Our Statement of Purpose affirms "that the primary purpose of Davidson College is to assist students in developing humane instincts and disciplined and creative minds for lives of leadership and service." To this end, the faculty of Davidson College has designed an educational experience grounded in the liberal arts. Our academic requirements and educational opportunities are consistent with our mission.
Our educational mission is "to teach all students to think clearly, to make relevant and valid judgments, to discriminate among values, and to communicate freely with others in the realm of ideas."
Our academic requirements and opportunities provide a rich set of offerings for the motivated and talented student. While ever evolving, a liberal arts education with its emphasis on critical thinking, effective communication, and life-long learning, continues to prepare students for "lives of leadership and service" as we begin the 21st century.