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Skidmore is just the right size.
Skidmore is just the right size.
Skidmore students are generally pretty well off, but there are financial aid kids like me. Skidmore is a very liberal school. There are lots of Jews at Skidmore and it is pretty white. No one seems to care about your sexual preference and there are lots of LG. Students don't wear sweats to class and there are lots of artsy looking kids.
It's partly true. However, there is a growing number of bros.
I know my professors and call many by their first names. I like the small classes that allow me to participate in class. My classes are intellectually stimulating and I like the community atmosphere. Saratoga is a cool little college town with some cool places to chill. Environmental Studies is my major and I love it. We always get to go into the field and my professors are really easy going but invested in their work. I live that my major mixes the science and the political and cultural aspects of the environment. Skidmore has a few requirements which have helped me to expand my knowledge base. I had to take a non-western class and I took Religious Traditions of India which turned out to be amazing.
Skidmore does seem to care too much about athletics, but there are many teams. Skidmore students like to get drunk and smoke pot and this starts on Thursday night and goes into the weekend. Thursday is often refered to as "thirsty Thursday".
People think Skidmore is full of liberal, pot smoking, hippies. People also tend to think that Skidmore is pretty artsy.
Skidmore overall is a great institution. IF you want a relationship with the professors and feel more familiar with the stud...
Skidmore overall is a great institution. IF you want a relationship with the professors and feel more familiar with the student body, the campus is for you. If you strive for more excitement and spontaneous lifestyle then sleepy saratoga shall not suffice-needless to say for up-state ny saratoga is kick ass and worth the trek (cafe lena-where bob dylan got his start to name one example). it's fucking expensive so unless you're a trust funder or able to get a scholarship, you're parents may resent the steep 50G tuition (and its getting higher). Skidmore will make you a better person. You may be in a saratoga bubble but at skidmore you are constantly challenged and expected by your peers to actively partake in environmental awareness programs, debates, and overall a higher consciousness in this mind-numbing era.
Varies. A vast majority come from some form or wealth. If not they're here on scholarship by way of upping diversity numbers or residents of the state of ny. (that sounds terrible but hey that is reality) You have your hipsters, art students, dancers-excessive and wonderful creative people, the jocks (tend to run in their own separate circle), and the rest of the population which is hard to define.
420 is absolutely amazing. The liberal environment allows for the more conservative of people to dip their toe into the pool of leftist though without burning their vera bradleys or popped collars. The tuition is worth, but you have to assist in making it worth those 50Gs
yes-hipsters (but actually creative not urban-outfitter produced), it is a liberal arts college after-all but nothing outrageous from any other liberal arts institution, drugs are everywhere-you just may not know it. yes the japs travel in drone-like-packs chain smoking and wondering when their next latte and cigarette gossip secession will take place
I came from a good public school, I have no problem with the classes, if you fail I think you pretty much earned that F. With that said you can also make it harder for you with honors forum and other things.
Drugs and alcohol are readily available, like all campuses where there's a will there's a way. You need an ID to get in downtown and if you are without one that sucks for you. The parties on campus tend to suck ass because campus po has nothing better to do. Social activities would improve if skidmore didn't try to get the majority of kids living on campus. Going off campus is a bitch, especially if you intend on drinking.
Hipsters, Far-Left, Reefer Madness, NY Japs with unoriginal wardrobes of leggings, oversized shades, uggs, and a cigarette
The best thing about Skidmore is probably the quality professors. I'd say it is a very click oriented school because there ar...
The best thing about Skidmore is probably the quality professors. I'd say it is a very click oriented school because there aren't too many things that bring the whole campus together such as a rec center. Most people become and stay friends with their freshman year dorm for all four years. Its a really small school that gets smaller. Down town is fun but doesn't have much to offer. Senior year it gets much better ;). It is a safe and friendly environment. The living arrangements are WAAAY better than most schools. It is very environmental. There are lots of opportunities. Controversies on campus revolve around diversity and environmental issues. The dining is tough because while the food is pretty good there isn't a ton of variety and you can't really get good food past 900. there also aren't many dining options.
If you love sports and/or school spirit don't come to Skidmore.
Psycholgy is a great major and has excellent professors as do most of the departments. I loved my abnormal psych class and recommend it to all. There aren't many professors per department which can either work to your benefit or demise. Students aren't all that competitive and class participation is encouraged and often required. I'd say Indian dance and Japanese History were my two most unique classes. The education is much more geared towards learning in itself until senior year when people do theses. I have had many conversations about more than just class with professors.
The party scene is intensely monitored and it is tough to find parties freshman year. People take there studies relatively seriously and I'd say people party 2-3 nights a week. Dorms are always quiet.
It's a big pot school: true There are a lot of hippies and wealthy preppy students: true there are a lot of opportunities for one on one time with professors and they are willing and happy to help you with after college planning: true
Skidmore has a little over 2,000 students, which is the perfect amount if you are looking for a small school. The campus was...
