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Founded in 1903, Skidmore College. is a Private college. Located in New York, which is a city setting in New York, the campus itself is Suburban. The campus is home to 2,680 full time undergraduate students, and 6 full time graduate students.
The Skidmore College Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 8:1. There are 278 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Skidmore College include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.
Admissions at are considered More Selective, with ,11% of all applicants being admitted.
In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 8 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.
95% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 78% were in the top quarter, and 43% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.
We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Skidmore College.
45 Students rated on-campus housing 4.1 stars. 31 % gave the school a 5.0.
27 Students rated off-campus housing 3.5 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.
45 Students rated campus food 4.4 stars. 53 % gave the school a 5.0.
45 Students rated campus facilities 4.1 stars. 29 % gave the school a 5.0.
45 Students rated class size 4.6 stars. 67 % gave the school a 5.0.
45 Students rated school activities 3.9 stars. 24 % gave the school a 5.0.
45 Students rated local services 4.3 stars. 58 % gave the school a 5.0.
45 Students rated academics 4 stars. 36 % gave the school a 5.0.
15 Students rated Skidmore College
Transferred here my sophomore year & during the height of COVID. Overall, a great school with intelligent, caring, reasonable professors in the neuroscience and psychology departments. There are always your select few professors (cough cough chemistry & bio) that suck, but you'll unfortunately find that everywhere. Classes were usually not too easy, but not too hard: reasonable. Gave me fantastic financial aid and were very accommodating when my father passed away. Always felt comfortable, welcome, and safe on campus. Saratoga Springs is a great little city with a hundred million restaurants and cutesy shops. If you like sports, they've got them, but no really pays attention. Art scene is big, but doesn't dominate like some people make it out to be. I stayed in my science bubble. Not huge partiers, hard to get people to stick around (they're more into smoking and chilling out). Sometimes got frustrated with the amount of subtle wealth (aka people obsessed with thrifting, yet drive a Porsche) and lack of street smarts/ability to take care of one's self ("wait... I have to check my email everyday?" "how do I clean a toilet?"). Despite this, mostly everyone is super chill, nice, and humble. Overall, I think most people would be happy here, especially people who want a laid back college experience or are more comfortable in a small, rural, northeastern environment.
Skidmore College will set you on the path for success. Students and professors build meaningful relationships that aid you in the classroom. Opportunities are abundant in whatever you choose to pursue. From dance majors to bio majors, you can do it all. Saratoga Springs in second to none as a college town. The school continues to impress me with its commitment to progress. Each time I return to campus there is a new project unfolding. I thoroughly enjoyed my time as a Thoroughbred and would recommend it to anyone!
Skidmore is a great university, but a very specific type of person attends Skidmore. There is a lot of passion on campus, but getting involved can be tough if you are passionate about many different things. Skidmore's accommodations are lacking but makes up for in academics.
It is a great place to study and advance your professional opportunity. Great opportunities for funding for conferences or if you want to pursue an unpaid summer internship.
Not so great for social activity, unless you enjoy superficial relationships with friends.
The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Skidmore College is 29%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.
Skidmore students are all pot loving hippies.
To some extent, there is a considerable minority at Skidmore consisting of wealthy marijuana smokers, but the majority of the student body is intelligent and intellectually diverse.
I am a Women's Studies/Business double major, which gives me a unique perspective. As a business major, I am exposed to talented professionals, who have chosen to incorporate teaching into their careers. As a women's studies major, I am exposed to multi-faceted scholars and activists. Professors know my name, and I feel comfortable saying "Hi" to them outside of the classroom.
Class participation is not only common, it is often incorporated into the final grade. Unfortunately, I am not the most vocal member of most of my classes, but I enjoy visiting my professors during their office hours to discuss questions and my interest in the subject area.
Skidmore is an academically strong liberal arts college with a strong amount of interest in the arts (music, studio art, theatre, english, etc.). Many students chose to double major in an art and a "practical" major such as a Chemistry and Music major, or a Business and Studio Art major. Skidmore puts an appropriate emphasis on interdisciplinary study, which allows the students to creatively approach a problem or situation by utilizing resources from every department.
My classmates are intelligent, creative and (often) artistic people,
a cappella performance
Work hard, and use the professors, and faculty.
They are here to make sure that you succeed.
Skidmore truly is an academic environment with a strong commitment to creative thought. All of the teachers, professors and teaching assistants are strongly commited tosupporting academic excellence. In addition there is a campus wide commitment to social causes for the benefit of all mankind.
Skidmore College exemplifies the ideal liberal arts institution because it enables students to develope critical thinking skills through hands on work, projects, independent studies, lectures or discusions, while providing a terrific social scene for all of its students in extra-curriculum activities, parties, the dining hall, and dorm life.
If you do not have an open mind, do not attend Skidmore College. If you do not want professors who will invite you over to their homes in the beautiful town of Saratoga Springs, do not attend Skidmore College. If you do not want to make friends who are up to date on the world around them, find joy in a healthy debate with their peers, or simply want to take a walk in the North Woods with you, do not attend Skidmore College.
the food, the community, the artsy people
It is one of the best Liberal Arts Colleges. It is best known for its Theater program as well as Music and Fine Arts. Many students on campus also favor the English classes. The campus is gorgeous and it is in a great location. The school is accomadating all around.
There are a lot of cliques and group-based friends around campus. This makes it hard to infiltrate other groups once you have established a friend base.
The size! It has really affected many of the things I love about Skidmore: its classroom intamacy, my social life, and the level of comfort and welcomeness I feel on campus.
I wish that I had known what a burden it would be for my family to continue paying the tution. I wish I had known all options regarding financial aid, grants, scholarships etc etc.
Its in upstate NY and out of the way of everything besides canada. transportation home is not the easiest or cheapest thing, and i am from new jersey
Skidmore college's motto is "Creative Thought Matters." Ideally a Skidmore student is creative and a true liberal arts student in that they enjoy a wide variety of subjects. Many students here are interested in some form of the arts, and do not want to sacrifice between their artistic side and their academic side.
White, rich entitled. Couldn't be more wrong. We have great mix of identities from people of color to whites, from poor to rich, from straight to homosexual, it is all really great.
Because we are division III, we have no scholarships for athletes, rather every athlete is a scholar with a focus on academics. As a school we do not have a football or a track team, though our riding team is one of the top in the country. Basketball games are immensely fun, we were actually voted on ESPN for having one of the best games of 2011 due to a basketball game that went into 7 overtimes which Skidmore won. Athletes are just regular students here, it is not as though there is a scene that glorifies them. That being said, sports are respected here just not as the end-all-be-all of the school.
There isn't one! Students unite around other commonalities (and differences)! The social life instead revolves around clubs, performance groups, and even classes. Lack of Greek life was a big draw for me when I applied to Skidmore. I think that because of it Skidmore is a much more inclusive and open community.
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All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA.
Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.
47% of students
attending Skidmore College receive some sort of financial aid.
11% were awarded federal grants.
While 26% received federal loans.
Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.
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