Skidmore College is a liberal arts college that offers an undergraduate education and assists students in developing important skills useful in pursuit of graduate education or employment. A liberal arts curriculum exposes students to a variety of topics and subjects. The school is located in Saratoga Springs, NY, which is a predominantly suburban area. Approximately two thousand students are enrolled per year at Skidmore College.
A list of some of the more popular programs offered are:
- English Language And Literature
- Business And Marketing Studies
- Visual And Performing Arts
- Social Sciences
The admissions process starts with the submission of an application, transcripts, records, and test scores, which are then reviewed by admissions staff. Most common scores among applicants accepted to this school are within the range of 26 - 30 on the ACT, or 1730 - 2030 for the SAT exam. This school has an acceptance rate of around 42 percent of which only 27 percent decided to attend. More information regarding admissions can be found here.
Undergraduate tuition is approximately $47,000 per year, though it may vary based on any number of circumstances. Students should visit the school's price of attendance calculator to determine a more personalized cost estimate. The cost of on-campus housing is estimated to be $7,400 annually. Some students at Skidmore College may qualify for financial aid, which is typically provided as grants or student loans.
The Skidmore College Thoroughbreds participate in a number of intercollegiate athletic programs, with competitions managed and overseen by the NCAA. Athletic programs that are available may include:
- Baseball (NCAA Division III)
- Basketball (NCAA Division III)
- Field Hockey (NCAA Division III)
To see a full list of areas of study, programs, enrollment information, financial aid details, and more, please visit the school's website at http://cms.skidmore.edu/index.cfm.
Admission Requirements & Details
The admissions information below may give an overview of the students Skidmore College accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP or college credits that may be transferred.
College Credits Accepted
- Dual Credits
- AP Course Credits
Total enrollment at Skidmore College is around 2,600 students. The enrollment breakdown by academic level is 26% enrolling as graduate students and 100% as undergraduate students.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.
Tuition & Fees Information
- The estimated tuition range is around $48,000-$58,000 per year
- Per unit charges are around $1,800 for part time students
- May offer prepaid tuition, allowing students to purchase tuition at current rates for future years.
Financial Aid Details
The information below lists the financial aid types students are receiving. Also shown are the percent of students receiving aid and the average amount of aid per student per year.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||58%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||50%||$38,712|
|Receiving Student Loans||38%||$6,011|
Academics & Student Services
Student ServicesTo help students and alumni, Skidmore College may offer student services like:
- Online course work available
- Career path counseling
- Student employment
- Helping students find work after graduation
With a graduation rate of around 86%, Skidmore College is among the most successful schools in the area.
|Number of Year to Graduate||Percent of Entering Class|
|Students Graduating in 4 Years||83%|
|Graduating in 5 Years||2%|
|Graduating in 6 Years||0.7%|
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- Art and Design Program
- * Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation (since 1970)
- Teacher Education (Bachelor's) Program
- * Accredited by the Teacher Education Accreditation Council, Accreditation Committee (since 2014)
Skidmore College is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports belonging to the NCAA Division III (without football) classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:
- Baseball (Upstate Collegiate Athletic Association)
- Basketball (Upstate Collegiate Athletic Association)
- Field Hockey
- Ice Hockey
- Swimming and Diving
The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.
Get more information about the programs offered by Skidmore College by clicking the request information to the right.
(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Business and Marketing Studies
Computer and Information Sciences
English Language and Literature
Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies
Foreign Languages and Literature
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mathematics and Statistics
Natural Resources and Conservation
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Public Administration and Social Services
Recreation and Fitness Studies
Visual and Performing Arts
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- Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts in North Adams, MA (44 miles away)
- SUNY College at Oneonta in Oneonta, NY (78 miles away)
- Westfield State University in Westfield, MA (84 miles away)
- SUNY College at New Paltz in New Paltz, NY (96 miles away)
- University of New Hampshire at Manchester in Manchester, NH (117 miles away)
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Information displayed on this page has been obtained from Institution, State, and Federal data sources, including the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Survey 2010-2016. Information should be solely used for informational purposes only and may not be accurate for the current year. Contact Skidmore College for official up-to-date information.