Saratoga Springs, NY
Skidmore College


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Recent Reviews

Ani
Describe the students at your school.

"hey man wanna get high or watch an indie movie or paint a picture man?"

Describe the students at your school.

"hey man wanna get high or watch an indie movie or paint a picture man?"

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

If your child makes a descision that you don't like, and you are funding their college experience, cut them off. They aren't babies anymore. If you make your kid pay for college themselves, back off.

Monica
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

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 st...

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

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.

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

What isn't unique about my school? Individuality is cherished and welcomed. The campus and school as a whole are there for us to utilize in our own creative ways.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Truly stay true to who you are and your needs because if you follow what your guidance counselor thinks is best for you or what your parents want for you, you won't have the best college experience and thats what you want because college is the place for you to grow and learn not just material for your future and your career but about yourself.

Yasmin
Describe the students at your school.

open-minded, eager to learn, unique...quirky and funny students.

Describe the students at your school.

open-minded, eager to learn, unique...quirky and funny students.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Visit and do as many overnight's as possible. Make many lists of what you want and don't want in a college or university. Think about the factors that will affect your quality of life- dorm life, social scenes, weather, etc. Don't settle for a school, apply many places and don't set your heart on just one.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

It's small so the social scene tends to get cliquey and homogenous. The dry-free,substance free campus hinders the social life and there is no longer theme housing among the apartments on campus and dorms.

Kevin
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

Skidmore is an amazing enviornment filled with amazing professors and great people.

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

Skidmore is an amazing enviornment filled with amazing professors and great people.

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

It's a major libieral arts college well known for its arts programs

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Decide a college not only on its academics. That should be the backbone to the decision, but it is just important to make sure that the college fits you. What is a good school if you don't enjoy it there?

Zoe
What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

the size, the weather, the lack of gay community, the rural area

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

pick the best college environment, not the most prestigious or academic place

Rainey
What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

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...

What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

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.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I would suggest the student makes a list of what the definite wants are, and the do not wants. Everytime a school is visted, or expresses interest in, the student should then make a pro and con list. Those two lists should compare, and match up. Parents should let the student explore for themselves and not push any school or majors. Advice and suggestions are completely welcome, but not in a condescending fashion.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

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

James
Describe the students at your school.

Mostly firendly and helpful, although there are a few "know-it-alls"

Describe the students at your school.

Mostly firendly and helpful, although there are a few "know-it-alls"

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Make sure you look at EVERYTHING. My first choice was the wrong choice and I transfered. You would be amazed at how big a role the campus food, weekend activity, and location of the school and its surroundings plays in you're overall college experience.

Kezia
What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

Once in awhile we have bias incidents. They do not happen very often, but some students do not consider themselves to be abov...

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

Once in awhile we have bias incidents. They do not happen very often, but some students do not consider themselves to be above spreading hatred. Whether racial, homophobic, etc., we do get kids who will vandalize an announcement board or write ignorant slurs on campus. It never escalates to more than this though.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

When looking at different schools, make sure you get a feel for as much as you can. School reputation, social activity, academic integrity, physical conditions of buildings, dormitories, apartments, quality of education, quality/dedication of professors, available resources, surrounding area, ease of access to specific needs (counseling, tutoring, learning disability assistance) -- all of these are important to consider in the college you plan to spend the next four years of your life at. What is most important, however, is the overall quality of LIFE at the school, and the overall quality of happiness that students find there. In terms of making the most out of your college experience, the most important advice I can give is to try new things. Don't allow yourself to be intimidated or frightened by new people, new activities, new customs. Throw yourself into anything you think you might be interested in, because you never know what kind of inspiration it might spark. Partaking in extracurricular clubs is also a great way to make friends who share similar interests. In essence, the best advice I can give is to not be afraid. Great memories can be yours if you simply allow yourself to have them.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

The amount of money many of the students (and thus families of students) have. Many don't have to pay for their own groceries, or have unlimited meal plans, or have their laundry professionally washed/dried. Many drive cars that their parents paid for. A lot of students are able to simply ask their parents/families for more money whenever they need it, which can be difficult to deal with when you're paying for half of your education by yourself and taking out loan after loan.

Andrea
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Parents and students, especially those in middle or lower class families, should not worry too much about the price of a coll...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Parents and students, especially those in middle or lower class families, should not worry too much about the price of a college. There are many ways to pay for school, and if a price tag stands in the way, you or your child may be missing out on one of the most important opportunities of a lifetime. Find the school where you feel in your gut that you will be happy and eager to learn more than you could imagine in four years, and your family will never regret how much you paid for it!

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

doesn't make it easy enough to keep well-informed of what's happening in the world

Brendan
What kind of person should attend this school?

An artsy, open-minded intellectual.

What kind of person should attend this school?

An artsy, open-minded intellectual.

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

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.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Find a college that's right for you. Don't settle for something that seems nice and pretty. Ask questions during your tour and make sure that it's the right fit. A college is your home for 4 years.

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