Location
Saratoga Springs, NY
Undergrads
2,648
Tuition
$44,170
Admission Difficulty
Average
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Reviews 663 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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4 College Freshman

Majors: Less course choices but great professors

4 College Freshman

Majors: The individualized education is amazing.

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5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Love the Jazz influence the town has

4 College Freshman

Computers: Not a problem for me.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I have never had a bad experience

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College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: I haven't look for or lived off -campus.

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3 College Junior

Weather: Gorgeous fall and spring, winter is cold of course but campus can be really beautiful in the snow. Just bring warm clothes, although getting from your dorm to the d. hall or class is not very far.

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4 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: Saratoga is filled with culture, shopping and the racetrack. The residents are friendly as long as you're friendly in return. Many students participate in local charitable activities.

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4 College Junior

Nightlife: Lots of options from dorm and apartment parties to bars and restaurants downtown, especially if you're over 21. Lots of other activities on campus if you're not 21, but you can also attend dorm parties where there is alcohol.

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4 College Junior

Diversity: There is definitely more economic diversity than people expect. Political beliefs are usually liberal, as are attitudes towards LGBT. There are many international students of various ethnic/racial backgrounds.

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4 College Junior

Guys & Girls: Great diversity....some very artsy, others into science, business, and athletics.

4 College Junior

Majors: Taking a challenging course load in high school is probably the most important....and of course doing well in those courses. Interesting extra-curricular activities and commitment to them is also important. SAT or ACT scores are important but not as much. Also, if you're really interested in attending Skidmore, then let them know by attending info. sessions, etc.

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5 College Junior

Academics: As a history and government double major, I've taken so many interesting courses with great profs.
I look forward to an internship this summer.

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4 College Junior

Academics: Professors are great, course offerings could be more, but the departments are good.. There's plenty of opportunity to do research with professors and the workload is a heavy, but manageable.
I love to study in the library where I'm less distracted than in my room. The registration process for courses in easily completed online and I've always been able to get the courses I want. Classes are small especially on the 300 level.

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3 College Junior

Athletics: I myself to not pay much attention to varsity teams unless a friend is playing, but I am a member of a few athletic clubs.

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5 College Junior

Health & Safety: Campo is there when you need them and are mostly friendly and helpful.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Many restaurants in Saratoga Springs of all types.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Drug Safety: YOu don't have to do alcohol or drugs if you don't want to...no one cares if you don't.

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4 College Junior

Campus Housing: The dorms are mostly suites and are clean and spacious enough. There are dorm activities which can be fun and basically everyone's friendly and responsive to noise complaints, etc. The on campus apartments are fantastic, especially the new ones!

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5 College Junior

Overall Experience: I'm just returning from a semester abroad and although I had a wonderful experience, I can't wait to get back to campus!

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4 College Junior

Campus Strictness: Campus is not very strict unless you are blatantly violating drinking/drug rules. The honor code is taken seriously.

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4 College Junior

Facilities: There's definitely a place for every personality! Everyone's friendly! The faculty is 90% great and are always there to help and encourage.

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4 College Junior

Facilities: The campus is lovely, very manageable. The library is great as is the dining hall and the diversity of meals! There are a few campus tradions that are really fun, and good speakers come to campus.

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2 College Freshman

Diversity: Skidmore is not very diverse in any sense. It's mostly upper/middle class white people.

1 person found this useful Report
College Freshman

Scholarships: I did not apply for financial aid.

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Caroline Wurtzel
Hometown
Great Neck, NY
Major
English (Studio Art Minor)
Grad Year
2012
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After four years, Skidmore becomes more than just a school—it's a community, a home, a place of growth and development. Skidmore is a place where you'll make mistakes and where you'll learn from those mistakes and make better decisions than you could ever imagine. Skidmore is your friends, your relationships, your breakups. Skidmore is your family. Skidmore is your accomplishments and your pride.

Would students choose Skidmore again if given the chance? Certainly. Students look back at who they were before they got to Skidmore, and discover they learned many new things, from both textbooks and students and faculty. Despite the snowy winters, the weather in Saratoga Springs is conducive for hitting the books. You'll produce work of high quality that you could never imagine doing when you first arrived to campus as a first-year student. Plus, students form close relationships, often going to their adviser's house for holidays and dinners. The Saratoga Springs area is also conducive for students pulling together and making the most out of their Skidmore experience, as there's plenty to do and explore.

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