A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    A-
  5. Athletics
    C+
  6. Party Scene
    A
  7. Professors
    A
  8. Location
    A-
  9. Dorms
    A-
  10. Campus Food
    A+
  11. Student Life
    A
  12. Safety
    B
Skidmore College is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
Upstate Collegiate Athletic Association
Address
815 N Broadway
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

Skidmore College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
37%
SAT Range
1130-1350
ACT Range
25-30
Application Fee
$65
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Recommended
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Test Scores and GPA for Skidmore College

Cost

Net Price
$24,316/ year
National
$15,431
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $11,354/ year
  • $30-48k
    $8,754/ year
  • $49-75k
    $17,791/ year
  • $76-110k
    $21,866/ year
  • $110k+
    $44,377/ year

Academics

Professors
A
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
8:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
90%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.40 responses
71%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.45 responses
76%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.45 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,609Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
0%
Pell Grant
14%
Varsity Athletes
14%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 17 responses
Report
  • Varied
    29%
  • Creative
    24%
  • Friendly
    24%
  • Passionate
    24%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
100%
of students say they don't have Greek life.24 responses
Poll
64%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.58 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 14 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    64%
  • Unique
    21%
  • Busy
    7%
  • Creative
    7%

After Skidmore College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$43,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
87%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
National
83%
56%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.18 responses
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Skidmore College Reviews

566 reviews
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A beautiful school with truly a place for everyone. About to finish my third year, I can say with certainty that my parents' money is paying off. I have taken at least three courses that have permanently shaped the way I view the world and continue to influence me every single day. Professors are incredible and very easy to access outside of class. There are also so many extracurricular activities to participate in, and if something you want is not there, it is very easy to start your own club! The campus dining services are incredible. Dhall is life and I would be so lost without Spa and Burgess. Dorms and on-campus apartments are spacious and have everything you could possibly need! I definitely made the right choice coming here. There is no Greek life, which is awesome in my opinion. Also, Saratoga Springs is quite possibly the most beautiful little city I have ever seen.
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Skidmore's academic scene is very strong. All of the professors I have had are invested in the subjects they teach, and always make themselves available outside of class to meet with students. There are many interesting people and club activities on campus, and while there are definitely cliques, most people are friendly and spend time in multiple social groups. Food and housing choices are fairly limited for freshmen and some sophomores, but the options available are fairly good.
The student body is very friendly; however, the dorms are terrible (spec. South Quad), and there are only two types of people: the artsy, VERY quirky type, and the arrogant jocks who clearly think they're above everyone else. The professors I've had have been great, but many students are not engaged and don't care to participate, which has been really disappointing. If you want night life and are under 21, you NEED a fake. Otherwise, when everyone goes "downtown" to the clubs you're heading back to Spa or your room. The Student Government is impossible to work with if you want to start a new club, and it is nearly impossible if you want to obtain a room change if you're having roommate issues. I can see how Skidmore could work for other kids looking for a less-selective, less-demanding liberal arts school, but I've just found it to be a suffocatingly small school in the middle of nowhere, inhabited by potheads and jocks who think they're the gods of campus.