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Skidmore College Overview

Skidmore College is a private not-for-profit institution located in Saratoga Springs, New York. The suburban atmosphere of Saratoga Springs makes it a great place for students who want the amenities of city life without actually living in the middle of a constant hustle and bustle.

What Is Skidmore College Known For?

717 Undergraduate Awards
$53,906 Avg Cost After Aid
25% Acceptance Rate
  • Students at Skidmore may have an easier time interacting with their teachers since the student to faculty ratio at the school is 8 to 1.
  • Students at Skidmore have an easier time paying back their loans. The school's student loan default rate is only 2%, compared to the national rate of 10.1%.
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the master's degree is the highest award a student can attain at Skidmore.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 81% of the faculty were full-time.
  • A student who earns a bachelor's degree from Skidmore makes roughly $49,700 a year. This is 22% more than their peers from other colleges and universities.
  • It takes the average Skidmore student 4.1 years to graduate. This is pretty good when compared to the national rate of 4.4 years.

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Skidmore College Rankings

Skidmore landed the #459 spot in our 2021 ranking of best colleges. We analyzed 2,320 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking.

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Skidmore.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#23 Best Dance Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#58 Best General Psychology Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#71 Best Fine & Studio Arts Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#73 Best Psychology Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Skidmore has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#18 Best Colleges for General Business/Commerce College Factual
#41 Best Colleges for Fine & Studio Arts College Factual
#43 Best Colleges for Psychology College Factual
#49 Best Colleges for General Psychology College Factual
#69 Highest Paid General Psychology Graduates College Factual
#91 Highest Paid Psychology Graduates College Factual

Where Is Skidmore College?

Location of Skidmore College

Contact details for Skidmore are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 815 N Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Phone: 518-580-5000

How Do I Get Into Skidmore?

You can apply to Skidmore online at:

Admission Requirements for Skidmore

Submission Required?
High School GPA recommended
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program required
Recommendations required
SAT or ACT Scores considered but not required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Skidmore?

25% Acceptance Rate
60% Of Accepted Are Women
42% Submit SAT Scores
With an acceptance rate of 25%, Skidmore is one of the most selective schools in the country. If the admissions department requests additional materials, be sure to submit them promptly. This could be a sign that you're on the border line of being accepted or denied.

Approximately 40% of accepted students are men and 60% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 25%, and the acceptance rate for women is 24%.

Average Test Scores

About 42% of students accepted to Skidmore submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 610 and 700. Math scores were between 595 and 700.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Skidmore College  ( 610 to 700 )

SAT Math Scores for Skidmore College  ( 595 to 700 )
Skidmore received ACT scores from 37% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 27 and 34. Math scores were between 26 and 30. Composite scores were between 27 and 31.

ACT English Scores for Skidmore College  ( 27 to 34 )
ACT Math Scores for Skidmore College  ( 26 to 30 )
ACT Composite Scores for Skidmore College  ( 27 to 31 )

Can I Afford Skidmore College?

$53,906 Net Price
33% Take Out Loans
2.0% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Skidmore is $53,906. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Skidmore, approximately 33% of students took out student loans averaging $5,098 a year. That adds up to $20,392 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Skidmore is 2.0%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Skidmore College Undergraduate Student Diversity

2,622 Full-Time Undergraduates
59% Women
26% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 2,662 undergraduate students at Skidmore, with 2,622 being full-time and 40 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Skidmore

There are also 1 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 2,622 full-time undergraduates at Skidmore, 41% are male and 59% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Skidmore

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Skidmore College students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Skidmore Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 149
Black or African American 135
Hispanic or Latino 248
White 1,615
International Students 283
Other Races/Ethnicities 192

Geographic Diversity

New York students aren't the only ones who study at Skidmore College. At this time, 31 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 73 countries are represented at Skidmore. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, Canada, and India.

Skidmore College Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s Master’s TOTAL
General Business/Commerce 93 0 93
General Psychology 73 0 73
General English Literature 49 0 49
Economics 44 0 44
Fine & Studio Arts 41 0 41
Political Science & Government 37 0 37
International Relations & National Security 29 0 29
Sociology 26 0 26
Mathematics 24 0 24
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 23 0 23
Social Work 23 0 23
Chemistry 22 0 22
Drama & Theater Arts 22 0 22
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 21 0 21
Romance Languages 21 0 21
History 20 0 20
Natural Resources Conservation 19 0 19
Computer Information Systems 17 0 17
Music 15 0 15
Dance 14 0 14
General Biology 13 0 13
Teacher Education Grade Specific 12 0 12
Area Studies 11 0 11
Anthropology 11 0 11
Physics 9 0 9
Ethnic Studies 5 0 5
Philosophy 5 0 5
Germanic Languages 4 0 4
Liberal Arts General Studies 2 2 4
Religious Studies 4 0 4
Geological & Earth Sciences 4 0 4
General Education 2 0 2
Classical Languages & Literature 2 0 2
Other Business, Management & Marketing 0 0 0
Other Social Sciences 0 0 0
TOTAL 717 2 719


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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