Skidmore College

Saratoga Springs, NY, USA
3.98 Average Rating

On 1,000 acres of Saratoga Springs, New York, is Skidmore College, a liberal arts institution that offers students 43 majors and more than 120 study abroad programs. Considered a "Hidden Ivy," Skidmore routinely makes national lists, including as one of "American's Most Entrepeneurial Colleges" and as a "Best Value" school. SC's motto, "Creative Thought Matters," can be traced back to the founder of the school but can be seen on campus today in everyday classes, science labs, and in the Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery, as well as the Arthur Zankel Music Center. Skidmore hosts the National College Comedy Festival every year and student comedy troupes and improv groups come from across New England and further afield to perform. 

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed

Need Aware

This school may consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Suburb or town

0
100
30%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
No
ACT
No
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Decision Acceptance is binding so student must attend college if accepted. November 15, 2020
Fall Regular Decision January 15, 2020
Other January 15, 2020

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
31%
Out-Of-State Students
65%
37%
Submitting ACT
42%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 31
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1330
0
1600
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Bachelor's
Total Number of Students
2,684
Total Number of Undergrads
2,680
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
75%
20-39 Students
23%
40-99 Students
1%
0
100
83%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
86%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
8:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$27,410
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$54,270
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$54,270
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$14,494
Books and Supplies
$1300

Aid & Grants

0
100
100%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
13%
Average Aid Per Year
$41,746
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
13%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$5,460
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$39,795

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
30%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$6,676
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$19,000
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$207
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
40%
60%
Student Organizations
114
Size of Town
Suburb or town
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
No

Housing

0
100
90%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Yes

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Thoroughbreds
School Colors
Yellow/Green/White
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Liberty League Conference

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
New York
Boston
Albany
San Francisco
Washington
Employed
6 mos. after graduation
60%
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$57,000
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What Students Are Saying

3.98 Average Rating
Personally, my time at Skidmore were the best years I ever had. I was challenged academically, I met incredible people, and I worked with great professors. I could not have asked for a better college experience.
Jason from Fairborn, OH
Skidmore is a wonderful community of creative and academic students. The professors here are wonderful and truly care for the students. There are opportunities in almost every area of interest from knitting, to quidditch, to photography we have it all.
Emma from Bath, ME
Skidmore College is an amazing school.The teacher student ratio is perfect because it allows students to interact better with their professors. I feel comfortable at this school and it gives a lot of opportunities starting your second semester of freshmen year
Franchesca from Ridgewood, NY
Skidmore is a place that thrives on differences and those differences fuel us. It is a place where you have so many choices (whether it comes to what class to take, what to major in, what clubs to join, or where to chill) and it's up to you to make them. Skidmore is a place where you can discover yourself, while still getting the support you need if you reach out for it.
Ruthann from Beltsville, MD
Skidmore has been the best decision of my life so far. They have everything I need here. An awesome group of students, good food, and awesome dance classes.
Kiana Doumbia
Skidmore is a fun, and lively college whose students are diverse in their interests and active within the campus community. The professors are attentive and always open to talking with their students about classes, grades, or anything else that they need help with. As a whole the college is a friendly and welcoming community of people who are willing to support students in their endeavors, whatever they may be.
Sophia from Cumberland, RI
Skidmore College is the perfect school if you're looking for a small liberal arts college. The classes are small and intimate, the professors brilliant and personable, and the courses are wide-ranging for those who are unsure of what they are interested in. The campus is beautiful and the city of Saratoga is safe and quaint.
Taylor from Waterboro, ME
Skidmore College is a liberal arts college in Saratoga Springs, New York. With an undergraduate student body of roughly 2,600, the school is quite small, but it is still large enough for a student to meet new people every day. Small class sizes make for intensive contact with professors and fellow students. It is not a big party school per se, but does have some good social life, and is located in a lovely town.
Mandy
Skidmore is a place where intelligence is more than regurgitating textbooks. Skidmore College values what the individual has to offer and contribute. Creative thought is emphasized in all aspects of one's educational experience at Skidmore College.
Michelle

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