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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    A-
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    A
  11. Student Life
    A-
  12. Safety
    C+
815 N Broadway
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
Liberty League
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.

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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
27%
SAT Range
1220-1400
ACT Range
27-31
Application Fee
$65
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Recommended
Accepts Common App
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$24,087/ 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
$45,363/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
55%

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
2,585Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
27
Undergrads Over 25
0%
Pell Grant
17%
Varsity Athletes
15%
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
    86%
    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

    Skidmore College Reviews

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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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    I love this School! Every single time I visit this school I immediately feel welcomed and invited in. Every single student I interacted with was welcoming and interested in wanting to know me. Furthermore, all of the teachers want their students to do well, which not only improves the student to teacher relationship, but also creates an environment that is warm and inviting. The cherry on top, is the food is amazing as well! The chefs in D-hall love what they do and you can taste that through the food!
    Academically, Skidmore is a great school. Socially, the school is dreadful. Skidmore is very divided; so if you're incredibly artsy or athletic, you'll fit right in. Otherwise, you'll probably feel like an outcast. The parties are subpar, and ladies, I highly recommend looking up the Skidmore complex because it's ACCURATE. Don't expect any relationship because 97% of the guys just want to hookup and will likely ghost you after doing so. Additionally, they seem to think that they are far more attractive than they actually are. There are far more females on campus than males, so after spending a great deal of time with the limited number of guys, you'll realize that the ones you once found repulsive eventually become somewhat attractive. I am writing this now because I wish that I was aware of these things before I chose this school. In my opinion, a great school should have a healthy balance between academics and social life on campus. Skidmore certainly does not.