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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    A-
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    A-
  7. Professors
    A-
  8. Location
    A-
  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    A+
  11. Student Life
    A
  12. Safety
    B
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
Liberty League
Address
815 N Broadway
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
From Skidmore College

Skidmore is a top liberal arts college situated on 1,000 acres of natural beauty in Saratoga Springs, New York, which Travel & Leisure calls one of "America's best college towns." With 2,500 students from 67 countries, 43 majors, 120 student clubs, funded research and internship opportunities, and 100+ study abroad programs, there's lots to choose from. At Skidmore's core is creativity, which empowers students to combine unconnected ideas, bring them to life, and turn them into solutions. No matter what you're meant to be or do — creative thought matters. And that makes all the difference.

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

Application Deadline
January 15
Acceptance Rate
25%
SAT Range
1200-1400
ACT Range
27-31
Application Fee
$65
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Recommended
Accepts Common App
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$25,254/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$41,746/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
52%

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.52 responses
75%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.52 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,636Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
44
Undergrads Over 25
0%
Pell Grant
12%
Varsity Athletes
14%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 24 responses
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  • Varied
    33%
  • Creative
    29%
  • Passionate
    21%
  • Friendly
    17%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
100%
of students say they don't have Greek life.31 responses
Poll
63%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.65 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 21 responses
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  • Friendly
    43%
  • Creative
    24%
  • Unique
    24%
  • Busy
    5%
  • Home away from home
    5%

    After College

    Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
    $49,700/ year
    National
    $33,028
    Graduation Rate
    87%
    National
    49%
    Employed 2 Years After Graduation
    95%
    National
    83%
    56%
    of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.18 responses
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    Skidmore hosts the National College Comedy Festival every year! This is the largest college comedy festival in the nation. Not many people know this and it has been one of the highlights during my time at Skidmore. Another highlight of mine has been the Skidmore Outing Club. This club provides outdoor hiking, climbing, rafting, and backpacking trips every weekend. This allows students to explore the Adirondacks which are literally just outside Saratoga Springs. The school has amazing academics and professors, however, the thing that makes Skidmore special is its students. The school gives a lot of money to its clubs and the students truly create inspiring work. Whether it be tackling social issues, dancing, singing, comedy, or frisbee, the students never fail to share their creativity and dedication. Skidmore truly is an amazing school.
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    Skidmore offers the most wonderful education. For a small liberal arts school, it offers amazing internship opportunities through our career development center, and more than 90% complete at least one internship in their 4 years and more than 80% complete 2. The professors are amazing and students are able to really collaborate with them inside and outside the classroom. And finally it is the inclusiveness and diversity of the student body that makes this place feel like home to me. I’ve never felt more myself in a place in my life than at Skidmore.
    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.