Skidmore has a little over 2,000 students, which is the perfect amount if you are looking for a small school. The campus was built as a college campus therefore it is small, but well thought out. It is a beautiful campus with a great downtown community. Saratoga Springs has a lot of great restaurants, community activities, and amazing scenic views of the lake and mountains. Most people spend their time either on the campus green near the campus Museum, or downtown on Broadway.
Skidmore has been working hard to integrate different races into its community. It has a majority of caucasian students but the percentage of minorities is rising rapidly each year. Skidmore is a well balanced community and every student is accepting and open. We have a great mix of various races, international students, genders and sexualities. Students range from affluent to less so and there are lots of financial aid and work-study opportunities available.
The academics at Skidmore are challenging and rewarding. Nothing is "spoonfed" and professors definitely expect a lot. There is a decent amount of homework but classes are small and personal. Professors are always there during office hours and most are willing and able to make time for students with questions and extra needs. I love Skidmore's academics because they are interdisciplinary and most classes relate to various topics of study. I am an art history major but have taken classes that I have loved in physics, sociology, art, English, and so on. All academics are applied to real life and there are always field trips, fourth credit hours, and hands on learning involved.
Skidmore has a strict policy against fraternities and sororities, which in turn makes the community more social and active in different aspects. There are many social activities like comedy shows, bands, and similar events every weekend that give new students opportunities to be social and meet other students. Dorms are a big social factor...it is where freshman meet and bond. It is much more than just a living space. But all dorms are substance free, so if parties do occur, which is quite common, campus safety will be sure to break things up quickly. Parties occur from Thursdays to Sunday, depending on class schedules and homework loads. There are off campus parties which can easily be accessed by taxi (with a free ride back to campus policy) or house parties that are on campus in campus apartments. Also, there is a huge bar scene in walking distance downtown that most people go to after hours if of age. During the day the campus greens are a major aspect of social life and most students and friends lay out in the sun or do homework. There are usually students playing music or throwing a frisbee.
Skidmore holds a wide variety of artsy, intellectual, and athletic students. We are all very multifaceted and interests range and intermingle across the board of activities, academic interests and the such. Most students are open-minded and outspoken.
The big picture about skidmore is maleability. The big picture is that you mold your individual experience at Skidmore. The ...
The big picture about skidmore is maleability. The big picture is that you mold your individual experience at Skidmore. The programs are constantly evolving; classes are arrising every year, and the experience is becoming better and better every year. The school size is perfect to harness the dynamics at Skidmore without any dominance or over-exposure to one culture. The town is very supportive of Skidmore, now that Skidmore is considered a new Independent Ivy League. Skidmore's administration office is legit in who they accept into the campus. One complaint that I have, but I understand why they took this action, was to accept several more athletes than ever before. Not just athletes, but extremely wealthy athletes. This image has made itself more prominent on campus throughout my time. One of the biggest controversies that will not subside is the issue of Diversity on Skidmore's campus. We are not very culturally diverse, nor do several of the students prefer to be. That is one of the biggest regrets that I have acknowledges during my time. School pride is kept to a minimum, if noticed at all.
The student body is mainly composed of white students. Very little diversity, in all aspects, racial, religious, cultural, LGBT and socio-economic. Most students who are not of the higher socio-economic class (which I personally am not part of) would feel out of place at Skidmore. Designer clothes are an every day fad for students at Skidmore.
Skidmore is a big smoking school. Don't be afraid, or turned down by this. If anything, it is a learning and growing experience.
The academics at Skidmore is spectacular. The staff truly cares about the students and want for the students to succeed both in classes and in the future. Though some are quite aged, this only leads to a greater learning experience with highly experienced individuals. Class discussions are rigorous, attendance is mandatory in nearly all classes, but they are worth it, for the amount of education that will be learned.
Skidmore students range from some of the most uptight Conservative Republicans, to the most Liberal of Democrats. Skidmore is known to have many dynamics from Jocks, to Geniuses, to Hippies, to Smokers/Drinkers and everything inbetween.
Yes. What people forget, however, is that a school of 2600 students that has teams in all the major sports (except football) ...
Yes. What people forget, however, is that a school of 2600 students that has teams in all the major sports (except football) actually has 300-400 athletes. In otherwords, about 15-20% of the male student body plays a sport. So it isn't all clove-smoking tree-huggers.
Very cliquey--even cliquer than high school. The hockey players hang out with the other hockey players, the dancers with the other dancers, and so on. The way Skidmore works doesn't limit your network of friends, but it's very typical for people not to range outside of their own clique when it comes to their closest friends. At parties, however, everyone is welcome. Although the party scene sometimes tends to revolve around the sports teams, there's little segregation on Thursday-Saturday night when it comes to drinking.
Pot smoking hippies; very gay tolerant; all-around artsy.
The best thing about Skidmore is the people you meet. I am sure that can be said for any school but the great thing about Ski...
