Skidmore College

569 reviews
  1. Saratoga Springs, NY
  2. 4 Year
A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    A-
  5. Athletics
    C+
  6. Party Scene
    A
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    A-
  10. Campus Food
    A+
  11. Student Life
    A-
  12. Safety
    B-
Skidmore College is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
Upstate Collegiate Athletic Association
Address
815 N Broadway
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

Skidmore College Rankings

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Admissions

Acceptance Rate
37%
SAT Range
1130-1350
ACT Range
25-30
Application Fee
$65
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Recommended

Cost

Net Price
$24,316/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $11,354/ year
  • $30-48k
    $8,754/ year
  • $49-75k
    $17,791/ year
  • $76-110k
    $21,866/ year
  • $110k+
    $44,377/ year

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
8:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
91%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.35 responses
72%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.39 responses
72%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.39 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,609Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
0%
Pell Grant
14%
Varsity Athletes
14%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 10 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    40%
  • Creative
    20%
  • Passionate
    20%
  • Varied
    20%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
100%
of students say they don't have Greek life.18 responses
Poll
63%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.52 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 5 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    80%
  • Busy
    20%

After Skidmore College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$43,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
87%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
National
83%
45%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.11 responses

Reviews

569 reviews
  • Excellent
    93
  • Very Good
    238
  • Average
    181
  • Poor
    31
  • Terrible
    14
sum it up? i'm transferring. the students are incredibly cliquey, close-minded (though they preach that they are not) and lack a great amount of backbone. the party scene is abysmal. the bar scene WOULD be fun if you could actually get in and the townies werent so f***ing creepy. the academics were alright! downtown was cool. not gonna miss it. about 35% of my class transferred.
  • Sophomore
  • 17 days ago
Skidmore is an excellent school that provides an excellent education. Professors are incredibly accessible and the vast majority genuinely care about cultivating interest in their subject. Classes tend to be on the smaller side with a more participatory atmosphere. Some departments are stronger than others and the administration is sometimes slightly resistant to addressing the needs of certain departments, especially those that are growing in popularity. Lots of good people who all really care about the school and other students. The campus is lovely, facilities are great, and Saratoga Springs is a great college town.
  • Recent Alumnus
  • 3 months ago
Skidmore is a complicated beast. It's a small school, which can be really great at times, if you like constantly bumping into people you know, and really awful when you're trying to avoid someone. Everyone will know you really quickly if you are social enough, and after only a year I really felt like a part of the community. This however, I found really limiting. I was quickly stereotyped by friends and cohorts alike, and I immediately felt like I would never be able to find new friends or find anything that would challenge me. The professors are mixed. I had one professor who appeared like she had never taught a class in her life, teaching from slides that had nothing but text that she read off of, and three different teachers grading the three lab reports that the class was graded on. Other professors were animated and incredibly interesting. Most, truly, were "good" professors, and I found it very easy, being an outspoken student, to form relationships and be seen in class. The party scene is composed mostly of apartment parties, and it can be really loud on the weekends. I always felt like if I wasn't partying, I was missing out, and I hated feeling that way. Social pressures are very prevalent, from things as mundane as being convinced to go for a walk instead of studying, or swapping studying for going out. It is also really easy to go overboard with drugs, as kids smoke all the time, and drinking is prevalent at parties. The music scene is absolutely great, unless you're a singer. The music program has only two vocal teachers, one of whom is universally hated by her students. Endless opportunities for jam sessions and music projects. The Falstaff's club is great, and there are concerts every weekend. I will not be returning next fall. I felt very suffocated by the way I was stereotyped and the small-ness of the campus. I need something bigger, but for the right student, Skidmore is a great little college where you can stand out among the crowd.
  • College Sophomore
  • 3 months ago