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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?

767 Undergraduate Awards
$55,132 Avg Cost After Aid
32% Acceptance Rate
  • 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.

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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.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#175 Best Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

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

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Best Dance Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#23 Best Ethnic, Culture & Gender Studies Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#25 Best Business & Commerce Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#30 Best General Psychology Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#44 Best Drama & Theater Arts Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#46 Best Visual & Performing Arts Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#46 Best Psychology Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#51 Best Fine & Studio Arts Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#60 Best Music Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#203 Best Business, Management & Marketing 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
#2 Best Dance Schools College Factual
#36 Best General Psychology Schools College Factual
#44 Best Visual & Performing Arts Schools College Factual
#60 Best Psychology Schools College Factual
#134 Best Business, Management & Marketing Schools College Factual
#245 Best Business Schools Business Degree Central

Where Is 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?

32% Acceptance Rate
64% Of Accepted Are Women
49% Submit SAT Scores
Skidmore has a fairly low acceptance rate of 32%, which makes it more selective than most schools. Take time to make sure you submit all the requested materials and you prepare the application in full. You don't want to get denied right off the bat due to an incomplete application!

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.

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

SAT Math Scores for Skidmore College  ( 610 to 703 )
Skidmore received ACT scores from 24% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 27 and 34. Math scores were between 24 and 30. Composite scores were between 27 and 31.

ACT English Scores for Skidmore College  ( 27 to 34 )
ACT Math Scores for Skidmore College  ( 24 to 30 )
ACT Composite Scores for Skidmore College  ( 27 to 31 )

Can I Afford Skidmore College?

$55,132 Net Price
36% Take Out Loans
0.6% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Skidmore is $55,132. 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

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

2,510 Full-Time Undergraduates
60% Women
27% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 2,582 undergraduate students at Skidmore, with 2,510 being full-time and 72 being part-time.


Gender Diversity

Of the 2,510 full-time undergraduates at Skidmore, 40% are male and 60% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 139
Black or African American 141
Hispanic or Latino 256
White 1,536
International Students 253
Other Races/Ethnicities 185

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.

Online Learning at Skidmore College

318 Took All Classes Online
2,464 Took At Least One Class Online
In 2019-2020, 2,464 students took at least one online class at the school.

Skidmore College Undergraduate Concentrations

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

Major Bachelor’s Master’s TOTAL
General Business/Commerce 103 0 103
General Psychology 71 0 71
Fine & Studio Arts 58 0 58
General English Literature 53 0 53
Political Science & Government 47 0 47
Economics 37 0 37
Natural Resources Conservation 31 0 31
General Biology 29 0 29
Sociology 25 0 25
History 24 0 24
Computer Information Systems 22 0 22
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 21 0 21
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 21 0 21
International Relations & National Security 20 0 20
Mathematics 19 0 19
Romance Languages 18 0 18
Anthropology 17 0 17
Dance 17 0 17
Drama & Theater Arts 17 0 17
Chemistry 16 0 16
Area Studies 12 0 12
Physics 12 0 12
Music 12 0 12
Philosophy 11 0 11
Classical Languages & Literature 9 0 9
Teacher Education Grade Specific 8 0 8
Liberal Arts General Studies 6 1 7
Geological & Earth Sciences 7 0 7
Social Work 7 0 7
Religious Studies 5 0 5
General Education 4 0 4
Ethnic Studies 4 0 4
Germanic Languages 4 0 4
Other Business, Management & Marketing 0 0 0
Other Social Sciences 0 0 0
TOTAL 767 1 768


*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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