Davidson College - Beautiful, Selective, and Where Stef Curry Played College Basketball
With an 18% admission rate, Davidson College is a highly selective liberal arts college. The drive to campus is lovely and the campus itself is one of the most beautiful I have toured. Here's how the Fiske Guide describes it: "Located in a beautiful stretch of the North Carolina Piedmont, Davidson’s wooded campus features Georgian and Greek Revival architecture. The central campus is designated as a national arboretum, and college staff lovingly maintain a collection of the woody plants that thrive in the area. Davidson retains its original quadrangle, which dates from its founding in 1837, plus literary society halls built in the 1850s."
A classic liberal arts college, there are no teaching assistants, every course is taught by a professor. Opportunities abound to work with the accessible faculty, who are there out of a love of pedagogy. Davidson has just under 2000 students. Academics are challenging, but the community is supportive rather than competitive. The school operates on the honor code and doors are left unlocked without worry. Papers are turned in with the word "Pledged" to indicate the work is the student's alone.
As all Warrior fans know, Davidson is the college where Stef Curry played. And where he finally graduated with a major in sociology in 2022 after playing in the NBA for 13 years. While Stef may make more than the average sociology major, the fact that he returned to graduate is a testimony to the love of learning exemplified by all Davidson students.
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