Website: www.skidmore.edu/

Private
Co-ed
2,680
Undergraduate
Students
(59.7%) 1,599 Women
(40.3%) 1,081 Men
4
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Very difficult
Overall Admission Rate
25% of 10,053 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
Yes
Regular Admission Deadline
January 15

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
Not reported
SAT Math
650 average
595-700 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
653 average
610-700 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
29 average
27-31 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$71,780
Tuition and Fees
$54,270
Room and Board
$14,494
Average Percent of Need Met
100%
Average Freshman Award
$47,700
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$23,916
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
277
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 22% of classes
10-19 students: 51% of classes
20-29 students: 24% of classes
30-39 students: 1% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
50-99 students: 1% of classes
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Campus Life

Saratoga Springs Population
27,315
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Albany, NY
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
89% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Thoroughbreds
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.0% American Indian/Alaskan Native
5.5% Asian
5.6% Black/African-American
10.3% Hispanic/Latino
4.8% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
70.4% White
3.4% Unknown
International Students
11.3% from 61 countries
First-Year Students Returning
93.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
84.0%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
16.0%
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Very Difficult: More than 50% of freshmen were in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1230 on the SAT I or over 26 on the ACT; about 60% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is required

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English   4
Mathematics   4
Science   4
Foreign Language   4
Social Studies   4
History    
Academic Electives    

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required for some February 1
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only Considered if submitted
SAT Essay Component Policy Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: Not used
ACT: Not used

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
815 North Broadway
City, State, Zip
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Phone
(518) 580-5570
Fax
(518) 581-7462
E-mail
admissions@skidmore.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
January 15
Application Fee
$65
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
April 1
Accept Offer of Admission
May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
Yes
Early Decision Deadline
November 15, January 15
Early Decision Notification
December 15, February 15
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
 
Early Action Notification
 

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
2 required for all freshmen
Other
 
Financial Need
Financial need is a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
25% of 10,053 applicants were admitted
Women
24% of 6,193 applicants were admitted
Men
25% of 3,860 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
662 (27%) of 2,465 admitted students enrolled
Women
387 (26%) of 1,491 admitted students enrolled
Men
275 (28%) of 974 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
55% of 629 applicants were admitted
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
2,300
Students Accepting Wait List Position
461
Students Admitted From Wait List
60

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
Not reported
3.75 and Above
Not reported
3.50 - 3.74
Not reported
3.25 - 3.49
Not reported
3.00 - 3.24
Not reported
2.50 - 2.99
Not reported
2.00 - 2.49
Not reported

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
650 average
595-700 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
28%
Score of 600 - 700
47%
Score of 500 - 600
24%
Score of 400 - 500
1%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
653 average
610-700 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
30%
Score of 600 - 700
52%
Score of 500 - 600
16%
Score of 400 - 500
2%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
29 average
27-31 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
45%
Score of 24 - 29
51%
Score of 18 - 23
5%
Score of 12 - 17
0%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 29%
Top quarter: 73%
Top half: 92%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$71,780
Tuition and Fees
$54,270
Room and Board
$14,494
Books and Supplies
$1,300
Other Expenses
$1,566
Payment Plans
Prepayment plan, installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
finaid@skidmore.edu
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
February 1
Award Notification
On or about April 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal and Institutional Methodologies
Forms Required Cost to File
   
CSS/Financial Aid Profile $25 for first college, $16 each additional
Noncustodial (Divorced/Separated) Parent's Statement  

Profile of 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
337 (51.0%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
272 (80.7%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
272 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
272 (100.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
100%
Average Award
$47,700
Need-Based Gift
Received by 272 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $45,900
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 211 (77.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,900
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 10 (3.7%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
2 (.3%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $15,000

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
1,360 (51.7%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
1,111 (81.7%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,111 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
1,044 (94.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
94%
Average Award
$49,300
Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,111 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $44,600
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 877 (78.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,800
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 42 (3.8%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
12 (.5%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $13,250

Borrowing

2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
39%
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$23,916
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
2.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
2.0%

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
Available
Other Loans
 

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Biological Sciences, Computer Science, Mathematics, Physical Sciences
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Music
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children of Faculty/Staff
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • American/United States Studies/Civilization
  • Anthropology
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Asian Studies/Civilization
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Dance, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Economics, General
  • Education, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Studies
  • Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other
  • Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other
  • French Language and Literature
  • French Studies
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • German Language and Literature
  • History, General
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Latin American Studies
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Mathematics, General
  • Music History, Literature, and Theory
  • Neuroscience
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Social Sciences, Other
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
Most Popular Disciplines
Social sciences, Business/marketing, Visual and performing arts
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Business administration, engineering, nursing, finance or accounting with Syracuse University, physical or occupational therapy with Sage Graduate School, accounting with Wake Forest
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
No online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
277
Part-Time Faculty
107
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
63%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 22% of classes
10-19 students: 51% of classes
20-29 students: 24% of classes
30-39 students: 1% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
50-99 students: 1% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 18% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 79% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 2% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
501,978
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
Not Reported
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Not Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Not reported

Master's Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Location and Setting


Saratoga Springs Population
27,315
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Albany, NY
Campus Size
890 acres

Weather

Temperature
11 average low in January, 79 average high in September
Rain
135 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
2 mile(s) from campus in Saratoga Springs
Nearest Train Station
2 mile(s) from campus in Saratoga Springs

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Women only housing, coed housing, disabled student housing
Students in College Housing
89% of all students
Housing Requirements
Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
11%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
 

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
well-lit campus

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Thoroughbreds
School Colors
Green, white, and yellow

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x  
Basketball x   x  
Crew x   x  
Equestrian Sports x      
Field Hockey x      
Golf     x  
Ice Hockey     x  
Lacrosse x   x  
Soccer x   x  
Softball x      
Swimming And Diving x   x  
Tennis x   x  
Volleyball x      
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x  
Crew x  
Equestrian Sports x  
Field Hockey x  
Golf    
Ice Hockey    
Lacrosse x  
Soccer x  
Softball x  
Swimming And Diving x  
Tennis x  
Volleyball x  
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball x  
Basketball x  
Crew x  
Equestrian Sports    
Field Hockey    
Golf x  
Ice Hockey x  
Lacrosse x  
Soccer x  
Softball    
Swimming And Diving x  
Tennis x  
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
basketball, racquetball, soccer, softball, tennis, volleyball

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, student government association, student radio station (wspn), benefaction (student volunteer), outing club, ujima
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
ROTC
Army ROTC is offered off campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
2,680
Women
1,599 (59.7%)
Men
1,081 (40.3%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
2,636
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.0% American Indian/Alaskan Native
5.5% Asian
5.6% Black/African-American
10.3% Hispanic/Latino
4.8% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
70.4% White
3.4% Unknown
International Students.
11.3% from 61 countries
Average Age
20
All Graduate Students
4

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
93.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
84.0%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
86.7%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
87.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Average Starting Salary
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
16.0%
Disciplines Pursued
Law 1.1%
Arts and Sciences 10%
Medicine 2.1%
Education 2.7%
Other 1.9%

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