Skidmore College

557 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
    A
  8. Location
    A-
  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

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

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
A
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
8:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
90%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.40 responses
70%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.43 responses
74%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.43 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 15 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    27%
  • Passionate
    27%
  • Varied
    27%
  • Creative
    20%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
100%
of students say they don't have Greek life.22 responses
Poll
63%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.56 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 12 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    67%
  • Unique
    25%
  • Busy
    8%

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%
56%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.18 responses

Reviews

557 reviews
  • Excellent
    94
  • Very Good
    238
  • Average
    181
  • Poor
    30
  • Terrible
    14
My experience (first year under my belt) as an anthropology major has been mixed. AN102 (biological anthropology and archaeology) was great! I loved my professor, the workload was fine (being that there WAS no workload. Going to the lectures was sufficient for me, so I only opened my textbook once the whole semester), and the class was interesting. AN101, however, was a somewhat (unnecessarily) heavy workload in comparison. Most assignments were online and had weird deadlines. Also, every reading in the book had an online reading quiz. While the grade padding with homework assignments and reading quizzes is helpful for some, I'm the type of person who prefers all work besides the reading and maybe one or two assignments to be done in class.
  • College Freshman
  • May 30 2015
Compared to other schools I have seen, Skidmore's housing is incredible. The dorms are always clean, there are places to study, and the RA's are not insane. There is a north and south quad of dorms and I think it is agreed upon that the north quad places are much nicer. In south quad the hockey guys tend to punch holes in the walls...

Upperclassmen can live in the apartments in two little villages on campus. They are incredible! We say they are the nicest apartments we will have for a very long time. The housing process - though stressful - is simple. The residential life group is understanding and accomidating. It is easy to get room changes. It is mandatory to get an unlimited meal plan if you live in a dorm which I think is absurd considering the price.
  • College Sophomore
  • Apr 11 2015
Saratoga Springs is a great college town and it has a ton of options to offer. If you have a car you can drive out to the Wilton area or even down to Albany, which is about half an hour away, but if you don't, then there's lots of choices for you in Saratoga! If you're budget conscious then some of the restaurants like Wheatfields and Max London's might be a little expensive, but there's Comfort Kitchen, which is absolutely delicious, and there's a lot of places to stop by for coffee like Uncommon Grounds, Saratoga Coffee Traders, and there's even a Starbucks a little further down Broadway. There's plenty of variety in Saratoga, from cute little cafes like Mrs. London's and Plum Dandy Cookies and Milk, to casual places like Comfort Kitchen and the Circus Cafe, to upscale restaurants like Max London's and Chianti.
  • College Freshman
  • Nov 17 2013