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  1. Academics
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  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    A-
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    A-
  7. Professors
    A-
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    A+
  11. Student Life
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  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
29%
SAT Range
1120-1330
ACT Range
26-30
Application Fee
$65
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Recommended
Accepts Common App
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$23,941/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $11,071/ year
  • $30-48k
    $16,012/ year
  • $49-75k
    $15,261/ year
  • $76-110k
    $24,677/ year
  • $110k+
    $47,352/ year
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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.49 responses
73%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.49 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,643Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
0%
Pell Grant
11%
Varsity Athletes
14%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 21 responses
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  • Varied
    38%
  • Creative
    24%
  • Friendly
    19%
  • Passionate
    19%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
100%
of students say they don't have Greek life.28 responses
Poll
65%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.62 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 18 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    50%
  • Unique
    28%
  • Creative
    17%
  • Busy
    6%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$47,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
89%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
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

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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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I am currently a sophomore at Skidmore, and I couldn't be happier. The academics are rigorous and interesting, and the professors are more often than not heavily involved with their students and helping them towards success. The student life on campus is always interesting, there is never a dull moment. Events on campus are always happening, from student acapella groups to academic speakers. The party scene is definitely there for those who are interested, but people who don't drink or party aren't left in the dust. The dorms are fairly old and poorly lit, but can be cozy and welcoming once settled into. All in all, I adore Skidmore, and wouldn't dream of going anywhere else.
I'm a current student and so far I love it. If your an incoming freshman, expect to be put in a forced triple. The forced triples are pretty cramped but doable. The food alone is worth coming here for. Home cooked meals will always be better, but as college food goes this place has got the best with wide ranges to choose from and plenty of healthy and diet-friendly choices available. The academics are amazing and all the professors are very approachable and knowledgeable. If you're not a party person you really have to stretch yourself to find things to do, as most weekends are party heavy. They're easy to avoid if it's not your scene but definitely not over the top. Overall an amazing school and an excellent choice.