Campus Housing

Location
Saratoga Springs, NY
Undergrads
2,648
Tuition
$44,170
Admission Difficulty
Average
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4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Housing for freshmen is as expected and on-par with other colleges/universities. Expect to be in a double or a triple though apparently the administration is working to prevent the dreaded triple phenomenon from ever being a problem again. Sophomores are usually in singles though some choose doubles and a select lucky few are in apartments. Juniors and seniors live predominantly in on-campus apartments which are all very recently built and very nice. Some upperclassmen live off campus because there are so many good off-campus options but since the apartments are so nice, the majority live there.

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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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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5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Campus housing is excellent. Rooms are spacious, and suite style floors make student life convenient.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: All the rooms in the dorms have window seats, and the rooms are decently sized. Also, the college-owned apartments are all on campus and really nice.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 43rd
    Shortest Walk to Class
  • 66th
    Most Spacious Dorms
  • 650th
    Cleanest Dorms
  • 933rd
    Best Dorm Atmosphere

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Caroline Wurtzel
Hometown
Great Neck, NY
Major
English (Studio Art Minor)
Grad Year
2012
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Campus housing is very good at Skidmore. Dorms and campus apartments are divided into North Quad (Howe-Rounds Hall, Jonsson Tower, Northwoods Village, and Wait Hall) and South Quad (Kimball Hall, McClellan Hall, Penfield Hall, Scribner Village, Wiecking Hall, and Wilmarth Hall). All of the dorms, except for Wiecking Hall, are set up suite-style, so there are rooms that are offsets of the hallway, and a cluster of approximately four rooms share a bathroom. The suites are generally arranged by gender, though there is gender-neutral housing in Wiecking. First-year students are generally put into triples, and the College is continuously renovating the dorm rooms so that they are no longer "forced triples," but there are equal closets and desks for three students. Sophomores can either be in doubles or singles, depending on the lottery number for a housing option. The doubles are extremely spacious, and the singles are lovely. Dorm rooms all have window seats, which are a nice addition to a college dorm.

The dorms are all incredibly close to everything on campus, a perk for those early-morning classes. Typically, freshmen and sophomores live in the dorms, unless they are invited to live in Scribner. Students are not allowed to move off campus until junior year. There are two on-campus apartment options: Scribner Village and Northwoods Village. While Scribner Village is a popular option for juniors, it is in the process of being knocked down and completely rebuilt. Northwoods is a popular option for seniors. Both apartment villages are furnished in both the living room and the bedrooms. Northwoods Village has either three-person or four-person apartments, and is definitely considered "better" and newer than Scribner, though that will all change. But, in the meantime, Scribner has a bit of a dirty reputation, and that is where most of the on-campus parties are hosted.

Facts & Statistics

On-Campus Housing Available?
Yes
Campus Housing Capacity
2,198
Average Housing Costs
$6,944
Types of Housing Offered
  • Apartments for single students
  • Coed dorms
  • Gender-neutral wing
  • Special housing for disabled students
  • Special housing for international students
  • Women's dorms
Freshmen Required to Live on Campus?
Yes
Undergrads Living On Campus
85%
Freshmen Living On Campus
100%
Number of Dormitories
8
Number of Campus-Owned Apartments
2
Best Freshman Dorms
Howe-Rounds Hall
Best Upperclassman Dorms
Northwoods Village
Worst Freshman Dorms
Wiecking Hall
Worst Upperclassman Dorms
Scribner Village
What You Get
  • Bed
  • Cable TV and Internet connections
  • Closet
  • Desk and chair
  • Dresser
Also Available
Gender-neutral housing is available in Wiecking Hall.
Did You Know?
Every dorm room has a window seat. Perfect for reading, people watching, etc.

DormitoriesWhat's This?

Howe-Rounds Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 100-249
Bathrooms: Suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and sophomores
Room Types: Suites (singles, doubles, triples)
Special Features: Community kitchens, computer lab, floor lounges, laundry facilities, TV lounge with pool table, vending machines
Jonsson Tower
Floors: 11
Number of Occupants: 250-499
Bathrooms: Suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and sophomores
Room Types: Suites (singles, doubles, triples)
Special Features: Community kitchens, floor lounges, laundry facilities, study lounges, TV lounge with pool table, vending machines, workout facilities; home to Campus Safety and the radio station (WSPN)
Kimball Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 100-249
Bathrooms: Suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and sophomores
Room Types: Suites (singles, doubles, triples)
Special Features: Community kitchens, floor lounges, game lounge with ping-pong and pool tables, laundry facilities, study lounges, TV lounge, vending machines
McClellan Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 100-249
Bathrooms: Suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and sophomores
Room Types: Suites (singles, doubles, triples)
Special Features: Community kitchens, floor lounges, game room with foosball and ping-pong and pool tables, laundry facilities, study lounges, TV lounge, vending machines
Penfield Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 100-249
Bathrooms: Suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and sophomores
Room Types: Suites (singles, doubles, triples)
Special Features: Community kitchens, floor lounges, game room with pool table, laundry facilities, study lounges, TV lounge, vending machines
Wait Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 100-249
Bathrooms: Suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and sophomores
Room Types: Suites (singles, doubles, triples)
Special Features: Community kitchens, floor lounges, game room with pool table, laundry facilities, study lounge, TV lounge, vending machines
Wiecking Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 100-249
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and sophomores
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: Community kitchens, floor lounges, game/TV lounge with ping-pong and pool tables, laundry facilities, study lounges, vending machines; gender-neutral housing
Wilmarth Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 100-249
Bathrooms: Suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and sophomores
Room Types: Suites (singles, doubles, triples)
Special Features: Bike storage, community kitchens, floor lounges, game room with ping-pong and pool tables, laundry facilities, study lounges, TV lounge, vending machines

Campus-Owned ApartmentsWhat's This?

Northwoods Village
Floors: 3
Number of Units: 100-249
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Three- and four-bedroom apartments (singles)
Special Features: Units include full kitchen, furnished living areas, wireless Internet; complex features bike storage, laundry facilities, vending machines
Students are allowed to stay in the apartments over college vacations.
Scribner Village
Floors: 2
Number of Units: 50-99
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Two- to seven-bedroom apartments (singles, doubles)
Special Features: Units include back porch, full kitchen, furnished living areas; complex features laundry facilities
Residents are allowed to remain in the apartments over college vacations.

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