Overall Niche Grade
- Party SceneA
- Campus FoodA+
- Student LifeA
Skidmore College is ...
NCAA Division III (without football)
Upstate Collegiate Athletic Association
Skidmore College Rankings
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High School GPA
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Student Faculty Ratio
Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.40 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.43 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.43 responses
Most Popular Majors
Undergrads Over 25
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say they don't have Greek life.22 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.56 responses
After Skidmore College
- Very Good238
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
- 4 months ago
Friendly people, and professors are always willing to help. Especially since it is a small class size
- College Freshman
- 4 months ago