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Saratoga Springs, NY
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2,648
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$44,170
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5 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: Saratoga springs is pretty small but it has everything you could ever need. The atmosphere is always vibrant and you can see that the college life really does have an impact on city life. The people are really nice and there is always something to do. That being said it is a very expensive town!

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4 College Freshman

Facilities: You will find a mixture of hangout groups and party people at skidmore. There are almost always parties over the weekends and there are also a lot of people who go to bars downtown. A lot of people also just choose to spend their weekends chilling with friends in dorms.

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4 College Freshman

Facilities: Everything from athletic facilities to labs are amazing.

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3 College Freshman

Computers: Having a computer would make our life a lot easier, but if you don't have one there are plenty desktops in the library.

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1 College Freshman

Athletics: Skidmore athletics isn't great, but its facilities are surprisingly nice. No one really pays attention to varsity sports but people occasionally go to some games if theres nothing to do on the weekend.

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2 College Freshman

Academics: Biology is a very demanding major at Skidmore. The workload is really shitty and class will drain you. That being said at the end of the semester you feel like you could recite your bio text book and you'll usually end up with the grade you worked for. The teachers are very smart and always available to help you. Bio major isn't easy, but if its what you want to do then Skidmore isn't a bad place to get it.

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3 College Freshman

Academics: There is a large variety of courses that you can choose from. The professors are generally very nice and always encourage you to develop a personal relationship with them. The registration process is a hassle and totally dependent on you. There are a ton of requirements to graduate which absolutely sucks! The workload really depends on what your studying, but its generally pretty heavy. For science or art majors get ready to stay up nights because its gonna happen often.

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3 College Freshman

Transportation: Bus is all you need, but having a car is a huge advantage.

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Health department is always really helpful and the Skidmore EMS service is top notch! Campus officers are also really cool. They just try to keep everyone out of trouble while letting them explore everything college has to offer. ;)

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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Off-campus dining is great!! Saratoga Springs is pretty much just one big street with shops, restaurants, and bars. It kind of reminds me of those small one street towns you see in western movies. Anyways, there are are a lot of cheap take out places that serve quality food, but you'll also find plenty of fancy restaurants if you are into that.

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Skidmore College was one of my least favorite schools on my list when I applied, but fate got the best of me and that where I ended up. Regardless, I am now almost certain that I would choose Skidmore over every other college that I applied to. The people are great(Teachers and Students), the dorms are sick, and the overall vibe of the college is always exuberant.

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Parking: Parking is always available and freshman get to have cars!!!!

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3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: The female to male ratio is definitely in guys favor, but really hot girls are scarce and if you do meet one they almost always have boyfriends!

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4 College Freshman

Parking: Freshman are allowed to keep cars on campus and there are plenty of spots in the west lot, close to south quad dorms, but far from classes and north quad dorms. There is another parking lot close to the north quad dorms, the wait lot, but spots there fill up quickly.

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3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Many students drink and smoke pot, but if that isn't for you, there are plenty of other things to do. Nobody is judged based on whether they do these things. If you feel unsafe, campus safety is more here to help you than get you in trouble.

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5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Saratoga has a ton of restaurants of all different cuisines!! Some can be on the pricier side, but there are plenty of cheaper options for college students and everything is delicious.

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I'm so happy I chose to attend Skidmore!! It's the perfect place for me. I'm happy with the academics, people, extracurricular activities and the quality of life at Skidmore. I wouldn't trade anything in the world for my experience at Skidmore thus far!

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4 College Freshman

Scholarships: I was extremely happy with my financial aid package! Skidmore will meet your full need. There are only 2 merit scholarships, however - a music one and a math/science one - and they are extremely competitive.

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3 College Freshman

Athletics: Skidmore is a very artsy school and performances are probably more attended than athletic events. There still are a lot of people who attend sports games and a ton of people partake in club and intramural sports, but it might not be as apparent as at a larger university.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Skidmore has wonderful housing. All dorms are very spacious. Unfortunately, many freshman are placed into triples, but that should change next year as the largest class of Skidmore's history will be graduating. The triples are manageable, however, and the beds are not bunked. The Office of Residential Life is also very accommodating if you are unhappy. I was in a double and did not have the best relationship with my roommate and I am now in a single as a freshman!! All dorm rooms come with window seats, my favorite part of Skidmore's dorms. 7 out of 8 of our residence halls are suite style, which I really enjoy. There are a large number of singles and most sophomores are in singles. Sophomores are also able to apply to live in the hillside apartments starting next year, though I am not sure if many will end up living there. The on campus apartments (for juniors and seniors) are extremely nice and convenient. They are 4 bedrooms, all singles, with full beds (with the exception of hillside), 2.5 bathrooms, a kitchen and living room. Housing is guaranteed all 4 years and I don't intend on moving off campus ever.

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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Students must live on campus there first two years. After, students can either live in the apartments on campus or seek off campus housing. Since there are many on campus options that are more convenient, I don't intend to move off campus, but there are plenty of options. Most parties happen off campus.

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4 College Freshman

Diversity: Skidmore is more diverse than people think. There are a large number of international students and students come from many socioeconomic statuses even though many tend to believe that Skidmore is filled with only privileged white kids. The student body is extremely accepting towards everyone, regardless of race, socioeconomic status, ethnicity, sexual orientation, etc...

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3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: There a plenty of attractive guys and girls on campus. Many are looking for random hook ups though, rather than long term relationships.

4 College Freshman

Computers: Skidmore is a 100% wireless campus. Having your own computer is not 100 percent necessary, since there are plenty of computers available at school but I think it would be beneficial if you are someone who likes to study in your dorm, rather than the library, especially during the cold winter months. Although there is wireless available everywhere on campus, internet can be slow in the dorms, so an ethernet cable can be useful.

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5 College Freshman

Facilities: I love everything about Skidmore!! There is no greek life at skidmore, which I think is great. Instead, much of the social life revolves around student clubs, allowing students to interact and form friendships with those with similar interests as them.

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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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