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Location
Saratoga Springs, NY
Undergrads
2,648
Tuition
$44,170
Admission Difficulty
Average
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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 Student

Weather: I chose this school because I wanted east coast winters so for me its great

3 College Sophomore

Weather: It gets a little cold

3 College Sophomore

Weather: Weather is probably the worst part about Skidmore. Even though the first two months of school and last three months are okay-ish, the winter is HARSH. I mean frigid. Bring two jackets and snow pants or go home.

2 College Sophomore

Weather: September through November is absolutely beautiful fall weather. December is manageable enough but once winter kicks into full gear it gets pretty bleak. Winter is long and can reach into April but once spring arrives the weather is perfect though you only see a couple weeks of it before classes end.

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  • 76th
    Coldest Winters
  • 324th
    Hottest Summers

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Caroline Wurtzel
Hometown
Great Neck, NY
Major
English (Studio Art Minor)
Grad Year
2012
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In September/October, the school year starts out with lovely weather. The summer transitions into fall with changing leaves, and there is still time to sit on the green before the winter hits. In November/December, Skidmore starts to get its first sprinkling of snow. Before students leave for break, there is usually one big snowfall, but it's pretty and welcomed because everyone is excited for the holidays, and it makes the campus look festive and bright. It starts to get quite cold, so bring your winter jacket back over Thanksgiving break. 

Since students are out of school for most of January, they can suffer the winter at home, unless they live somewhere warm, which means that they're in for a cold shock when they get back to school. Once back at Skidmore, students often note that it has snowed a lot over break. You'll also note that the snow will not melt until April. It sort of just becomes part of your everyday routine. You learn to dress warmly, wear boots if necessary, and appreciate the sunnier, slightly warmer days. Honestly, the weather makes it easier to study. By March, students start to get really sick of the snow, though. The weather will tease students with occasional warm days in March, and by April, the snow actually begins to melt. By the end of April, 60 F means that it's practically summer. In May, when the school year is winding down, the weather gets quite beautiful. The snow is all melted, and it's incredibly difficult to study when the green is tempting you to sit on it. It's missed you since September.

Facts & Statistics

Temperature Averages
Spring - High: 59 °F
Spring - Low: 35 °F
Summer - High: 82 °F
Summer - Low: 58 °F
Fall - High: 61 °F
Fall - Low: 40 °F
Winter - High: 34 °F
Winter - Low: 16 °F
Precipitation Averages
Spring: 3.71 in./month
Summer: 4.35 in./month
Fall: 3.80 in./month
Winter: 3.16 in./month
What to Pack
  • Blanket to sit on the green when it's nice out
  • Hat/gloves
  • Rain boots
  • Snow boots
  • Winter jacket

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