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?
- Skidmore has an impressive student to faculty ratio of 8 to 1.
- The 1% student loan default rate at Skidmore is better than the national rate of 10.1%. That's a good sign that you may be able to pay off student loans easier than your peers at other schools can.
- The highest award offered at Skidmore is the master's degree.
- For the 2017-2018 academic year, 81% of the faculty were full-time.
- Students who graduate from Skidmore with a bachelor's degree make about $49,700 a year. That's 22% more than those who graduate from other schools.
- On average, it takes about 4.0 years for students from Skidmore to earn a bachelor's degree. This is excellent when compared to the average of 4.4 years.
Skidmore College Rankings
We have ranked Skidmore as #166 out of 2,587 colleges and universities in the country in our 2022 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 10% of all schools in the nation. Skidmore also holds the #22 spot on the Best Colleges in New York 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.
Skidmore has also been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.
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Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Skidmore.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards Skidmore has earned from around the web.
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Where Is Skidmore College?
Contact details for Skidmore are given below.
|Address:||815 N Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866|
How Do I Get Into Skidmore?
You can apply to Skidmore online at: www.skidmore.edu/admissions/apply/index.php
Admission Requirements for Skidmore
|High School GPA||recommended|
|High School Rank||recommended|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||required|
|SAT or ACT Scores||considered but not required|
How Hard Is It To Get Into Skidmore?
Approximately 36% of accepted students are men and 64% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 30%, and the acceptance rate for women is 34%.
Average Test Scores
About 49% 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 610 and 703.
Can I Afford Skidmore College?
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
Student Loan Debt
While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Skidmore, approximately 36% of students took out student loans averaging $7,245 a year. That adds up to $28,980 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at Skidmore is 0.6%. 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
Of the 2,510 full-time undergraduates at Skidmore, 40% are male and 60% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Skidmore College students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||141|
|Hispanic or Latino||256|
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.
Online Learning at Skidmore College
Skidmore College Undergraduate Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
*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.
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- National Center for Education Statistics
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More about our data sources and methodologies.
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