel/Lodging Recommendations or Comments:
Just passing through on the way to Duke...
Dining/Restaurant Recommendations or Comments:
In Charlotte there are beaucoup restaurants, all of them excellent. I'm not as sure about dining within Davidson proper, though.
Other Comments (Transportation, local attractions, parking, etc.):
I'd recommend a car, as I saw no shuttle service. You will probably die of boredom unless you can get to Charlotte on weekends. Also invest in a bike to explore the Lake Norman area.