Saratoga Springs, NY


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Skidmore College is a private institute. Private institues offer greater resources, services, and faculty because these they hold better value. I saw Skidmore as a place where I would have the opportunity to concentrate on my studies. A place where all my acadmeic needs would be fufilled, such as small classrooms, effective professors, a library, a dinning hall, my dorm room, school services, and the beauty of my campus. I was daring enough to temporarly leave my life in the New York City, to fully dedicate myself to my studies at a place that I considered to be the best.

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The best thing about Skidmore is the interaction between students and professors. I developed close friendships with several professors, and always felt supported and heard. I go back to campus often to visit them. The second best thing is the freedom of choice. There are general and major-specific requirements, but they are few in comparison to more rigorous schools. A student at Skidmore is completely responsible for the quality of their education - they are in control of how much effort they put in and how much wisdom they take out. Personal accountability is key.

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The Tang, our modern art museum, is an incredibly unique building. For one, it is a teaching museum, so the entire collection is accessible to any student or class that requests to look at it. It is built such that there is a staircase up and back down to the roof of the building with a nice little area on top to relax. The campus as a whole is extremely well maintained and truly does encompass the balance between buildings, forest, and grassy green.

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Skidmore has a great program that it offers through the Capital District Transportation Authority. As part of this program, a CDTA bus stops outside of our student center every half hour. As a Skidmore student, you can ride the bus directly in to town with your student ID. Even though downtown Saratoga Springs is only a ten-minute walk away, the bus is great when the weather gets cold or rainy.

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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.

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The size is great and professors are willing to work closely with students at all times.

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The awesome community of Skidmore.

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It was nice.

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