The best thing about Skidmore is the people you meet. I am sure that can be said for any school but the great thing about Skidmore is that just when you are ready to kill yourself and all you friends you meet a new really cool person who you never knew about. The thing about Skidmore is that it seems really small and that everyone knows everyone, you see the same people in your classes, in the dhall, at the parties you go to, and then you meet a great new group of people that you never knew existed. That’s my favorite part about Skidmore.
Alot students are weathy and alot do try to get in touch with thier "earthy" side, but this is more of the old face of Skidmore rather than upcomming generations. Allover, Skidmore Students are a bizarre, eclectic, and quirky group in which everyone and no one fits in.
You wouldn’t think that this school is as difficult academically as it is. Everyone is really good at what they are good at, which makes it a lot more difficult to try things that you aren’t necessarily good at. That being said I don’t see the library packed every Friday and Saturday night.
The most popular student organization is probably the Environmental Action Committee (EAC), followed by the Outing Club and some of the diversity clubs on campus including the Skidmore Pride Alliance (SPA). That doesn’t necessarily best represent the student body at large but certain represent the impassioned groups. Most people leave their room doors open and you can get into any dorm very easily, surprisingly there is very little theft on our campus its just not that type of place. Athletic events are attended by other athletes, at large the skidmore student body isn’t all that “sporty”. Anything that strikes controversy is very well attended and talked about all there after. A big speaker coming defiantly changes the talk around campus. On the flip side, most speakers are attended my the same people—a lot of preaching to informed.
Its a small school in a great college town. Not having Frats makes it more of a community. Its well respected and well known ...
Its a small school in a great college town. Not having Frats makes it more of a community. Its well respected and well known to people growing up in the North-east but to those from the south, midwest, or pacific coast its hit or miss as to weather of not they have even heard of Skidmore College. The administration is great for the most part. There are some really foolish rules regarding recieving credit from other institutions. I was accepted to the London School of Economics but could not attend the summer sessions because Skidmore would not allow me to transfer the credits even though LSE is the most respected economic institution in the world.
Students are friendly you can find a group, organization, or club for pretty much any interst you could possibly have. The liberal Arts atomosphere is great in terms of meeting people with different interests.
If you are thinking of going to skidmore i suggest doing an overnight visit with a friend if you know someone who already attends or atleast make a trip up to saratoga springs to see the town. Its a hit or miss school, some love it some hate it.
In some ways yes because there are athletes and hippies that attend Skidmore, however there is a number of other individuals that do not fall into these two categories.
Small class size, easy to have one on one interaction with your teachers for meetings, extra help, etc.
Very safe in terms of dorm life and leaving doors unlocked. Athletic events are not as popular as one would think although many students are working to create more of a hype for certain teams such as men's golf, hockey and lacrosse. The party scene can be a bit repetetive however the bar scene for those of age is excellent. There are tons of great local bars in saratoga springs that the upperclassmen and those with fake ID's often find themselves at on thursday and saturday nights.
There is a stereotype that only two types of kids go to skidmore, Hippies and Athletes, Although Skidmore does have each of those types of individuals, there is also a significant number of students with all interests and beliefs.
Skidmore is a great place with great people. I have had experiences that I can not even compare to my other friends' college ...
Skidmore is a great place with great people. I have had experiences that I can not even compare to my other friends' college experience because it is such a unique and personal place. I have been to the president's house for dinner. I have reunions with my First Year Experience class on a semesterly basis. I can't walk across campus without seeing someone I know and it's comforting. I can go to a lax game or I can go to a student jazz ensemble. Most of the time, there's time to do both. Skidmore is an environment that constantly aides students and helps them thrive. If you need someone to help you record a jingle for your marketing class, you probably have a friend in the music department who can help...and then head over to the graphic design class to get a logo and the english department to get a catchy slogan. Dinner tables are filled with majors and interests that only help each other thrive. The campus is beautiful and when it's warm out, there is nothing like it. When it's cold, which it is for a majority of the year, it's almost unbelievable that life can sustain itself. There isn't too much school pride, another reason the school is perceived more as artsy than athletic. The teams are really talented though and the programs are gaining strength every year.
The campus is less diverse classwise and racewise than it is in every other aspect. There are so many students with multidiscipline double majors who are involved with a huge list of extracurricular involvements and interests. While there may seen to be uneven distributions of class and race and it doesn't hinder the community. Skidmore also has great art programs, both fine and performing, making the amount of performances and shows each semester responsible for the "artsy" stereotype. The school has as great of a business and science program as the art programs, and most students are lucky enough to participate in contrasting areas of concentration.
Your professors know you. You will probably go to their houses on multiple occasions. It's impossible to hide in the back because, well, there is no back. The average class size is about 16, unless the class is a lecture like Intro to Psych or Management & Business 107. Students are academically driven, but not as much as in many other schools. There's a lot of competition, but outside projects take priority...shows, presentations, practical use of knowledge...over GPAs.
People think that the campus is a lot of rich white artsy kids, that it's not diverse, that it's apathetic.
a small percentage of the students are like this, but more than the average school
a small percentage of the students are like this, but more than the average school
arsty fartsy, we "paint our feelings," weird kid school, hippies, super liberal
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